Monday, September 14, 2009

Another History Topic Suggestion for Glenn Beck

Fox News commentator Glenn Beck opened his most recent rant against the art world with an admission: "I may be a self-educated man, but I am man who has spent a lot of time trying to do my homework." He goes on to say how he's put himself through American history classes and found some very disturbing things lurking beneath the "progressives" agenda, in particular as they are found in the arts. He thens draws parallels between the Nazis and American artists and the NEA. No, he's not doing stand up:

Beck notes how this discovery of his "should scare the living daylights out of you."

If Beck thinks that artists who accepted an invitation, fully aware that the point of the invitation was to learn how they might help spread the importance of volunteerism, is scary...I'd recommend he extend his self-study in American history to include this episode:

He should be able to see some truly scary parallels between his self-appointed task of protecting America from its homegrown artists and the actions of the Senator from Wisconsin.

UPDATE: Christopher Knight schools Beck on why he might want to start investigating himself, being the lead supporter behind a graphic with strong Communist ties. [via Tyler]

Labels: politics


Blogger tony said...

When a fool claims to be 'self-educated' it is no wonder the result is a clown.

9/14/2009 05:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Cedric Casp said...

"We are participating in history as it's being made", Lol, ok... that was a little weird.

But Beck isn't a clown, he's simply presenting a mild case of Paranoia, which is his interpretation of the events and reality that he witness being distorted by personal fabulations that his mind probably created through all the history courses that he attended.

If you see this pattern increasing, or if he start really insisting on the topic, maybe that mild Paranoia could turn into some major psychosis and the breakout would make the news headlines!

Cedric Casp

9/14/2009 06:38:00 PM  
Blogger zipthwung said...

Many "progressives" see themselves as antifacists at some level, so Glen Beck is contradicting their self image - taking the badge of protector back for the the conservative team.

As if "this guitaur kills facists" is actually a cryptofacist disguise, and woodie guthrie was just another mole headed for the global illuminati - or St. Marx bookstore, also full of crypto-facist (probably jewish), which is an interesting idea.

Where better, thinks Glen, to hide you facist (stalinist/Nazi) leanings than in an intellectual community composed of children of concentration camp survivors, labor activists, human rights defenders and so on. A community of the self hating, deluded, ignorant, oppressed!

Of course there are self-hating (pick a group), who could get together with the self hating conservatives and have a great time trying to figure out where they all stood in the political spectrum.

Maybe at a masked orgy!

And what does that smirk mean? that smug air? Is it just a way to disarm the squeamish?

9/14/2009 07:49:00 PM  
Blogger CAP said...

Beck is just the comic relief at FOX.

FOX is owned by Rupert Murdoch. Where does he come from again? What passport does he have this week? Who is he married to just now and how does this tip the rivalry between his many spoilt and selfish offspring? Does the guy ever stay in one place?

For Beck’s next lesson in ideology and iconography (or just iconology for old timers) I suggest he dig a little deeper and nearer to home.

Rupert's politics are all about dumbing-down, out-sourcing, private loyalty or slavery, and moving on when the returns dry up, the competition gets too steep or internal. Rupert is always heading for the promised land. You know that one? That's where you get to classify the natives as pests and nomads and get into serious real estate on the word of The Big Guy. Yessiree, he’ll have it all in his big black book. It’s a best seller and it’s always out of copyright. That’s the only kind of author or authority that Rupert respects. The wilderness starts with an entrepreneurial impulse and there’s money in spreading the word, going forth and multiplying. Rupert’s good at that part.

Right now Glenn’s just some bubbly stooge drunk on his own feeble speculations and smugness, swinging wildly because he’s never landed a punch, but ‘God-speed the punchline’ as we used to say. We can’t wait for the porky Beck to grow ‘curiouser and curiouser’

9/15/2009 04:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beck's optic nerve and brain have been scared away making his daylights of little value.


9/15/2009 01:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quoting an NEA official would have no impact unless said official was revealed to be engaged in unacceptable behavior And since the NEA has reacted to Glenn Beck's charge by reassigning Yosi Sargent I'd assume they too had problems. But then if Mr. Winkleman supports government propaganda via the arts community he is free to disagree.

9/18/2009 06:15:00 PM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

Or...the Obama administration is more interested in effectively moving the country forward than they are in the perpetually detrimental scoring of political points and more willing to reassign someone (feeling the country's needs are greater than one individual's career) than to give the miscreants at FOX something else to harp on endlessly about rather than actually serve their audience with, you know, NEWS.

More importantly, though, the idea that Glenn Beck has somehow stopped government propaganda via the arts community demands a whole new conceptualization of irony. No one in the country at the moment is more guilty of practicing the dark arts of nefarious manipulation through media than Mr. Beck.

9/18/2009 06:37:00 PM  

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