Monday, February 23, 2009

Glenn Beck's Head Implodes.

There must be a Democrat in the White House because Glenn Beck has started to imagine the "Bubba effect" and what might happen in the US when individual militias are formed in protest at Obama led tyranny. Now he claims that he hopes this won't happen and that he is only looking at "worst case scenarios" but he actually starts to imagine what would happen if taxation finds itself at 80-90%, which it is implied Obama would need to set it at to achieve what he wants to do.

And, of course, if the people do take to the streets, we are assured that the US army would be on the side of the people, rather than the government.

It's quite breathtaking how quickly a Democrat in the White House has caused these people to lose their minds.


Glenn Greenwald has some other clips of this bizarre programme and also a keen observation:

What was most remarkable about this allegedly "anti-government" movement was that -- with some isolated and principled exceptions -- it completely vanished upon the election of Republican George Bush, and it stayed invisible even as Bush presided over the most extreme and invasive expansion of federal government power in memory. Even as Bush seized and used all of the powers which that movement claimed in the 1990s to find so tyrannical and unconstitutional -- limitless, unchecked surveillance activities, detention powers with no oversight, expanding federal police powers, secret prison camps, even massively exploding and debt-financed domestic spending -- they meekly submitted to all of it, even enthusiastically cheered it all on.
Obama hasn't done a single thing which one could reasonably argue sounded like tyranny and yet these same lunatics - who sat meekly by whilst Bush ripped up the constitution - now prepare to defend it against possible democratic tyranny.

Everything that they have been saying for the past eight years - in a time of war it is your duty to support your president etc, etc - will now simply be flipped on it's head and it will represent the very essence of patriotism itself to oppose a leader who is Hell bent on tyranny.

The stunning levels of hypocrisy being reached here are matched only by their shamelessness.


Steel Phoenix said...

That was like some kind of pornography for nationalists.

I'm tempted to start up a site dedicated to showing last years FOX News clips. This will be a fun clip to look back on in 2012 while we are sitting in our Mad Max communes. I think FOX News must be produced by the same people who make 24.

daveawayfromhome said...

80 to 90%? If that happened, I'd be willing to take up arms, unless...

Are they talking about returning to the marginal tax rates of the 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s? You know, back when the Rich were heavily taxed on the portion of their incomes over what most would consider to be more than enough to live on comfortably (these days, say, a million or so, maybe). That wouldnt be so objectionable, except for those who make over a million or so.
And frankly, I dont give a damn if they care. They've had their turn at the well, and they've about drained it. Seems if we really want some trickle down, we're going to have to do a bit of wringing to get it.

Kel said...

I think they are simply engaging in the most dreadful fear mongering. There is a Democrat in the White House, so it naturally follows to these people that the sky is falling.

daveawayfromhome said...

Unless it's a marginal tax rate, 80 to 90% is just a really stupid thing to say.

Kel said...

And Obama has already made his tax plans perfectly clear so this really is simply the worst kind of scaremongering.