The Bryan Fischer Award is given to those who display a staggering lack of self-awareness, continually accusing their opponents of their own worst traits. And at this point, we might as well call it the Bryan Fischer – Glenn Beck Award. In an interview with the New York Times, Beck put his obliviousness to irony on full display by decrying how divided Americans are:
Can we stop dividing ourselves? Do racists exist? Yes. Do bigots exist? Yes. But most of us are not. Most Americans just want to get along. Why can’t we do that? What has happened to us?
Not a bad Rodney King impersonation, but coming from Beck, who tells his followers every day that “the left” is out to destroy America and that everything is a Muslim/communist/Nazi conspiracy, that statement is like an electro-magnetic pulse that could knock out every irony meter in a 10-mile radius. In fact, he doesn’t wait but a few paragraphs to contradict it:
But you said you were going to hunt down progressives like an Israeli Nazi hunter.
Oh, I will. I think these guys are the biggest danger in the world. It’s the people like Mao, people that believe that big government is the answer, it always leads to millions dead — always.
Sometimes when you give a speech, you hold up a napkin stained with Hitler’s blood. Why?
It could be Hitler’s, I don’t know. It was from somebody present during the July assassination attempt. The point of it is: pay attention when the trouble is small. If you don’t pay attention to people who want to regulate every aspect of your life, it spirals out of control.
Remember, this is the guy who said on national television with a straight face that empathy is what led to Adolf Hitler slaughtering the Jews. And here he compares all progressives to Mao, for crying out loud. And he was just wondering why we can’t all get along. Because of demagogues like you, Glenn.