Thursday, August 11, 2011

Another prophesy from Beck

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Previously on the Review, a link was offered to show a list of five predictions about the future that Glenn Beck got wrong, the case was made that Beck cannot know the future and a post listed a good number of baseless fears about the future made by Mr. Beck. In early April, Beck predicted that the Freedom Flotilla would lead to violence in late June which was another failed prediction. All of these failures do not, of course, make Beck cautious about blending fear-mongering with his profound ignorance to make predictions about the future.

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On his website, Beck claims that: "'re going to see people like [the rioters in Great Britain] in this country tearing people from limb to limb, and they're idiots. Absolute idiots."

Calling people names is one of the many elements of propaganda that Beck routinely employs, but who are the idiots really? The American, leftist figments in Beck's imagination, who he believes will be destroying American cities soon, or the people in his audience that believe, with all of his failures in forecasting the future, that Beck can or does accurately predict the future? To be fair, Beck does get some of his predictions about the future correct, but so does a person predicting the outcome of a coin being flipped.

Update, 8/12/2011: Beck's predictions have continued rolling this week. Yesterday, he said that he's supporting Michelle Bachmann, which is supportive of the theory put forth previously as to why he was prematurely pushed off from his stage at Fox. He's also made another one of his absurd predictions about what will happen if Obama appears to be losing his re-election bid in 2012. Via The Huffington Post:

"I firmly believe that race riots are on the way," he said. "They are being encouraged...[the Obama administration] will take this country down. If it looks like they are losing, the uber left, they will take it down. If I can't have it, no one will."
Newsflash for Mr. Beck, not that he cares about actual news: the "uber left" and the progressive left are discussing running a challenger in the primaries against President Obama and/or voting for the Green Party candidate. Obama is far too pro-corporate and too conservative for many progressives, much less the "uber left" which probably never supported Barack Obama. There is an open group called "Primary Obama in 2012" on Facebook that reinforces this point. This President is barely liberal, much less progressive.

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