Some see, few know, many choose to wander aimlessly in a fog, devoid of sunlight. I seek the light of day and leave the others to their chosen realm of ignorance. They are the ones who have brought this great nation down. I write only for the benefit of those who possess the courage required to restore our birthright.

Friday, April 18, 2014

GLENN BECK'S LAST STAND


Were I given the challenge to describe Americans in one word, I would have to decline that challenge. However, were the option to define Americans in ten words; I am up to that, and surely one of those words would be 'Fickle'. Read on and I shall explain why.

I look about and see a people divided such as they have not been since the first American Civil War and believe that the second such event is about eighteen to twenty four months away. This would be an excellent time for all of us who still believe in the Constitution to develop a sense of solidarity that will act as a bond in the coming struggle, but that bond is dissolving and now a great rift occurred. That rift has been created by one of our greatest leaders in throwing down a gauntlet before us. I speak of none other than Glenn Beck.

In the past I have written essays in which I disagreed with Glenn on one issue or the other and wondered if readers would unfriend me for having the gall to disagree with him. Needless to say I expressed my views nonetheless and if that cost me friends then I can only say "Oh well." Today, in throwing down that gauntlet and telling those who disagree with him to unfriend him I cannot help but feel that Glenn has in essence told us 'My way or the highway.', leading me once again to disagree with this man that I so admire. Now he has angered many and no doubt some have abandoned him due to his views over non violence in the face of our government's persecution.

In all honesty I have not watched Beck's program in over three months but have not cancelled my subscription due to the fact that we all owe him a debt of gratitude that we shall never be able to repay. He is the one man who stood before America and tried to create a sense of unity, a bond of patriotism, and a belief that we could prevail.

He is the man who warned us about George Soros, Agenda 21, and the communist and Islamic infiltration of the U.S. Government. Needless to say he was well aware of the fact that he was going in harm's way in his efforts to educate America about the dangers we face, and he shed light on the the glory and the mistakes that are part of history of this once great nation.

I fear that Glenn Beck is becoming an anachronism, a part of our past, and a great teacher that simply cannot come to terms with the harsh reality that most certainly lies before us, but I will not fault the man for this. We face civil war and in denying the fact, Glenn is taking himself out of the real picture, and this saddens me. He keeps referring to the great successes of Martin Luther King, and Gandhi, and using their accomplishments to further promote his own dream of a peaceful solution. Glenn Beck is a man of peace and in confronting the reality before us he is in denial.

Sadly there is a great difference in the problems faced by MLK and Gandhi and what we deal with today. Dr. King had the strong support of most of the GOP, all of the blacks of America and the bulk of the white people. As for Gandhi he had the support of the liberals of England, the fact that the British Empire was in retreat, and the fact that the many millions in India wanted a peaceful solution but had an alternative idea in place should passive resistance fail.

A peaceful political solution worked for these two men who promoted peace because of the support they garnered. What support do we have? Damn little! A civil war is taking place within the GOP as the Tea Party tries to elect patriots and the bulk of our Republican leaders are following the Democrats into the world of socialism, political correctness, multiculturalism, and amnesty.

Glenn was a great leader, and deserves the credit for a large part of the awareness we have today, but events have outpaced his passive views, and we are learning that the more passive we behave the more aggressive does this administration react.

In his monologue Glenn told us that we outnumber them. He is a good hearted man with good intentions but he frequently gives in to his wishful thinking. We most certainly do not outnumber them or we would have thrown Hussein out of the White House in 2012, and now in 2014 things are far worse as yet more arrive here from the Middle East and south of our southern border. Couple that with the fact that many of our people who were gainfully employed in 2008 now cannot find work, leaving them largely dependent on a growing government.

No ... we do not outnumber them. Every day they grow stronger and we grow weaker. The one and only thing that we have going for us is that we, the patriots of America, are well armed and recent events in Nevada have proven that many of us are quite prepared to fight for the liberties we are daily being deprived of.

As mentioned earlier I quit watching Glenn's program months ago. I seek knowledge and at one point he was one of the best sources available. Today his program is far more about religion and being passive than revealing the facts I seek. I am not being critical. We are what we are and Glenn Beck is quite simply not cut out for the only thing that has any hope of restoring our rights; and that is revolution. 

The first that I heard about his latest discourse came in the form of this link that an internet friend posted. I cannot help but disagree with some of the things that he had to say and in the following I shall quote him verbatim and show how I disagree with a fine and loyal American patriot.

He stated "I will tell you I believe in the Second Amendment, and I will defend myself. I believe in the rights that we have. But I will tell you more than I believe in my rights, I believe in the responsibilities that we have to God. And God does not call anyone to anger. God does not call anyone to vengeance ever, ever, ever."

Thus far I have heard no one calling for 'vengeance', only an expression of a willingness to fight for our rights. Glenn has always praised the American rebels who fought at Lexington and Concord. Those men had also long pursued a peaceful solution but it failed, resulting in the battles we now recall as glorious. What would this nation, or colonies, be today had those men not gone into harm's way, and instead continued to seek a peaceful solution where none was available? I cannot believe that there is a peaceful solution to the ambitions of Obama and his mentor George Soros, and unlike Glenn, do not believe in divine intervention. Election day 2012 demonstrated what that belief did to Glenn Beck.

Yes, without a doubt I disagree with Glenn Beck's insistence on non violence when it is becoming quite obvious that peaceful protests amount to nothing in the eyes of this administration. However, while so many attack him, if I must be his lone supporter then so be it, for as I mentioned at the beginning of this essay, Americans are fickle.

How far do think the Tea Party could have come without Glenn Beck promoting it? All of the MSM with the exception of Fox News, were anti Tea Party, choosing to ignore their rallies when they could and downplaying the vast numbers of people present in those rallies they could not ignore. Glenn Beck was the man who empowered the Tea Party, and the rest of Fox News followed his lead. How many signs did you see in those early day rallies that simply said 'Glenn Beck For President'? In those days Glenn was to the American conservative what the Statue of Liberty was to the European immigrants. They flocked to the only light they could find in an otherwise darkened world and we did the same with Glenn Beck

A few minutes ago I ran across one of our 'patriot' websites 'Clash Daily', and the headline was "Teaparty.Org 'Have You Unfriended Glenn Beck Yet Over His Bundy Comments?" In the comments section there is a remark about Glenn being a moron. That troubles me and I just can't get the word 'fickle' out of my mind. Other comments that I have seen tell me that Beck is a fraud, a liberal, a Democrat, and a troll. I have not yet seen the word 'coward' applied but have no doubt that it is out there somewhere on the internet.

I just checked the original Tea Party link that announced Glenn Beck's stand on the Bundy affair and if those comments are indicative of the nation's attitude then Glenn Beck is a ruined man. If so, I do not believe that he will ever harbor any regrets about the stand that he has taken. I do not agree with his stand but tell you this: Glenn Beck is a man of honor and a man of principle. He is also a man of peace, never will the day come when he will be a warrior. It is simply not in him.

I look back over history and think of General George McClellan during the Civil War. Most Americans look down on that man and Lincoln fired him at one point, couldn't get anyone better, again gave him command and then had to fire him again. McClellan's great contribution to the Union's effort was that he trained a magnificent army. He made certain that his men got what they needed and he pushed them to their limits in training. He created the Army of the Potomac. McClellan was an organizer, second to none, and his men loved him, but when it came to leading them into battle he fell flat on his face. Lincoln had to wait for men such as Grant and Sherman before any progress could be made toward restoring the Union.

McClellan did for his men what Glenn Beck has done for us. Both gave their all in the endeavor and I salute both for their contributions, and fault neither for not doing what they could not do.

Many now believe Glenn to be wrong and are hurling invectives at him. I too believe that he is wrong but recall a line from the New Testament, "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone." When this nation was first forming, delegates from the colony approached George Washington and asked him to become our first President. It is said that he replied "Have I not already done enough for my country?" I am of the opinion that Glenn Beck could say the same.

He led us out of darkness and taught us so very many so very much. He simply cannot lead us into battle. For that we need someone like Allen West. Had it not been for Glenn Beck I have no doubt that we would already be living under the iron boot of communism. He bought us time, and gave us hope and unity, and now that the paradigm is changing he can lead no more. Glenn is a teacher, not a warrior. He is not leaving us; the changing world is leaving him, and perhaps that is as it should be. Moses never made it to the Promised Land either.

Danny

Addendum: Over the years we have all seen Glenn Beck making predictions and the vast majority have already come to pass. Some of us seem to be cursed with foresight. Glenn is certainly in that category. One of the last episodes that I watched on his program he and his guests were talking about civil war in America. Glenn commented that the occurrence in the 21st century would be nothing like our first Civil War, that it would be more like the French Revolution with roaming mobs and mass murders and executions.

He sees the same future that I do and I have long hoped that the death toll is less than six million of our citizens, but to be perfectly honest, I fear that this is wishful thinking on my part. Few can imagine just how horrid the situation is really going to be. Glenn can, and that is why he is going into denial and saying that our only hope is divine intervention. That was his hope for election day as well.

In general I post Suggested Reading at the end of an essay. On this one I chose not to as my concern for Glenn was far more important than promoting my own efforts. Now a few days after originally publishing the above, a comment from a reader led my back to that original essay. Allow me to refer you to my previous thought that I wrote about Glenn on my original site Freedom Rings 1776:

Suggested Reading...
Glenn Beck Is Not About To Surrender
And
Of Abraham Lincoln, Glenn Beck and Liberty

14 comments:

  1. Your comment about "...events have outpaced his passive view...." stood out to me and I agree. I have seen and heard this change taking place in Glenn and it's evident even in his radio programs. It appears he has gone deeper spiritually and who knows, perhaps he's had an epiphany of sorts which has led him deeper into a belief that this stand he is taking is a "calling". I don't know, but I have to respect his decision if this is the case. At the same time I disagree and yes, I'm a believer in first of all, PEACE, but not at the expense of FREEDOM.

    I don't believe that one has to be a conscientious objector to follow God and know also that the anger mentioned in itself is not a sin, nor is it wrong. Our manner of response in and to our anger is where we are apt to go wrong or fail. (Be angry and sin not.) But war is a different category and we are at war in this country whether we are aware of it or not and we had best not confuse the two. I wonder if Glenn is not confusing them.

    I agree, it all appears to be more about religion and I have at times found myself wondering if he was feeling a call to some sort of ministry. I also wonder if he has decided that God and His prophecy have spoken and that there is nothing we can do ... that we are living in the end times and that he is simply at peace with being a messenger for God. He has talked in the past about our reaching a point of no return and in the next breath he expounds about not losing hope ... that America still has better days ahead. Sometimes I wonder if he is simply battle weary. He needs to clarify here ... explain a little.

    I think your observations of King and Gandhi are accurate ... there is no comparison to what is going on today and with the things of their time. It's hard to make any sort of analysis there except that perhaps Beck has come to believe that this is the right path regardless of the differences.

    To me, none of this approach runs along the lines and same principles that our Founding Fathers preached. What about, "I regret that I have but one life to give for my country," or, "Give me liberty or give me death." Better yet, what about that plaintive cry of the Jews... "Never Again!" Does he really want us to be passive like the Jews were ... to go silently to the gas chambers?

    Another point I wish to make is about your comment regarding, "...events have outpaced his passive view...." If Beck has become passive, he needs to give some thought to the example of the One he holds dear and who he tries to follow; Jesus was no wimp nor was he passive. He was no conscientious objector when he went into the temple, overturned the money tables and drove out the corrupt money changers with a whip, all while loudly proclaiming that they had turned God's house into a "...den of thieves." (Someone should think about doing the same thing in the House and Senate.) That is called, "righteous indignation" and I'd like to hear Beck's response here.

    War is eminent and the only way to avoid it is for the American people to wake up.




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    1. I have read the above several times. We are on the same page.

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  2. I cannot add too much to your essay nor to the comment above except a few words.
    Yes, the situation has evolved, as many of us thought it would. As any student of history knows, and as Beck himself said, "Those who start the revolution are rarely the ones who finish it". Historically, moderates begin it with a process involving elections, discussion, etc., and they are either manipulated into defeat, rebuffed, marginalized, demonized or executed.
    Tensions simmer and eventually reach the boiling point. The more passive "negotiators" are soon swept aside as the activists and warriors take over.
    Think back to 2009 when the nation rose up against Obamacare,. marches to DC, letters, faxes, calls to congress, and rallies were dismissed, and the law was passed against the will of the people. The 2010 elections held out hope, but the "good guys" were out numbered by the "elders" in both the House & Senate. Unfortunately, 2012 was, in reality, a defeat because the elites were not caught off guard as they were in 2010. They did what they do best-- engage in smear campaigns and out right voter fraud.
    In the face of this, people are not becoming discouraged, they are becoming angrier and angrier to the point that one incident can epitomize all of what they have perceived to be what is wrong and needs "correcting". Can the Bundy/BLM conflict be characterized as what Beck would call "The Archduke Francis Ferdinand Moment"? Perhaps. The West has historically had issues with DC over land. They are also a different breed from progressive coastal urbanites.
    There will be blood, but not flowing from urban ghettos or from the South, but from the "Wild Wild West". Let's hope it will not be spilled in vain.

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  3. As I read, this Hymn was going through my mind.

    When Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt met in 1941 on the battleship HMS Prince of Wales to agree the Atlantic Charter, a church service was held for which Prime Minister Churchill chose the hymns. He chose "Onward, Christian Soldiers" and afterwards made a radio broadcast explaining this choice:[7]


    We sang "Onward, Christian Soldiers" indeed, and I felt that this was no vain presumption, but that we had the right to feel that we serving a cause for the sake of which a trumpet has sounded from on high. When I looked upon that densely packed congregation of fighting men of the same language, of the same faith, of the same fundamental laws, of the same ideals ... it swept across me that here was the only hope, but also the sure hope, of saving the world from measureless degradation.

    —Winston Churchill

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    1. We could certainly use the Prime Minister's wisdom today.

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  4. I listen/watch the GB radio show every morning and have stopped watching his evening show like you Danny. I have also noticed this change in the man who woke me up so many years ago when he was on Fox. A few weeks ago when he was interviewing Mr. Bundy, I saw Bill O'reilly in Glenn. He seemed agitated by Bundy for not doing what he, Glenn Beck thought the right thing to do. After the interview he talked about the Bundy situation in what I perceived to be condescending, and I knew then he and I must part ways on this issue.

    I find it fascinating you wrote about this when you did, because I have had this feeling for quite some time that he has grown weary of those who want to fight back. They are an energy he can't wrap his head around because like you said he is the teacher. I also believe that he knows the incredible power he holds over his listeners and he must be very, very careful of his words and actions. He might feel as though he has to remain in this "passive state" in order to keep the calm.

    I am a huge fan of Mark Levin and he is not holding back on his passion. He brings it every night so I get my passion fix from him now.

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  5. Good observations. There is much here to contemplate and many comments stand out. Danny you said, “I fear that Glenn Beck is becoming an anachronism, a part of our past, and a great teacher that simply cannot come to terms with the harsh reality that most certainly lies before us,” . . . that he is “not cut out for the only thing that has any hope of restoring our rights; and that is revolution.” I believe you are correct, that he can’t lead us into battle . . . that we need another leader and your choice of West was, in my opinion, exactly the type of leader we need. I have been watching West for a long time and believe the left is afraid of him. He is a brilliant man of integrity who knows his history, never minces words and can slay his opponent, with targeted truth. Combine his vast knowledge with his military credentials and he becomes a visionary of freedom who acts. But for some reason he is being ignored. Why?

    I also agree that there has been no call for “vengeance.” Standing firm and dressed for battle in an ever ready stance to defend the principles of freedom is a far cry from vengeance. Dee’s comments point that out . . . “Tensions simmer and eventually reach the boiling point. The more passive ‘negotiators’ are soon swept aside as the activists and warriors take over,” and “. . . people are not becoming discouraged, they are becoming angrier and angrier to the point that one incident can epitomize all of what they have perceived to be what is wrong and needs ‘correcting.’” I think this is much like the characteristic of that mild-mannered old man who took, took and kept taking until he suddenly snapped. Another Bundy incidence may well be the catalyst that becomes the rallying cry.
    We had talked in the past of the “shot heard ‘round the world.” There will be another one.

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  6. I don't know Glen Beck, aside of a general idea, visted few times his website (theblaze), but since I am not a devout religious person, I was not interested...
    My lifelong experience is that the more religious, church attending person I meet, the more guards are springing up...
    I don't mean to offend anyone, but that is the truth...there is a saying in polish: kleczy pod figura a diabla ma za skora(translating the meaning: a person kneeling under a holy figure have devil under his skin).
    anyway,
    I was wondering:
    some serious resolution is coming our way (I think we all can agree on that one)
    so if we have leaders like Beck, withdrawing their participation (no judgment)
    how we proceed from here?
    For the longest time I have my doubts about any of the great personalities (visiting any of the sites they seem to me more money oriented than anything else)
    Savage, Levin, Rush, and in the government Mr West, Senator Cruz, Gov Palin..and few more their names escape me right now.
    ok...now:
    how we know if anything will force us to make a stand how we make sure we are not falling into the overall machinations that led us into WW1 and WW2?...followed up with deals made behind our backs on the hymnals of greatness (like Churchill/Roosevelt) ?...
    How we seperate and resolve the Freedom, Liberty and Happiness from US hegemony over the world?
    How we do settle money borrowed from China, Japan and countless others without giving the farm away?
    I mean...many of us including myself most of the time think about obama and his obagang, and our instant thought is:
    no problem, if they push us hard enough we just resist!
    well...there is a problem...United States is not only about United States, is about half of the world to one capacity or other.
    We no longer are "our country" we have military or financial presence in more countries than will fit on any website!
    Our "democracy" spread so wide and so deep we have no friends left!!!!
    and right now if Russia, China and Iran dump our dollar, or only decide to use their dealings in a currency they decide upon we are done!!!
    so, who will be our LEADER!!???
    who will stand up and say it as it is:
    TRUTH,
    and nothing but
    THE TRUTH!!??
    and who will be strong enough and recognizable enough to gather Americans and proclaim:
    we are starting from zero!!!
    as of tomorrow you will be poor, you will be hungry
    but we need to establish new ways,
    and erase the past...
    work hard, take little money home,
    save like crazy and hope for a brighter tomorrow...

    That day like this will come I have no doubt, but most likely I am not going to live long enough to see it!!!

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  7. I think many fail to see truth, whether they are religious or not and often it is by choice. We see what we want to see and then other times feel that we are the only ones who do see truth while the world blindly goes along with evil. Whatever our perspective, the search for this truth is paramount or we lose it all. And yep, there are many fakes out there ... religious and non. Maybe more to the point is . . . Who will stand?

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  8. Janette,
    "Who will stand?"
    ???
    I humbly would add:
    we know who will stand!
    my real concern is:
    for whom and what we will stand?

    ...would be that of Churchill's statement:
    Germany is too strong we need to bring her down (paraphrasing Churchill's 1936 speech )
    ...was Patton assassinated because he was inconvenient assessing the situation...
    ...finding himself fighting the wrong enemy??? (his letters to his wife and other gov/formal documents)
    I find very throubling 3,500,000 german prisoners of war (WW2) disappearing from allied forces (deprived of water and food, whoever survived shipped to Stalin's Siberia gulags)....
    ...so...no...
    I do not have a problem standing for United States of America and its people!!!!!
    I do have a problem for the powers promoting such stand...
    WHO ARE WE PROTECTING????....
    .....
    AMERICANS??????
    ...
    unless I know the answer to this question...
    ..I say:
    LET IT GO TO HELL!!!!!!

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  9. Sorry, just read this. My stand is with those who uphold the Constitution and the principles this country was founded on ... man's' inalienable rights and our 1st and 2nd Amendments. That's an easy choice for me but it would certainly make it easier if we were all United under one umbrella of freedom instead of so many splintered groups.

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  10. I usually look at "Save America Foundation" mainly to read J. D. Longstreet's articles. This (Judas Goat Glenn Beck Colludes With CIA and CFR to Take Down Patriot Movement .. By Kurt Nimmo) probably should be added to the hoax list as it parrots Jim Jones. http://www.saveamericafoundation.com/2014/04/26/judas-goat-glenn-beck-colludes-with-cia-and-cfr-to-take-down-patriot-movement-by-kurt-nimmo/

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    1. I like J.D. Longstreet; level headed, sensible and factual. S.A.F. is a new one to me as well as Kurt Nimmo.but I ran a background check on Nimmo and found that his Hoax agenda is nothing new to David Horowitz who exposes Nimmo's hard left agenda. I shall add S.A.F. to the list as any publication that publishes such trash is not out to save America. This is the Discover the Networks expose on Nimmo.
      http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2271
      This comment section does not allow for posting an image but this URL should prove interesting. It is of Nimmo all helmeted up at his computer ready to defend against what? That helmet should perhaps be made of aluminum foil:
      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A6ZfJnTCEAAP_I4.jpg
      Thanks for the info.

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    2. I listed that site under Conspiracy Sites rather than Hoax.

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