Beck: Follow Me, I’ve Been Right About Everything!

Glenn Beck has lately been bleating as stupidly about “love” and other words he uses weirdly as he used to bleat about his bizarre conspiracy theories. That has upset some of his sycophants, who wanted him to continue the hellfire and brimstone. And he just can’t understand why they won’t follow him on this new love journey. After all, he’s been right about everything before!

Glenn made some shifts in tone and direction over the spring and summer, and some fans didn’t exactly embrace what he was trying to do. After all, his focus on culture and love may not seem to be related to exposing Van Jones and corruption in the White House. During a special “Ask Glenn Anything” this week, he addressed these changes and spoke with the studio audience about how it all connects back to what he has been talking about on radio and TV for the past five years.

“In 1999, I was talking about Osama bin Laden and saying he’s going to do something very, very bad, wake up. And I was telling it to the people of New York, and they wouldn’t listen. After September 11, you know, things started to change, and I missed some of the big speed bumps. And I also missed a lot of things,” Glenn explained.

“I was a madman for the caliphate, and look at it now. And I’m amazed at how many people are not willing to give me the benefit of the doubt on the love side, how many people were willing to give me the benefit of the doubt on yes, this is going to happen, the caliphate is going to happen, you know, we are going to have real economic peril, you will see the government start to spy on you, all of these things that were mad, but when I say we need to get control of our own anger, and we need to release it, and we have to be leaders of love, for some reason people aren’t willing to do that,” he said.

I’d love to see some actual evidence that he was warning the “people of New York” about Osama Bin Laden in 1999. What did he expect them to do, exactly, form a human shield around the World Trade Center on the off chance it might be bombed later on?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/den.wilson d.c.wilson

    I’ve said before, but it should be repeated: Beck is setting himself up as the next Mormon prophet. It’s not enough for his ego to a media kingpin. He wants to be remembered as equal to Joseph Smith and Bringham Young.

  • http://mostlyrational.net tacitus

    I was a madman for the caliphate, and look at it now.

    Yep, it’s few thousand well-drilled nihilistic thugs causing havoc in the most chaotic corner of the most politically unstable region in the world. They haven’t even come close to what the Taliban achieved at the height of their power.

    we are going to have real economic peril

    Like serious economic downturns never happen…

    you will see the government start to spy on you

    So what? Governments have always spied on their people.

    Shit happens. Make enough predictions of doom in the world and eventually something bad enough will happen that you can point to as fulfillment of your prophesying, even if it doesn’t come close to the disaster you claimed would happen.

  • eric

    The WTC was the target of a bombing in 1993, so predicting in 1999 that it might be a bombing target is not exactly prophesy.

  • matty1

    Various Islamist groups have been saying for decades that they want to establish a Caliphate, it is not very surprising that one decided to go ahead and declare it rather than waiting for all their other goals to be achieved. Also note that the fact IS now call their leader Caliph really has nothing to do with what they dream of and Beck fears – the uniting of all Muslims into a superstate that conquers the world. That is as far off as it ever was.

  • http://mostlyrational.net tacitus

    Yeah, Muslim leaders, both secular and religious, have a tough enough time controlling and running their own individual nations, it beggars belief that they would ever be capable of uniting the Muslim world into a single political entity intent on overrunning the rest of the world.

  • lorn

    IMHO Beck has been pretty accurate on issues that were entirely predictable. Like taking credit for predicting that sunrise would come some time in the morning. On issues that were novel and relatively unprecedented, like terrorists using commercial aircraft as cruise missiles, or sudden economic reversals, his predictions have been slightly less accurate than random chance.

  • jnorris

    Will Mr Beck please predict when he will open his segregated, gated city Independence USA?

  • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    @5. tacitus : “.. it beggars belief that they would ever be capable of uniting the Muslim world into a single political entity intent on overrunning the rest of the world.”

    Uniting the Muslim world – that is highly dubious, yeah.

    Intent on killing* the rest of us – OTOH, well, that *is* the one thing that unites most of them!

    The shit that’s spewed in the Koran is really not nice in any way shape or form whether folks like to accept that reality here or not.

    * Or okay, maybe just enslaving the rest of us as second class citizens or /and eventually forcing us all to convert.

  • http://mostlyrational.net tacitus

    OTOH, well, that *is* the one thing that unites most of them!

    And that *is* just as much bullshit as anything Glenn Beck offers.

  • dingojack

    Stevo said: “Uniting the Muslim world – that is highly dubious, yeah.

    Intent on killing* the rest of us – OTOH, well, that *is* the one thing that unites most of them!”

    Citations required.

    “The shit that’s spewed in the Koran is really not nice in any way shape or form whether folks like to accept that reality here or not.”

    As opposed to the *loving* genocide described in the bable, I suppose….

    @@

    Dingo

  • Nick Gotts

    StevoR’s attirbution of genocidal intent to most Muslims is, projection in its purest form. He, like his chum colnago80, is actually on record as advocating genocide. Unlike most Muslims.

  • freehand

    StevoR : The shit that’s spewed in the Koran is really not nice in any way shape or form whether folks like to accept that reality here or not.

    .

    I don’t recall anyone saying otherwise. Now, most of us do say that most Muslims aren’t sociopaths. Like the Christians, many of them are perfectly happy with insisting that their religious tome is speaking mostly in metaphors, allegories, and parables. The more secularized a Christian or Muslim becomes, the more likely he or she is to be civilized.

    .

    Perhaps one day they will all be Unitarian or something.