Saturday, August 28, 2010

Martin Luther King Jr. (or how Glenn Beck continues to make an ass out of himself.)

What MLK said:

What Glenn Beck said:

1. "This president I think has exposed himself over and over again as a guy who has a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture....I'm not saying he doesn't like white people, I'm saying he has a problem. This guy is, I believe, a racist." –on President Obama, sparking an advertiser exodus from his FOX News show, July 28, 2009 (Source)

2. "I'm thinking about killing Michael Moore, and I'm wondering if I could kill him myself, or if I would need to hire somebody to do it. ... No, I think I could. I think he could be looking me in the eye, you know, and I could just be choking the life out. Is this wrong? I stopped wearing my What Would Jesus -- band -- Do, and I've lost all sense of right and wrong now. I used to be able to say, 'Yeah, I'd kill Michael Moore,' and then I'd see the little band: What Would Jesus Do? And then I'd realize, 'Oh, you wouldn't kill Michael Moore. Or at least you wouldn't choke him to death.' And you know, well, I'm not sure." –responding to the question "What would people do for $50 million?", "The Glenn Beck Program," May 17, 2005 (Source)

3. "When I see a 9/11 victim family on television, or whatever, I'm just like, 'Oh shut up' I'm so sick of them because they're always complaining." –"The Glenn Beck Program," Sept. 9, 2005 (Source)

4. "The only [Katrina victims] we're seeing on television are the scumbags." –"The Glenn Beck Program," Sept. 9, 2005 (Source)

5. "I think there is a handful of people who hate America. Unfortunately for them, a lot of them are losing their homes in a forest fire today." –on why people who lost their homes in forest fires in California had it coming, "The Glenn Beck Program," Oct. 22, 2007 (Source)

6. "I have been nervous about this interview with you because what I feel like saying is, 'Sir, prove to me that you are not working with our enemies. ... And I know you're not. I'm not accusing you of being an enemy, but that's the way I feel, and I think a lot of Americans will feel that way." –interviewing Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), the first Muslim U.S. congressman, Glen Beck's show on CNN's Headline News, Nov. 14, 2006 (Source)

7. "Al Gore's not going to be rounding up Jews and exterminating them. It is the same tactic, however. The goal is different. The goal is globalization...And you must silence all dissenting voices. That's what Hitler did. That's what Al Gore, the U.N., and everybody on the global warming bandwagon [are doing]." –"The Glenn Beck Program," May 1, 2007 (Source)

8. "So here you have Barack Obama going in and spending the money on embryonic stem cell research. ... Eugenics. In case you don't know what Eugenics led us to: the Final Solution. A master race! A perfect person. ... The stuff that we are facing is absolutely frightening." –"The Glenn Beck Program," March 9, 2009 (Source)

9. "You have the artwork of Mussolini there, here in New York at Rockefeller Plaza." –analyzing the artwork decorating Rockefeller Plaza, which he said contained a hammer and sickle, Glenn Beck show on FOX News Channel, Sept. 2, 2009 (Source)

10. "O-L-I-G-A-R-H-Y." –misspelling "oligarchy" on his chalk board while claiming he had deciphered a secret code that he said was proof President Obama was trying to create an "Oligarhy," Aug. 27, 2009, Glenn Beck show on FOX News Channel (Source)

What I say:

Today is the anniversary of Martin Luther King's outstanding "I have a dream" speech. And today, that moron Glenn Beck is holding a rally at the same spot where MLK spoke his words.

Hey, Glennie boy..guess ain't no Martin. But unlike you, I believe you have the right to say what you choose to say. It's just too bad you don't know enough to keep your self serving mouth shut.

I know today is your special day in the sun, Glenn Beck, but I wish you could take a few minutes to come in here and discuss your beliefs with me. Or better yet, we could set up a day and time for you to come to my house for dinner, tho I can promise you, when my big mouth confronts your big mouth, you won't have much of an appetite left. I want to know what satisfaction you get out of your scare tactics that, as far as I can tell, lie unfounded.

Your rally will be remembered as just another self serving and dividing farce. However, this day will be far better remembered, for all of eternity, as the day that Martin Luther King Jr told us all what can be seen when people have the daring to look from the top of the mountain.




  1. All humans are self-serving (yes, that includes both the showman G. Beck and the philanderer M.L. King). Yet, though "all have sinned", let's never forget that God calls us to serve something greater than ourselves. And may we never mock those who like both King and Beck call us to repentance.

  2. interesting...

    I think the question is would you like to live someplace where you cannot open your mouth to say these things... not if you should but as long as you keep it at a low tone you can... You have to love a country that does not throw you in prison for this even though somethimes they should....


  3. I can't handle Glenn Beck. I wonder if maybe the country hasn't gone stark rving mad.

    I can not believe the whole cousin to Glenn Beck...the Tea Baggers. Really it's absolutely scary and hate-filled times...

  4. You know, because you did this, he won. You gave him your time- and we all, in turn, gave him time as well. He's nuts- if people ignored him, then he would just be a nut, instead of a nut with some power.
    I sat in a Burger King one day and listened to him talk about the "good ol' days" of slavery and propose to enslave the Mexican people, and then further said that if we never taught them English we could keep them subservient forever. I vowed then and there that he would be censored out of my life.
    Yes, everyone is entitled to their opinion...I'm also entitled to completely ignore it.

  5. No he didn't win because I wrote this. These kinds of folks win when they are ignored. Whats the old adage? Those who do nothing are part of the the problem? Or something like that.
    it amazes me how many people especially here in the south agree with him. I can't understand that. Yes they have the right to do that but I think Beck plays on peoples fears..I KNOW he does..and that is a very dangerous thing.

  6. I just finished watching the whole three-hour "Restoring Honor" program. You needn't fear a messiah that draws a mere 500,000 people -- I suspect Beck will implode. It's the guy who had only twelve followers who's the real threat to this world.


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