I wrote the other day about Glenn Beck saying that he did not support violence in the situation at Bundy Ranch in Nevada and that anyone who did support violence could not be a supporter of his. But on today’s far right, even saying that much is anathema and he is getting seriously attacked for it.
Many of his fans didn’t appreciate him siding with the federal “tyrants.”
“When the possibility of bloody conflict exists does Beck simply roll over and side with the oppressor, the tyrannical State?” one Facebook user wrote on the Glenn Beck fan page.
Another person commented: “Glenn, you are no longer a friend of the Patriots fighting for FREEDOM. Go away and sell some books and your false ‘Bravado’ to other traitors. Hpw about you yourself said this Tyranny was coming and did not stand up. Re-read Article 1 Bundy is a hero. Oh, thats why you are mad, they didn’t invite you to speak?”
“You are wrong Mr. Beck, the Founding Fathers didn’t pray away Tyranny….They shot the Tyrants….Sic Semper Tyrannus,” said another.A number of Beck’s detractors said on his Facebook page that violence was necessary because Democrats committed voter fraud.
“Not anymore it isn’t. With so much voter fraud going on by the Democrat Party, how is that our weapon? Mounting enough votes that we have to win by an extra 8 to 10% just to pull even is our hope for the future? Hitler was voted into office. I’m all for voting, but I no longer trust it,” one user commented.
“Soon, your vote won’t matter. If you think Hilary won’t rig an election, you’ve lost your mind. it is very likely to be rigged,” another added.
“Get a grip Glenn. My vote didn’t keep Obama out of office. Our country is being destroyed and you and Obama think talk will fix it all. I am not for violence but you can’t use a sign against a fed sniper.”
This is exactly what I keep talking about with the far right today, no amount of purity is ever enough. They are forever having to trump one another and themselves to prove that they are Righter Than Thou and even the slightest hint of not being as extreme as possible is viewed as weakness and betrayal. It’s zealotry at its most dangerous.