Glenn Beck has really outdone himself this time.
He delivered the keynote speech at the “Christians United for Israel” summit where he proudly proclaimed that if anyone wants to dehumanize Jews, “then count me a Jew and come for me first.” As if to reiterate his point, he follows up that statement with the exclamation that, “I am a Jew,” even though he certainly is not.
Check out the embarrassing video below, if you can, and pay close attention to the 1:30 – 1:47 mark, the 2:08 – 2:12 mark, and the 2:19 – 2:27 mark. I couldn’t bear to watch it past that point, so if he says anything else that’s equally absurd just note it in the comments section below.
Glenn Beck is so repulsive because he is so disingenuous. If he were just a rank and file Christian Zionist that really believed in all that nonsense, then that’s one thing. But you can tell by simply watching him speak that he is bogus.
Frankly, I think he is somewhat mentally ill.
I don’t know if I’ve ever seen him go five minutes on television without employing his fake crying routine. Watching that act could gag a maggot. He kind of reminds me of someone who would have been selling “miracle” elixirs from a gypsy bandwagon back in the day.
All in all, this video takes groveling to a whole other level. He has no honor and no dignity.
And at the end of the day, what does he have to show for such pandering?
Anti-Semitism, like all ideologies, tells a story about the world. It’s a story about almost occult Jewish power, about cabals that manipulate world events for their own gain. In classic anti-Semitic narratives, Jews control both the elites and the masses; they’re responsible for the communist revolution and the speculative excesses of capitalism. Their goal is to undermine society so that they can take over. Through the lens of anti-Semitism, social division, runaway inflation, and moral breakdown all make sense because they all have the same cause. Nazi propaganda called Jews drahtzieher—wire-pullers. They constitute a power above and beyond ordinary government authority. “There is a super-government which is allied to no government, which is free from them all, and yet which has its hand in them all,” Henry Ford wrote in The International Jew.
If you know this history, you’ll understand why Glenn Beck’s two-part “exposé” on George Soros, whom Beck calls “The Puppet Master,” was so shocking, even by Beck’s degraded standards. The program, which aired Tuesday and Wednesday, was a symphony of anti-Semitic dog-whistles. Nothing like it has ever been on American television before.
On Thursday morning, the Anti-Defamation League, which exists to combat anti-Semitism, finally condemned Beck. Earlier, I’d criticized the group for its silence, a change that Todd Gutnick, the ADL’s director of media relations, fiercely disputed. “Sometimes the ADL likes to consider what it’s going to say before it says it,” he said. “In this case we wanted to see the totality of what he was doing on the air before speaking out.”
Fox News canceled Glenn Beck’s television show shortly after this incident.
Oh well, you can’t win ‘em all, Glenn!
In the meantime, I am still waiting for Jewish folks to reciprocate and say, “I am White, and the next time you denigrate White people you can come for me first!”
I,too, go back and forth regarding who Beck is exactly. (And I certainly don’t discount the possibility that he is mentally ill and/or a sociopath.)
Beck is, in many ways, a perfect entertainment icon for our democratic, feminized age, as his schtick (the vaudville term is apt here) alternates between the weepiness of a confessional televangelist and the peppiness of a self-help guru motivating an audience in the banquet hall of a Holiday Inn.
And we shouldn’t forget that Beck is fundamentally different than his colleagues and competitors. Unlike Rush, Levin, Hannity, and the rest, Beck is remarkably mutable...and, without question, his views on a wide variety of subjects have evolved over the past five years.
Much like a man groping for his glasses in the dark, Beck will read something or talk to someone new over the weekend and then arrive to work on Monday with a whole new Theory of Everything. This tendency leads him to sometimes contradict himself, sometimes speak in platitudes (to put it generously), and sometimes just seem downright dumb.
But it also means that Beck occasionally stumbles onto something dangerous . . .
In the minds of liberals, Beck will always be defined by his 2009 statement on “Fox and Friends” that Barack Obama has a “deep-seated hatred for White people.” Whatever one wants to think about this statement, and our president’s race dilemma, Beck certainly opened up the forbidden discussion of the Establishment’s dispossession of America’s historic majority.
This statement also started a pattern:
- Beck gets accused of being a racist himself.
- A year later, Beck leads a mass rally of his overwhelmingly White viewers and listeners to honor Martin Luther King in the Washington Mall.
Last fall, Beck, again, came upon something interesting when he claimed that George Soros is “the puppet master” behind most liberal—and even revolutionary and radical leftist—media and political activism. Again, claims like this are overdone, but he was certainly onto something.
- Beck gets accused of anti-Semitism.
- A year later, Beck leads a mass rally of his overwhelmingly White viewers and listeners to the Hold Land to honor Israel.
The pattern suggests that when Beck receives a sharp correction across the nose, he learns his lesson well, and then begins groveling in an outlandish and even self-parodic manner.
He isn’t quite as dumb as he seems.