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Glenn Beck: Ideologue

23 January 2014 @ 21:21

He sure as Hell sounds like one:

Glenn Beck said on his Monday show that anti-gay people “have no place in this country.” . . .
“Anybody within the sound of my voice that hates a gay person because they’re gay, you have no place calling yourself a fan of mine,” Beck said. “You have no place in this country.”

Glenn-Beck-eating-180Beck has spoken out in support of gay marriage several times before. Earlier in January, he voiced his opposition against Russia’s anti-gay laws and announced that he would stand by the LGBT advocacy group GLAAD in their fight against “hetero-fascism.”

“You are not a fan of mine — you have no friendship here — if you hate people because they’re gay,” Beck also added. “You have no place claiming that you’re a fan of this show. . . . If that’s who you are, I don’t want to have anything to do with you.”

Beck is now claiming, as I understand it, that he is a Libertarian. Well, being an Ideological one would cause him to speak such nonsense and drivel.  ‘Hetero-Fascism’ is a term used by Ideologues, especially of the Leftist kind.

Clearly, Beck has well and truly gone over to the enemy — the Ideologues, who are the enemies of Truth, Morality, and Human Life.

Tip of the fedora to Stacy McCain who offers his spot-on thoughts here.  A highlight:

Of course, the problem with Beck’s rhetoric here is that it conflates political opposition to a certain policy agenda (or religious objections to homosexual behavior) with “hate,” which is an assertion so absurd that I hesitate to dignify it with a response.

Of course, Stacy is not known for hesitating for very long.

10 Comments
  1. 23 January 2014 @ 21:44 21:44

    While it’s not the same sort of issue, I had to turn off Beck’s radio program earlier this week. He was railing against– of all things– the concept of Manifest Destiny! I think he’s lost me and probably many others with this one.

  2. 23 January 2014 @ 23:29 23:29

    Glenn Beck can go ahead and team up with GLAAD and see how well it works out for him the second he disagrees with them about something.

  3. 23 January 2014 @ 23:47 23:47

    Well, he did say “within the sound of my voice,” so I guess that makes me exempt.

    Honestly! “Hetero-fascism!” That’s stuff spouted by 19-year-old “rebels” who use daddy’s money to take gender theory courses at The Evergreen State College.

    I think drunkenness, divorce, adultery, pornography and gambling are sins. I don’t hate drunks, divorcees, adulterers or gamblers!

  4. M. Thompson permalink
    23 January 2014 @ 23:49 23:49

    While I have no interest in homosexuality, I find the use of state power against any group troubling. You never know who’s going to be next.

    Also, I’m really itching to strike the smirk of of Mr. Putin’s face. I’m sure that one time KGB Colonel is up to something.

    And he’s still a %#)*@%ing Chekist.

    • GomeznSA permalink
      24 January 2014 @ 00:31 00:31

      M. Thompson – agreed – use of state power AGAINST any group is ‘troubling’. nope, strike that – it’s flat out wrong. BUT so is use of state power FOR any group (like ‘gays’) The state, at least in theory, should be neither for nor against something/group. That should be the job of free Citizens to determine. Just my humble opinion of course, others may agree/disagree as they see fit.

  5. 24 January 2014 @ 01:52 01:52

    Really? Interesting. I tried listening to Beck on radio some times some time ago and found I could not. Always I felt something was not right about him. Difficult to finger. Too much a showman/egotist. I’m glad he has self-identified. Time winnows truth from fiction. Thankfully.

  6. 24 January 2014 @ 02:32 02:32

    I have found that the moment someone requires a 24/7 armed bodyguard, is the moment they stop being rational. once their safety is no longer a primary, personal concern their mind is free to have flights of fancy that have no grounding.

    Beck lost me on 2 topics..his MLK worship while not mentioning the Deacons For Defense, and when he called called Tim McVeigh a “constitutionalist” even with the large amount of evidence for him being a neo-nazi.

  7. zane permalink
    24 January 2014 @ 14:31 14:31

    One of my biggest complaints about the lame stream media is that they often take comments and quotes out of context to make it appear the conservative said something they actually did not say. It’s an old tactic; use the exact words in limited form to alter the meaning of the original quote. And I have no use for right-wing pundits that do the same.

    That is exactly what happened here. Glenn Beck’s comments were based on this:

    A star in Russia’s popular answer to U.S. medical sitcom “Scrubs” has added to mounting mood of homophobia in the country by saying he wants to burn gay people alive as they pose a danger to his children.

    “I’d put them all alive in the oven … it’s a living danger to my children,” Ivan Okhlobystin said at a chat with fans in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk.

    Local news website News.ngs.ru reported Wednesday that Okhlobystin, a father of six, ranted about “gay fascism” and demanded that “faggots” be stripped of their voting rights as homosexuality is a “psychical anomaly.”

    Read more: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/russian-sitcom-star-says-gay-people-should-be-burned-alive/491554.html#ixzz2rLT3iv9T
    The Moscow Times

    Now, Beck was clear; he would stand against this kind of “fascism” even with GLAAD. And the report from the Moscow Times kinda puts Beck’s comments in a different light, doesn’t it?

    Glenn Beck is not pro-same sex marriage and anyone who claims he is hasn’t been paying attention. But I’m sure that the author of this little bit of spin on what Glenn Beck said, who also “double dog dares” people to comment, will have a different view. Of course, with Stacy McCain, if you have the temerity to disagree with him ever so slightly, you get banned from his website. In that respect, Stacy McCain has a lot in common with DailyKos and HuffingtonPost.

    So that leaves me with two options when it comes to this blog; take everything said here with a grain of salt and a hefty amount of skepticism, or ignore it completely. I’m sure that anyone who “double dog dares” people to leave comments (surely so they can be hammered over those comments) could not care less.

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