Glenn Beck: The Mao Tze Tung of AmericaNovember 22, 2009 at 11:21 am | Posted in American politics | 5 Comments
BECK: I’ve done a lot of reading on history in the last few years and I was amazed to find that what we’re experiencing now is really a ticking time bomb that they designed about 100 years ago, beginning in the progressive movement. And they thought, “you know what, if we just do this and this and this and this, over time if we do it in both the Republican and Democratic parties, we will have our socialist utopia.” Well, I say again, two can play at that game. I am drafting plans now to bring us back to an America that our founders would understand. … We need to start thinking like the Chinese. I’m developing a 100 year plan for America. A 100 year plan. We will plant this idea and it will sprout roots.
I think his followers need to realize something. Their leader is borrowing not just from one perceived enemy: the Maoist Chinese, but from TWO! See, he’s been reading history (amazing if true) and he’s surprised by the progressive movement’s longevity. (Clearly he hasn’t studied much of any history before these past few years, as he claims, otherwise he would have known that the progressive movement has definitely been around for a while and would not be surprised at this). Problem for Beck is that the progressive movement didn’t have a charlatan at the lead, a comedian who claimed that no one should take him seriously, who was really a clown, a morning zoo crew member.
In any case, Beck says that his movement should borrow the tactics of two of their enemies. The progressives, who were (and are) in this for the long haul, and the Maoist Chinese, who were also in it for the long haul. Think like the Chinese, he says. Plant a ticking time bomb like the progressives, he says. What exactly is he talking about? It’s not really that clear. He talks about hearkening back to the Founding Fathers, but, well, it gets confusing from there, because it’s just not clear exactly what that really means. Not only that, but this man is not a serious thinker, and he tells people not to take him seriously. So why should ANYONE entrust him with a plan to save America? He could probably end up being worse for America than Mao was for China.