Glenn Beck Will Save the World


This is a hilariously deluded video from Glenn Beck, claiming that God has tasked him to fix everything in the world, including reforming the media and the educational system, protecting Israel, and even find new sources of energy for the world. And he’s just overwhelmed by it all, but he knows God will lead him. This is downright cult-like behavior.

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  1. says

    Are you kidding me? Reform education? How am I supposed to do that?

    He at least gets one thing right: education is vital for our economy. Unfortunately, I suspect he means to eviscerate what good there is in education, rather than actually try to reform it.

    I don’t watch Beck. Does he always spout vague generalities, rather than propose actual, specific, concrete action?

    Also, what was the point of all that? Is his idea of reforming the media really all about Glenn Beck going on and on about Glenn Beck?

  2. blf says

    Glenn Beck [claims] that [a Great Magic Sky Faerie] has tasked him to fix everything in the world…

    First problem for Mr Beck to fix is delusional idiocy. His.

  3. Janine: Hallucinating Liar says

    Should I wait until Jon Stewart does a parody of this?

    Oh. wait. Jon Stewart has not done Glenn Beck since he was kicked off of Fox.

  4. busterggi says

    Its just a matter of time before Beck has a total meltdown and becomes a suicide bomber for Jesus or something similar.

  5. thisisaturingtest says

    Can’t listen to the video (speakers on this computer broken), but I don’t think I need to. One look at that blackboard in the screenshot is enough. It used to be that people like Beck had to simplify their “message” and reduce their nuttiness to something that could be put on a sign small enough to carry on a street-corner; today, the Internet allows them to expand that sign to whatever size their craziness can grow to.

  6. raven says

    Glenn Beck Tells Audience He Might Be Going Blind
    www. politicsdaily. com/2010/07/…/glenn-beck-i-might-be-going-blin…

    19 Jul 2010 – During his speech, Beck told the audience, … Glenn Beck Tells Audience He Might Be Going Blind. 2 years ago. 0 Comments Say Something » …

    This is the same guy that has said all sorts of crazy things.

    Two years ago he said he was going blind. Doesn’t look like it actually, you know, happened.

  7. says

    Beck: “How am I supposed to do that?”

    Here’s a clue, Glen. If you just go away, go into retirement – then many of those things will take care of themselves.

  8. raven says

    This is a hilariously deluded video from Glenn Beck, claiming that God has tasked him to fix everything in the world…

    Beck might be stepping on some toes here.

    The Mormon Pope is called the chief prophet, revelator, and seer and supposedly has a direct line to the gods.

    I’m not sure how it works in that cult, but usually in a strongly hierarchial religion, god only talks to the head guy who then tells all the sheep what god wants. It’s generally not a good idea for the sheep to have their own phone line to god, bypassing the shepard.

    That is how it works in the Catholic church and your garden variety abusive cults anyway.

  9. dingojack says

    Cool, as long as (what’s left) of Queen does the soundtrack –

    “BEK! (ahh ahh) He’ll save every one of us!
    He’ll save every one of us!
    He’ll save every one of us!
    He’ll save every woman, every child, every man!
    BEK! (ooh ooh) he’ll save the universe!”

    :) Dingo

  10. Crip Dyke, MQ, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden says

    Beck:
    “I’m very close to understanding the problem: this little schematic is the problem”

    I didn’t think I would ever hear such a brave admission from such a demagogue.

    Bravo, Beck, bravo. Now take the logical next step and take yourself off the air. That will be a great first step.

  11. Larry says

    Back in the day, they used to have special facilities available to treat people like this.

    Now they have their own TV shows.

  12. eoraptor013 says

    Anybody see the move, “A Beautiful Mind?”

    Although, in Mr. Broke’s case, a whacked mind might be more appropriate.

  13. Sastra says

    Glen Beck’s faux humility at the beginning looked very familiar to me. I think it’s standard boilerplate faith-talk in a lot of churches. “God wants me to do these things, and I feel so inadequate, so confused, so unsure of how I can do those things. Because I’m so little and small and imperfect, being a servant of God is so hard for me.” And the congregation, for the umpteenth time, breaths a collective sigh of satisfaction over hearing the standard words and attitude one needs to take before the commands of God. Meekness and humility.

    He can’t be arrogant. Why, he’s being the opposite of arrogant.

    That is, you see this if you know how to interpret as an insider, and don’t try to analyze from the outside. Do that and he looks rather proud, stupid … and dangerous.

  14. tubi says

    Anybody see the move, “A Beautiful Mind?”

    JT had the best line about this video, paraphrasing, that it’s what “A Beautifal Mind” would have looked like if the hero was a dunce rather than a genius.

  15. gardengnome says

    I don’t know much about this fellow but if his ideas are as coordinated as his dress sense he’s got big problems.

    That blackboard display is deranged!

  16. ottod says

    God: Glenn, I have a few problems I’d like you to fix.

    Beck: Are they important, because I have quite a few things on my plate right now?

    God: Important? It’s the will of God.

    Beck: Well, okay, but can I do it as a documentary video?

    God: Fine. Let me tell you what needs to be done.

    Beck: No, no. Let me pretend to figure it out as I go along so I can build suspense.

    God: As long as you get going on it right away, I suppose we can do it that way.

    Beck: Oh, by the way, I’ll need editorial authority.

    God: That’s what Noah said, and he lost the fucking dinosaurs and the unicorns.

    Beck: Trust me! You don’t understand cable TV the way I do.

    God: If you screw this up and I have to come up with another flood, I am so keeping Moroni at first trumpet.

  17. Ichthyic says

    Its just a matter of time before Beck has a total meltdown and becomes a suicide bomber for Jesus or something similar.

    then that would be at least the third total meltdown he has had, publicly, in his life as broadcaster.

    seriously, the man is a walking bag of broken.

    all you have to do is google up his biography.

  18. Ichthyic says

    I love how he exclaims “I suck at being a dad!” and then just drops that and moves on.

    well, if he didn’t, the entire show would have subsisted of the endless list of things he sucks at.

    I doubt his target audience would have found that entertaining, even if I myself might have.

  19. Ichthyic says

    This is downright cult-like behavior.

    no… this is rubber room behavior.

    someone needs to get the net.

  20. otrame says

    Glen has been making it very clear that he wants to be the leader of the new extra special right wing party.

  21. Michael Heath says

    To riff of Sastra’s point, Glen Beck’s faux-humility is actually a display of extreme arrogance. The Bible is filled with claimed heros who are fundamentally flawed and yet succeeded; all the better to attribute their supposed successes to God. So when Beck claims he’s not capable, he’s actually comparing himself to Biblical heros like Moses, Aaron, and Jesus’ disciples.

    Mr. Beck really cracked me up when he noted how he’s supposed to teach people critical thinking and fix education (he didn’t last a semester in college).

    One of his chalkboard circles noted “Ayn Rand libertarianism” (paraphrased). It’d be fun hearing him expound on that one.

  22. davidmc says

    David, banging head on desk till it hurts. Why didn’t that clip end with two large men, a jacket with extra long sleeve and a large syringe walking on?

  23. Nick Gotts (formerly KG) says

    Glen has been making it very clear that he wants to be the leader of the new extra special right wing party. – otrame

    Has he? Not being in the US, I never watch him except in clips like this, but on watching this one, I immediately thought this was perhaps the opening salvo in a “Beck 2016″ campaign. You talk of “the new extra special right wing party” [emphasis added]. Is one in the process of formation? If so, why, given that the wingnuts are within striking distance of completely dominating the Republican Party?

  24. StevoR says

    On teh Bek checklist :

    Warn / Awake Israel

    Yeah, ’bout that Glenn, I think it may be the timezone?

    Y’know give it a few hours and the Israelis will wake up all by ‘emselves.

    As for warned. Yeah, after all them Hamas rockets being fired from Gaza, not to mention the whole Arab-Israeli wars that have been going on for five decades or so I think they’re pretty well warned of things too.

  25. StevoR says

    Glenn Beck asks : “What am I supposed to do? What do you want from me?”

    Okay. Start by taking a vacation – go try to be a better Dad. Maybe we want you to go away and rethink your life. / Qui-Gon Jinn.

    Beck : “This is just an Insane list ..”

    Welp, you said it. Got that right anyway.

    Beck : “Our goal is to bring back into fashion those things that created America?”

    Plate tectonics? A particular ecology evolving together to produce a precise set of creatures unique to the American landmasses from armadillos to caribou?

    Muzzle loading muskets and smallpox infected blankets? Religious refugees fleeing a fairly tolerant liberal country(ies?) to one where they set up their own puritannical land? Putting belt buckles into hats?

  26. StevoR says

    Are there really people who take this clown seriously?

    I’ve heard there really are but I do find it hard to believe.

  27. Ichthyic says

    Are there really people who take this clown seriously?

    I’ve heard there really are but I do find it hard to believe.

    …and people really do read WorldNetDaily.

    there is a significant portion of the population of EVERY country that leans towards believing things like this.

    I’ve seen it in the US, in Mexico, in Canada, and even here in New Zealand.

    it’s why I looked for someone who had done the sociology on the phenomenon, and became convinced Altemeyer had the right index.

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