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Next open letter to Glenn Beck: keep whistling Dixie.

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!

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I hate him from time to time

but I hope for conversion. For many of us it has not been a simple journey to arrive at our present philosophy and Beck's path seems more tortured than most. I say extend an olive branch but keep one hand on your weapon. He has a way to go before he's trustworthy.

To anyone who "knows" Beck is a phony I say "phooey!" Maybe he is but you don't know.

New Hampshire and Ecuador.

Great post

SP!

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

He is not sincere

It is more like Beck's new media assignment for the establishment is to get control of those viewers who have been hearing about Liberty.

Forget about these fake corporate "news" and political guys...it's all show, and usually involves deception and manipulation.

If it wasn't for the links here about this clown, I'd never even know he still existed.

You're a Libertarian and you

You're a Libertarian and you STILL think Rick Santorum was the best candidate? GTFO. G.T.F.O. Take your silly looking glasses with you.

Frothy represented a very dangerous christian war mongering ideology. Any 'true' Libertarian won't fully embrace someone who thinks Santorum was a better candidate than Ron Paul.

Jog on..

The Revolution Continues..

The glasses...

what do you bet he stole them right off an intern's face?

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Glenn Beck

I personally welcome you and any of your fiscal conservatives to our camp. I even trust you more than our Blue Republicans and our parrot-populists who may turn to Kucinich-Tarpley or anarchists.

Glen Beck claimed death threats from Ron Paul supporters

Says Ron Paul sounds like Al-Qaeda's PR department:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9miprTrD2wA&t=123

He then goes on to say that "out of control" Obama supporters and Ron Paul supporters have been issuing death threats against him.

Continues to rant calling Ron Paul a freak and eventually goes to play with his chalk-board so he can claim Ron Paul working with George Soros, communists and progressives to establish New World Order. (8:38).

Sorry GB. Just because Hollywood celebs go on Oprah, confess and get her to deliver them the rites of liberal-absolution, doesn't mean you can do the same by going on John Stossell.

Not buying what you're selling.

Why are you bringing up stuff

Why are you bringing up stuff from 5 years ago?

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

Haha..

If Glenn Beck is TRULY a LIBERTARIAN.......Then f uck what he has said before, right?.....Ok, then the only true way to determine or PROVE you are a Libertarian, is espout LIBERTARIAN VIEWS. Until Glen Beck Starts to talk about the MORAL PRINCIPLES of LIBERTY... I'm Sorry, but I don't TRUST this SNAKE.

Glenn Beck.........Your actions will speak louder than words. Once you ACTUALLY start to take significant steps towards LIBERTY and PRACTICE what you PREACH, then only then, will the Liberty movement embrace you.

Talk is Cheap MoFo.

SHOW IT, and stop complaining...

Individuals have taken Life, Liberty, and Time to spread the message........You can talk the talk, but can you walk the walk?........

Time will tell .........Show us you mean business Glenn, if not, :(

Keep your eye on the prize! - Ending legal tender laws in order for the Federal Reserve System to self-destruct is of the upmost importance.
What in the World are They Spraying https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jf0khstYDLA
http://geoengineeringwatch.org

Actually Brian...

This was from the last Presidential Debate (i.e. Rick Santorumn) .... WAS NOT 5 years ago friend....

Keep your eye on the prize! - Ending legal tender laws in order for the Federal Reserve System to self-destruct is of the upmost importance.
What in the World are They Spraying https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jf0khstYDLA
http://geoengineeringwatch.org

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Sick and tired of seeing the name "Glenn Beck" on Daily Paul.

Jihad on anyone who posts this asshole's name

ConstitutionHugger's picture

why?

maybe because Rand is making some headway in the MSM! Pre-libertarianism is better than neoconservatism.

That's basically it. Actions speak louder than words.

Your words are just that Glenn, words. Sure come on in but until you consistently match your actions with your words no one will trust you.

When we needed you most you repeatedly stabbed us in the back. You say you are on board with us now, that you've changed your mind on your past mistakes? Well that's great! Good for you! Keep it up. Still you're untrustworthy. It's not that you are unwelcome, just untrusted. Perhaps spend less time complaining about libertarians not accepting you and start proving to them that you are in fact the real deal. Regain their trust. Libertarians have seen the whole "really guys I'm a libertarian too" dog and pony show before. It will take a lot to prove otherwise. If you are sincere you'd be up for the challenge.

First if you want to regain that trust for starters it's not enough to just say I was wrong, I believe in libertarianism now. You changed your mind once you'll do it again. Regain that trust by proving that you are sincere and that you understand WHY you believe what you do now and WHY you were wrong before. There are underlying principles the should guide these beliefs, not just "I like this but not that. This sounds goood that doesnt, buffet style." Principles guide the philosophy not gut feelings. When a bill came up or a question was asked of Ron Paul I immediately knew how he would respond to it before he even said a word. Am I psychic? No. I just knew the principles Ron bases his philosophy on and knew how he would respond. I don't know what if anything you base your beliefs on Mr. Beck. You seem all over the place.

Second apologize. You say you were wrong and have apologized for that, good, great. That's not what I'm talking about. You seem quick to sweep under the rug the fall out from your actions and inactions of the past. If you want to regain trust publicly recognize what consequences your actions and inactions caused. Take responsibility for them. Apologize for them. Make amends, prove through not only your words but actions that you have changed.

Third show some respect to Dr. Paul. You continue to act as if he doesnt exist and never existed or held any of the same positions you now hold, that he has been championing the past 30 years all the while you were ridiculing and still do. Show some respect or you'll get none from me.

And finally as you said Glenn, and I will reiterate so that it's absolutely clear, you are NOT hijacking the liberty movement. If you want to be a part of it and you are truly sincere that's great. You will never be a leader of it. Only voice amongst many within it. So any little overt plan or thought at the back of your head that you might be able to trojan horse your way in to the movement with your peace offering and born again claims, know that you will not now nor anytime in the future lead the parade.

ConstitutionHugger's picture

maybe Glen Beck isn't very different from most republicans...

I'd like to believe his sincerity, but he has yet to say something that shows he understands the principles behind libertarianism (non-aggression, etc.). It's not just where you stand on an individual issue- it's that you consistently apply libertarian principles to ALL issues. It's the freedom formula. At least he's talking about it, so I am happy. I don't hold a grudge. And since many people probably think as he does we can't assume he's intentionally trying to infiltrate and yadda yadda destroy liberty. We should just treat Beck as a person, since other people are listening to our comments and we're really talking to them anyway.

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I whistle dixie often. I love Dixie.

I thank God every day I was born in raised in Dixie. I'm proud that my ancestors went to their graves fighting for their brothers and their own lives. I'm also damn proud that the southern boys outshot the yankees so bad that they started the NRA over it.

I'm not proud of slavery, racism, or the klan and I'm not proud of today's government but I'll whistle Dixie until the day that I die.

Smudge Pot you ought to come down yonder to the land of cotton, away, away, away down here in dixie. I bet you'll like it.

As for Glenn Beck, GB is waking people up. I understand why you don't like him, but he's helping the cause. I fully welcome Glenn Beck to share the message of liberty throughout conservative media.

You can be sure that critical mass is near when people start mooching off the Libertarian market. It's nothing to hate someone over.

The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his Government, deserves to be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe. - Andrew Jackson

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About Dixie.

I still have my reservations about GB and I'm slow to forgive. But like any good southern bell, I can say what I think of him in such a way that he may not even realize it's negative. ;)

Ron Paul convert from the Heart of Dixie

No.7's picture

"Oh how nice!!, Glenn thinks he likes freedom"

I hear you.

I have enough hate in me for now, I don't want to hate GB. I think his latest work is helping our cause though, no matter how sincere he actually is.

The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his Government, deserves to be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe. - Andrew Jackson

Please to mention the huge crime Glen Beck pulled

Against the people of Texas by his hatchet job implying that if Debra Medina candidate for Governer supported a new investigation into 911 she was some kind of kook. Well Glen fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.

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