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Jon Stewart on Glenn Beck's Utopia




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Wow - where to begin....??? here's a short & long answer...

To answer your question in short - I listened to Beck's radio show faithfully from 2001 - 2009 and then sometime around last election time I tuned in again to listen and I've found that Glenn is really confused on what he wants and what he says. He says/wants one thing and then leads his listeners in another direction that is opposite of what he said or wanted in the past. Then after he leads them in that misdirected path he will return once again to saying/wanting what he previously said before the misleading.... I hope you understand that.

A little (alot) background on the above conclusion.

I've listened to Beck probably a month before 9/11 here in Tampa on 970 WFLA and found his show relatively entertaining and found when he opined on political issues I found I mostly agreed with him and thought maybe sometime in the future he'll get around to things I believe in from my exposure to The John Birch Society. I seriously thought Glenn might come around to that as it seemed he was open to listening to what society would deem 'out there stuff'.

But then 9/11 hit and it was 'rah rah red, white and blue, apple pie and greazin' Muslims - er I mean 'terrorists'. Glenn had to walk a fine line there for a while as to what to call the bad guys.

Glenn was all for going into Afghanistan (as was Ron Paul) and then Iraq (Ron Paul was not) because they had weapons of mass destruction and Beck became the boy carrying the water for GW Bush.

By the time Bush's second term election was coming up Beck seemed to sour on GW but Glenn still carried the water for GW because it was all about parties for Glenn (at the end of the day). Glenn could not vote on principal as he would often state to his audience - Glenn voted for party. Sometime in 2006 - (as I remember) Glenn seemed to not like Bush's policies anymore - or at least Beck wasn't defending them or spinning them in a positive light to his audience. (it took Glenn long enough to wake up!)

Then I was seriously hoping Glenn would 'discover' Ron Paul as Ron was going to be running for the 2008 presidency. Ron Paul seemed like a given for Glenn Beck and Glenn's audience. Ron Paul talked about everything Glenn was talking about on his radio shows and it seemed like a match made in freedom heaven.

Beck had Ron Paul on his radio show a number of times as a 'phone-in' guest and Glenn would a number of times introduce Ron as someone who was the closest thing we had to a founding father (in our era) and then Ron would come on and Glenn would have a nice time with Ron and the 2 would discuss issues. Then the interview would end and when Ron was off the phone Glenn would make some sort of sly negative remark against RP giving the audience doubt about RP being on the up and up.

So just who could Beck's audience get behind? If it wasn't RP who was it that Glenn would endorse?

Then it was discovered that Ron Paul hated Israel! OH NO!!! how could Ron Paul hate Israel and why??? I mean, if we don't put Israel first then God cannot be for our country because the Bible says that!

Well - yes and no.

My interpretation of the passage that Beck cites is God saying that those who go against His people - God will be against those.

And who are God's people? Well, they are you and me. Anyone who chooses Jesus Christ as their savior. The Jews are no longer God's chosen people as the Jews rejected Christ.

So back to Glenn....

Glenn then sides with John McClame and Palin. Glenn then says he's not into McLame but that his vote is for Sarah! Now how can that be - I ask you? Does that make sense? You're casting your vote for a vice president? That doesn't make sense to me but maybe it does you. Anyway - that's Glenn....

Now onto the 2012 election and i thought MAYBE Glenn would get this thing straight after listening to his disillusionment on the '08 election I thought for sure he might go for Ron Paul this time in 2011/2012. NOPE! Ron Paul hates Israel! Glenn Can't vote for Ron so who else could Glenn vote for? Hmm....

Time out for historical re-write....

Also at the last 2 weeks in December of 2011 on Glenn's program I tuned in listening to Glenn's guest hosts (Glenn takes vacation at this time of year for an extended period before the new year.

One day one of Glenn's fill-in hosts had some woman on (as a guest) who claimed she started the Tea Party. WOW!! Shocker! I cannot remember the guests or the lady guest but but I was shocked at what I was hearing!! I thought Ron's people started the Tea Party! Nope - it was this lady!

Nice historicial re-write on Beck's show! How many Beck listeners/fans fell for that whopper?!?

Now back to Glenn again....

In 2012 this guessing game went on for some months and Glenn finally (loosley) endorsed Michelle Bachmann! Can you believe that?? I was stunned - or maybe I wasn't...

Glenn chose Bachmann over Ron Paul just because Ron Paul didn't kiss Israel's ass? Glenn chose Bachmann who has a pretty piss poor record on the issues compared to Ron Paul - and Beck chose her!?! Wow...

Then Bachmann faded and Beck endorsed another Israel ass-kisser and that was Santorum! Whew - Glenn cannot pick these guys! Then Santorum faded and I thought Glenn has to choose Ron Paul now - right?!? Right?!?

NOPE! he sides with Mitt! Oh my gosh! Shocker there! Well we all know what happened with Mitt.

I'm tired of writing about this - though I've never really summed it up like this before but this is really the big picture of Glenn - someone who talks out of both sides of his mouth and I will never buy any Glenn Beck product again - for the record I've only bought 1 Beck book. But that's all Glenn is getting from me.

I do not agree with his religion, I do not agree with his interpretation of spiritual Israel versus physical Israel of modern times and I def don't agree with the way he treated Alex Jones recently with Glenn mocking Alex for crying and other things. Glenn doesn't have a leg to stand on in that dept.

Great recap

I just want to add that in the last week, Glenn's been pointing out his mistaken view points like blindly supporting Bush and the Patriot Act. He's celebrating the end of the GOP and wants Rand to run in 2016 under a 3rd party.

Is he faking it in hopes of gaining viewers/subscribers? If not, I'm waiting for him to realize how much damage he caused the movement and give Ron Paul a deserved apology.

Glenn Beck is a fake

simple. He talks about being libertarian, but votes for Romney. Case closed.

because he laughs at . . .

honest men and women.

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He is the very definition of a false prophet

He preaches one thing that sounds good and right, but refuses to enforce it, and actually leads people in the opposite direction away from it. In this case liberty and the constitution.

He is just another socialist neocon.

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+1. False Prophet

I like your false prophet analogy. Very much so.

Now compare this to Dr. Ron Paul who stood still, never self-proclaimed himself anything, but just kept warning the people, practically alone, pointing to what's written in the U.S. Constitution, no more, no less...

... for 40+ years IN A ROW, straight, while almost nobody would BOTHER listening.

And he STILL does, beyond his Farewell speech.

So, yeah, right, Mr Glenn Beck:

aren't you a bit LATE?

Get the clue FIRST, next time.

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He's the face of co-option

Everything you hear from Glen that sounds like us he literally picked up from us. He has no history of having done so before. As you will find he's implied that we're terrorist bombers, that we're kooks and more. He was our enemy from the start.

Now rebranded as "Mr Constitution", his job is to sway masses into dead ends. Like his 2012 movement and his go-nowhere tea party support. And and at this point his rap has distinctly messianic overtones. We don't trust him any farther than we can throw him in short and we think things could go worse with him.

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As far as I know Glenn Beck has never done a piece on it.

An omission which speaks volumes in my opinion.

He's really just Alex Jones material in a neocon format

I'm not a big Alex Jones fan, but Jones mentioned Beck has multiple people watching Jones' content for new material, and given how much of Beck's material seems to originate with Jones.. I'm tempted to think Jones is right.

If you want info on how phony Beck really is, look up his relationship with Goldline, a company which sells people "gold coins" (small traces of gold, really) at a 5x markup promising that the swelling value of gold will allow them to recoup their losses. Mother Jones has a great piece on GoldLine, google it.

Back when GL was a core advertiser for Fox News (it may still be), it was truly wonderful to watch Anthony Weiner grill Hannity / O'Reilly on their advertising relationship with Goldline, only to have them both quip the same talking points Beck does about it--"Goldline has a AAA rating from the better business bureau" when said rating CAN BE BOUGHT btw.

Dick Armey also paid Beck literally millions to "say nice things" about FreedomWorks on his radio program.
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Beck's a salesman, pure and simple. He has no integrity. He couldn't make it as a comedian, so he needed another way to make a buck.. and duping neocons with half-truths is an easy way to do it.

I don't mind Glenn Beck's

1. Crying
2. Fanaticism
3. Emotionalism

I'll tell you what I do mind. War-mongering, statism, arrogant nationalism, and an irrational fear of people of different race and religion.

The issues I take with Glenn are the same ones I take with O'Reilly, Hannity, Romney, and Obama.

Because Beck is a Judas Goat, ...

Judas goat From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia @ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judas_goat

"A Judas Goat leading lambs. A Judas goat is a trained goat used in general animal herding. The Judas goat is trained to associate with sheep or cattle, leading them to a specific destination. In stockyards, a Judas goat will lead sheep to slaughter, while its own life is spared. Judas goats are also used to lead other animals to specific pens and onto trucks. They have fallen out of use in recent times, but can still be found in various smaller slaughterhouses in some parts of the world.
The term is a reference to the biblical character Judas Iscariot.[1]"

Specifically, " The Judas goat is trained to associate with sheep or cattle, leading them to a specific destination. ...will lead sheep to slaughter, while its own life is spared." Nuff said about Beck the Judas goat!

Hahaha

Did you see what it said about Senator Dianne Feinstein in there?

Sure did. She's Judy, the Judas Goat B!tch! ...

Sadly, though, they are everywhere. We have to route them out!.

Spot on.

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I'm no expert on Beck

but he came out against Ron Paul and his supporters in the past, when his support could have helped a lot. From Stewart's video- it's clear that Beck has no idea what true libertarianism is.

if Beck was....

even kind of libertarian, there was no other choice but to support Ron Paul in the GOP nomination. He didnt just fail to support Dr. Paul, he actively railed against him and his supporters. Plus, he's a total neocon, and buys into the whole Islamophobic world view- that Shariah law is coming any day now.

Ron Paul people actually know what the US government has been doing in the middle east since the 1950's. While its fun to freak out about "Islamofascism", its not even on the radar compared to the psychopaths in control of the military-industrial complex and the modern national security state here in the US. To freak out about threats abroad IS TO EMPOWER those same people, and this is Beck's contradiction.

Now, Rand Paul apparently buys into that worldview. So, if we continue to support the Senator, it will get harder to dislike GB. Since, it seems to me, Beck is now the primary outlet for Randy's strain of conservatism.

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obvious liberal but hes

obvious liberal but hes almost always funny

Stewart is the best..

I like em

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is it any wonder

the Free State Project and Free Talk Live get zero coverage while this clown has carte blanche to make libertarianism look foolish and intellectually bankrupt? when was the last time you saw Ian Freeman, Molyneux or Rockwell on national news (i.e. The Daily Show) or a related propaganda outlet?

nah, nothing going on here.

How long now

before the media spinsters use Glen Beck's claim to be a Libertarian & his lunatic idea of this towne to paint real Libertarians as having this idealism.

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JS

Is giving the idea that GB represents all that is not from his view is all under one unbrella imo. I saw this and turned it off. He is lending GB support by attacking him imo.

Why does not JS harp on about hippie communes?

donvino

hilarious!

Beck's utopian is right out of the Agenda 21 handbook!! OMG. Absolutely hilarious!

ROFLOL!

"Your town sux dude!"
Not a fan of JS, but that was good...

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I'm lost on why this is on the front page

Sorry, but neither Glenn "Attention Whore Chameleon" Beck, nor John "Viacom Censorship & Socialist Spin Clown" Stewart are getting much of my attention lately, for good reasons.

Not the least of which is that the both make me physically ill to listen to for more than a few minutes at a time.

What exactly is Stewart's point here?

To play up the irony in the fact that Glenn Beck appears to be centrally planning a town conducive to decentralization?

And doing so by selectively pulling quotes and soundbites to associate Beck with Hitler?

Oh. Ok.

Well, I don't know anything about Beck's real plans here so I can't comment. But ..

Did I detect an overall subtext in this piece, whereby (again) Stewart is strongly implying that anyone who recognizes the extreme dangers of centralization of Federal power, is an idiotic lunatic weirdo ..

... and 'we' (his loyal viewers) should chuckle along with him, as we (of course!) are among the superior, common-sense rational and intelligent people that accept the obvious inevitability and great wisdom of Statism?

Ugh.

Heaven forbid if I'm reading too deep into John Stewart's subtext here. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong but ...

Why is this on the front page again?

Relax! I think JS is pointing

Relax! I think JS is pointing out the mere fact that GB is a douch bag and a hypocrit to say the least. It was funny. Laugh a little.

Nah, like someone said above

Stewart is using Beck "to make libertarianism seem foolish and intellectually bankrupt". Well said imo.

This is exactly what he's doing. Never mind Beck is doing a good job all on his own. Stewart is just amping it up on steroids by clowning it up ...

This is like someone insulting you and your friend to your face, deliberately making a fool out of you in public .. and then your buddy says "Relax! Where's your sense of humor?" ..

.. thereby doubling down on the humiliation because the joke when right over his head.

Again: ugh. Really?

When's the last time Stewart had Krugman on the show with a full segment, tearing him apart for advocating printing money until the currency collapses?

Where's the full length segment on how hilarious and ironic it is that the Pharma companies own the government, and how the media conveniently totally ignores the obvious connection between SSRI's and mass shootings?

Where's the hilarious segment on the Obama administration's ridiculous drone wars that kills thousands of innocent people and hundreds of kids overseas, without a peep from the mainstream press about any of it?

And on and on and on

No. He ignores EVERYTHING the corporate press does, and reserves a special full segment to make a pseudo libertarian look like an idiot.

Still think its funny? Watch it again