Glenn Beck is an Idiot. (Profile on Faux News Faux Political TV Stars. First of a Series.)
Posted by Enkill_Eridos on August 28, 2010
I really didn’t have a catchier title for this post. But the title kinda tells you the whole point of what I am about to write. So whether or not you read on (I really wish you would.) you will still get the point of this post, just not the why I think this way. If you want to know why I think Glenn Beck is an idiot read on.
Note: Do not comment on the fact he is a Mormon. It is not a point that is actually relevant to the reason why I think he’s an idiot. I do not think all Mormons are idiots just Glenn Beck, and the mindless sheep that follow him.
Watch or listen to the following.
Okay his opening statement, for one I have a problem with. The whole scar of slavery, on the republic. Should we feel bad for the evils of our ancestors? I don’t think so, I don’t think we should even think we should carry any guilt over slavery. What we should carry guilt for is what happens now. I see groups like the Klu Klux Klan, Aryan Brotherhood and other racist groups as terrorist organizations. For those who have never seen first hand the reasons why they are terrorists, everyone who was born before the year 2000 should know the horrible things these different groups have done to American citizens. Just because of the color of their skin, and yes racism comes in all colors. But the only guilt caucasian people should feel is not the outcry to treat these groups like the terrorists they really are. I do like his rant about everyone finding their own views.
This being said, slavery existed long before Glenn Beck said it happened. In fact the first African Slaves came to America around the Winyah Bay area of South Carolina. These slaves were part of the San Miguel de Gualdape colony. This colony was founded by Spanish explorer Lucas Vasques de Ayllon. That colony failed, the slaves revolted killed their masters and presumably went to live with the Native Americans. Slavery has existed in the world since the dawn of civilization. The Egyptian cities and pyramids were not built by Aliens, but by Hebrew slaves. That’s right the first slaves in recorded history built the cities of Egypt and their blood, bones, sweat and tears built many of the pyramids. The cities of the Summerian Empire also owned slaves. The most likely slaves of the Summerian Empire were pale skinned. Or as the narrow-minded say white. In fact, if you could trace your histories back as far as the Roman Empire, there’s a chance one of your ancestors was a slave of the Republic of Rome. The African Slave trade was the next slavery system. A nice little fact, most European countries were involved in some kind of slave trade. Indentured Servants was different, they were different because the Indentured Servants went into a contract, usually the poor farmer who wanted to travel to another country and own land after a period of time. This stuff was going on for thousands of years before the American Colonies were established. Now there wasn’t an open slave market in the colonies for some time, but I am sure some of the richer explorers had slaves. The colonists even made some Native Americans slaves. So right there Glenn Beck is wrong. Slavery has never been about race. Very notably there were many instances where opposing tribes and even family members sold these people into Slavery. Slavery has always been about domination, either you submit and be a slave or servant. Or die, and this is how it was since the beginning of time. The conquered peoples of an opposing tribe (during the transition from nomadic groups of hunter-gatherers to living in an area permanently.) city and later country were usually enslaved. This happened until the world started to truly become civilized. I believe civilization truly did not start until the world turned slavery into a crime, not a form of gauging social status. I mean we had a form of civilization before then, but humans really haven’t started to act civilized until the world decided that officially conquring countries is no longer acceptable. The funny thing is that humanity didn’t decide this until the end of World War II, with the creation of the UN. I got a little ahead in the timeline a bit but still getting back on track.
Okay I don’t have a creepy board of randomness to post things…So I can’t show you all the ways Glenn Beck has been wrong. I do not understand how people take this insane bunch of rambling seriously. I am on part two now for those who didn’t watch the clips the first five minutes talks about how the government encouraged slavery. But we must remember we are talking about a time when your social status was based on how many slaves you could afford to own. Not only the government was to blame for this either. Did anyone else notice how he quickly blamed the government, yet he is opposed to the government putting stricter regulations on big corporations. The textile corporations and the tobacco corporations were the two that actually benefited most from slave labor. One could speculate that these different corporations may have paid off members in the government, to sanction such actions. It isn’t too far out in left field considering it corporations pay off politicians now to sway votes on different issues. His collusion theory is nonsense because all of those things are big parts of most American’s lives. Now at the second video at 11:42 he is claiming that Charles Darwin is a different type of racist. He then goes to another topic about the Indian Removal Act. He did this to make Democrats seem like hypocrites. But of course the Republican Party was not always synonymous with greed, and the wealthy. He says not complete history you have to fill in the blanks on your own..But there’s things in history that happened that is very important that effected the things he said. So it didn’t happen as he said it. But of course, another Fox News TV Personality. But of course Glenn Beck starts to bash science and government. But makes Commerce and Religion seem like they go hand in hand. Even though Science and Religion mixes a lot better than Commerce or Government. No party is perfect, I actually believe the party system is not a valid system we should be following in the 21st century. I mean there are other candidates in other parties that would have done better than the two major parties. That is IF the democrats and republicans would have allowed that. Nothing is going to change in government if we keep the party system as it is. The party system has stunted American social and political growth since the 1960’s. (Nixon was one of the most corrupt presidents of our age. The Republican Party is as it is now because of Nixon.) I am not going to comment on the rest of his idiocy. It is just like watching a Micheal Moore mockumentry. It’s one sided and full of crap. The reason why he is an idiot is partly the collusion thing. If you don’t think that theory doesn’t sound like a nut job conspiracy theory here’s the definition of collusion.
Collusion is an agreement, sometimes illegal and therefore secretive, which occurs between two or more persons to limit open competition by deceiving, misleading, or defrauding others of their legal rights, or to obtain an objective forbidden by law typically by defrauding or gaining an unfair advantage. It is an agreement among firms to divide the market, set prices, or limit production.  It can involve “wage fixing, kickbacks, or misrepresenting the independence of the relationship between the colluding parties.” In legal terms, all acts effected by collusion are considered void.
Glenn Beck obviously doesn’t know what the word Collusion means. If he does then he is saying that slavery happened because leaders in Government as well as the religious, scientific, and corporate areas of the society at the time got into a secret meeting and agreed that America should start buying slaves. But that didn’t happen, it is so left field Illuminati type Consipracy Crap that is only based in a minimal amount of proof. The thing is it would have had to be a huge global conspiracy, one that would have been very difficult to manage and highly unlikely. Since it would require that all of the worlds government, business, religious, and scientific leaders to quietly get together and all agree on the same issue. In reality that did not happen. Glenn Becks theory sounds intelligent, but it really is not. Much like any of Micheal Moore’s films. Glenn Beck doesn’t show the entire story. He had time to briefly tell you the way of social thinking of the time. But he did not. The second reason why he is an idiot is, he claimed that he was going to “take back” the Civil Rights movement. Really Mr. Beck? Who exactly owns the Civil Rights movement? Mr. Beck would like you to believe that it is the “minorities.” . Much like how some people claim the “white man” is keeping the “minorities” down. This is all crap, the Civil Rights movement cannot be owned by any one ethnic background, creed, or lifestyle. The people that started the Civil Rights Movement came from all ethnic backgrounds, genders, and lifestyles. I would also like to add the Republican Party did not start with Lincon. It actually started with Thomas Jefferson.
“The Democratic-Republican Party, or Jeffersonian Republican Party is the name historians use for the American political partyfounded in 1792 by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Members usually called themselves “Republicans.” It was formed to oppose the programs of the Federalist Party led by Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton. The Jeffersonians were deeply committed to the principles of republicanism, which they feared were threatened by the monarchical tendencies of the Federalists. Republicans favored France over Britain in the wars then raging in Europe, and opposed a national bank. Favoring yeomen farmers and planters in the South, as opposed to the bankers and businessmen of the urban Northeast, the Jeffersonians came to power with the election of Jefferson in 1800 and 1804, and Madison in 1808 and 1812. The Federalists faded away, and the Jeffersonians, despite internal divisions, dominated the First Party System until partisanship withered away after 1816.”
The second incarnation was
The National Republicans were a political party in the United States. The party, and its precursor factions of Adams supporters andAnti-Jacksonian politicians, existed from approximately 1825–1833.
Before the elevation of John Quincy Adams to the presidency in 1825, the Democratic-Republican Party, which had been the only truly national American political party for over a decade, began to dissolve, losing its infrastructure and identity. Its caucuses no longer met to select candidates because now they had separate interests. After the Election of 1824, factions developed in support of Adams and in support of Andrew Jackson. Adams politicians, including most ex-Federalists (such as Daniel Webster and even Adams himself), would gradually evolve into the National Republican party, and those politicians that supported Jackson would later help form the modern Democratic Party.
The ad-hoc coalition that supported John Quincy Adams fell apart after his defeat for reelection in 1828. The main opposition to Jackson, the new president, was the National Republican Party, or Anti-Jacksonians created and run by Henry Clay. It shared the same nationalistic outlook as the Adamsites, and wanted to use national resources to build a strong economy. Its platform was Clay’sAmerican System of nationally financed internal improvements and a protective tariff, which would promote faster economic development. More important, by binding together the diverse interests of the different regions, the party intended to promote national unity and harmony. The National Republicans saw the Union as a corporate, organic whole. Hence the rank and file idealized Clay for his comprehensive perspective on the national interest.
The American Republican Party was a minor nativist political organization that was launched in New York in June 1843, largely as a protest against immigrant voters and officeholders. In 1844, it carried municipal elections in New York City and Philadelphia and expanded so rapidly that by July, 1845, a national convention was called. This convention changed the name to the Native American Party and drafted a legislative program calling for a twenty-one-year period preceding naturalization and other sweeping reforms in the immigration policy. Failure to force congressional action on these proposals, combined with the growing national interest in the Mexican problem before the Mexican-American War, led to the party’s rapid decline.
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the Grand Old Party or the GOP, despite being the younger of the two major parties. The party’s platform is generally considered right of center in the U.S. political spectrum.
These things can be listed as seperate, but really we can see the different incarnations of the party. Now all of a sudden the Republican Party makes sense as to where some of the Parties ideals comes from.
Honestly though, think about it. Glenn Beck’s ultimate goal is to turn something that should be shared into something controlled by a political entity for political gain. This is what I think it boils down to.
Two things to leave you all with.
Do we see any difference? Both are lies.