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Friday, January 14, 2011

Glenn Beck has an anti-Semitic fetish

Glenn Beck ha said that there is no-one more pro-Jewish than him. While that might be hyperbole I don't doubt that Beck believes he isn't anti-Semitic one has to question his choice of targets and his sources.

Two of his favorite and often quoted authors are Eustace Mullins and Elizabeth Dilling. If he had actually read their works he would undoubtedly discover that they both were virulent anti-Semites. Mullins was a conspiratorialist whose main target was the New World Order run by Jewish bankers. He alleged that Jews organized most of the pogroms in Eastern Europe "as a matter of policy" and wrote an article in 1952 titled, "Adolf Hitler: An Appreciation" in which he wrote,

"Eventually America must admit her debt to Adolf Hitler for it was Hitler who first called upon all Aryan people to unite and challenge Jewish economic and political power. It was Hitler who first enunciated the doctrine of national self-determination and led the armies of Christian Europe in a great crusade against the godless Jews of the Kremlin. Hitler, like Christ before him, was crucified on a Cross of Gold through the duplicity of his own Christian people."

It doesn't get clearer than that. Dilling was no better. Under a pseudonym she wrote a book claiming that Jews were the source of all the trouble in the world based on her reading of the Talmud.

His attacks on George Soros, the financier and Jewish Holocaust Survivor recycle the same anti-Semitic tropes. When attacking Soros, Beck seems to go out of his way to mention that Soros is Jewish, claiming that as a 14 year old Jew, hiding with a Gentile family he collaborated with the Nazis.

Last night on his show the subject was the 20th century, which should be seen as the "era of the big lie". He claims a shadowy intellectual minority believes that people are "animals" that should be controlled by propaganda. He went on to list 8 people who epitomize this 'intellectual cabal'.

When it comes to 20th century propaganda the first name that comes to mind is Goebbels. He didn't make Beck's list. Sigmund Freud and George Soros did. So did Edward Burnays who revolutionized 20th century PR. Also making the list was Ed Rendell, the governor of Pennsylvania, Andy Stern the former head of the SEIU who had the audacity to head a Trade Union and actually care about workers rights as well as Cass Sunstein who he calls, "the most dangerous man in America".

Eight people made his 'most evil' list. All eight happen to be Jewish. I'm sure it's just a coincidence.

Media Matters has the story here.

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