W. Cleon Skousen and Glenn Beck

September 16, 2009 at 2:00 pm | Posted in American politics | 3 Comments

Two peas in a pod I can’t believe people are dumb enough to listen to either of these two men. Then again, Skousen has deceived the very elite Mormons. Here is Ezra Taft Benson:

Communism, Socialism… hmmm, what does Glenn Beck talk about all the time about Obama? And of course David O. McKay:

“Well, the era through which we are passing is no exception. On the flyleaf of the book, The Naked Communist, by W. Cleon Skousen, we find this quotation, (and I admonish everybody to read that excellent book of Chief Skousen’s) : ‘the conflict between communism and freedom is the problem of our time. It overshadows all other problems. This conflict mirrors our age, its toils, its tensions, its troubles, and its tasks. On the outcome of this conflict depends the future of mankind.”

– Prophet David O. McKay, Conference Report, Oct. 1959, p. 5

And wouldn’t you know it, it looks like W. Cleon Skousen was racist too. He wrote a textbook for the state of California which had the following:

Angry state legislators have demanded that Gov. George Deukmejian dismiss his appointees to California’s Bicentennial Commission for approving for sale a history textbook that includes an essay on slavery that refers to black children as ”pickaninnies” and says that the ”constant fear of slave rebellion” made life for Southern whites ”a nightmare.”

Other sections present a picture of the white slave owner as victimized by malingering blacks who shirked their duties and left their owners with a costly burden of supporting them and their numerous offspring, concluding that ”slave owners were the worst victims of the system.”

Mr. Allen said that while he ”acknowledges the concerns” of the book’s critics, he did ”not share those concerns.” He said he felt ”comfortable” with the book because he had worked with the author, W. Cleon Skousen, and considered him a friend.

Oh, the plight of the Southern white man. Let’s see, who else sees the white man a victim… oh yes, who could forget

The Mormons of the 1960s-1970s were smart enough to realize how poisonous W. Cleon Skousen was. Are the Mormons of the 2000s as smart? Why would anyone do anything to Skousen’s books except throw them in the garbage where they belong?

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  1. Yeah, it took me a few years, but I finally took Skousen’s First and Third thousand year books off my shelf…

  2. I didn’t know he wrote more historical attempts. I hear he butchered a biography of Oppenheimer (who he must have seen as a total communist!).

  3. You may injoy my blog, The Glenn Beck Review. Go to http://sharethisurlaboutglenbek.wordpress.com


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