There’s this guy, Glenn Beck, maybe you’ve heard of him, and he has this new thing, The 9/12 Project, with which he humbly offers to assist Real Americans in taking back our great country from those who would take it from us. Evidently the country has suddenly become infested with elected officials who are trampling on the great principles and values of our beloved Founding Fathers.
There is a big problem in his approach. Mr. Beck and his ilk have for the last eight years blindly supported a fascist clique that really did want to take our great country away from us and give it to the underlying corporate reality by actively destroying our Constitutional rights and reducing our hard won freedoms and by stealing our money and property and the money and property of our children. Now all of a sudden these New Patriots of Glenn Limbo Beckistan de la Hannityville expect us to believe that our new president and our newly Democratic congress are the real enemies, and that if we would only join together in opposing everything that this newly elected American government tries to do we can return America to some imagined greatness that is now lost to us.
Remember, those previous beloved geniuses are the ones that allowed insurance companies to go into the banking business, and allowed banks to go into the insurance business. We know how that worked out, and it was obviously a stupid idea to begin with, what were they thinking? That was about 2000. That little bit of legislation was the single most irresponsible act of government since Hitler invaded Russia. But now a chorus of TV stars want us to believe that it’s the new guys that are ruining everything.
Mr. Beck, along with other great patriots like Mr. Limbo, and Mr. O’Reilly, and Mr. “Torture is a Christian Virtue” Hannity, want us to “take America back!”
Lots of people are listening to this unmitigated bullshit. Messrs Limbo and O’Reilly have huge fan followings, and Mr. Beck is rapidly catching up with their popularity. The comments posted on the 912 Project website are terrifying in their stupidity. It is a real danger to our shared future that so many people can be swayed by such unsupported piffle.
I’m talking to myself here, I know it. I have no readership to speak of, and what readership I have probably doesn’t need me to explain the danger of these things. But lets remember, what these men are selling is advertising on their networks, and they are getting very rich doing it. In the process, they are also selling treason, and in very direct language too. Their anti-everything rhetoric is sedition, plain and simple. They should be prosecuted under the Patriot Act that they love so much, and it wouldn’t be that hard either. I hate to tell you, but post-Patriot Act it’s, “Viginia, there ain’t no probable cause.” These guys go around talking about “cells” of patriots “surrounding” those who would take our country away from us, and they like the idea of the “cells” arming themselves for a battle to take America back. As their champion, Chuck Norris, says, they are espousing “Black Belt Patriotism,” and quoting that guy who said something like, “there comes a time, you know, when tyranny must be sent packing . . .” They’re talking about the tyranny of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Barack Obama, that’s what has them so afraid for the future of America. It should be a joke but it is only monumentally sad.
And the thing to remember is that none of them believe in the truth of a word that they are saying. This is an act, for money, they are the same as the Flying Walendas, they discovered a talent in themselves and they are exploiting it for money. For mere money they are cheerfully sowing the seeds of hatred and treason, with no actual interest in the outcome, beyond of course a life of luxury and a lavish retirement plan for themselves, in which they have a powerful sense of entitlement.
Let’s see where this thing goes.