Glenn Beck turned up the paranoia meter to 11 in his speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference, claiming that if Bernie Sanders is elected it will lead to a new Holocaust in America. Like all right-wing crackpots, he elides the difference between democratic socialism and Stalinism.
GLENN BECK: You can tell by the people [Bernie Sanders] surrounds himself with. Have you looked at that? The self-proclaimed communist. The founders and leaders of antifa, Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street. Yes, the modern versions of the Weather Underground terrorist organization are all on his campaign staff. These are not grassroot groups of Democrats, they are Marxist revolutionaries who believe in nothing short of the complete overthrow of the United States and destruction of the Constitution and the free market system.
And, please, let us stop calling them Bernie bros. Because they are not my brother. They are not something that is funny. They are Bernie Bolsheviks. They are Bernie Brownshirts. That’s what they are. And their revolution will result in death and misery. Another Holodomor. Or another Holocaust. Or whatever we call the next great socialist atrocity.
This fight is not new. The world has been here before. People like you and me have been battling this for generations. Our fathers and grandfathers, they fought the socialists in Germany and the communists in Russia — World War II. But in a way, they kind of had it easy. I mean, in their time, the bad guys wore black US, or — SS uniforms made by Hugo Boss and had little funny mustaches. But our bad guys come off just as crotchety humanity professors whining about “class warfare and how crappy white people treated the Native Americans.”
Yeah, like nationalized health care in Europe has led to a new Holocaust. And like all those Stalinist regimes in all the Scandinavian countries. Remember, to people like Beck, demanding racial justice is socialist = communist = a new Soviet Union. They said the exact same thing about Martin Luther King. Never mind that actual experience in the real world proves otherwise. Facts and evidence can’t hold a candle to fake outrage.