Glenn Beck and Black America
Glenn Beck of Fox News has been outspoken about black America. We need to expose his views in a broader format so that others see him for what he really is.
Image via Wikipedia
Pundit Glenn Beck has continued with his assault on the African-American community and his views are, quite frankly, disturbing. The perpetual conspiracy theorist has struck with his stinging tongue. It is amazing how Beck, with his less than stellar past history, has the audacity to wield his little pointer, while he accuses others of dastardly deeds in his never ending quest to go after other cultures, peoples, ethnicity or anyone or anything else that doesn’t fit into his ideal world. He exemplifies tunnel vision in a person with limited acceptance of others.
Surely we remember Beck’s nonsensical tirades of President Barak Obama. A now famous quote from the guru of conservatism was, “He has a deep seated hatred for white people, or white culture, I don’t know what it is….this guy is, I believe, a racist.” When President Obama praised the AFL-CIO, Beck couldn’t control himself. During his Fox broadcast he stated, “What planet have I landed on? Did I slip through a worm hole in the middle of the night and this looks like America? It’s like the damn Planet of the Apes. Nothing makes sense.”
Here is an interesting snippet regarding what Glenn Beck likes. On his Twitter account he has listed as his favorite “MalevoFreedom White Nationalist message board: http://malevolent.org/forum Embrace White Culture@GlennBeck White – Pride #Beck WPWW.” In an attempt to redefine America’s history oh mighty Beck has declared, “In the Constitution, African Americans were deemed three-fifths people, because the founders wanted to end slavery and they knew if the South could count slaves as full individuals, you would never get the control to be able to abolish it.” While referencing President Obama and Universal health care Beck said, “Everything that is getting pushed through Congress, including the health care bill are transforming America, and they are all driven by President’s Obama’s thinking on one idea: reparations.” When Obama reacted quickly in promising aid to Haiti after the devastating earthquake, Beck was in rapid fire mode with his response. He said, “I also believe this is dividing the nation….to where the nation sees him react so rapidly on Haiti and yet he couldn’t react rapidly on Afghanistan.” When Keith Ellison, the very first Muslim was elected to Congress, the fierce news hound that Beck is, was beckoned to ask Congressman Ellison, “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.”
Mr. Beck was raised a Catholic. As many may know, he had an alcoholic mother who drowned herself in a bay not far from Tacoma, Washington. After marrying his first wife, Beck turned to alcohol and drugs and even though they had two children, his wife divorced him four years later. While still fighting his demons, Beck was recommended, by Senator Joe Lieberman, to attend Yale as a theology major. He lasted exactly one semester. Later he joined Alcoholics Anonymous and before his second wife would marry him she required he join the Church of Later Day Saints.
Alcoholics Anonymous has a 12 Step program that perhaps Glenn Beck needs to revisit. Step five asks that you admit to God,, yourself and other human beings the exact nature of your wrongs. Step six asks to have God remove all defects of character. Step seven asks to humbly ask Him to remove our shortcomings. Step nine is to make amends to those who have been injured. Step ten says to take a personal inventory and to promptly admit it when you are wrong. All I can say, as someone on the outside looking in, is it appears Mr. Beck still has a ton of work to do on his “program” of recovery.
I personally do not like Glenn Beck. I think he is a little man with a sickly, skewed and opinionated view of American history and conspiracies galore. I don’t know for a fact if he is a racist, but I come away with a feeling that life is either his way or the highway. That kind of thinking doesn’t sound like acceptance to me. What do you think?
Written By: Dennis L. Page
OTHER ARTICLES WRITTEN BY DENNIS L. PAGE INCLUDE: