Glenn Beck v Bruce Springsteen

Glenn Beck v Bruce Springsteen February 7, 2013

As part of his new wingnut paradise in Texas, Glenn Beck says he wants to change the way we celebrate the 4th of July, starting this year. No more fireworks, hot dogs, beer or Bruce Springsteen. Because he hates America, unlike Glenn Beck, who loves America and is a Brave Purveyor of Truth.


Yeah! Bruce Springsteen hates America! That’s why he wrote Born in the USA, a song about a Vietnam vet who returns home to be mistreated and struggle to find work. Pointing out the mistreatment of Vietnam vets? Why do you hate America, Bruce?

You should watch this video, too, in which Beck explains his plans for the 4th of July in more detail. It includes some sort of production called The Man in the Moon: An American Story (From the Moon’s Perspective). Listening to him talk about is really kind of creepy.

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  • slc1

    Ah, Beck the dreck is just sore because Springsteen supported Obama in the election and because he is the hero of RINO New Jersey Governor Cristie. When is he going to go after George Clooney?

  • jnorris

    I can just see Beck in a military style uniform giving a four hour speech to the citizen-inmates of Beckistan (Independence USA, Texas) on July 4th a la Fidel Castro.

  • kosk11348

    The man is delusional. I love how he’s tapped experts from Disney, the Muppets, and Industrial Light and Magic to help tell his childish fable about a personified moon sitting in judgement of mankind’s hubris. (Beck seems to ignore notable females.) It’s as if Michael Bay decided to film a Chick tract.

  • cottonnero

    kosk11348 #3: Michael Bay filming a Chick tract would be awesome. Although if anybody actually did it, it would be Roland Emmerich or Uwe Boll.

  • Jon Stewart did an extended riff on Beck’s libertarian paradise a couple weeks ago. Beck kept talking about green spaces and getting rid of backyards so everyone would hang out together and create community. And he was talking about making sure everyone ate nutritious food. The entire time I couldn’t stop thinking, “Wait, this guy is against Agenda 21, right?”

    True authoritarian mindset: it’s good because we said it’s good. It’s bad if we didn’t say it was good. Even if we’re saying the same damn thing.

  • F [nucular nyandrothol]


    Now, I’m not huge on fireworks and the general whatnot of Independence Day (which, incidentally, is what the holiday is called – does Beck know this?), nor am I particularly a Springsteen fan, but what? What the hell?

    It’s the right wing’s War on Independence Day!

  • stace

    the citizen-inmates of Beckistan

    I believe that’s Uz-becki-becki-becki-stan.

  • @ Geds,

    Beck is right because he’s rich, which in fundie/authoritarian land means that he’s a smart job creator who has found favor from god. Because only Jesus freaks ever get rich. (Ignore Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg, and Steve Jobs, and etc., they’ll get theirs any day now, and if they don’t they’ll still burn forever ‘n ever so there).

  • Michael Heath

    This household is listening to The River now and through dinner. Born in the USA was so overplayed in the 1980s I still can’t stomach listening to it decades later.

  • John Hinkle

    You should watch this video, too, in which Beck explains his plans for the 4th of July in more detail.

    You’re asking us to go way beyond the call of duty here. What did we ever do to you?

  • wscott

    Listening to Beck talk about anything is really kind of creepy.

  • mikeyb

    I recently watched The Master. Phillip Seymour Hoffman brilliant portrayal reminded me as much of L Ron Hubbard as Glenn Beck, who has all of the characteristics of a national cult leader.

  • richardt

    Should Uz-becki-becki-becki-stan ever happen,(I know it’s beyond fantasy), it would frighten me to see all those people who were fool enough to give money to Glenn Beck gathered together in one place adoring his fundament.

  • chilidog99

    Who is this Glen Beck person?

  • dingojack

    chilidog99 – and don’t forgot the two other classics:

    ‘Where Glenn Bek Went Wrong’ and Some More of Glenn Bek’s Greatest Mistakes;

    🙂 Dingo

  • iangould

    No, no, no. According to Glenn, Americans shouldn’t *just” drink beer and watch fireworks on the fourth.

    They should also give him money.

  • Donnie

    Is it safe to say that Glenn Beck is well on his way to starting his own cult? In 200 years from now, will people be flocking to ‘Independence USA’ the same way Muslims make pilgramages to Mecca? I am just asking guestions?

  • Donnie

    questions…..sorry. Or is it ‘guesstions’?

  • jameshanley

    No more fireworks

    Beck is against the rocket’s red glare? Freakin’ commie!