Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Just like a Nazi Youth Camp


Glenn Beck likes to make wild statements, cloaked in some vague innuendo so that he can later walk back his references as wildly misunderstood. It's his M.O. And his latest is one he's probably tried to spin as misinterpretation. I could care less what he's saying today. Because anyone who makes a career on making statements and then warping them into a way to blame listeners, doesn't deserve to be heard on day two. Frankly, he doesn't deserve to be heard at all. But he definitely doesn't get to spin his shit into a web of other shit.

But I digress.

His latest shit is about the kids in Norway who were attacked and killed because they cared enough about being citizens that they went to a camp to celebrate that. He said, on his radio show:

"There was a shooting at a political camp, which sounds a little like, you know, the Hitler youth. I mean, who does a camp for kids that's all about politics? Disturbing."
Yeah! Who does a camp for kids that's all about politics? WHO would do THAT?

Per his website:
On radio this morning, Glenn interviewed 912 Project leader Yvonne Donnelly about a new camp she is setting up for kids.
Yvonne described, “It is a camp that’s going to teach children ‑‑ you know, we’re going to really steer them in becoming better patriots. We need to teach our children about our history, we need to teach our children about our Founding Fathers, and we need to teach our children about the Constitution. So we ‑‑ it’s a fun camp. You can do it ‑‑ it’s really set up where you can really make it your own. And it’s really in line with the 9/12 project as far as connecting back to your community.”
Glenn pledged to donate $10,000 of his own money to the effort, and encouraged other to donate as well. Click here to read more and watch the full interview in the clip above.
It's one thing to want to draw parallels in this world. But it's usually best to do it when a) the evidence supports it and b) you haven't just made yourself part of the damn parallel by having done EXACTLY what you say is so Nazi-like.

Kids went to a camp. Just because they were left-leaning, does NOT support any parallel between them and the Nazi Youth, who were a generation of kids manipulated and scared into attending a brain-washing environment. Want to draw a parallel? OK, Glenn, let's talk about the camp YOU support. Or not. But you did ask the question, "who does a camp for kids that's all about politics" and you DO find it disturbing.

1 comment:

NowhereMan said...

Then he got offended because the people of Norway got offended!He really shouldn't be talked about anymore.Hes as irrelevant as Palin is now.