posted on Sep, 1 2010 @ 01:58 PM
*Gasp!* Is it possible? We'll see.
Before I begin, I want to make very clear the purpose of this thread, so maybe we can avoid posts that have nothing to do with the purpose. The
purpose is to figure out exactly what Glenn Beck is, what his personal motivations are and what part he plays in the grand scheme of things. I work
under the conspiratorial assumption that there is a shadow oligarchy of elites (which I shall call TPTB) that have been running the show at least
since JFK, but individual politicians may be unaware of their own lack of power. For several months I've been trying to nail down Glenn Beck, but he
Anybody who watches the TV or radio show is welcome to respond. Comments from the peanut gallery should be kept out of this thread; you are welcome
to post in any of the multitude of Beck-related threads already on ATS. If the only thing you know of the guy you've gotten secondhand or from short
clips and soundbites, this means you.
As for me, I do not watch the radio show, only the TV show, and I watch it in several-month intervals. I watch the show with mind open but critical
faculties on high alert. Though I have learned much from his show, his personality and his politics grate on me and I can only stand him for so long
before I have to take a break. This week I just started a break; the collectivistic rally stuff was just getting to be too much (I do give him props
for emphasizing personal spirituality, in a sense making it an "individualistic rally" if there even is such a thing, but the effect was rather
awkward since it's all kind of an oxymoron).
So here goes. I could say a lot more than I will probably say here, but my space is limited, so I'll try to abridge it if I can.
I think Glenn Beck could be one of two things. One one hand, he may be a genuinely well-meaning guy who wishes to wake people up to truths that are
not discussed in other outlets in the MSM, but is nevertheless at the mercy of forces outside his control including his masters at Fox News. If this
is the case, he is at his best when he's exposing these things and directly quoting politicians making them eat their words, and at his worst when he
devotes entire episodes to patting our imperialistic wars on the back. Even at his best he walks a thin tightrope because there are people above him
watching him, and he arouses the intense, vitriolic hatred of his opponents precisely because they were not expecting to see the truth about them told
so frankly. His career will probably end in assassination, and many people will cheer overtly or silently when this happens.
On the other hand, he may be a genuine shill for TPTB, with everything he says and does calculated to a purpose. His disclosure of facts not
discussed elsewhere is to be understood as a subterfuge intended to gather together all who distrust government under a common banner, to get them
listening to him unquestioningly, and thus get those uppity rascals finally under the control of TPTB. The intense unprecedented hatred of him by the
left can be seen as part of the grand theater. He may still be under threat of assassination, for purely theatrical reasons. I hold this view to be
less likely than the one above, from my own impressions while watching him. If this is indeed the case then Beck is truly an expert sociopath.
There is of course also the view of those who actually buy into his cult of personality unquestioningly, that he's basically a saint and God speaks
to him in his ear. No matter whether there are actually large numbers of people who see him this way, or whether this is mostly just caricature from
his opponents, I will not elaborate more on this "saint" possibility because I consider it ludicrous.
With these two possibilities in mind, I want to go over some of the good and the bad points of Beck, and see how they may fit into each of the two
-He infrequently but regularly mentions the New World Order, Illuminati, Bilderbergers, etc. The theories are always mentioned and ridiculed in the
same breath. He'll say something like "You don't need to believe in shadowy Bilderberger conspiracies to see something's wrong" or yada yada
yada. On the surface the ridicule would seem to be bad, until you realize most of his listeners have never even heard these terms before and have no
idea what he's talking about when he says them. He is the only person anywhere on the MSM, including on Fox, who even mentions these
terms. Any inquisitive watcher would then be tempted to turn to Google to look these things up, where they may finally become informed.
From the standpoint of Beck being sincere, I suspect he himself believes some of this stuff but is unable to talk about it because of his obligations
to Fox. Instead, he mentions it just to get people Googling, while throwing in some ridicule to appease his masters. Again, he's walking the
From the standpoint of Beck being pure shill, he may be trying to pull some of the more aware people into his ambit. If Beck is aware of these
conspiracy theories, he may be seen as someone who is on their side.
-He has gone in great detail exposing the U.S. financial situation, crunching the numbers to show how with debt and unfunded liabilities we are so
deep in the hole there is absolutely no way out except to destroy the currency. He usually follows this with some tripe about how the way out is
"restoring the nation's honor" or "returning to God" or some such, but anyone who can do math can read between the lines: he is predicting
economic doom in America's future, the same doom predicted by many economists.
If he is sincere, he's again trying to wake people up. He must add the stuff about the "way out" probably in part because his masters wouldn't
stand for him saying the ship is sinking without throwing in a message of hope (there's that tightrope again), and probably also because he himself,
being religious, believes that somehow a miracle can make the numbers magically go away. But in either case, he wants people to be prepared.
[edit on 1-9-2010 by NewlyAwakened]