On September 15th, Glenn Beck told his followers to "Do what you want to do, but when you dust off the Statue of Liberty costume and wear it to a rally, guess who gets plastered on the front page of the news? You." This inclination of Beck to tell his flock how to behave is nothing new.
Commander Beck’s Orders: Dress normally. No signs. Pray on your knees. Go to church. Tithe. Take the 40 day, 40 night pledge. The Commander has given his orders: now chop chop…and put away those snake signs. They’re creepy. Those snake signs read, "Don't tread on me."
There is an obvious irony to this authoritarian impulse in this Tea Party/9-12er leader.Part of the 40 day, 40 night regime is a "Pledge of Nonviolence." As seditious and violent as Beck's rhetoric has been in the past, this is not just a way for Beck to cover his ass in case someone decides to attack any of Beck's enemies again, but it really is a good idea that Beck is borrowing from Dr. Martin Luther King.Beck sees himself leading a new American movement back toward the 19th Century; but his flock must dress like "normal" 21st Century citizens to get there. Oh, and get down on your knees to pray every day. One has to wonder if the backlash that Beck is leading against political progress and reform in the United States will lash back against a leader, who is showing more and more of an authoritarian impulse, as he seeks to rebrand his flock. A large segment of American voters have not yet formed an opinion about the Tea Party or Glenn Beck for that matter. The day after Beck made this plea to his followers, he donned an apron.Do as I say; not as I do.Before more people start swallowing Beck's propaganda, get involvedPost a commentAll non-spam comments approvedFree speech is practiced here------------------------------------------------------Please get involved for 10 minutesShare this URL with your friendshttp://sharethisurlaboutglennbeck.com