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ADL Catalogues U.S. ‘Rage’

And blames Glenn Beck for stoking it

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Rep. Barney Frank is confronted by a Obama-as-Hitler poster at a town hall meeting this summer.(Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

The Anti-Defamation League released a report this week detailing what it calls the rise of rage in the United States. Who’s to blame for all this rage? That’s the fun part of the study: Abe Foxman & Co. finger Fox News host Glenn Beck, the “fearmonger-in-chief” and the “most important mainstream media figure … helping stoke the fires.” Beck is more dangerous than other right-wing hosts like Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh, the ADL says, because they attack the government on partisan grounds while Beck also engages and indulges conspiracy theories. A few of the conspiracy theories Beck entertains are Obama’s alleged creation of a civilian national security force and the preparation of FEMA-sponsored concentration camps for dissidents. But throughout the report, it is unclear what the ADL finds most troubling—the growth of this “rage” in the United States, or references Beck makes comparing President Barack Obama to Hitler. This being an ADL report, of course it finds plenty of those.

Rage Grows in America [ADL.org]

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Daniel says:

At the bottom of the Obama as Hitler poster shown in the picture from a Town Hall meeting is listed a Lyndon LaRouche PAC. The LaRouche people are not representative of the the Town Hall protests nor the Tea-Party protesters. They are a tiny faction that represent Lyndon LaRouche and nobody else. Please don’t use the LaRouche people to smear the vast majority of the protesters who have honest concerns about the direction that the President is taking our country.

If the ADL actually watched Glen Beck, they would know that he did a segment on “FEMA-sponsored concentration camps” which debunked the conspiracy theory.

Also, Obama is clearly not Hitler, but I would suggest reading the following from the NAZI (National Socialist Workers Party of Germany) Party Program adopted in Munich, on February 24, 1920:

“We ask that the government undertake the obligation above all of providing citizens with adequate opportunity for employment and earning a living.
The activities of the individiual must not be allowed to clash with the interests of the community, but must take place within its confines and be for the good of all. Therefore, we demand: …an end to the power of the financnial interests.
We demand profit sharing in big business.
We demand a braod extension of care for the aged.
We demand…the greatest possible consideration of small business in the purchases of the nation, state, and municipal governments.
In order to make possible to every capable and industrious [citizen] the attainment of higher education and thus the achievement of a post of leadership, the government must provide an all-around enlargement of our entire system of public education…. We demand the education at government expense of gifted children of poor parents….
The government must undertake the improvement of public health – by protecting mother and child, by prohibiting child labor…by the greatest possible support for all clubs concerned with the physical education of youth.
[We] combat the…materialistic spirit within and without us, and are convinced that a permanent recovery of our people can only provide from within on the foundation of The Common Good Before the Individual Good.”

Excerpt from: Who Is “Fascist”? by Thomas Sowell
http://townhall.com/columnists/ThomasSowell/2008/02/14/who_is_fascist

“Moreover, during the 1920s ‘progressives’ in the United States and Britain recognized the kinship of their ideas with those of Mussolini, who was widely lionized by the left.

Famed British novelist and prominent Fabian socialist H.G. Wells called for “Liberal Fascism,” saying “the world is sick of parliamentary politics.”

Another literary giant and Fabian socialist, George Bernard Shaw, also expressed his admiration for Mussolini — as well as for Hitler and Stalin, because they ‘did things,’ instead of just talk. In Germany, the Nazis followed in the wake of the Italian Fascists, adding racism in general and anti-semitism in particular, neither of which was part of Fascism in Italy or in Franco’s Spain.

Even the Nazi variant of Fascism found favor on the left when it was only a movement seeking power in the 1920s.

W.E.B. DuBois was so taken with the Nazi movement that he put swastikas on the cover of a magazine he edited, despite complaints from Jewish readers.

Even after Hitler achieved dictatorial power in Germany in 1933, DuBois declared that the Nazi dictatorship was “absolutely necessary in order to get the state in order.”

As late as 1937 he said in a speech in Harlem that “there is today, in some respects, more democracy in Germany than there has been in years past.”

In short, during the 1920s and the early 1930s, Fascism was not only looked on favorably by the left but recognized as having kindred ideas, agendas and assumptions.

Only after Hitler and Mussolini disgraced themselves, mainly by their brutal military aggressions in the 1930s, did the left distance themselves from these international pariahs.”

I’m not a shill for Glenn Beck, but the three posts tagged with his name on this site include this one, that uses a misleading picture unrelated to him, and one on Garisson Keiller dissing Jewish songwriters for penning Christmas tunes that has nothing at all to do with Beck.

Maybe Tablet figured out that Glenn Beck is a hot media property and is intentionally trying to up their Google hit count by adding his name to every post.

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ADL Catalogues U.S. ‘Rage’

And blames Glenn Beck for stoking it

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