Poor Glenn, it’s really not that scary

The real Weathermen - 1969

As usual, Glenn Beck has been terrifying his viewers and listeners (and who the hell are these people?*)  with tales of the ‘enemy’. You know the drill:

  • Be afraid of Communists (okay, but dude, there really aren’t many of those left outside of China).
  • Be afraid of progressives, liberals, democrats – i.e., anyone who believes differently than you or, said another way, the majority of this country who voted the democrats into office.
  • Be very afraid of anyone who speaks of  ‘social justice’. (calling Jesus!)

and now, be very afraid of two 1960’s radical groups who pretty much dissolved well over 40 years ago:

  • SDS (Students for A Democratic Society) dissolved itself in 1969 after less than a decade.
  • Then in 1969, The Weathermen (also known as The Weather Underground) took up the banner. They shut down in 1977.

Glenn – they’re phantoms. They’re not there any more. Ringo is 70 and the SDS students are grandparents.

* Maybe his audience tunes in for the entertainment value. That might explain his numbers. Gee, if advertisers realized that he was only performing, the ‘market’ might consider supporting him with dollars)

5 responses to “Poor Glenn, it’s really not that scary

  1. Ms. Holland,

    ” his viewers and listeners (and who the hell are these people?* ”

    Guilty 🙂

    ” and now, be very afraid of two 1960′s radical groups who pretty much dissolved well over 40 years ago: ”

    Their spirit lives on in the Democratic Party.

    ” Be afraid of progressives, liberals, democrats – i.e., anyone who believes differently than you or, said another way, the majority of this country who voted the democrats into office. ”

    Ironic that every single thing could have been said about Liberals during the Bush Presidency. Remember how paranoid you all were about Bush’s wire taps. Then when Obama got in, all was forgiven and forgotten.

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    • No forgiving or forgetting about the wire taps – Obama admin just expanded them. We always must fight that stuff. Always.

      I was deeply bothered by two things about Bush – 1) Iraq and 2) his overt religiosity.

      As for Beck and the SDS etc, I might as well be out there screaming “watch out for the John Birch society and the KKK”!

      They’re all gone.

      Also the spirit of Weathermen and SDS does NOT live on in the Dem party. They destroyed us and led ot hte debacle of hte ’68 convention in Chicago. Dems wanted those groups to fall off a cliff!

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  2. Ms. Holland,

    I believe that the reason most of the terror plots in the US failed after 911 was the increased domestic spying, including wiretapping calls from the US into the middle east. I don’t have a problem with Obama listening in to my middle eastern calls, if I ever make any. I just hate the total hypocrisy of Obama and his lapdog press. They demonized Bush on it just to get in power.

    ” his overt religiosity. ” Be specific please.

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    • Bush talked way too much about his being ‘born again’, about having personal conversations iwth god and about going to Iraq because god told him he had to.

      When one religion – as iterated by a president – influences policy decisions in a coutnry of 300+ million people, it makes me very uneasy.

      I was raised catholic; left the church before I was 20. I look at hte social attitudes of today’s catholic church, especially their attitude toward women, and it makes me angry. They are sometimes still in the middle ages.

      The first head of Bush’s office of Faith Based INitiatives quit in disgust when he found himself surrounded by other appointees who were dominionist and fundamentalist and even reconstructionist.

      I think our job is to go forward, not backward.

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  3. Ms. Holland,

    You brought up a bunch of things that I very much wish to take you to task for, but before I do that I want to absolutely verify this.

    ” Bush talked way too much about his being ‘born again’, about having personal conversations iwth god and about going to Iraq because god told him he had to. ”

    I have searched and tried to verify it one way or the other. So far all I’ve come up with is Palestinians and Arabs saying President Bush said that God told him to invade Iraq. I have a hard time figuring out why I never heard this before, if it is true.

    Can you give me some other proof than this ?

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