New york - June 12, 2010 -- Just the other day, Glenn Beck, the Tea Party hero and Fox News host promoted, without reservation, a book written by Elizabeth Dilling, The Red Network: A "Who's Who" and Handbook of Radicalism for Patriots. In the book she opines that "the problem of the large number of revolutionary Russian Jews in Germany doubtless contributed toward making Fascist Germany anti-Semitic." i.e. Naziism. Elizabeth Dilling, was a vocal anti-Semite, who actively supported Hitler and the Nazis during World War II.
No sooner did Beck endorse the book when there was a national outcry, reacting to his favorable comments about the book. In stead of apologizing for his complete disregard to the Jewish Holocaust experience, Beck said:
BECK: But I'm also getting some amazing mail from the left that now says I'm a Nazi anti-Semite because I quoted a book on Friday -- it was the Red Book, or something like that. It was a who's who, who's in the communist party in 1935. Apparently, I don't know, apparently written by a Nazi sympathizer here in America. Part of the, I'm sure -- I don't know because I didn't look it up -- but I'm sure part of the Father Coughlin, social justice crowd, because this is the choice that progressives give you -- you're either a Nazi or a communist. No, I'm neither. But now -- so now I'm kind of stuck between the place where the left says that I'm a Nazi sympathizer and a Jew lover. So I guess the left can have it all, that I'm a Jew-loving Nazi sympathizer. It's a really interesting place that I don't know if anybody's ever been. [emphasis added]
It seems that since Obama was elected president, a camouflaged layer of white supremacist and anti semites have been floating to the surface of the political ocean. Similar to the oil pouring out of BP's Gulf Disaster, once it escapes, cleanup is almost impossible.
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As if discovery that SB 1070, the "papers please" law was introduced to Arizona Congress by Sen. Pierce a known associate of the Neo-Nazi movement was not enough. Newt Gingrich made a statement that the Obama administration's policies represent "as great a threat to America as Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union once did" and 89-year-old journalist, Helen Thomas, emoted the other day that the Jews [should] "get the hell out of Palestine" and "go home" to Poland and Germany. A remark she made after attending a White House celebration of National Jewish Month.
Now Glen Beck, an icon of the republican Tea Party movement has joined the fray and even though, he would like to water down his enthusiastic recommendation of the book, it is too late. The more he talks about it, the more he appears to be; an anti-semite, Neo-Nazi lover that would like to see 12 million immigrants and their family to get the hell out of his America.
And Dilling was not just any anti-semite. She was an important part of the Ku Klux Klan's voice in the 1990's. When David Duke, the former Grand Wizard of the Klan ran for the 1992 Republican presidential nomination, Dilling's book, The Plot Against Christianity, was vividly portrayed on Duke's web site, He included a quote form the book that the Bolshevik Revolution was "heavily financed by outside Jewish financial and banking houses," and that "This Jewish control still exists, despite propaganda to the contrary, designed to delude and deceive non-Jews."
Anti-Semitic remarks are not new to Glenn Beck. In 2009 following the horrifying shooting at the Holocaust Museum in D.C., Beck commentated that "What they're missing is: The pot in America is boiling. And this is just yet another warning to all Americans of things to come…. There is gonna be a witch hunt, I believe, in this country, and quite possibly all around the world. For two groups. First group: Jews. It happens every time."
Blogger Adam Holland, commenting on the belief system of these anti-Semites said:
More to the point, this is precisely the same belief system that today fuels the cottage industry in conspiracy theories -- promulgated by the likes of Ron Paul and Alex Jones -- that the Fed is part of a massive conspiracy of "international [read: Jewish] bankers" to enslave Americans and destroy the country. It's been around quite awhile, but lately it's been gaining the patina of being regurgitated for mainstream consumption on right-wing media. And in particular, on Glenn Beck's programs.
Americans must always be diligent in understanding the messages they receive from TV and radio hosts, who have the power and ability to manipulate the audiences' mind with a modified version of reality which only serves to promote their private agenda.