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Glenn Beck’s Fantastic Fascism Falsehoods

Fox News‘ Glenn “Cry Me A River” Beck played a documentary film on his show last Friday. It was titled, “Live Free Or Die” (I wonder if the people of New Hampshire are happy with his use of their state slogan?) and it feebly attempted to misinform his audience that fascism is a creation of liberals. The fictional film built upon that hypothesis to come to the ridiculous conclusion that the Obama administration is leading the United States on a path of genocide. Honestly, did Glenn Beck really curb his drug abuse years ago? There is certainly no outward evidence that he is clean and sober.

Let’s just nip his misinformation in the bud. Fascism is a product of the far right. I’ll say it again, fascism is a product of the far right. Fascism is a political ideology that seeks to combine radical and authoritarian nationalism with a corporatist economic system, and which is usually considered to be on the far right of the traditional left-right political spectrum. Think about it for a moment, who comes to mind when you think of authoritarian nationalism in the form of, say The Patriot Act or the acceptance of torture? Need we even ask who comes to mind when you think of a corporatist economic system? Let’s put it this way, it ain’t the Democratic Party.

So, the next time some brainwashed Glenn Beck fan starts to parrot these falsehoods to you, don’t just brush him/her off. Fire back with facts and logical reasoning. It is people like Glenn Beck and their hate fueled insane ideologies that are a danger to our nation. It is our job as patriotic and informed citizens to ensure that his misinformation does not become an accepted doctrine of the ignorant masses. Let’s get out there and do what we can to educate our families, friends, co-workers and children about how Fox News pundits will do whatever they can to preserve ignorance in an attempt to trick Main Street America into believing that far-right-wing conservative policies are in their best interest.

Over and out!

Ok then, now for some fun. Please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s song parody.

The Fool On The Hill song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KXrrh74wTs&feature=related

THE FOOL WHO KNOWS NIL

(sung to the Beatles song, “The Fool On The Hill”)

Day after day
He gives us a chill
Glenn Beck is crying again
Let’s watch his eyes start to fill

And nobody wants to know him
They can see that he’s just a fool
And he has not one good answer
Beck’s the fool who knows nil

Nita Dunn took him down
And Glenn’s face grew bright red
As his head spins around

Glenn’s head today,
Filled up with sound
Beck’s head hears a thousand voices
Screaming nonsense so loud

Everybody wants to jeer him
For the weeping that he does fake
Yet Glenn never seems to notice
Beck’s the fool who knows nil

He’s a dim-witted clown
In need of some strong meds
Beck’s off to crazy-town

(musical interlude)

And nobody seems to like him
It looks like he’s back on the booze
Or maybe he’s back drug dealing
Beck’s the fool who knows nil

He’s beginning to drown
And his sponsors have fled
Soon he’ll be not around

Oh, round, an’ round, an’ round, an’ round, an’ round
Nobody listens to him
They know that he’s a fool
They don’t like him
The fool who knows nil

He’s beginning to drown
And his sponsors have fled
Soon he’ll be not around

Oh, round, an’ round, an’ round, an’ round
Oh …

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