“[When we screw around now] nobody gets it. ‘Oh you used to be so funny’, now when I try to do funny stuff they’re like ‘he’s serious! he means that!’”
Glenn Beck 6-5-13
Stu: I’ll give you an example “Glenn Beck’s bizarre interview with himself!” and they freak out, there must be 20 articles…
Pat: even mediaite who knows the show they know what we do
Stu: It was just the stupid bit that we’ve executed on the show twenty times,
Pat: A Million times
Stu: I’m saying recently
“I don’t believe that we should lump any group all into one thing. Uh, you know, to say that ‘all Muslims are terrorists’ [is] absolutely wrong. But for me to feel like I have to say that to remain out of trouble is equally as wrong.”
Glenn Beck, Radio, 6-4-13 H1
For the linguistically challenged, Beck is saying ppl shouldn’t have to say “Not all Muslims are Terrorists” every moment of every day for ever and ever, as the only way not to be dragged through the mud as if they’d said the opposite.
Of course he spent years saying it like a mantra and was still slandered as if he’d been saying the opposite all along.
GLENN BECK WAS RIGHT.
This inarguable truth was the first thing to get Glenn called a ‘conspiracy theorist’.
“Every single argument that Piers Morgan makes is refuted in this book. Read it it’s the New York Times best seller. Blah Blah Blah.” -Stu Burguiere on Pat & Stu 5-31-13 H2
“Glenn doesn’t keep score with cash. “For the first time I feel like I can leave a mark. For the first time I can tell a story and get it right and have it impact and leave a mark of real good.” He believes it has always been about the message. And yet that message has sometimes sparked uproar and even anger. His detractors accuse him of being divisive. He does not dismiss such a charge, but asks, “How do I tell the truth and not be divisive? How do I … How do I both?” He asks the question not attempting to dismiss the accusation, but to find an answer to it. He says he wants to bring people together in preparation for a day of reckoning that he believes is around the corner. Hate, he says, is a luxury we can no longer afford. Glenn even mocks those of his fans who might think a personal arsenal is all that’s needed. “I think a lot of people believe, ‘Hey - tough times come, and they come knocking at my door I’m gonna —’ No you’re not. No you’re not. You might, but it will be the wrong choice. Will you actually stand and have the courage that Martin Luther King had to love those that hate you?””
– Brent Hunsaker: Glenn Beck on success, the message and “doing good”, Utah News
“Finally, Japan—a nation that, unlike Australia and the United Kingdom, has not experienced any sudden changes in gun policies and is therefore more difficult to fairly evaluate. Japan has imposed strict gun control for centuries, long before crime data began to be systematically collected. Guns are allowed for hunting—there were more than 400,000 registered firearms in 2011—but handguns are banned.
Control enthusiasts love to point to Japan, which has a very low murder rate, as the prime example of how fewer guns equate to less crime and far fewer homicides. But if that theory were true, ten it should always be true. And it’s simply not.
Take Switzerland, for example. As I mentioned earlier, Switzerland has the third-highest rate of firearms per capita in the world. So, it stands to reason, then, that Switzerland’s streets must be flowing in blood, right?
Not even close.
Switzerland had a gun homicide rate of 0.5 per 100,000 people in 2010. their overall homicide rate was 0.7, ranking the country well below other gun control havens like Australia (1.0), the United Kingdom (1.2), and Canada (1.6).
This theory falls apart when you look at it from the other side as well. the Netherlands, for example, has one of the lowest rates of gun ownership in Europe at 3.9 per capita, but its homicide rate (1.1) is nowhere near the bottom. Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain, Norway, and Sweden all have lower murder rates than the Netherlands—and far more guns per capita.”
– Glenn Beck & Co-Authors, “Control” Pages 24 & 25
Glenn Beck: I’ll Be Home With Bells On
“One of his [Wolf Blitzer’s] producers are my friends, I’ve talked to him since, and he said ‘Glenn, that didn’t happen’. It’s no big deal if it did happen or if it didn’t happen. I was just trying to point out that that’s how television works. There’s no conspiracy behind it, there’s nothing behind it.”
– Glenn Beck on the Wolf Blitzer interviews an atheist hurricane survivor “Conspiracy”.
Cass Sunstein advocated in his paper “Conspiracy Theories: Causes and Cures” that the Government could/should Ban, tax, fine, “Conspiracy Theorist”. & The govt. might itself engage in or hire or ‘informally encourage’ ‘credible private parties’ to engage in “Counter-speech”. Any such implementation of such an idea would obviously end up targeting things that are not Conspiracy Theories and also those that are true. Smiley faced truth policing is not a legitimate function of government.
“We aim here to sketch some psychological and social mechanisms that produce, sustain, and spread these theories; to show that some of them are quite important and should be taken seriously; and to offer suggestions for governmental responses, both as a matter of policy and as a matter of law.”
“an understanding of conspiracy theories has broad implications for the spread of information and beliefs; many erroneous judgments are a product of the same forces that produce conspiracy theories, and if we are able to see how to counteract such theories, we will have some clues about how to correct widespread errors more generally.”
“Our primary claim is that conspiracy theories typically stem not from irrationality or mental illness of any kind but from a “crippled epistemology,” in the form of a sharply limited number of (relevant) informational sources. Those who hold conspiracy theories do so because of what they read and hear. In that sense, acceptance of such theories is not irrational from the standpoint of those who adhere to them. There is a close connection, we suggest, between our claim on this count and the empirical association between terrorist behavior and an absence of civil rights and civil liberties.10 When civil rights and civil liberties are absent, people lack multiple information sources, and they are more likely to accept conspiracy theories.”
“Our principal claim here involves the potential value of cognitive infiltration of extremist groups, designed to introduce informational diversity into such groups and to expose indefensible conspiracy theories as such”
“a conspiracy theory can generally be counted as such if it is an effort to explain some event or practice by reference to the machinations of powerful people, who have also managed to conceal their role.”
The paper goes on to list things like the moon landing was faked and various assassinations caused by the Govt. alongside this: “that the theory of global warming is a deliberate fraud”…
“Of course some conspiracy theories, under our definition, have turned out to be true.”
The leftist statist progressive ideology holds that utopia is attainable, or approachable and that central planning is the method.
Anyone who loves liberty is disgusted with the obviously fascistic parallels of hidden govt. officials secretly colluding and hiring ppl to advocate, in effect, for government, as the government being it’s own largest lobbyists, those in the government culture will be most likely to call those against it ‘conspiracy theorists’. What’s worse still is Sunstein admits some have ‘turned out to be true’ but he still advocates blatant [by my definition] government propaganda to infiltrate & attack anything effectually deemed ‘harmful’ to government.
It’s as clear as country air that this ideology has permeated the left and sprung up as indoctroganda attacking Glenn Beck, who is regularly slandered as a conspiracy theorist for demonstrably true statements.
The implications are clear. This is the left’s ideology. As the law of the Constitution is no longer followed its protections being violated cannot be cited as qualifying as ‘conspiracy’ [collusion to break law] when the entire political left adheres to their ideology and believing in their intellectual leaders move to implement their ideas.
If Hillary was right in her claim of a ‘vast right wing conspiracy’ by your definition of it, then conspiracy on the left is too tame a word. A more accurate one would be cult.
Of course my definition is neither that of Hillary or Cass. It has some freaking merit to it, not including stupid qualifiers like needing someone in power to be involved nor Hillary’s synonym for ideological/partisan targeting the guilty.
Beck Bashers claim that Wolf Blitzer’s Producer doing his job is a “Conspiracy Theory”
If you don’t know what TV & Radio producers do, one of their key jobs is the pre-interview, which wrangles out of the subject anything that might be interesting so that if they don’t bring it up on their own on camera/mike, the interviewer will know to ask them something in a way that will bring it up on camera/mike.
Beck Bashing leftist troll-farts called Beck mentioning something about the producer doing exactly this, a ‘conspiracy theory’. So, the idea that Blitzer’s producer would actually do his job, is a conspiracy theory then…
This is how far we have fallen as a society. They don’t care in the slightest about the truth. All they wanna do is join in on the attack.