Glenn Beck endorses "KIKE"

This isn't just beyond the pale -- it's probably the most significant major-media endorsement of American fascist ideology since the 1930s.

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On his radio show today, Glenn Beck heralded and promoted the work of Nazi sympathizer Elizabeth Dilling, who spoke at rallies hosted by the leading American Nazi group and praised Hitler. Today, Dilling is heralded by White Supremacists and White Aryans who revere her "fearless" work against Jewish people.

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Endorsing Anti-semitic, pro Hitler enemies of America is DISGUSTING, and make no mistake, Elizabeth Dilling was charged with conspiracy to overthrow the US Government with the aid of Nazi agents in 1944.

Fuck you, Glenn Beck.

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As Media Matters' Simon Maloy noted, Beck had kind words for Dilling's 1934 anti-communist book, The Red Network, saying:

"This is a book -- and I'm a getting a ton of these -- from people who were doing what we're doing now. We now are documenting who all of these people are. Well, there were Americans in the first 50 years of this nation that took this seriously, and they documented it."

Maloy noted that Dilling has a long history of rabid anti-Semitism, such as calling President Eisenhower "Ike the Kike" and labeling President Kennedy's New Frontier program the "Jew frontier."

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(Diarists note: I apologize for the anti-semitic slur in the title. I am Jewish myself. The term "Kike" is disgusting and reprehensible. I have used it to point out the horror of Glenn Beck's endorsement of Elizabeth Dilling.)

Glenn Beck has just endorsed calling people Kikes. Glenn Beck endorsed opposing the Allies in World War 2. Glenn Beck just endorsed white supremacy. Glenn Beck just endorsed a Hitler supporter. Glenn Beck just endorsed Hitler. Glenn Beck just endorsed fascism in America. Glenn Beck just gave American fascism it's biggest media endorsement in 80 years.

Glenn Beck can kiss my Jewish American ass.

Infamous racist David Duke, meanwhile, excerpts Dilling's work on his website and states that as a 16-year old, he "found a book called The Jewish Religion: Its Influence Today by Elizabeth Dilling." Stormfront.org, which describes itself as a "community of White Nationalists," features numerous posts in its forum praising Dilling. "The Official Website of The Knights Party, USA" lists Dilling as one of its "Important Christian Women in History" and praises her for "Knowing the Jewish roots of Communism."

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Why is it that when I research Republican Kentucky Senatorial candidate Rand Paul, the Arizona Republicans behind the new "show me ein papers" law and Glenn Beck that I invariably come across endorsements of them or the figures they endorse themselves at Stormfront.org and David Duke's website?

Maybe it has something to do with the fact that the far right of American politics have ideologies that intersect with the White Supremacy movement and fascist doctrine.

For everyone who gets a chill up their spine when they see hateful teabaggers led by their nose by corporate sponsors and manipulative Washington insiders as they are urged to act and vote against their interests in favor of Wall St, Health insurers, Big Oil, Big Coal and every other special interest that can't defend itself, for every act of racism, greed, fear mongering and deception that is perpetrated by the right, for every person who is disgusted by acts of hate, greed and prejudice, there is now irrefutable evidence that the pied piper of the Hatriot movement on the right is an endorser of Anti-Semitic, Pro Hitler fascism.

Glenn Beck, in his fervor to denounce every Communist strawman as fast as they can be built, is now on the same side of history as Hitler's supporters.

As David Neiwert at crooksandliars.com points out, Glenn Beck has bought into the Jonah Goldberg (irony) fraudulent Liberal Fascism thesis and might just believe that American Nazis are some kind of "progressives want to control you" conspiracy, but one can not pretend that in discovering Elizabeth Dilling, his newest favorite author, Glenn was able to overlook her long history of antisemitism and support for Hitler and Fascism.

But at least someone on his staff had to be aware of her background. Most likely it was pointed out to Beck and he ignored it.

At the minimum, Beck needs to renounce his endorsement and apologize for making it. If he refuses, Fox must fire him.

crooksandliars.com

Totally agreed, and further, Glenn Beck must be denounced by every major media outlet, but I doubt that will happen, and that is what disgusts me the most.

Because Glenn Beck just endorsed an ally of Hitler.

I weep for mankind.

I weep not for my country, but for my fellow human beings.

And I see every false comparison to Hitler as an act of Holocaust denial, an attempt, intended or inadvertent, to diminish the horrors of a nation gone mad, led by Adolph Hitler, who murdered millions in a mad grasp at power, the power to force their will upon the world.

But make no mistake, the people who are supported by David Duke and the white supremacist movement and other fascists do not get that support by mistake.

And in 2010, when this sort of hate is mainstreamed by the right wing of American politics, when this sort of prejudice is not just tolerated but promoted, when a man who wishes to reform Health Insurance is called a Nazi and accused of starting death panels by torture advocates, when a woman who promoted Hitler is praised on American airwaves by one of the biggest names in our media, we have every cause to worry, every reason to weep. Not tears of fake outrage, manufactured for the masses, but tears of sorrow for all of mankind.

This was intolerable in the 1930's. In 2010, it should be just as, if not more intolerable.

Shame on you, Glenn Beck! Have you NO DECENCY?

I weep for all of us.

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