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tex-wyo-dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-01-07 02:42 PM
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Glenn Beck: Gore using "same tactics" to fight global warming as Hitler did in vilifying Jews
Edited on Tue May-01-07 02:44 PM by tex-wyo-dem
Media Matters:

Beck said Gore using "same tactic" in fight against global warming as Hitler did against Jews

Summary: On his radio program, Glenn Beck stated that Al Gore is using "the same tactic" in his efforts to fight global warming that Adolf Hitler used to vilify Jews in Nazi Germany, but Beck said that Gore's "goal is different. The goal is globalization. The goal is global carbon tax. The goal is the United Nations running the world. That is the goal."

On the April 30 edition of his nationally syndicated radio show, Glenn Beck likened former Vice President Al Gore's fight against global warming to Adolf Hitler's use of eugenics as justification for exterminating 6 million European Jews. Beck stated: "Al Gore's not going to be rounding up Jews and exterminating them. It is the same tactic, however. The goal is different. The goal is globalization. The goal is global carbon tax. The goal is the United Nations running the world. That is the goal. Back in the 1930s, the goal was get rid of all of the Jews and have one global government." He continued: "You got to have an enemy to fight. And when you have an enemy to fight, then you can unite the entire world behind you, and you seize power. That was Hitler's plan. His enemy: the Jew. Al Gore's enemy, the U.N.'s enemy: global warming." Beck added: "Then you get the scientists -- eugenics. You get the scientists -- global warming. Then you have to discredit the scientists who say, 'That's not right.' And you must silence all dissenting voices. That's what Hitler did."

Later in the broadcast, Beck plugged his upcoming CNN Headline News special criticizing those who urge action on global warming, titled "Exposed: Climate of Fear." Beck said of the program: "There is no balance to the special. I want you to know right up front. I am not saying that this is the end all truth. I am saying that this is the credible other side. ... It's what scientists used to hold up and say, 'This is what we do.' It's what colleges and universities used to hold up and say, 'Diversity of thought.' But it doesn't happen anymore. And before it's completely shut down, and before we're all sent to respect camps, make sure you watch it on Wednesday."

Beck further claimed that Gore is using misinformation to mobilize support for action on global warming, stating: "hey're telling us things in Al Gore's global warming special that are not true, that the seas will rise 20 feet. Even the U.N. says that's not true. So you got to have the fear, we're all going to die." In fact, as Media Matters for America documented, a report released in February by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a body of the United Nations, supported an assertion regarding sea levels in Gore's book An Inconvenient Truth (Rodale Books, May 2006). In the book, Gore wrote that if the West Antarctic ice shelf "melted or slipped off its island mooring into the sea, it would raise sea levels worldwide by 20 feet." He added that "the West Antarctic ice shelf is virtually identical in size and mass to the Greenland ice dome, which also would raise sea levels worldwide by 20 feet if it melted or broke up and slipped into the sea" (Page 190). The IPCC noted that "ontraction of the Greenland ice sheet is projected to continue to contribute to sea level rise after 2100" and that "f a negative surface mass balance were sustained for millennia, that would lead to virtually complete elimination of the Greenland ice sheet and a resulting contribution to sea level rise of about 7 m," which is equivalent to approximately 23 feet.

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If nothing else, these fascist neo-con RWers are sure good at projection.
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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-01-07 02:43 PM
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1. for a second I thought you meant the singer Beck
I was like, WTF would he say that?
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tex-wyo-dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-01-07 02:45 PM
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3. Good point...title edited to avert confusion...
:)

I like Beck's music too much to see that happen.
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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-01-07 02:47 PM
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8. I know
I was just stunned for a few seconds too, haha.
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-01-07 02:45 PM
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2. The right-wingers will never get that the U.N. IS NOT A LEGISLATIVE BODY!
It is a DELIBERATIVE body! About all they can really do is get together and talk. Even their resolutions only carry as much force as the member nations want it to.

The U.N. will never "take over the world". It can't. It's not set up to be able to do that.

F*****g stupid right-wingers. Get it right, you morans! :mad:
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-01-07 02:51 PM
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10. The UN is what they want it to be to instill fear
They stretch and lie about everything to instill FEAR. (if we don't fight them there we will fight them here)
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-01-07 02:45 PM
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4. Here's a picture of Glenn Beck
Edited on Tue May-01-07 02:48 PM by geardaddy


After he jumped the shark.
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-01-07 02:45 PM
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5. You mean Rush's identical twin glen said something bad
about Al?

Who'd have thunk it?
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RedStateShame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-01-07 02:46 PM
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6. Gee, you could make an even STRONGER argument to say those same tactics got us into a war!!
I wonder if Crew-Cut McNutso has had that thought soak through his pudgy, Stroh's-soaked brain yet.
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-01-07 02:46 PM
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7. Obviously, he thinks his Hummer is in jeopardy.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-01-07 02:52 PM
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13. He's afraid his big penis substitute might get taken away, and someone might find out
Edited on Tue May-01-07 02:57 PM by impeachdubya
that Glenn Beck has a miniscule, two inch pindick?

Too late, Dude.
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-01-07 02:47 PM
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9. Metaphors are not a strong suit of Beck, are they?
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-01-07 03:00 PM
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19. Your's is the
funniest! :D
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-01-07 02:51 PM
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11. Yeah. This is the guy who likes to fantasize on air about killing people like Michael Moore.
Sure... But Al Gore is the Nazi. :eyes:
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-01-07 02:52 PM
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12. Sigh. Why is this cretin on TV?
I know the answer to that, but sometimes it's worth just asking the question.
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-01-07 02:53 PM
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14. Hey Beck...I think you mean BUSH is using the same tactics.
George MISINFORMATION Bush!

Don't you love the way these mother f*ckers PROJECT what they are doing onto everyone else? ASSSHOLES!
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tex-wyo-dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-01-07 03:00 PM
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20. BINGO! Projection is one of their most common tactics.

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melody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-01-07 02:54 PM
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15. Nutjobs who can't think for themselves are throwing around that meme without understanding it
The usual spiel ... the far-right is too thick to "get" why they are the Nazis, but they
hear the argument from our side and try to twist it around to attack us. The only problem
is, it doesn't apply so they just sound as stupid as they are.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-01-07 02:55 PM
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16. I wonder why CNN grants him air time?
Does he have photos of CNN executives engaging in sexual congress with chickens or something?

In Glenn Beck's world, preserving the environment is equivalent to marching people into ovens. Which brings me back to the question in the subject line.
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-01-07 02:59 PM
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17. Beck & CNN -they're both utterly pathetic
it's to the point where it would be embarrassing to admit that you worked for them....
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-01-07 03:00 PM
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18. So I guess getting the world together to ban ozone-destroying CFCs was, like, Krystallnacht.
...As someone who had relatives in the Nazi camps, I think it's well past time this bigoted pile of windbag fuck gets taken off the air. Enough.
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GOPS Worst Fear Donating Member (384 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-01-07 03:01 PM
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21. I don't know why CNN Gave Beck 5 minutes of their Time..
..much less a television show. There are so many others more worthy and more intellectual than that moron.Say like..Randi Rhodes or Stephanie Miller..
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k8conant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-01-07 03:07 PM
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22. By mentioning Hitler, Glenn Beck loses and shows he's an ass n/t
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-01-07 03:09 PM
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23. WTF? He must have broken into Limbaugh's stash of delusional drugs
:wtf:


:crazy:




:rofl:
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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-01-07 03:15 PM
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24. So this is a pogrom on carbon dioxide?
Does that make Al Gore an anti-CO2ite?

It's hard to keep up wingnut identity politics. We are being accused of bigotry against certain air molecules, apparently.

sw
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-01-07 03:17 PM
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25. And what natural threat to mankind did the Jews pose?
Edited on Tue May-01-07 03:18 PM by rocknation
:eyes:
rocknation
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-01-07 03:23 PM
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26. OK this fucker has go to go. How do we get his ignorant effed up ass off the air.
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Kagemusha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-01-07 03:23 PM
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27. It's funny Glenn Beck should mention this...
I've been watching a sci fi show that's fresh out of Japan, rather serious science fiction. You have the seemingly benign, Big Brother government running everything and controlling human growth through eugenics, raising all children with foster parents, disposing the "unsuitable" once they go through adulthood tests... suppressing everyone who is "different".

So how did this come about?

Well, they kinda... ran Earth into overall environmental destruction and humanity emigrated, setting the stage for absolute government control in new planets and solar systems.

So in this case, the fake threat of global warming was not the impetus for the Big Brother nightmare. Failure to address it and the Earth becoming unlivable... that's what set the stage.

Hey, it's still fiction, but I'm just saying, nightmare governments arise when life conditions suck. If global warming really does push mankind to the brink of extinction we shouldn't expect to be ruled by nice people.
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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-01-07 03:26 PM
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28. First one smelt it, dealt it. - n/t
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iamahaingttta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-01-07 03:26 PM
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29. The really sad part is...
...that some poor shmoe at Media Matters has to watch Beck's show in order to find stuff like this.

Whoever you are: Thank you for your sacrifice, and I'm SO sorry you have to do that!
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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-01-07 03:31 PM
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30. Again I ask, Beck, you flaming idiot....
what is the motive behind lying about global warming? What would Gore have to gain by lying about it? Why would people go through so much just to lie about this? Every time I ask one of these global warming deniers the question, they suddenly walk away as fast as they can.
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mac56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-01-07 03:33 PM
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31. Goddamn. That boy's crazy.
:silly:
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