Saturday, August 28, 2010

On Glenn Beck's Call to God

In 2006, Leonard Peikoff made his infamous statement that "If you hate the Left so much that you feel more comfortable with the Right, you are unwittingly helping to push the U.S. toward disaster, i.e., theocracy, not in 50 years, but, frighteningly, much sooner."

I'm guessing that the Glenn Beck's honeymoon with Objectivism is over...Fast forward to August 28, 2010: At Lincoln Memorial, a Call for Religious Rebirth

From The New York Times:
“Something that is beyond man is happening,” Mr. Beck said in opening the event as the crowd thronged near the memorial grounds. “America today begins to turn back to God.”

But the program was distinctly different from most Tea Party rallies. While Tea Party groups have said they want to focus on fiscal conservatism and not risk alienating people by talking about religion or social issues, the rally on Saturday was overtly religious, filled with gospel music and speeches that were more like sermons.

Ominous parallels, indeed...Compare the pic above with the ones below (click to enlarge):

Think I was exaggerating? Doomish-face aside, compare with Beck's own words from the rally:

...Recognize your place to the creator. Realize that he is our king. He is the one who guides and directs our life and protects us...I ask, not only if you would pray on your knees, but pray on your knees but with your door open for your children to see.
Now, just how does Beck claim to be for freedom while asking his audience to bow to a king??? That's why, instead of depicting Obama, I kept the "leader" ambiguous, since both parties are just variations on a theme of slavery. Was my illustration from A Show of Hands (pdf), published in September of 2008, proof of psychic powers? No...just the power of thinking in principles.

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