You gotta hand it to Glenn Beck. First he argues repeatedly that Obama is deliberately trying to raise gas prices as part of his plan to “collapse the system” to impose his environmental dictatorship. Here’s just a small sample of that inane ranting and raving:
Glenn also noted that he is asking for more “tools”, a comment that will get overlooked with inflated, self-congratulatory grade Chu gave himself.
“He wants more tools. So when it gets worse and worse and worse, he’s going to be pushing for more tools. Look, I can help control the cost of gasoline. You just have to give me the tools to do it. You need price controls, I need rationing, I need whatever it is I need, but I need more tools to be able to effect that,” Glenn explained.
Wow, that sounds scary.
Couple that with Obama’s comments about how we “can’t drive our SUVs and, you know, eat as much as we want and keep our homes on, you know, 72 degrees at all times whether we’re living in a desert or we’re living in the tundra”.
As Pat put it, the administration is trying to change our behavior and will nudge and push and eventually force us to do so.
“You change America. You change it by the behavior but you also are ‑‑ you’re radically changing everything we’ve ever believed. You’re changing us on what we can accomplish. If they get gasoline to be $5 and $6 a gallon, first of all, any time, any time you’ve had a spike in oil prices and a spike in gasoline, you have a recession or a depression because the market is not ‑ how are we built as a nation? How were we built? We were built with cheap energy. The reason why we could do things that others couldn’t is because we always had cheap energy. So the entire system is built around that. So once you have $5, $6 a gallon gasoline, the system no longer works. This is a ‘collapse the system’ strategy. It’s Cloward and Piven through energy, period,” Glenn said.
While high gas prices were a dire threat to America, according to Beck, so too apparently are low gas prices, as he is now warning that “this is actually not good for the United States of America” because lower oil prices will lead to destabilization in places like Saudi Arabia and Russia, which will lead to war.
“When you destabilize the world even more, it causes more problems,” Beck said, “and they will do what they have to do boost the prices around the world. We’re not far from war as it is and the economy is in real trouble here. When you have people like Saudi Arabia, unscrupulous, and Russia, totally unscrupulous, and they want their money, they’ll get it.”
Gosh, it’s almost like Glenn Beck just pushes fear and paranoia no matter what the reality is, doesn’t it?