Rupture, Not Rapture

Via Tengrain, we have the tale of Alex Jones calling out Glenn Beck for insufficiently supporting deadbeat rancher Cliven Bundy.  Jones believes that Beck is working for the Kenyan Usurper, setting up the right-wing loons up for the jackbooted thuggery of the latte-sippin’ lefties:

“They’re positioning him as a Judas goat to lead the liberty movement. It all just clicked. He is actually Benedict Arnold, he actually works for Obama. And I’m sorry I have to say that. He really does!”

Poor Beck, he steals Alex Jones’ schtick, then backpedals in one instance, and now he’s Benedict Arnold.  On his end, perhaps because he sees the coming backlash and his getting drummed out of the loonbertarian fringe, Beck is seeking the refuge of religious whackaloonery... because religion is the last good refuge for an utter scoundrel.  Addressing the commencement of Liberty University’s graduating class, he’s gone full-on “Rapture Ready” fundagelical millennialist, claiming that God is coming back “to settle scores”.

One could chalk up Glenn’s latest “Road to Dumbasscus” moment as an example of Jerusalem syndrome, but I have a more cynical view.  I suspect that Beck sees the coming Rupture among the far-righties, so he’s going to switch gears and talk about the Rapture to reinvent himself as a religious figure, having failed as a political pundit.  Unluckily for him, Glenn is a couple of horsemen short of an apocalypse.

Cross-posted at my eponymous blog.

Posted by Big Bad Bald Bastard on 04/28/14 at 11:05 PM • Permalink

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listening and reading an interesting article and a lot of helpful info I really like blogs like this

After pushing a hunker-in-the-bunker mentality for so long, you’d almost wonder why Becks backs off Bunkerville—except you know. It might have been partially for ratings and partially to sell seeds/freeze-dried meals/gold doubloons.

In other news—

There may be drones in them thar hills!

How can you set up proper checkpoints with the government breathing down your throat?

So he said God is coming back, but he didn’t say Jesus too?  Hmm, interesting; most of the prior fundy’s go with the Jesus’s return thing but Beck’s going all Father on his followers?  It’s either his Mormon background, a recognition that all prior “date-setters” have flamed out spectacularly, or he’s just trying to grab what bucks are left to be scammed before his edifice completely collapses.

Nice job, @B4

Unluckily for him, Glenn is a couple of horsemen short of an apocalypse.

and such a shame because it takes so few.  Horsemen, that is . . .

There may be drones in them thar hills!

Wow, this Bundy thing is not only splitting the ringleaders/puppeteers, but the rank-and-file. How soon before they are claiming that Bundy is a tool of the administration?  Thanks, Bundy! 

So he said God is coming back, but he didn’t say Jesus too?  Hmm, interesting; most of the prior fundy’s go with the Jesus’s return thing but Beck’s going all Father on his followers?

Neither Beck nor the Liberty crowd are too keen on that hippie Jesus guy.  RWW noted that Beck dropped a couple of Mormon references.  It would be great if this could lead to a split within the fundigelical community.  Someone should stir this particular pot…

Nice job, @B4

You found me out, Bette, the whole post was really a setup for the punch line…

As a kid in the state adjacent to Utah, there were lots of Mormons in the town I grew up in and even as a kid I found some of their political POV’s to be rather insane.  As an adult I learned how Cleon Skousen was the Mormon “historian” of choice, until he got to whacky even the Birchers put him at arms length and the Mormon leaders stopped promoting his works. Beck has brought his stuff back into what constitutes the righty nutjob mainstream. 

All the above is a long way of saying that the works of Skousen are the crazy glue behind Beck, Bundy and his followers, and a lot of the Patriot/Sovereign crap.  The Mormons were long-time enablers of this guy, and it doesn’t take too hard of a look at the crazy brewing in Utah to see where this stuff leads; beware the reach of the revisionist hysterical historian.

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