Sunday, August 29, 2010

Messiah Complex

At his "Restoring Honor" rally Saturday, Glenn Beck said, "Something beyond imagination is happening."

Actually, no. It's called a Messiah Complex. It's happened before. Think kool-aid, "Something that is beyond man is happening. America today begins to turn back to God. For too long, this country has wandered in darkness.”

Darkness? That would be the Bush administration. Yes, we are still digging out and will be for years.

87,000 white people attended the rally in what is now considered to be the largest ethnically cleansed audience in the history of the United States, "This day is a day that we can start the heart of America again, and it has nothing to do with politics, it has everything to do with God."

Consider the gall of this guy, "We must get the poison of hatred out of us...we must look to God and look to love."

Other Messiah Complex cases include Jim Jones, David Koresh, Marshall Applewhite (remember Heaven's Gate?), Charles Manson, .. the list is long. You get the idea. The three I listed before Manson killed their entire flocks. Manson had his followers kill others.

Adele Stan has an excellent piece also referring to Beck's obvious Messiah Complex. Most messiahs report to no one (comes with the job) and command the flock to feed their egos with cash contributing and/or sexually submissive devotees. Beck is in fact a pawn serving and worshiping higher forces having nothing to do with God: The Koch brothers and Rupert Murdoch.

Frank Rich gets it perfectly: The Billionaires Bankrolling the Tea Party.

This is about money, the ultra-rich working to insure it continues to reap all of the rewards of human endeavors while the rest of us live off their scraps.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beck is an egomaniac.

I would love for this to have the ironic impact of waking the country up to the hatred and paranoia that he peddles, as well as that of those who eat it up.

I'm not holding my breath.

8/29/2010 1:23 PM  
Blogger Casey DeLorme, APR said...

Best thing about Beck is all the fodder he provides for Jon Stewart and the Daily Show. Fantastic entertainment, both of them. Stewart's even done several bits essentially AS Beck, one of which included a full gospel choir to sing backup to his reports.

8/29/2010 2:54 PM  
Blogger Sunshinesuperman said...

What a message he is sending....?Did anyone ever figure out what is was? Civil Rights had a target and a goal. The March to Becca never specified anything,just 'Values' I learned in English 101, which Beck never had, that remaining at the top of the abstraction ladder with no specificity is how Oligarchies remain in power. All "touch stones" of emotion, which he has a staff of Psyhologists helping him with,and not an ounce of content. No wonder he said in his evening program that he does not associate with any politicians that he can speak of and brags about not knowing many. Well duh! No content, no mistakes of thinking. I do hope that the young folk in America can see the inherent,frightning nature of this becoming a movement, especially in light of the new wide open corporate bank-rolling of candidates. This could be the virtual end of democracy. And how ironic that it started in the name of values on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. I hope the Second Coming is soon, and I hope that Abe Lincoln resurrects with Jesus to stop the next Civil War. It is coming to a theatre near you.

8/29/2010 2:58 PM  
Anonymous Observer said...

Beck and Sarah Palin are very much the same sick monster.

They are egomaniacs with a God complex who interpret the thoughts inside their heads as the voice of God. It is insane.

They value their opinions as the will of God. It is sickening to see the ultra-right use them to gin up hysteria against Obama, global warming, or progressive taxation. I heard somewhere that they want to eliminate income tax and pass a 23% sales tax, which is literally taxing the poor to feed the rich.

Beck is nothing more than a Jim Jones with a TV show and super, super rich bosses that fund the infrastructure to boost his following.

8/29/2010 6:47 PM  
Blogger TexPatriate said...

I disagree that Glenn Beck is anything like Jim Jones, David Koresh, or any of the other folks on your list.

The others on your list were "true believers", albeit in their own ways.

He's worse -- and here's why. . . he's only doing this as an "entertainer" and he's lining his pockets in public while doing it.

8/30/2010 10:33 AM  
Blogger The Navigator said...

It's possible TexPatriote is right in that Beck knows he is shoveling horse shit, but I'm not sure.

I have always wondered if people like Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck, Palin, etc. really believe what they are saying, or if they are saying it because they know a bunch of morons will pay obscene sums of money to hear such filth.

The language Beck used on Saturday sure sounds like Messiah complex to me. Maybe in the beginning it was all about the money, but then he started sipping some of his own kool-aid.

8/30/2010 12:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is happening in this country makes me ashamed to be an American. The right has completely abandoned any notion of respecting facts or the truth. They just make up whatever they want that panders to the lowest elements of society.

Newt Gingrich tagged the entire population of Islam as comparable with the Nazi regime.

Is there a Republican in this country with a conscience? Oh that's right. They were all voted out of office.

It is not amazing to me that because people will pay money to be told that Obama is a Muslim, scum like Beck or Limbaugh will rise to the occasion. It is amazing to me that the entire Republican party is fanning the flames with complete disregard for the interests of the nation they pretend to represent.

Al Qaeda is CHEERING the hate movement in the Republican party.

8/30/2010 7:55 PM  
Anonymous Thomas said...

I want to add something, but the commenters above have done it.

This makes me sick.

8/30/2010 9:25 PM  

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