Only two weeks ago Glenn Beck appeared on Fox News with Megyn Kelly and admitted that he had a lot of regrets about his time on Roger Ailes’ staff of rabble-rousers and now realizes that he had contributed to the division in the nation.
“I remember it as an awful lot of fun and that I made an awful lot of mistakes, and I wish I could go back and be more uniting in my language,” he told Kelly. “I think I played a role, unfortunately, in helping tear the country apart and it’s not who we are.”
He went on to say that he had not realized at the time the damage he might be inflicting on unity and that if he had talked more about the things which unite us and less about the problems he would have much more positive memories of his time there.
Of course, he expressed no such regrets about having doubled down on his divisive and over-the-top rhetoric at his own venue, The Blaze. He has continued to fuel the hatred and intolerance of the Tea party zealots from his new platform with even more inflammatory assertions about the President and anyone who supports him.
Now, just two short weeks after that strange moment of seeming sanity he is back to the old Glenn, the crazy man with the wild assertions we are accustomed to.
Picking up on comments made last week by Justice Antonin Scalia, in response to a question concerning the Supreme Court upholding the conviction of two men of Japanese descent who failed to surrender to be sent to interment camps during WWII, Beck warned that it is quite possible that Obama will begin to round-up and inter those who do not believe in climate change or oppose Obamacare.
[box type=”shadow”]”It was a group of people who said ‘we know we’re right,'” he told his audience of conspiracy theorists. “Global warming; sound familiar? We know we’re right and if you’re standing in the way, you’re standing in the way of Manifest Destiny. Sound familiar; Obamacare? We know we right and if you don’t, you’re standing in the way of progress. Sound familiar? Sound like abortion advocates? We know we right and if you don’t agree with us, there’s no place for you in this state. That’s why Scalia is saying it’s going to happen again.”[/box]
Actually even Scalia isn’t even that radical. Yes, he does not believe that proof of innocence is not sufficient grounds to overturn a conviction as long as there was no prosecutorial misconduct, but he was not talking about this sort of thing when he said he expected that the same sort of national disgrace as the Japanese-American interment of WWII.
He clearly stated that it was the sort of thing which might happen again in wartime. Not to silence dissent or to punish political rivals though — that was all the invention of Beck’s tortured mind.
Listen to the same old Glenn we all know in the video below.
h/t: Crooks and Liars