Glenn Beck must be spending a lot of time in Colorado, because he has been slightly less insane lately. Unfortunately, given the crowd he typically attracts, this is not good for business. For instance, when he admitted that Welfare Cowboy Cliven Bundy was a liar, his once-faithful ate him for breakfast. When he failed to shamelessly promote the dismal failure known as Operation American Spring, his readers blamed him for the low turnout, as if he is some mystical insanity wizard that could somehow force Americans to lower themselves to the level of stupidity displayed by those who did show up in Washington D.C. to kick off the revolution.
Beck is at it again! On Tuesday, he announced that he will be bringing tractor-trailers full of food, water, teddy bears, and soccer balls to McAllen, Texas on July 19 to help care for the approximately 60,000 underage refugees who have crossed the border this year.
“Through no fault of their own, they are caught in political crossfire,” Beck said. “And while we continue to put pressure on Washington and change its course of lawlessness, we must also help. It is not either, or. It is both. We have to be active in the political game, and we must open our hearts.”
Seems reasonable–no matter which side of this imaginary war one is on, the children should not suffer. “Everybody is telling me I’m seeing subscriptions down; I’m seeing Mercury One donations down,” Beck added weepily. “I’m getting violent emails from people who say I’ve ‘betrayed the Republic.’ Whatever. I’ve never taken a position more deadly to my career than this — and I have never, ever taken a position that is more right than this.”
He explained his plan: “We’re going to fill some tractor-trailers with food, with water,” Beck said. “The churches have asked us if we could bring teddy bears and soccer balls, so we’ve loaded up a whole tractor-trailer of nothing but teddy bears and soccer balls. And then I’m going to go serve breakfast and lunch, and I’m going to help unload these trucks, hot meals for 3,000. That’s what we’re doing.”
Beck encouraged the faithful to help out–if not for this purpose, for a number of other good causes. “I would like to ask you to donate toMercuryOne.org. If you don’t want to be involved in this, you don’t have to be. You can donate and earmark your money to be for preserving American history; we have a museum to build. … You could do it to help education. … We’re building hospitals. … But all the things that we do, they’re not about politics, because politics is turning us ugly. Politics is the vehicle that is driving us to the fundamental transformation of America.”
“When America stops being good, we are no longer able to be great,” he said.
Unfortunately, his point about politics turning Americans ugly was taken to heart by his audience, who once again railed against this “fake patriot.” While Beck may be a fake patriot, it is for a number of other reasons that those who regularly listen to his show and read his blog will never be capable of understanding.
We almost wish we could feel sorry for him.