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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Glenn Beck: Wall Street Protesters 'Will Drag You Into The Streets And Kill Everybody'

Glenn Beck has a history of saying some pretty ridiculous things on his programs.  However, what he said yesterday on his radio program really takes the cake.

In the opening minutes of the broadcast, he made his disgust for the demonstrators crystal clear.  He started his show by mocking the "human microphone" method of communication used at the General Assembly at the protests.  As he started speaking, his in studio cohorts screamed his words into their microphones.  His producer then yelled, "We demand shorter sentences".

He proceeded to say that "the only time that I've ever had a real cold chill run down my spine (this week), for real true evil when I'm watching the news, when it comes to our country at least", was in reference to the "what happened in Atlanta over the weekend".  I have no clue what he is referring to.  Then, he implied that the protesters, who he insists are in bed with the Democratic establishment like Nancy Pelosi, was going to turn on her.
"Nancy Pelosi, you really think these people are your friends?  Are you that stupid? People around Nancy Pelosi, are you this stupid?  Do you really think that you're going to be able to somehow or another control these people?  The only way you'll do it, gang, is top down, bottom up, and inside out.  It will be the Night of Long Knives."
The "Night of the Long Knives" was a series of political assassinations made by the Nazi party in June of 1934.  It effectively guaranteed their rise to power.  At least 85 people were killed, and thousands were arrested by the SS in a matter of four days.

It gets worse.  His warnings turned to the nation's "capitalists" next.

"Capitalists, if you think that you can play footsies with these people, you're wrong. They will come for you and drag you into the streets and kill you...they're Marxist radicals...these guys are worse than Robespierre from the French Revolution...they'll kill everybody."

The most disturbing part of the clip, in my opinion, is when nonchalantly they mention how you could stop the entire movement in a matter of 10 to 15 minutes with some troops and a couple of tanks.  And, Beck smiles and says, "Wouldn't that be great!?"

Let's compare and contrast, shall we?  Which of these two groups appear the more threatening to you?  Which of these two groups would most likely "drag you into the streets and kill you"?

This one:

A demonstrator at Occupy Los Angeles, October 7, 2011.

Or this one:

Tea Party protesters, April 2010.

Who frightens you the most?  This lady?

An Occupy Wall Street protester, posing with an NYPD officer over the weekend.

Or this man?

One of the many unarmed Tea Party protesters.  Numerous incidents have been reported of Tea Party supporters showing up to protests with weapons.  Some, with semi-automatic assault rifles.
Am I trying to "spin" this story to fit my own opinions?  To some degree, sure.  But see for yourself.  Do a Google image search for "Occupy protest signs".  Then, compare that with the results of those for "Tea Party protest signs".  The differences are astounding.

Some say that the Tea Party has mellowed out on their "government overthrow/revolution" rhetoric in recent months.  Well, not so fast.  Just last month, Andrew Breitbart, one of the Tea Party's favorite pundits, and a regular commentator on Fox News, practically calling for a Civil War in Massachusetts.  Watch:

"We outnumber them in this country, and we have the guns."  But, yet, the nation should be afraid of the college students protesting because they can't afford to go to school.  We should be afraid of the teachers whose pay continues to go down.  And, by all means, let's all be terrified of the father of four that hasn't worked for two years, and can't feed his children.  He's the biggest threat of all.

Fortunately, it seems that Beck's audience has fled since his departure from Fox News.  His vile, hate filled conspiracies aren't reaching the numbers they were just a few short months ago.  To give you an example, here is a photo of the 87,000 gathered at his 'Restoring Honor' Tea Party rally last August:

Here is a photo of the "crowd" gathered for his speech as last weekend's Values Voters Summit:


Poor guy can't even fill a hotel conference room anymore.  It's no wonder that he thinks the world is coming to an end.