Saturday, November 28, 2009

NO Free Speech Zone at Palin Book Signing & Mary Walsh & Glenn Beck " Obama =Pharaoh: Twisted View of The Exodus"

Update : 11:26 AM & 2:13PM

NO Free Speech Zone at Palin Book Signing

"Palin Tricked By Comedian Again, Says Canada Should Drop Public Health Care" First Posted: 11-26-09 via Huffington Post

At a recent stop on her "Going Rogue" book tour, Sarah Palin told Canadian comedian Mary Walsh that Canada should get rid of its public health care system.

Walsh is the co-creator and star of This Hour Has 22 Minutes -- a nightly news parody show in the same vein as The Daily Show -- and she arrived in character, as the conservative Marg Delahunty, to the Borders where Palin (the "Alaskan Aphrodite") was signing books.

"I just wanted to ask you if you have any words of encouragement for Canadian conservatives who have worked so hard to try to diminish the kind of socialized medicine we have up there." Walsh shouted to Palin as she approached the table.

Palin's handlers tried to help her by ushering Walsh out of the Borders, but Palin could not be deterred. When Palin left the signing, Walsh caught up with her in the parking lot, where Palin suggested that Canada should get rid of its public health care system. "Keep the faith" Palin said, "because common sense conservatism can be plugged in there in Canada too. In fact, Canada needs to reform its health care system and let the private sector take over some of what the government has absorbed."

Raw Story points out that it is unlikely this plan will go over well among Canadians -- even among conservatives.

A recent study found that 90 percent of Canadians support universal, single-payer health care. A poll taken last summer shows 82 percent of Canadians believe their health care system to be better than the US's, despite constant grumbling about waiting times for treatment of non-life-threatening conditions.

This is Palin's second brush with Canadian comedians. Last November a comedian from Montreal convinced the former governor she was speaking with French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Later, Walsh remarked to the Canadian Press that "It was great fun, but also very strange."

Walsh said, she found it equally bizarre that no one was allowed to ask Palin any questions at the book-signing....

"We're in a bookstore, at a public event, in a place one would think was a bastion of free speech. And no one was allowed to ask questions. What are they afraid of?"

Glenn Beck in his newest rant argues that all Americans are descendants of the Israelites who left Egypt during the so called Exodus. Does he really mean all Americans including Muslim Americans , Asian Americans, hispanic Americans and native Americans ? Or does Glenn Beck mean only those descendant from the Europeans ? Does Glenn Beck just mean all Christian and Jewisn Americans?
Or is Glenn Beck actually referring to the history of ideas and that Western Civilization can trace its roots as in its world view and its laws back to Mount Sinai.
After stating that "we left the Pharaoh," Beck says of Washington Monument: "Just like in Egypt. Isn't that strange?"
November 25, 2009

Glenn Beck claims we all came from Egypt. The exodus is all about freedom. He appears to be arguing that all "Real Americans" or all Americans are descendants of the Israelites who left Egypt in the biblical exodus.

In his anology is Obama the evil Pharaoh and is Glenn Beck Moses since he is able to see things more clearly he seems to have had an epiphany a vision or two five nights of the week

There are many things wrong with his thesis. Besides the fact that there is little or no proof outside the Bible that such an exodus from Egypt took place .
Beck's belief in the Exodus from Egypt is based upon faith and that the belief that the Bible is to be taken as being literally true.

Beck also skips over a major part of this story of the Exodus which is that of Moses miraculous escape from Egyptian assassins who were ordered to kill all the first born male children.

Next we are told that the Egyptian princess takes on Moses as her own as she retrieves him from a basket floating in the bull-rushes. Moses then becomes a greatleader but gets tossed out of Egypt. While in excile has visions talks to God or angels returns to Egypt to free the Israelites. If Moses was so just why didn't he ask for the release of all of those who were unjustly held as slaves in Egypt-why just the Israelites.
Next we have to accept that Moses with the help of the God of the Israelites brought about the ten plagues to convince Pharaoh to release the Israelites.

Anyway at some point the Israelites reach Mount Sinai and God gives Moses the Ten Commandments and the rest of the law. For all we know if Moses actually existed he might have been mentally ill , having seizures, delusions of grandeur, and auditory and visual hallucinations.

The Israelites after years of wandering enter the Promised Land and there they slaughtered the inhabitants of villages, towns and cities without any mercy. Because we are told the God of the Israelites is a jealous and revengeful God.
At this point in the story God does not claim to be the one and only God but rather the highest God or at least The God of the Israelites and that the Israelites should pray to this God and to stop worshiping other Gods. By the end of the old testament God/Jahweh sounds less like a vengeful warrior God and now presents himself as the only existent God.

So is Glenn Beck talking about the Israelites as any who who adhered to the faith of the Israelites or is he making claims about race. And is he suggesting that Islam represents a different religion one which by definition is inferior to Judaism and Christianity. But Muhammad believed that he was just another prophet in a long line of Biblical Prophets going back to Abraham and Noah . Muhammad believed he was adding a new revelation from the Judaic /Christian God whom he referred to as Allah. Muslims were taught by Muhammad that there would be no compulsion in matters of religion.
Part of the problem becomes which is the final message from God is it that delivered to Moses on Mt. Sinai or that of Jesus of Nazareth preaching the Beatitudes in "The Sermon on the Mount" or was the book of the Prophets opened once again so that a new prophet Muhammad as "The Messenger of God" under God's command could deliver a new message or to add to these previous messages.

So is the Quran a further elaboration of God's word and his laws or does it cancel out all that went before in the teachings of Judaism and Christianity.Muhammad claimed this new revelation was part of the continuing narrative of God revealing himself and his law to man.

If the Book Of Mormon LDS is defended by Glenn Beck as being another additional book to be added to the Bible or as an extentsion of the Bible why couldn't the Quran be accepted as an extension of the Bible

as one of the commentators on the post at media Matters poses the question

by 3amnoise (November 25, 2009 6:09 pm ET)
He's just trying to put as much biblical, apocalyptic imagery into his rants as he can. It riles up "the base". Also, you are not a Jew. You can not suddenly claim their heritage as your own.

On another note, if this the New Egypt...well, then FLEE M'Fer! If you are the Jewish slaves and America is Egypt, take your flock and FLEE! Get out of here!

So if his analogy is correct then the "True Christians " like Glenn Beck are not truly free but are oppressed and treated like second class citizens or as slaves.
So should these American Christians and Jews instead of battling with the Non-Christians try to create a separate nation of their own. For instance since they are anti-diversity, anti-multiculturalism, anti-tolerance they could negotiate to have a tract of land for instance a couple of states in the Midwest or North West turned over to them so they could live as they please and no longer be an irritant to the rest of American society.

By moving to such an area these Evangelical Christian Fundamentalists and Jewish counterparts could then be in total control rather than having to make compromises with those who are not of the Judeo-Christian tradition. In such a place they could make the laws reflect God's Law as found in the Old and New Testament.
where they can indulge in their intolerance of all other faiths and all those who do not tow the Christian Party-Line . Beck and others in such a place could also adhere to their racist views without being forced to justify them.

Is he assuming that the story of Noah and the "Tower of Babel" and the exodus prove Go to be a racist who views the Israelites as the superior race .
And what about all the people who were not part of the Exodus from Egypt are they all lost unsaved souls for all time.
anyway the comparison of Obama to the Pharaoh in this case King Tut has been made by a host of people. Even Obama recognized the resemblance as we see in this video.

Antiquities expert says Pres. Obama looks like King Tut. CNN's Jeanne Moos sets her sights on Presidential sightseeing. June 5, 2009

Beck: "We are stomping all over the Pilgrims this holiday"
November 25, 2009

Glenn Beck glosses over the fact that the Pilgrims would not have survived except for the help they received from the Native Americans. The Native Americans supplied these newly arrived Europeans with food and materials. The Natives taught the Pilgrims how to grow various crops corn, tobacco etc. The native Americans on the east coast made their living through farming, hunting and fishing. They lived in large settlements and towns.

and so it goes,

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