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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Glenn Beck; A Hybrid Of Ernst Rohm, Josef Goebbels

Glenn Beck continues to be an irresponsible and hateful force in order to scare the paranoid masses of the right. Beck is among those who alternately throws out labels of “fascist” or “socialist” at those he hates.
When Beck spoke at the recent CPAC in Washington, DC, he stoked the fires of the gathered tea baggers with some of the most hateful invective heard lately. He seems to be calling for an American pogrom against those he considers not to be among the “real” Americans, ala Sarah Palin.
Beck, the perennial buffoon, had his familiar chalkboard and while scratching upon it and sputtering hate he described progressivism,
"This is the disease," he said. "Progressivism is the cancer in America and it's eating our Constitution, and it was designed to eat the Constitution, to progress past the Constitution."
According to Beck the only difference between a communist and a progressive is that communists seize power through revolution and progressives through evolution.
"We don't want to evolve. It's big government. It's a socialist utopia. We need to address it as if it is a cancer. It must be cut out of the system because they can not coexist. … You must eradicate it," Beck told the cheering crowd of so called conservatives.
It is common, and a bit tiresome, to make comparisons to Nazis and communists with modern political parties, groups or politicians but it is unavoidable with Glenn Beck. Beck is much like a combination of Ernst Rohm, the head of the SA, Hitler’s Brown Shirts and Josef Goebbels, the Nazi minister of propaganda.
The SA were basically a group of thugs Hitler used in the early 30’s as the Nazis intimidated their way to power. When their usefulness was done Hitler had Rohm killed and the SA was eliminated.
Here is what Wikipedia says about Goebbels.
Goebbels used modern propaganda techniques to psychologically prepare the German people for aggressive war and the annihilation of civilian populations. Among other propaganda devices, he accused many of Germany's ethnic and national minorities (such as the Poles, the Jews, the French) of trying to destroy Germany, claiming that Germany's belligerent actions were taken in self-defense.
"That propaganda is good which leads to success, and that is bad which fails to achieve the desired result," he wrote. "It is not propaganda’s task to be intelligent, its task is to lead to success."[
He openly acknowledged that he was exploiting the lowest instincts of the German people – racism, xenophobia, class envy and insecurity. He could, he said, play the popular will like a piano, leading the masses wherever he wanted them to go. "He drove his listeners into ecstasy, making them stand up, sing songs, raise their arms, repeat oaths – and he did it, not through the passionate inspiration of the moment, but as the result of sober psychological calculation."[21]


At 1:25 PM , Blogger Rich Krueger said...

You are entirely correct in your analysis. Join my Facebook group "Can you tell the difference between Glenn Beck & Joseph Goebbels? I can't."


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