“[T]his hurricane [Irene] is a blessing. It is a blessing. It is God reminding you — as was the [Virginia] earthquake last week — it’s God reminding you you’re not in control,” admonished extreme right wing radical radio talk show host, Glenn Beck to his drooling slack jawed listeners last week. “How many warnings do you think you’re going to get, and how many warnings do you deserve? This hurricane that is coming thorough the East Coast, for anyone who’s in the East Coast and has been listening to me say ‘Food storage!’ ‘Be prepared!’”
Deadly earthquakes and hurricanes are blessings from God according to this self anointed goof ball from far out fantasy land. He may claim to be, but Glenn Beck is definitely not a Libertarian. If he is, he surely makes the rest of us genuine Libertarians look awfully bad.
The Washington Post reports that Beck has long urged his rabid fans to stockpile food in their homes, including, among other perishable items, as much as 300 pounds of wheat, white rice, corn and other grains, and 60 pounds of dry beans and other legumes, that could last for at least three months with a family of four, in anticipation of a global food disruption event. He claims that Irene should be construed as a divine warning for those who have ignored that advice.
Never mind that neither Irene nor the earthquake caused so much as a single day of food disruption. There has never been a three month global food disruption or even close in the entire history of civilization, much less in the 235 year history of the United States, and just about everywhere else in the world as well, except perhaps once every thousand years or so in the poorest most desolate regions of the planet, like Sub-Saharan Africa.
Any fool actually dumb enough to follow Beck’s advice would be throwing out and replacing hundreds of pounds of stale and spoiled food every six months or so just to be continually prepared for a most extremely unlikely event. And even if such a catastrophic event did occur, no one could hold on to such a large supply of food anyway against the mobs of hungry and desperate people who’d be roaming the countryside with their guns.
Yes, Glenn Beck is a certifiable public buffoon, but don’t take my word for it; listen to the words spoken from his own mouth: ''I'm a rodeo clown. It takes great skill,'' he admitted candidly in a New York Times interview on
March 29, 2009. ''I say on the air all time, 'if you take what I say as gospel, you're an idiot.’''
In his 2003 book, “Real
,” Beck refers to himself as a borderline schizophrenic. ‘This guy is out of control. He’s insane,” opined one of his early work colleagues. America
"[Beck is] Satan's mentally challenged younger brother." Said author Stephen King, writing in "Entertainment Weekly” on
Feb 01, 2007
''I could give a flying crap about the political process ... We're an entertainment company,’’ Beck quipped during a Forbes interview in April of 2010.
''The most used phrase in my administration if I were to be President would be: 'What the hell you mean we're out of missiles?''' — Glenn Beck, January 2009.
February 6, 2011, Beck predicted that: “a new Muslim caliphate will collaborate with global communists to control the world.”
“[MSNBC is] the most anti-god network ever put on the air in the history of
… The world is about to be plunged into complete and utter darkness and despair. Quite honestly, famine will follow.” Glenn Beck -- America March 21, 2011
Just after the 2011
attacks, Beck compared the murdered and surviving members of the Norwegian Workers' Youth League to the Hitler Youth: "There was a shooting at a political camp which sounds a little like, you know, the Hitler Youth or whatever, you know what I mean. Who does a camp for kids that's all about politics? Disturbing." Norway
“Glenn Beck was the king of dirty tricks,” said a rival
radio station program director about his outrageous conduct in 1987. In what may rank as one of the cruelest bits in the history of morning radio, Beck learned that a rival’s wife had a miscarriage a few days earlier. He called her live on the air and said: “We hear you had a miscarriage.” When she said: “Yes,” Beck proceeded to joke about how her “husband apparently can’t do anything right -- he can’t even have a baby.” Phoenix
Beck admits that he once fired an employee for bringing him the wrong pen during a promotional event. According to former colleagues in
, Beck didn’t just fire people in fits of rage — he fired them slowly and publicly. “He used to take people to a bar and sit them down and just humiliate them in public. He was a sadist, the kind of guy who rips wings off of flies,” remembers a colleague. Baltimore
Glenn Beck may be a lot of things, but he’s no Libertarian.