Glenn Beck had a terrific show today, a basic lesson in the reality we inhabit. If you didn’t see it, watch it tonight. The first segment took off on Patrick Kennedy’s pious blather about how we should all be civil. Beck showed the contrasting images of leftwing fascists behaving violently in Pittsburgh and peaceful tea party enthusiasts on the capitol mall. He also showed the trash left by the environmental hypocrites at the Obama inaugural and the pristine lawn that followed the tea party event. He also read the Times‘ attempt to portray the Pittsburgh riot as a pastoral scene from Bambi, and the Times‘ lame efforts to make the tea party patriots look threatening. Beck’s comment on this was to note the difference between the two sides in this culture war: the side of those who are trying to make this country better, and those who want to destroy it because they believe that “fundamental change” is in order. These are the people who celebrate the loony pig Michael Moore, whose new film declares “capitalism is evil and evil can’t be regulated.” Capitalism has given the world the only democracies it has ever really known. (The Greeks had one but it was built on slavery.) Capitalism is the only system which has given people life beyond mere survival and has made more people prosperous and comfortable than any other in the history of mankind — this is what Moore and his fans in the “liberal” media want to destroy.
Beck then talked about the Twelver — the Jew-and-America-hating dictator who is in charge in Iran and who believes that he must wash the world in blood to bring back the 12th Imam (yes that is literally and precisely what he said in his UN speech) and is building his nuclear warheads and long-range missiles to do just that while Obama fiddles and dithers and takes off for Denmark to give the Chicago mob their payoff. We are just now beginning to see the consequences of November 2008 when the inmates took over the asylum.