Tuesday, January 18, 2011

More fun with Glenn Beck quotes

Via KingOneEye, here's another Beck quote that cannot be explained away as a metaphor. This is a call to arms:

"Tea parties believe in small government. We believe in returning to the principles of our Founding Fathers. We respect them. We revere them. Shoot me in the head before I stop talking about the Founders. Shoot me in the head if you try to change our government.
I will stand against you and so will millions of others. We believe in something. You in the media and most in Washington don't. The radicals that you and Washington have co-opted and brought in wearing sheep's clothing — change the pose. You will get the ends.
You've been using them? They believe in communism. They believe and have called for a revolution. You're going to have to shoot them in the head. But warning, they may shoot you.
They are dangerous because they believe. Karl Marx is their George Washington. You will never change their mind."
Got that, teabaggers?  You're going to have to shoot the commies in the head. And before you Beck apologists say to yourself, well, no one has ever taken Beck up on this proposition, here's Byron Williams, who got into a shoot-out with cops in California while on his way to kill commies.
"Beck is gonna deny everything about violent approach and deny everything about conspiracies, but he'll give you every reason to believe it. He's protecting himself, and you can't blame him for that. So, I understand what he's doing."
I'm sure plenty of other people with guns and ammo know exactly what Beck is doing, too. How many of them are out there now, cleaning their weapons, getting ready to shoot some commie in the head?

And this guy's not the only one who was inspired to commit violence by Beck.
Indeed, in each of the three examples Brock cited -- Gregory Giusti, Charles Wilson, and Byron Williams -- the incendiary and often violent rhetoric spewed by the Fox News host and elsewhere on the network was said to be a motivating factor, if not the inspiring factor, in the men's actions.
I don't think Fox will fire Beck, not as long as he gets big ratings. And what better way to get violent fucks to watch your show than to have other violent fucks out there targeting liberals and crediting him for it? There are a lot of militia types out there, and eventually another Timothy McVeigh is going to listen to Beck say some shit like this, and that will be all it takes to put him over the edge.

Mix all this in with some crazy religious bullshit, like the Rapture, and these people will really think they have nothing to lose.

1 comment:

ryanshaunkelly said...

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