This is your leader. This is who you go to for news. This is someone who works under the banner of “Fair and Balanced.” This is Glenn Beck, a man who sees the need to “favorite” a link from a White Nationalist Website on his twitter account. Yes, it is his twitter account, and he’s definitely within his right to do whatever he chooses with it, but can he really be “fair and balanced” while thinking his race is superior to another?
The name of the particular group that got Beck’s attention is “Malevolentfreedom.” Like its name suggests, malevolent means wishing evil or harm to another or others, showing ill will, ill disposed and or malicious.
White Nationalist, as described by Samuel T. Francis is “a movement that rejects equality as an ideal and insists on an enduring core of human nature transmitted by heredity.”
It is the belief, according to Samuel P. Huntington, that any political society that does not adopt the white culture will lead to a people that are intellectually and morally inferior. They look at affirmative action, immigration and ghettoes as bi-products of racial integration, and in reference to immigration, White Nationalists believe that only white non Jewish Europeans should be allowed access to these United States of America.
“I really don’t give a damn about your religious beliefs, nor do I care about your political beliefs, because if you are a white nationalist as you claim, your race should come before anything else. You can call it a religious or political edict ordained from on high if you like, but that’s the plain, simple truth….. You see, to me, my race is everything. Fighting for it, dying for it if needs be, but most importantly, living for my race is what drives me, compels me, and propels me onward.”
Although it can be argued that favoring a link or tweet on ones twitter account does not lead to an association, the same cannot be said about Glenn Beck’s decision to add this link to Malevolentfreedom. Beck’s many shows, both radio and television, paints a picture of someone who, for lack of better word, has a deep seeded hatred for minorities.
In an article done by the Huffington Post, a report was conducted about some of the guests Glenn Beck has had on his shows.
From the Huffington Post article:
“The Huffington Post took a look some of the bombastic host’s past guests and found names steeped in controversy. Beck has hosted, and even occasionally praised, a renowned white supremacist, a devout southern secessionist, a defender of slavery, and a 9/11 skeptic.
On October 4, 2007, for instance, Beck had on his CNN/Headline News show Michael Hill, the founder and president of the League of the South, and Thomas Naylor, a secessionist who is head of the Second Vermont Republic. The conversation, which centered on dissolving the government, was at times, contentious. But Beck – for all the pushback he offered – did acknowledge that he was kind of intrigued. “Don`t get me wrong,” he said. “There`s part of me that says, mm-hmm.”
Another of Beck’s guests was Tom Woods, who wrote in his book, Politically Incorrect Guide to the American History, that “strictly speaking, there was never an American Civil War… other more ideologically charged (but nevertheless much more accurate) names for the conflict include the War for Southern Independence and even the War for Northern Aggression.”
Jeffrey Rogers Hummel, a San Diego University Professor wrote, “Woods clearly wants to tender a neo-Confederate interpretation, in which slavery is shunted into the background, as a motive for southern secession.”
Beck also showed favor towards Larry Pratt, president of Gun Owners of America (GOA), who according to the Huffington article, was a Second-Amendment rights enthusiast, and best known for being forced to resign as co-chair of Pat Buchanan‘s 1996 presidential campaign because of ties to white supremacist and extremist groups. And according to Southern Poverty Law Center, Larry Pratt “was a contributing editor to a periodical of the anti-Semitic United Sovereigns of America, and that his GOA had donated money to a white supremacist attorney’s group.”
Through the mega microphone on his radio and his Fox News television shows, these are the people Glenn Beck has given airtime to. They have used his nationally syndicated shows to get their message of hate out to the masses, and now, Glenn is favoring their links on his twitter page.
This is your leader. This is who you go to for news. This is someone who works under the banner of “Fair and Balanced.” This is Glenn Beck, someone who is actively entertaining the ideas of secession, white supremacy and separatism, but in a “Fair and Balanced” way.
Beck’s Twitter Favorites:
- Glenn Beck Promotes Book by Antisemitic Nazi Sympathizer (trueslant.com)
- Now Glenn Beck loves American Nazis: Promotes book by prominent Hitler advocate of the 1930s (crooksandliars.com)
- Glenn Beck defends the Minutemen: ‘Zero! None! No violent episodes from the Minutemen!’ Oh really? (crooksandliars.com)