Stupid Is As Stupid Does
May 2, 2007
Reading the verbal gymnastics Glenn Beck puts himself through while attempting to link the Nazis and the Holocaust to Al Gore and attempts to curb global warming, I am beyond mere astonishment. I stand in awe. Glenn Beck may well be the most stupid man on the planet, right here, right now:
I go on vacation for three days, and I decide to take my family away. And I’m there at the beach, and we’re reading. And I take — my wife takes some magazines and stuff, and we take the books for the kids, and I take The Years of Extermination [HarperCollins, March 2007]. It’s a new book. And I just — ’cause it’s, like, 800 billion pages thick. I’m just not going to have the time to read it. And I’m doing some research right now for some other thoughts that I have that are probably six months away from percolating.
And I’m reading this book trying to do some research. And what this book is, is how do you get people to kill people? How do you get — not just Germany — all of Europe to kill the Jews. To round them up and kill them. How do you do that? That’s what this book is about. And it is a phenomenal — it is scarier than Mein Kampf. I read Mein Kampf because — that was my first foray into evil. And I read Mein Kampf, and I read it because I wanted to know — did the Germans know?
Now, here’s a book that outsold the Bible in World War II. Did they know? They clearly did. Why this book, The Years of Extermination, is more frightening is the whole world knew. And when you see what was in the papers at the time — I kept reading it going, “Oh, my gosh. Oh, my gosh. I have read these things in some places about the Jews, in some places about what’s coming in other places on global warming. I have seen these things happening right now.” And I understand World War II much, much better because we’re here again, gang. We are here again.
And I read this one part on global warming about how they got — what was the first thing they did to get people to exterminate the Jews. Now, I’m not saying that anybody’s going to — you know Al Gore’s not going to be rounding up Jews and exterminating them. It is the same tactic, however. The goal is different. The goal is globalization. The goal is global carbon tax. The goal is the United Nations running the world. That is the goal. Back in the 1930s, the goal was get rid of all of the Jews and have one global government.
You got to have an enemy to fight. And when you have an enemy to fight, then you can unite the entire world behind you, and you seize power. That was Hitler’s plan. His enemy: the Jew. Al Gore’s enemy, the U.N.’s enemy: global warming.
Forget words like “argument.” To make an argument, one marshalls thoughts and supporting evidence, then assembles them into a compelling picture. This guy’s thoughts are like marbles rolling loose on a ship’s deck in rough seas. A person of normal intellgence would have to have seven-eighths of his brain surgically removed just to get himself down to the intellectual level where he could discuss this subject with Beck without walking away in utter disgust.
And this guy has his own radio show and a choice spot on CNN. Tell me that one about the liberal media again, please.