Glenn Beck: inspired by Iran or Lyndon LaRouche?

George Soros is a Jewish tycoon and mastermind of ultra-modern colonialism. He is also a thug who is deployed as an economic hitman for the British empire.

The first claim comes from a video produced by Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence which has depicted Soros operating out of the Situation Room in the White House, while the second comes from Hector A Rivas Jr at LaRouchePAC, serving longtime presidential aspirant Lyndon LaRouche.

Now comes Glenn Beck, asking ominously about President Obama’s channels of communication: “Have you ever wondered who is at the other end of a BlackBerry?”

Who else but Obama’s puppet master, the omnipotent George Soros.

Soros the macro-managing controller of global events is also the micro-manager of Obama’s daily agenda. He really has taken multi-tasking to a supernatural level as he steers the global financial markets, runs his empire of 501(c)3s, and tells Obama what to do!

Even with his show’s title and images of Soros pulling puppet strings and with puppets dangling from the studio ceiling, Beck still didn’t seem completely confident with his puppet-master metaphor and so needed to make it more literal, the Blackberry supposedly providing the tangible evidence that on a minute-by-minute basis, George Soros has the power and ability to control all of Obama’s actions. But as Beck himself says in his comprehensive disclaimer: “if you take what I say as gospel, you’re an idiot.”

Thus we are presented with the distinctive blend of fear and farce from a man who clearly doesn’t take himself seriously yet who surely lives in a state of constant amazement that his own antics have made him so rich and influential.

In the last year, Glenn Beck’s estimated earnings were $33 million, putting him in second place after Rush Limbaugh ($58.7 million) in Newsweek‘s “Power 50” list which ranks the highest earning political figures in 2010. Bundle the Fox News triumvirate of Beck, Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly together and they rank #1 with combined earnings of $75 million. Following the same career trajectory as Beck, Lou Dobbs has just joined Fox, a year after his departure from CNN.

Are Beck and his cohorts now themselves the puppet masters of American politics? Emma Mustich shows how the five-point formula Beck ascribes to Soros just as accurately represents Beck and Fox News‘ methods for gathering and exerting enormous political power.

Meanwhile, Michelle Goldberg writes:

Soros, a billionaire financier and patron of liberal causes, has long been an object of hatred on the right. But Beck went beyond demonizing him; he cast him as the protagonist in an updated Protocols of the Elders of Zion. He described Soros as the most powerful man on earth, the creator of a “shadow government” that manipulates regimes and currencies for its own enrichment. Obama is his “puppet,” Beck says. Soros has even “infiltrated the churches.” He foments social unrest and economic distress so he can bring down governments, all for his own financial gain. “Four times before,” Beck warned. “We’ll be number five.”

It’s true, of course, that Soros has had a hand in bringing down governments—communist, authoritarian governments. Beck seems to be assuming a colossal level of ignorance on the part of his viewers when he informs them, “Along with currencies, Soros also collapses regimes. With his Open Society Fund… Soros has helped fund the Velvet Revolution in the Czech Republic, the Orange Revolution in the Ukraine, the Rose Revolution in Georgia. He also helped to engineer coups in Slovakia, Croatia, and Yugoslavia. So what is his target now? Us. America.”

Beck’s implication is that there was something sinister in Soros’ support for anti-communist civil society organizations in the former Soviet Union. Further, he sees such support as evidence that Soros will engineer a communist coup here in the United States. This kind of thinking only makes sense within the conspiratorial mind-set of classic anti-Semitism, in which Jews threaten all governments equally. And as a wealthy Jew with a distinct Eastern European accent, Soros is a perfect target for such theories.

And in an indication that for the American Jewish community, Beck has indeed crossed a line with his slanderous attack, suggesting that the 14-year-old Soros was a Nazi collaborator, Abraham Foxman, director of the Anti-Defamation League, called Beck’s comments “horrific” and “totally off limits and over the top.” Whether Beck’s antipathy for Soros makes him an anti-Semite, is nevertheless questionable.

For Beck, fear is a commodity in which he has deeply invested in futures — an investment whose value he works on inflating every day. But the fear he trades in is not something he invented. It has long resided in the heart of that predominantly white America which is a nation of islanders, challenged by the inconvenient truth that America is not an island.

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8 thoughts on “Glenn Beck: inspired by Iran or Lyndon LaRouche?

  1. Renfro

    I like Soros, read both his books, the man is indisputably brilliant..with good intentions, now that he’s made his billions, as far as I can see.

    But this anti semite thing with Beck?…I don’t know. Something there doesn’t jive.
    I’d be more inclined to think this is a Fox sanctioned attack on liberal, anti zionist Jewish Soros by the militant pro zionist Jewish conseratives.
    We had quite a few pundits fired for lesser remarks along that line.
    The zionits have been trying to destroy Soros for funding J-Street.
    And Murdock has been know to fire anyone whose comments or columns he didn ‘t like at the drop of a hat. Add to that that Murdock is himself Jewish, courtesy of his mother Elizabeth Green, daughter of Sol Green and although not religious is a militant on Israel…to the point he had a falling out with his son who disagrees with him on Israel.

    I’d take with a grain of salt ADL outrage on Beck’s performance…they exist to claim that everyone is anti semitic, it’s their bread and butter. But notice they didn’t demand Beck be fired. …and Fox has made no noise about firing him for this….so?…why not?

    Maybe I have watched these f****** so long my brain is as convoluted as theirs but I can see this as setup to after Soros more than simple anti semitism by Beck.

  2. Ed

    Can’t we stop paying such attention to Beck, Limbaugh, Hannity, O’Reilly, Hannity, Savage, Palin, Vitter, and all the other nutcase extremists?

    People are being murdered by U.S. & NATO terrorism, funded by us, all over the planet, and we are still in denial about catastrophic climate chaos. Why pay any more attention to these notorious morons of celebrity?

  3. eatbees

    I looked into the claim that Rupert Murdoch is Jewish, which seems to be common in the Arab world, but apparently he is not. He had a great-great-grandmother who may have been Jewish, but probably wasn’t. It seems that some people want him to be Jewish because this would fit their worldview that all arch-Zionist neocons must be Jewish. But in the case of Rupert Murdoch there is no need for him to be a Jew to explain this, he is just a twat.

  4. Renfro

    eatbees November 12, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    My info on Murdock having a Jewish mother comes from an in depth article on him in Vanity Fair….so if it’s incorrect take it up with them.

    I frankly am not ‘some people’ and don’t give a rats ass if he is Jewish or not. I am just conjecturing on connections and reasons for his Israel militancy and why Beck was allowed to do what he it from Murdocks neocon attitudes, thin enthic connections to Jews and Israel or whatever. He’s not a christian or a practicing religious Jew ….so that only leaves his right wing attitudes or some vicarious association with Israel’s militancy to explain him and Fox.

  5. dickerson3870

    First, Éva Gábor.
    Now, George Soros.
    Don’t you see the pattern?
    Proof positive that Beck is right!

  6. dickerson3870

    Hungarian Jews!
    First, Éva Gábor and Green Acres.
    Now, George Soros and his Open Society Foundations.
    Don’t you see the pattern? Irrefutable proof that Glenn Beck is right!

  7. Colm O' Toole

    I wonder if someone has a photograph of Glenn Beck talking on a mobile. Then we can all ask who exactly Glenn takes HIS orders from.

    (Because everyone knows a photograph of a person on a phone is clear evidence that that person is taking orders from someone else.)

  8. dickerson3870

    Hungarian Americans!
    First, Éva Gábor and her “Green Acres”.
    Now, George Soros and his Open Society Foundations.
    Don’t you see the pattern? Irrefutable proof that Glenn Beck is right!

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