Sunday, June 13, 2010

Glenn Beck Promotes Pro-Nazi Racist Book & Church Makes Rape Victim Apologize US Citizens Should Pay For Spill

Glenn Beck holding Elizabeth Dilling's
The Red Network

Via Media Matters, June 4, 2010

On his radio show ... Glenn Beck heralded and promoted the work of Nazi sympathizer Elizabeth Dilling, who spoke at rallies hosted by the leading American Nazi group and praised Hitler. Today, Dilling is heralded by white supremacists and White Aryans who revere her "fearless" work against Jewish people.

Professor Glen Jeansonne and writer David Luhrssen note in the encyclopedia Women and War that Dilling wasn't only anti-Semitic, but a sympathizer and supporter of the Nazis and Hitler:

When World War II began in 1939, Dilling was part of the national network of anti-Semitics, anti-Communists, and Nazi sympathizers such as Father Charles Coughlin, Reverend Gerald L. K. Smith, Reverend Gerald Winrod, and William Dudley Pelley. Material generated by Nazi organizations in Germany to inspire race hated and exploit dissatisfaction in the United States found its way into Dilling's publications. She spoke at rallies hosted by the leading U.S. Nazi organization, the German-American Bund, and had traveled to Germany, pronouncing the country as flourishing under Hitler.

Dilling called for appeasing Germany; she blamed the war on Jews and Communists and accused the Roosevelt administration of being controlled by Jewish Communists. ... After Pearl Harbor, Dilling resisted wartime rationing and denounced the Allies.
Above quote from article at Media Matters June 6, 2010

Glenn Beck Praises pro-Nazi, anti-Semite. Oops!!! - Countdown

First a couple of quotes detailing the Agenda of the Religious Right

"In winning a nation to the gospel, the sword as well as the pen must be used."
R.J. Rushdooney-Founder Of American Christian Reconstructionism

"I want you to just let a wave of intolerance wash over you.I want you to let a wave of hatred wash over you. Yes, hate is good ... Our goal is a Christian nation. We have a biblical duty, we are called by God to conquer this country. We don'twant equal time. We don't want pluralism."

[TheNews-Sentinel (Fort Wayne, Indiana), August 16, 1993]RANDALL TERRY (Founder of Operation Rescue )

"So let us be blunt about it: we must use the doctrine of religious liberty to gain independence for Christian schools until we train up a generation of people who know that there is no religious neutrality, no neutral law, no neutral education, and no neutral civil government. Then they will get busy in constructing a Bible-based social, political and religious order which finally denies the religious liberty of the enemies of God."

Gary North ( Christian Reconstructionist)

Christian Taliban Loony Church of the week

Talk about Family Values
The religious Right's notion of Family Values is that in a traditional Judeo-Christian family the husband is to rule over his family and his decisions are done in compliance with God's Law.
The children and his wife have few if any rights.
For instance they encourage men to not beat but to spank their wives and children when they disobey.
The wife and children must also accept the faith of the Father -
They are to be chastised or kept housebound if they continue to deny Jesus
or they can simply be kicked out of their homes for disobeying.
and in essence are shunned from the community of true believers.
The Pastor of their church has dominion over the Father and the Family.

Christian Love not so much-
TYT:Girl Forced To Apologize By Church After Rape
Ana Kasparian commentary on Christian Church blaming 15 year old rape victim & make her apologize

Trinity Baptist Church & pastor Phelps

Wacky American Conservative Suggestion of the week
The suggestion that Americas citizens should pay for BPs oil spill is similar to the above story -in both the victim is blamed for the criminal and immoral acts of others.

Chamber Of Commerce Says Taxpayers Should Help Pay For BP Spill Cleanup; GOP Leader Agrees, Then Recants Huffington Post June 10, 2010

Hey there, Americans! I'm sure, by now, many of you have had some time to reflect on the massive, unfolding Deepwater Horizon oil disaster and thought to yourselves, "My, that really is a terrible, apocalyptic cock-up!" But have you gone so far as to think to yourself, "My, that really is a terrible, apocalyptic cock-up, the costs of which I should logically be burdened with, because I am responsible for everything that happened?" No? Well, you should maybe start thinking that way, because the U.S. Chamber of Commerce thinks you should!

You know, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce typically doesn't put itself out there as a big fan of socialism. But that all changes when we're talking about risk and liability. In those cases, they love socialism to death! And that's basically how Chamber President Tom Donohue is framing his call to put a greater share of the oil spill price tag on you and me:

"It is generally not the practice of this country to change the laws after the game," said Tom Donohue, the president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. ". . . Everybody is going to contribute to this clean up. We are all going to have to do it. We are going to have to get the money from the government and from the companies and we will figure out a way to do that."

Yes, now is the time for America to come together and demonstrate some communitarian pluck in response to the time that all of us collectively decided that BP should cut corners, blow up their oil rig, and cause a massive disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

House Minority Leader John Boehner cosigns this call for collective responsibility:

In response to a question from TPMDC, House Minority Leader John Boehner said he believes taxpayers should help pick up the tab for the clean up.

"I think the people responsible in the oil spill--BP and the federal government--should take full responsibility for what's happening there," Boehner said at his weekly press conference this morning.

That's from TPM's Brian Beutler, who very helpfully points out that this is one of those times when the words "federal government" is used as a euphemism for "American taxpayers."

and last but not least Glenn Beck promotes Pro-Nazi book will his devoted followers purchase the book???

Beck's motives unclear but effects of his lunacy are what matters. He has millions of followers who can't see through his showmanship ; his media act and believe everything he says. Beck's little history lessons for example are twisted versions of historical events. It is through the prism of these twisted versions of history which are then applied to current events.

If Israel was a weak struggling nation in 1948 then it still is . This ignores Israel's military achievements and its stockpile of 2000 Nuclear weapons .

Glenn Beck Plugs Book ‘Rife with Anti-Semitism and Racism’; Is He Getting Crazier? by joshua Holland Via June 8, 2010

Is Glenn Beck a terrifying lunatic clown, whose historical revisionism only serves to support his twisted brand of populism, or is he a whip-smart self-promotional genius in it for the bucks?

They’re not mutually exclusive. Here’s an interesting passage from Dave Weigel’s interview of Alexander Zaitchik, who wrote the book on Beck

Zaitchik :
His main motivations are, and have always been, money and fame. If Beck has a true religion, it’s not Patriotism. It’s not Mormonism. It’s cross-platform self-marketing.

The one constant in his life has been enormous ambition. His business and brand will never be big or successful enough—hence the new projects never stop coming. But I don’t think Beck’s self-image as a businessman is at odds with his beliefs about religion and politics. He doesn’t know enough about the world to understand why his grand-unified theory of a 100-year progressive plot is a laughingstock outside of his own TV and radio studios. I think he actually believes God wants him to make all this money and fight dirty for right wing causes. Does he really believe God is speaking to and through him? I don’t know. But in one of his books, he describes Heaven as a place where everybody “can make as much money as they want,” and he does believe that God basically wrote the Constitution in 1787.

The mistake Beck’s critics often make is to say, “Okay, so if his main self-identity is as a media and entertainment mogul, then everything else is just an act.” There’s no need to choose just one door. On his worldview’s own terms, there’s no contradiction between his enormous success, his entertainment toolbox, and his bat-in-the-bell tower politics. What’s shocking to me is how completely his fans swallow the “selfless patriot” act. It’s like they’re deaf and blind to the way his tearful civic-activist shtick feeds directly into the business, indeed is the business. What’s happening, I think, is that Beck thinks God approves of his manipulations, and his fans are willing to suspend their disbelief and give him a pass because, they too, think Beck is ultimately doing God’s work. The whole thing is arguably the most elaborate Kabuki theater on view on the right today.

Glenn Beck promoted The Red Network: A “Who’s Who” and Handbook of Radicalism for Patriots, stating that the book is “from people who were doing what we’re doing now. We now are documenting who all of these people are.” However, the book’s author, Elizabeth Dilling, was a virulent anti-Semite, and The Red Network itself contains numerous passages that espouse anti-Semitism and racism.

The Red Network is rife with racism, anti-Semitism, and religious bigotry

“Un-Christianized” “colored people” are “savages” who owe success to Christian whites. As part of a chapter alleging communist and socialist infiltration of religious institutions, Dilling wrote:

The colored people are a sincerely religious race. As long as they stayed in Africa un-Christianized, they remained, as did pagan white men, savages. Their pagan brothers in Africa today are savages, while in a comparatively few years, under the opportunities of the American government and the inspiration of Christianity, the American Negroes have acquired professions, property, banks, homes, and produced a rising class of refined, home loving people. This is far more remarkable than that many Negroes are still backward. The Reds play upon the Negroes’ love of their own people and represent them as persecuted in order to inflame them against the very white people who have in reality given the colored race far greater opportunities than their fellow negroes would give them in Africa today. [Pages 35-36]

EXCLUSIVE: Historian criticizes Beck's "ludicrous" embrace of anti-Semitic author by Jeremy Schulman Via Media, June 5, 2010

see: Glenn Beck promotes book rife with anti-Semitism and racism by via June 07, 2010

"God created separate races, but Communism insists upon racial inter-mixture." Dilling

Being "fair" to Nazi Germany's "anti-Jewish activities." Dilling attacked an organization called Committees for Human Rights Against Naziism that boycotted Germany over its anti-Semitic policies. As part of her attack, Dilling wrote that "it is only fair to note" that Germany's Jewish population contained "Russian Jews" who "had made themselves prominent in the Red movement," and if Germany "has discriminated against the innocent also, it has been with no such ferocity and loss of life as the planned and imminent Communist revolution would have wreaked upon the German population"

Dilling would later become a full-throated supporter of Nazism who reportedly attended Nazi party meetings in Germany and pro-Nazi rallies in the United States.

Blamed "revolutionary Russian Jews" for German anti-Semitism. Dilling attributed the anti-Semitic nature of German fascism in part to "the large number of revolutionary Russian Jews in Germany"

Dilling's writings and philosophy have made her a popular figure among Aryan and White Supremacist groups.

Historian slams Beck for promoting Dilling. Professor Jeansonne, in an interview with Media Matters, criticized Beck's "ludicrous" promotion of Dilling's The Red Network, saying that she was considered a "crackpot" in her own day who "appealed to the lunatic fringe." Jeansonne characterized Dilling as probably the "most bigoted woman anti-Semite of the period around World War II," and said she "did the cause of anti-Communism a disservice."

and so it goes,

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