It's a bait and switch, folks.
JUDAS GOAT - Glenn Beck the controlled opposition (VIDEO)
Posted March 13th, 2009 by Black Ops
I know there are many Glenn Beck fans on this Ron Paul forum. But you would do well to understand that GB trashed Dr. Paul and his supporters along with David Horowitz when Ron Paul's candidacy was threatening the status quo.
"The vest way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves." - Vladimir Lenin
I am not saying Glenn Beck cannot be useful. I think he can be but only useful as a "tool." Pun intended.
Judas Goat: A Judas goat is a trained goat used at a slaughterhouse and in general animal herding. The Judas goat is trained to associate with sheep or cattle, leading them to a specific destination. In stockyards, a Judas goat will lead sheep to slaughter, while its own life is spared. Judas goats are also used to lead other animals to specific pens and on to trucks.
The term is a reference to the biblical traitor Judas Iscariot.
So, if Beck agrees with Paul on the economy, can we all agree that Beck is a Libertarian when it comes to economics?The man has credence when it comes to the economy. He does not have credence when it comes to the war on terror.
I'll start with whether I know what a Libertarian is. I have a copy of Economics in One Lesson sitting right here (which I have read multiple times). I know of and have actually attended functions at the Cato Institute. I have read a good deal of von Mises' works. I even know what a Nolan chart is, so yes I know what a Libertarian is.you really should hit up Wikipedia and find out what a true libertarian is.
Nope... I didn't feel that was that harsh on you... It's nothing personal.Wow! Did we wake up on the wrong side of the bed this morning
Never said you didn't know what a libertarian is, but if you truly believe that Beck is one... than you probably should consult an external source.I'll start with whether I know what a Libertarian is. I have a copy of Economics in One Lesson sitting right here (which I have read multiple times). I know of and have actually attended functions at the Cato Institute. I have read a good deal of von Mises' works. I even know what a Nolan chart is, so yes I know what a Libertarian is.
I agree with you on ideals and reality most of the time don't match... but that doesn't mean that beck believing in the stuff he does makes him a libertarian.I also know that there are objective ideals and practical reality. Sometimes the two clash. That's life.
To be fair, I never called him a neocon, but I certainly think he aligns himself more accurately with neocons than libertarians. You're 100% right that he's an entertainer, he goes wherever the wind/his advertisers blow him. 2 years ago he was complaining how shitty and awful the health care system was... now he's on the air extolling how magnificent it is. Glenn Beck is a joke, does nothing more then entice fear into people.Beck a neocon? That I doubt. I know plenty of neocons and as far as I can tell, he's not one of them. Just like I know plenty of "liberals" (not be confused with the traditional libertarian liberal), including Joe Biden (who lives down the street and goes to our Church.... once in a while). Actually, he (Beck) strikes me as more of an entertainer than a pundit. If you have proof that "he's some right wing corporate shill" I'd like to see it. Seems to me he did some pretty good work recently with the whole Acorn deal and Van Jones. I didn't see anyone in the other media outlets covering those stories.
I don't doubt for one second that it's more complicated, most things in politics are. But that doesn't change the fact that he was in support of it and the patriot act. No self respecting libertarian would agree with either of those. Hell, 98% of Americans were opposed to the bailout... I think it's safe to say Glenn Beck isn't a real libertarian... on anything.As for the banking industry, it's a little more complicated than your statement. Some banks were pushed into taking TARP money and many were and still are subtly prevented from paying it back. I will agree that it is a mess and not one penny of tax payer's money should have been spent bailing anyone out, including AIG (not really a Bank). Some of the largest recipients of bailout funds were foreign banks. I also am of the opinion that the Federal Reserve should be audited (even Barney Frank is agreeing with that one). I would prefer to see it abolished.
I suspect you're right about that. But if you don't care for "hit jobs"/hit pieces as you say, you probably shouldn't be in Beck's corner because he's the source of many such hit pieces. Beck brings it all on to himself... http://glennbeckrapedandmurderedayounggirlin1990.comI suspect we agree politically more that we would disagree. I just don't care for hit jobs, on or against either side.