Man, if you needed any further evidence that Glenn Beck has a serious messiah complex, take a look at this video from his radio show on Thursday where he compares himself to Martin Luther King, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Nelson Mandela and says this:
“Imprison me,” Beck said, looking directly into the camera, “go ahead, imprison me. I will not sit down, I will not shut up. I won’t. I will not conform. I will not comply. Period.”
Come on, that’s comedy gold. I find it endlessly amusing how he alternates between false humility — “I’m nobody. I’m just a guy who listens to God and does what he’s told” — and these grandiose declarations about how important and powerful he is. It’s easy to sound so brave when you know the thing you claim to be so resolute about won’t ever happen.