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Glenn Beck For Dummies

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posted on Jan, 25 2010 @ 09:47 AM
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Glenn Beck is being characterized by the establishment as the leader of the freedom movement and yet a closer analysis of his ideology reveals that Beck is nothing more than a fake revolutionary who has supported and is pushing policies that are diametrically opposed to those embraced by true constitutionalists.

Beck and Fox News have hijacked the patriot movement and are leading conservatives and libertarians down a meaningless partisan rabbit hole in a clear attempt to neutralize genuine opposition to the big government agenda of the Obama administration.

It is important to stress that we are not picking a fight with Glenn Beck or Fox News in general as a crude effort to garner attention. Glenn Beck routinely attacks real libertarians, Ron Paul supporters, and those who would define themselves as constitutionalists. We are constantly forced to rebut his smears against people in the freedom movement while Beck claims to be one of us.

Indeed, Judge Andrew Napolitano, who also appears on Fox News, is an example of a real constitutionalist and we are in full agreement with his views.

As the video below illustrates, despite the fact that Beck claims to be “a Libertarian at heart,” he has publicly supported programs and legislation that are universally abhorred by the vast majority of libertarians, such as the banker bailout and the USA Patriot Act.


Glen Beck For dummmies


Well i used to like glenn beck a while ago. Stop watching his garage a while ago.
Games What do you guys think?



[edit on 25-1-2010 by blankduck18]




posted on Jan, 25 2010 @ 10:14 AM
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As I will tell anyone who demonizes Beck, it is up to the people to do the research, figure out what THEY believe in, and work towards that goal. Anyone with any common sense in the world would take anybody's political beliefs as their own without at least thinking about it and rationalizing it for themselves.

Sure, Glenn Beck jumps around along on issues and is a hypocrite at junctions, but that does NOT stop the fact that he is bringing up issues that absolutely NO other media source will. He is raising issues that are literally untouched and have been untouched for the last decade, opening peoples eyes to the corruption.

While Beck may have an agenda to push in a certain direction, I don't care. EVERYONE has an agenda. Everyone on the media, everyone on ATS, everyone has an agenda.

The problem isn't Glenn Beck, he is helping this society by zounds. The problem is the sheeple who listen to him with their heart on their sleeve, believe everything he says, and adopts his opinions as their own instead of thinking for themselves; the same thing people have been doing for the last century.

The way I see it. people continue to be brainwashed, but at least now they are INFORMED and brainwashed rather than completely STUPID and brainwashed.



posted on Jan, 25 2010 @ 10:25 AM
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Glenn Beck is a lot like Obama in that he is nothing but a paid political mouth piece who much like Obama speaks about and discusses only what his masters and the teleprompter tells him to say. Glenn Beck has no brain of his own and as such anything Beck focuses on is in an effort to deceive the public and to keep the public from understanding complex matters or at least how matters originated and more importantly to keep anyone from connecting the dots.

I don't bother with Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh because watching or listening to them undermines the truth of matters and gets to be so transparent that no matter how much I give them the benefit of the doubt they are always lying or excluding information that would bring people closer to the truth. I ask myself why? Then I realize that's what paid disinformation agents do. They dis-inform and do it with a smile on their face.

As soon as the Beck monkeys begin talking like Glenn Beck or Rush would be a good president, I cringe because it proves to me just how stupid people in America really are. It helps to explain why we are in the mess we are in today. America doesn't need cults of personalities. We need real leadership and Mr. Beck is a paid professional clown working for a circus of his choosing.

You can keep Glenn Beck and the rest of the disinformation agents. I prefer honesty and integrity compared to the lies and deception put out by such a poor actor who in my mind got over-payed for performing the Benedict Arnold duties given Beck. One day soon this small point will come back to haunt Mr. Beck and when it does, no one will be more responsible than Mr. Glenn Beck himself for what comes his way in the aftermath of his betrayal to the American public.

Since Mr. Beck lives in a world of lies, he will ignore this point until it is brought to his attention by Americans that will make Mr. Beck pay for his betrayal of American values and for his covert support for a totalitarian socialist Maoist type of government where freedom and liberty get replaced with tyranny and dictatorship.

Many already see Mr. Beck as being guilty of cooperating with sinister forces that want to undermine America and destroy our way of life , freedom and liberties. It is that sinister cooperation that Mr. Beck will one day have to answer for and I have no doubt he will.



posted on Jan, 25 2010 @ 10:26 AM
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Beck has stated on many occasions it took him but THREE DAYS to realize what a mistake he banker bailouts were.

I haven't heard him speak of the PA though.



posted on Jan, 25 2010 @ 10:44 AM
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I must be watching a different G Beck program at Fox. While I don't necessarily agree with everything he states, I find that he does bring up many valid points.
After going back and watching some of Beck's video on utube, I found that the claims made in the initial post have been made by taking Beck out of context. Beck will often make fun of something by agreeing with it and mocking it so the viewer can get a laugh out of it. It is a method used by many debaters. I can see that if the viewer does not understand this method it could be taken the wrong way or used out of context.
And yes, Beck may even use some video footage out of context to show his point of view.
Another case of not believing everything you read or see on tv or on ATS. Read George Orwell's "1984". Investigate it yourself (while you still can).

Edit: On Friday Jan 22, 2010 Beck devoted an entire segment on previous socialist rulers and how many people were killed by them "for the common good of the people". All the "heroes" of the progressive movement like Hitler, Stalin, Che, Mao. I really really doubt Beck supports a socialist agenda.

[edit on 1/25/2010 by alttracks]



posted on Jan, 25 2010 @ 10:50 AM
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Got no problem with him really. The people have a right to listen to him just as they do with Keith Olberman. He presents his case (which sometimes I agree with) in an entertaining fashion. If anything more people are now aware of the constitution than they have been in awhile. Gotta take the good with the bad friend.



posted on Jan, 25 2010 @ 11:36 AM
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Originally posted by alttracks

Edit: On Friday Jan 22, 2010 Beck devoted an entire segment on previous socialist rulers and how many people were killed by them "for the common good of the people". All the "heroes" of the progressive movement like Hitler, Stalin, Che, Mao. I really really doubt Beck supports a socialist agenda.

[edit on 1/25/2010 by alttracks]


And while deathcounts always make for entertaining television, the information conveyed is close to zero.
First: What is a fashist doing there with 2 communists and a stalinist?
(I know how the argument goes: NSDAP stands for Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, ergo Hitler is a sozialist. Unfortunately by the very same logic, The Republic of Iraq under Hussein and the Peoples Republic of China are both, well - republics, while the United States of America is obviously not.)

Not to mention that hitler labled himself and his party as fashist quite regulary, but what did he know eh?

See, If the perpetrators have little in common it makes little sense comparing their bodycounts. Or else it would be valid to say that Haiti was better than the Iraq War, and Bergen-Belsen was better than the Iraq War. The American civil war yet, was somewhere between Haiti and Iraq, so roughly on par with Bergen-Belsen. See? It makes no sense.



posted on Jan, 25 2010 @ 11:54 AM
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Beck is an infection trying to rot the core of the libertarian movement.
I do like, and have met, Judge Napolitano. I wish he wouldn't hang out with the likes of Beck.

Beck is like vaudeville. Lots of movement, but nothing moving.



posted on Jan, 25 2010 @ 11:56 AM
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Originally posted by debunky
And while deathcounts always make for entertaining television, the information conveyed is close to zero.
First: What is a fashist doing there with 2 communists and a stalinist?
See, If the perpetrators have little in common it makes little sense comparing their bodycounts.
Little in common

Perhaps you should watch Beck's documentary for a primer on the subject.



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[edit on 25-1-2010 by GuyverUnit I]



posted on Jan, 25 2010 @ 12:28 PM
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I agree with you. Obviously the poster didn't even watch the Beck segment or he just heard what he wanted. He really needs to study history and read some books. Oh, that's right - they don't allow him to read books, he might think.



posted on Jan, 25 2010 @ 01:29 PM
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Originally posted by gwydionblack
As I will tell anyone who demonizes Beck, it is up to the people to do the research,


So you are to assume every critic of Glenn Beck has not done the research? Maybe you should actually read into their reasonings before you dismiss them for their lack of research.

The first and obvious fact that Glenn Beck has supported neocon policies over the years should have been evident enough. He criticized many libertarians for opposing the Iraq war rightfully. He also supported the patriot act before he proclaimed his opposition to it:
transcripts.cnn.com...


Now, after 9/11, you remember we came up with all kinds of new -- aggressive, new laws to combat a new kind of enemy. One of them was the Patriot Act. Another one was the Protection -- Protest America Act. This was an extension of our eavesdropping. It helped our government listen in and find terrorists.

Well, over the weekend, the House failed to pass this Bill, which would have prevented the Protect America Act from lapsing, an extension requested by the president. It`s got a six-month sunset over and over again. He feels -- and I happen to agree with him -- that this congressional game-playing by Nancy Pelosi will end up killing Americans.


There is plenty of evidence of this man and his hypocrisies and disinformation that will take me hours to list. So instead of dismissing everybody else why dont you try and defend this man and his double standards.


Sure, Glenn Beck jumps around along on issues and is a hypocrite at junctions, but that does NOT stop the fact that he is bringing up issues that absolutely NO other media source will.


The fact his a blatant hypocrite should be evident enough that his in the business for profit and nothing else. What? He brings up the issues you feel are significant? Why do you think he does that? Do you think he really gives a damn about them or maybe his just appealing to the fringe demographic of Fox news?


He is raising issues that are literally untouched


His molding his character to maintain an audience base, like most other shows. After all, his just an entertainer right? So why assume he really gives a damn??


While Beck may have an agenda to push in a certain direction, I don't care. EVERYONE has an agenda.


So despite the facts above, you are to just push aside the reality that your just another audience demographic being pandered. You do this by lumping everybody else into your situation when its you defending this man like this.


The problem is the sheeple who listen to him


And yet you are, trying to justify the tools his uses to keep his "sheeple" in. Its not unusual for sheeple to set themselves apart though mind you.

SG



posted on Jan, 25 2010 @ 01:39 PM
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I hear others arguing that people have the right to listen to Glenn Beck. Nobody is telling them they dont have that right but with everything, the fringe conservatives have to make every criticism towards them out as if its some threat against their freedom. Are people incapable of holding a debate without the resort to being threatened?

Glenn Beck is a sad example of what journalism as become in this country. Sure, his audience will make the excuse his just another entertainer, yet at the same time he reports on what is suppose to be a media channel with his audience referencing his reports here as reality. Likewise people by all means can watch his show and take in what they want to believe, and likewise he will be held accountable and criticized, just like Olbermann and Maddow. It goes both ways sorry.



posted on Jan, 27 2010 @ 08:08 AM
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Originally posted by alttracks

Edit: On Friday Jan 22, 2010 Beck devoted an entire segment on previous socialist rulers and how many people were killed by them "for the common good of the people". All the "heroes" of the progressive movement like Hitler, Stalin, Che, Mao. I really really doubt Beck supports a socialist agenda.

[edit on 1/25/2010 by alttracks]


This is all i know about this segment.
Ok
Hitler: Fashist
Stalin: Stalinist (obviously)
Che Guevara: communist
Mao: ... i can see calling him a Stalinist, but i would categorize him as a communist, since he was in power before Stalin.

So, you praise a piece on socialists and you don't mention a single socialist in it? Where there other, or any socialists in there?

Glenn Beck interviewed Sarah Palin with the Statue of Liberty in view. Why? Because of "What it stands for"
Sarah Palin might be from Alaska, but she is not an Immigrant. I honestly don't need a History lesson from that guy, sorry.



posted on Jan, 27 2010 @ 09:02 AM
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Originally posted by debunkyMao: ... i can see calling him a Stalinist, but i would categorize him as a communist, since he was in power before Stalin.


Wrong, wrong, wrong.

I hate it when people I basically agree with make silly mistakes like this.

Stalin succeeded Lenin after the latter's death in 1924.

Mao led the PRC from its inception in 1949.

Turns out you need a history lesson from someone

[edit on 27-1-2010 by whateverpedia]



posted on Jan, 27 2010 @ 09:20 AM
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Originally posted by blankduck18
What do you guys think?


I agree with your article. My analysis of Beck, Shultz, Limbaugh and Olbermann is found in this thread.


Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
Beck is a tool, created and wielded by the plutocracy, whose job it is to raise the emotional level, and hence reduce the rational thought level, of portions of the population who are enamored with the label of "conservative values".



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