Friday, March 13, 2009

Beck: People ‘Pushed To The Wall’ By ‘Political Correctness’ Launch Spree Killings

Matthew Yglesias on Glenn Beck

There was a remarkable segment on Glen Beck’s show yesterday, thankfully captured by Matt Corley in which Beck was basically outlining his view that the reason you see spree killings like the one in Alabama is that conservatives are so deranged, and so racist, that when people point out that they’re being racist they can’t help but fly into a psychotic rage and commit multiple murders. Really:

BECK: But as I’m listening to him. I’m thinking about the American people that feel disenfranchised right now. That feel like nobody’s hearing their voice. The government isn’t hearing their voice. Even if you call, they don’t listen to you on both sides. If you’re a conservative, you’re called a racist. You want to starve children.


BECK: Yada yada yada. And every time they do speak out, they’re shut down by political correctness. How do you not have those people turn into that guy?

O’REILLY: Well, look, nobody, even if they’re frustrated, is going to hurt another human being unless they’re mentally ill. I think.

BECK: I think pushed to the wall, you don’t think people get pushed to the wall?

See it here:

Combine this with Beck's earlier thoughts on the looming apocalypse and the worst case scenarios that may result--like anarchy in America, for which many Beck type crazies are already planning, apparently--and we have a pretty good case that Beck himself is calling out--& perhaps begging--for help and intervention.

How long before Mr. Beck himself feels "pushed to the wall," and creates his own self-prophesied tragedy, incites someone else to do so with these nutty lowbrow rantings, like fellow wingnut Bernie Goldberg did in TN, or starts his own little right-wing terrorist militia compound deep in the woods, readying he and his followers for the coming anarchic (if not post-apocalyptic) America?

Related discussions on Beck's unique understanding of spree killers and killing here.
More on Beck's Worst Case Scenarios here.


Anonymous said...

Yes, if I was a member of Beck's family, I would be a little nervous. That "look into my crazy eyes" segment alone would do it.

Jack said...

Well Said Bill, "Fight the Good Fight".

repsac3 said...

Thankfully, DLB, I don't even know the segment to which you refer... I've never seen the guy in action for more than a minute or two at a time. (CNN Headline News in general seems to be their take on appealing to the FoxNews / tabloid crazies, and now that Beck's moved from the imitation to the real thing, I have even less of a reason to bother with him... If we're lucky, they'll scoop up Nancy Grace too, and CNN's ugly stepsister can go (or go back to) offering real news, for a change.)

I'm all for fighting the good fight, Jack... ...but I seldom think Bill would know a good fight if it hit him in the ass. I did appreciate his trying to talk this nutball Beck down, though... As many people have said elsewhere, when Bill O'Reilly sounds like the voice of reason in the conversation, whoever he's talking to better seek help fast.