The video below is incontrovertible evidence that Glenn Beck is totally insane. If his family or colleagues don’t get him into an institution ASAP, they will bear the responsibility for the tragedy that is imminent. Unfortunately, they are probably too addicted to the barrels of cash his lunacy brings in and they will allow him to meltdown rather than turn off the spigot.
If you have ten minutes to spare you should watch this clip. You’ll see Beck struggling to associate Tunisia with Norway, and commies with Al Qaeda, as he bounces between various blackboards in a perverse, performance art ballet.
Beck declared that he has blackboards full of questions. But all he really had was a Colorforms Conspiracy that involved putting magnetic smiley faces, frowny faces, fires, oil rigs, and rockets, on his chalk maps and implying that there is a coordinated, global movement that was sparked by Tunisia as the Archduke Ferdinand moment. He never answered a single question. He just kept implying that everything was connected to everything else by some invisible thread that must have gotten wrapped around the logic center of his brain and is strangling the blood from it.
He asked his audience to humor him as he played the scenario out. I think that humoring him has already caused enough damage. His scenario has something to do with the little known (and less cared about) anarchist pamphlet, “The Coming Insurrection.” He somehow tied this to his musings about Egypt’s Sunnis hating Iran’s Shiites and squeezing the “dirtbag” Saudis. Beck says that every nation in the Middle East, as well as the Mediterranean, is “on fire.” In fact, he predicts that Spain, France, Germany, and Italy will become a Muslim Caliphate. Additional predictions have China taking over Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Australia, and Russia dominating Scandinavia. And his proof for all of this is that he was able to draw it on a blackboard, so that settles it.
[Factoid] Beck cited the Corruption Perceptions Index to note that Egypt placed 98th out of 178 countries. He didn’t bother to mention that the United States was 22nd. Scandinavia, that bastion of socialism, dominated the top ten with Denmark coming in first.
Later, on the O’Reilly Factor, Beck argued that the U.S. should try something we haven’t tried before: remaining neutral (which, of course, isn’t true). He supported his argument by agreeing with O’Reilly that neutrality had disastrous results when attempted during WWII (or WWI, Beck kept getting confused). So in one step he contradicted himself on whether neutrality had ever been used before and conceded that it didn’t work. But he never wavered from his original opinion that now lays shattered on the studio floor.
Beck has promised that this whole week will be devoted to Egypt and the global implosion he says is coming. I can’t imagine where his dementia will take us next. But I really feel sorry for those viewers who buy this nonsense. And let us not forget that it is Rupert Murdoch who is ultimately responsible for advancing the cause of stupidity in America.