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Two Cheers For Glenn Beck, With Some Reservations

RuleTopia Wrote: Apr 14, 2012 11:56 PM
Jerry, we worry about a tipping point. Before the great depression, federal spending consumed 5 percent of GDP. Now it's 25 percent. State and local spending is also out of control. Worse, the government is undermining rugged individualism, a bedrock of our country.

Glenn Beck’s analyses of the history of authoritarian movements has many people concerned, and justifiably so. Most recently Beck has been laying out the ways in which the progressive movement in the U.S. has been following a three phase strategy to undermine the free-market constitutional order traditional to America.

He has also uncovered ways in which progressivist propaganda on behalf of President Obama taps surreptitiously into language of earlier extremist thought, most notably Stuart Chase’s book,” The Road We Are Traveling,” and his invocation of Political System X. Chase was a Fabian socialist who was influential in the left wing...