Glenn Beck indulges his weird penchant for bad acting and hackneyed premises with his end of year special, in which he reports from the future that 2014 was the year in which all was lost. It’s that typical Christian right nonsense about how everything went to hell and now they’re stuck in a dystopic future.
“Believe it. I have seen it. I have seen it with my own eyes,” he claims, his voice rising. “What the individual is capable of. Both the miraculous and the terrifying,” he adds while showing video of a war vet returning home to a delighted woman and news footage announcing the disappearance of Malaysian Airline 370.
“Forty years ago, 2014, your history books proclaimed that was the year of the dawn of progressivism, the dawn of a new beginning. The end of capitalism, I’ll tell you now, it was that. That this new era of equality and diversity and tolerance … I beg to differ with your history book!” the nonagenarian Beck exclaims.The elderly Beck then remembers 2014 Glenn Beck using “four words,” before sharing more clips to elaborate.
Using video of the standoff at the Bundy Ranch, Beck explains, “There was a clash of the evil Tea Partiers. There was a clash on a ranch in the middle of the country. A man said he had a right to his own land.”
Turning to clips of his younger self, 2014 Beck explains, “Game time. Everything I’ve been talking about is on. Now it begins. And so it begins,” emphasizing the last four words.
Wrapping up his message from the future, Beck — who survived hemorrhoid surgery in 2008 and “adrenal fatigue” in 2014 to make it to age 90 — says of himself, “I’m not crazy. I was naive, but I was not crazy.”