Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

My letter to Glenn Beck

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
 
JoDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:19 AM
Original message
My letter to Glenn Beck
Dear Mr. Beck,

I will start this letter with an honest admission. I do not agree with your political views. I take you in the spirit of Voltaire--I respect your right to speak your mind while exercising my right to change the channel.

However, as a Jew I am compelled to speak out about your recent suggestion that your fans use Sept. 28, 2009, Yom Kippur, as a day of fasting, atonement and prayers to change what you think is flawed in our current government. How dare you! Yom Kippur is the holiest day of our calendar. It is a day of PERSONAL reflection and prayer. Religious Jews believe that we must take time out to review our lives and think about how we can be better people and thus make the world a better place. The fact that you have suggested that non Jews co-opt this day for political reasons, not spiritual ones, is insulting and demeaning.

I do not know what your faith is, but please imagine what you would think about it is someone (perhaps that you disagree with) tried to co-opt the holiest day of your faith's calendar for a political purpose. I don't think you would like it very much.

If you must insist on continuing with this idea, please consider asking the people who watch and listen to your shows, read your books and attend events you support to dispense with the Nazi and Hitler imagery that seems to be filling up current public debate. These images are painful to many people, not just Jews, and do nothing to help citizens have a sensible, intelligent discussions on the best ways to solve problems that effect us all.

Thank you for your time,
Signed with JoDog's legal name.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:21 AM
Response to Original message
1. I'm not sure he can read, actually...
Good letter, though!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:23 AM
Response to Original message
2. He won't read it. He has to ask the magical duck fairy to translate it to Picklese.
Then back to Glenglish.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Betty Karlson Donating Member (902 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:56 AM
Response to Original message
3. His religion is the Church of Latter-Day Saints,
Otherwise known as the Mormons. His second wife insisted they pick "a religion that would be acceptable to both, and keep them together".

Somehow Mormons are said to harbour unhealthy amounts of anti-semitism - although I confess I wouldn't know why they are said to be so.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:21 AM
Response to Original message
4. You know what would be cool?
Siccing the JDL on Beck
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
VenusRising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:24 AM
Response to Original message
5. Excellent letter.
Good on you for speaking your mind. :yourock:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:31 AM
Response to Original message
6. Waiting for the Glenn Beck Apologists to chime in 4...3...2...1...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:37 AM
Response to Reply #6
8. .
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:42 AM
Response to Reply #8
9. why are you one of those folks who wants us to be nicer to the moran?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:59 AM
Response to Reply #9
10. I'm not. I despise Beck.
The 'crickets chirping' is my reference to any Beck apologists in DU (i.e., none)

Hawkeye-X
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:02 PM
Response to Reply #6
15. Glenn Beck apologists?
Sheesh, I've been away from DU too long! :silly:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:35 AM
Response to Original message
7. Jodog, Beck is a Moron... I mean Mormon..
converted from Christianity.

And I agree with your letter...

Yom Kippur is also the day that our fate is sealed for the year 5770.

Hawkeye-X
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
JoDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 12:37 PM
Response to Reply #7
11. And may you be sealed
for a good and sweet year!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 01:43 PM
Response to Reply #11
13. You too, my friend.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 01:28 PM
Response to Original message
12. you're being to polite for a turd like him to understand
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Sheepshank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 01:50 PM
Response to Reply #12
14. The mormons
have a habit of forgetting their own edict about not baptising Jews (necro dunking...baptism for the dead). They keep getting caught doing such things. So what does Beck care if he tramples all over a Jewish holiday? They are all doomed to become Mormon anyway.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:05 PM
Response to Original message
16. Excellent letter
I'd consider submitting it as a letter to the editor as well. :thumbsup:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Fri Aug 29th 2014, 01:09 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC