Social Justice is Theft

I stayed out of the Glenn Beck “social justice” imbroglio last month on the Napoleonic principle that one should never interrupt one’s enemy when he is making a mistake. As Amy Sullivan pointed out in Time magazine’s Swampland blog (click here), Beck outraged not just his usual Communist Extremist adversaries like Jim Wallis, but “Christians in most mainline Protestant denominations, African-American congregations, Hispanic churches, and Catholics–who first heard the term ‘social justice’ in papal encyclicals and have a little something in their tradition called ‘Catholic social teaching.’ (Not to mention the teaching of a certain fellow from Nazareth who was always blathering on about justice…).”

Beck explained that it was all a matter of semantics, of how you define the term (click here):

The term “social justice” has been completely perverted and hijacked by progressives. It doesn’t mean simply “help the poor” to them. It does to some people, but not to radical progressives…..Here’s my definition of social justice: Forced redistribution of wealth with a hostility toward individual property rights, under the guise of charity and/or justice.

Beck, of course, would know about the perversion of words. “Progressivism” for example, as he noted in his CPAC keynote, is “the cancer in America and it is eating our Constitution. And it was designed to eat the Constitution. To progress past the Constitution.”

It is big government – it’s a socialist utopia. And we need to address it as if it is a cancer. It must be cut out of the system because they cannot co-exist. And you don’t cure cancer by – well, I’m just going to give you a little bit of cancer. You must eradicate it. It cannot co-exist.

I have been engrossed in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion these last few weeks, so I can’t help noticing that Beck’s take on Progressivism jibes remarkably well with the Elders’: it’s not just a noxious philosophy; it’s deliberately designed to fail. Progressivism is a sinister conspiracy, the Trojan Horse that will destroy the Republic.

Here’s the Elder:

We appear on the scene as alleged saviours of the worker from this oppression when we propose to him to enter the ranks of our fighting forces – Socialists, Anarchists, Communists – to whom we always give support in accordance with an alleged brotherly rule (of the solidarity of all humanity) of our SOCIAL MASONRY.

The aristocracy, which enjoyed by law the labor of the workers, was interested in seeing that the workers were well fed, healthy, and strong. We are interested in just the opposite – in the diminution, the KILLING OUT OF THE GOYIM.

Here’s Glenn Beck:

“Progressives have been patient for decades, creeping their way into the system in the cover of darkness,” he says. “And this is their opportunity. They’re going to deal a final death blow to the Constitution if they can.”

And here’s a gem from Beck’s 1/20/10 broadcast (click here):

On an earlier episode of this show I described progressives as vampires. I stand by it. The progressive movement is sucking the blood out of each of the parties. This is their opportunity to finally win and progressives will, admittedly, do anything to win. They’ll lie, cheat, steal. Do you really think you can pull them off your neck with a ballot box? You must drive a stake through the heart of this movement.

I don’t know if Glenn Beck is an anti-Semite or not, but the Jews have often been compared to vampires, perhaps most famously in Benjamin Franklin’s supposed prophecy (a fraud dating back to the mid-1930s, which was first published in the pro-Nazi magazine Liberation).

There is a great danger for the United State of America. This great danger is the Jew. Gentlemen, in every land the Jews have settled, they have depressed the moral level and lowered the degree of commercial honesty. They have remained apart and unassimilated; oppressed, they attempt to strangle the nation financially, as in the case of Portugal and Spain.

For more than seventeen hundred years they have lamented their sorrowful fate — namely, that they have been driven out of their mother land; but, gentlemen, if the civilized world today should give them back Palestine and their property, they would immediately find pressing reason for not returning there. Why? Because they are vampires and vampires cannot live on other vampires –they cannot live among themselves. They must live among Christians and others who do not belong to their race.


3 thoughts on “Social Justice is Theft

  1. “I don’t know if Glenn Beck is an anti-Semite or not”

    I don’t think he is; he just thinks about “progressives” the way anti-Semites think about “Jews” and the lineage of ideas he has been influenced by come from a tradition of anti-Semitic conspiracism. It’s kind of like a vestigial anti-Semitism: it’s not his intent, but just kind of a vestige of the ideology he has absorbed and co-opted.

    Take for instance who he was targeting last week a: Louis Brandeis for being in the Wilson administration and dying “wealthy.” Perfect, Beck has once again managed to target someone who anti-Semites demonize. Beck didn’t do it for anti-Semitic reasons, but for anti-progressive reasons.

    And stupidly, too. Beck goes on and on about the Constitution and the rule of law then denigrates one of the great Supreme Court Justices on such matters.

    I’ve been meaning too, but haven’t had time, to write a post noting that there’s no need for David Duke when Glenn Beck is around. Beck has been telling his audience that conservatives will within his lifetime be treated like blacks were during the civil right era (e.g. dogs and water hoses turned loose on them) and compares himself repeatedly to Martin Luther King jr., saying that Obama and powerful special interests are going to assasinate him in the interests of destroying America and our Christian nationalist heritage.

    That’s why it’s so easy for Duke to just overlay his hate on top of Beck’s and the other Tea Baggers.

    1. And here’s Glenn Beck from 4/26/10, decrying Obama’s use of the “race card”:

      “Remember you are the one that is dividing the country. You are the one…..You are the one that is a racist. You are the one that is dividing people….
      Young people, African Americans, Latinos, and who is the other one? Socialist? Women, women…..And it’s just leaving out a few people…..He’s leaving out white people.”

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