Either Glenn Beck is one of the best actors in all of political media, or he’s literally slipped into some of the deepest depths of insanity I’ve ever seen from someone not committed to some sort of mental facility. While his rhetoric has always been fairly ridiculous, lately many of his comments seen more like someone on the verge of a full-on mental breakdown than someone who should be taken seriously.
Yet, sadly, millions of Americans do take him seriously.
Well, this past week the former Fox News host went off on a 10 minute rant that including everything from the Baltimore riots to some sort of elaborate government plot to kill people like himself.
Honestly the whole thing was so completely ridiculous that nothing I say can possibly do it justice, so I’ll just let Beck’s idiocy speak for itself.
“We’re being set up, guys. We are absolutely being set up,” Beck said. “And I don’t know, this is what I pray every night: ‘I don’t know how to do this, Lord. I don’t know what you want. I don’t know… I don’t know what you want.’ I can’t wake up anyone. Oh, if I had the voice of an angel. I can’t wake anybody else up. They’ve smeared me. I’ve helped them smear me. I don’t have any credibility. Nobody is listening. I can tell you what’s coming. I’ve told you every step of the way. I know what’s coming next.”
Oh, but it gets worse.
“This is a show [the Baltimore riots],” he stated. “We’re watching a script and a play play out in front of us. None of this stuff is real. Those riots in Baltimore. That wasn’t real. At some point, there will be a straw that breaks the camel’s back, and it will set the whole country on fire. And what happens? We will cry out for police help. The police will be overwhelmed. The DOJ will say, ‘We’re going to take over policing, we’ll coordinate it from here.’ And you’re done. It’s lights out, republic.”
Yes, that’s Beck saying that the riots in Baltimore were all a part of some elaborate conspiracy for the federal government to take over the policing of the entire nation. You know, because that’s completely practical and logical.
But then he let the real insanity flow.
“If you look back at history, what happens to people who have voices and can cobble together people and be a leader?” Beck asked. “If you go back to what happened with the Armenian genocide, what is the first thing the Turks did? What is the first thing the Nazis did? You have a Night of Long Knives. The Armenian genocide. Any of the Armenians that could lead, any mayor, any writer, any person that was a hero in war, in one day, in each city, they would kill about 1,000 people. They’d just slaughter them. And they were all the leaders of the community. Anyone that people would rally around and follow. They were killed, day one. They just disappear, or they’re killed.”
“There are 10 million people that listen to this show,” he continued. “They cannot kill 10 million people in one night. You were born for a reason, and you’re listening to this show for a reason. Prepare for a time when voices like mine or others are no longer heard and yours is the only voice.”
Ah, what would a good Beck rant be without some sort of reference to Nazi Germany?
I think it’s absolutely comical that he actually believes he’s someone important. Granted, when it comes to the conservative media he’s fairly well known, but other than being right-wing entertainment he’s an absolute nobody. But for him to suggest that it’s basically just a matter of time before the government begins trying to kill people like him is just next-level insanity. It baffles me that people take this fool seriously. Then again, he’s clearly pandering to crazy people; it’s not exactly the hardest demographic to get to believe some sort of outrageous nonsense.
And if there’s one thing that Glenn Beck does exceptionally well, it’s specializing in pushing utterly outrageous nonsense.
Watch his comments below via Right Wing Watch:
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