Next open letter to Glenn Beck: keep whistling Dixie.Submitted by Smudge Pot on Wed, 04/10/2013 - 16:31
Mr. Beck it has come to our attention that you are "moving closer" to the libertarian position and wonder why you aren't accepted.
It's pretty simple for us: you attacked us at a crucial moment when we fielded Ron Paul a candidate, you called him a kook, you implied we, his supporters were terrorists (money bomb mania, remember?) and both you and your network are historic cheerleaders for endless war and a destroyed economy.
In other words you have worked against the very principles you pretend to espouse now and the people who espoused them.
Now I know it's a tendency for people "at your level" to always use your abuses as credentials. Celebrity drug addicts become drug counselors, violent celebrities turn into poster children against abuse, the elites of our society in the banks get paid to rob and loot and you get paid to suddenly "lead" and "represent the liberty movement" presumably because you are it's reformed enemy. Let's leave aside the fact for the moment that in the "real world" criminals and abusers get monkey stomped into the curb.
See we've seen this overnight presto-changeo thing from you before and you feel in now way impelled to learn the facts upon which you breathlessly (or tearfully) report on. Par for your industry and part for you personally. Your mind is made up one day but changes the next as Mr. Stossel so helpfully pointed out: you are for the patriot act one day and not the next. You were for banker bailouts one day but not the next. You were for war then but maybe if the polls break a certain way, hey Glenn we know. YOU CAN ALWAYS JUST CHANGE YOUR MIND. And we know you will.
To iterate a great many of our feelings, WE DON'T LIKE YOU, WE DON'T TRUST YOU AND YOUR NEW "I'M A LIBERTARIAN NERD TOO GUYS" OUTFIT IS EVEN SILLIER THAN YOUR USUAL PRETENSIONS. But don't feel too bad, unlike many of us who have given and sacrificed for this movement, you will continue to make your millions and apply your expensive life care products to keep your pudgy face and hands as soft as bathroom tissue.
An excellent match for your charater, Sir.
And try to remember this time,
MOST OF US WILL NEVER, EVER TRUST YOU. IN ANYTHING. AT ANY TIME. EVER.
-Smudge Pot of the R3VOLUTION!