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?