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Beck: John Wilkes Booth, Adolf Hitler, & Michael Bloomberg

Last night, Glenn Beck kicked off his program by showing off a couple of historical artifacts that he has acquired, including a handwritten copy of a speech delivered by John Wilkes Booth and an early edition of “Mein Kampf” signed by Adolf Hitler … which he then tied to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s effort to ban the sale of sodas over sixteen ounces.

According to Beck, just as Booth and Hitler believed that they knew the proper solutions to the “crisis” they believed their nations faced, so too Bloomberg believes he is doing the right thing in trying solve the “crisis” of obesity.

“A lot of people have come in the past and said ‘there’s a crisis,’” Beck said, pointing to the Booth and Hitler documents, “We have to do something.  We have to do something. That always leads you to bad places”:

It is no secret that Glenn Beck fancies himself as some sort of historical soothsayer capable of seeing parallels between the past and what is happening today in order to make predictions about the future.  

On last night’s program, Beck proclaimed that Sen. Rand Paul’s filibuster last week the modern day equivalent of Sen. Charles Sumner’s 1856 “Crime against Kansas” speech, which resulted in him nearly being beaten to death on the Senate floor. Likening the criticism Paul received from Senators like Lindsey Graham and John McCain to the savage beating Sumner received, Beck went on to declare that just as the Republican Party went from nonexistence in 1854 to capturing control of Congress and the White House by 1860, Paul’s filibuster would one day be seen by future historians as a watershed moment and predicting that they “will look back in a hundred years and say ‘this speech ignited a global freedom movement’” that eventually won the White House.

“You were here to hear the heartbeat when the Tea Party started,” Beck declared. “And last week, you witnessed the birth”:

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Last night, Glenn Beck kicked off his television program with a long monologue about the rise of extremism in America.  Of course, Beck insisted that he and his viewers are not the extremists but rather everyone else who doesn’t see how President Obama is trying to take away their guns, provoke civil unrest, and destroy America. 

Eventually, Beck offered up a simple way of identifying extremists by using his own body, saying that the core – consisting of the “God-given helmet” of your head and the “God-given vest” of your chest – is what keeps you alive, which is why your body shuts down blood flow to your fingers and toes in times of emergency.

In the case of America, Beck explained, the Constitution is the core and people like Eric Holder, Cass Sunstein, Barack Obama, John Holdren, and Van Jones are the “extremities” that need to be cut off.

“I warn you, man,” he said, “hunker down because there is a storm coming and you’ve got to protect the core because the extremities are beginning to make a fist and they’re already beginning to throw blows”:

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On his radio program today, Glenn Beck declared that we have witnessed “the death knell of the American Constitution” because Attorney General Eric Holder sent a letter to Sen. Rand Paul saying that there could possibly be hypothetical “extraordinary circumstance” under which it would be necessary for the President to authorize the use of military force within the United States, perhaps to stop attacks like Pearl Harbor or 9/11.

That somehow morphed into a revelation by Beck that he and his inner circle have recently come under spiritual and physical attack by the forces of darkness, which made him realize that “we’re not fighting man” and “that something is on the horizon.” 

“We are headed for a great depression,” he went on to declare, “and we are headed for civil unrest, and we are headed for things that you never thought was possible in your country.”

“Remember the Japanese internment,” he continued, because “progressives and collective thinking always – hear me – always goes wrong”:

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It doesn’t even seem possible, but every day Glenn Beck manages to go further and further off the deep end and there appears to be no end in sight.  For example, last night he grew increasingly overwhelmed by his fear that “collectivism” is taking over this nation; so much so that he eventually ended up on his knees on the floor of his studio, providing imaginary medical aid with an American flag blanket to a mortally wounded Lady Liberty in a desperate attempt to save America … before begging his viewers to remove their children from public schools because “they’re indoctrination camps”:

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Last night’s Glenn Beck Program kicked off with twenty five minutes of paranoid raving from Beck about how the federal government is stockpiling armored vehicles and billions of rounds of ammunition because “they know something we don’t know,” by which he presumably meant that President Obama is preparing to foment a civil war.

In fact, according to Beck, these developments are part of the administration’s effort to impose gun control on the nation by buying up all of the ammunition to make it impossible for American citizens to obtain any, which is itself apparently part of an even larger conspiracy to re-institute slavery:

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There is no doubt in Glenn Beck’s mind that President Obama is seeking to incite a civil war in this nation and he sees the decision by the administration to release hundreds of illegal immigrants from detention facilities due to looming obligatory sequestration spending cuts as further proof.

For Beck, this move was nothing more than an attempt to provoke conflict, as he predicted that if any state were to go into rebellion, Obama will simply open up the federal prisons in that state and just let all of the prisoners loose in retaliation:

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Last week, James Dobson stopped by Glenn Beck’s television program last week to discuss his new novel “Fatherless,” a “faith-based, dystopian thriller” set in the year 2042.

Dobson warned Beck that there is something deeply wrong with a society in which more and more couples are deciding not to have children, which prompted Beck to want to know how we can change the “hardness of people’s hearts” that is at the root of this problem.  After Dobson asserted, predictably, that a lack of Christian faith is the ultimate cause, Beck agreed and predicated that, just as Harriet Beecher Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” played an important role during the Civil War, Dobson’s “Fatherless” would play a similar role today because it will “wake people up”:

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Last week, James Dobson stopped by Glenn Beck’s television program last week to discuss his new novel “Fatherless,” a “faith-based, dystopian thriller” set in the year 2042.

Dobson warned Beck that there is something deeply wrong with a society in which more and more couples are deciding not to have children, which prompted Beck to want to know how we can change the “hardness of people’s hearts” that is at the root of this problem.  After Dobson asserted, predictably, that a lack of Christian faith is the ultimate cause, Beck agreed and predicated that, just as Harriet Beecher Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” played an important role during the Civil War, Dobson’s “Fatherless” would play a similar role today because it will “wake people up”:

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On last night’s television program, Glenn Beck explained that it wasn’t Adam Lanza’s mental health problems or access to assault weapons that were responsible for the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, but rather Lanza’s infatuation with video games.

“Our sons and daughters are becoming desensitized to right and wrong,” Beck warned, and “video games are a gateway drug for our kids and instead of a high, they get a numbness, they get an indifferent heart and a mind that cannot tell the difference between fiction and reality. This is medical fact, this is not crazy theory.”

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