Monday, January 14, 2013

Glenn Beck the Phony Libertarian Partners with Theocratic Nazi Dave Barton.

Glenn Beck has always claimed to be a Libertarian and he truly believes that he's leading a Glenn Beck styled Libertarian revolution.  BEWARE!  Benedict Beck and his Beckerheads are NOT Libertarians, patriots, liberty activists or even constitutionalists.

If Glenn Beck is a Libertarian so is George Bush, Dick Cheney, Barack Obama, Sean Hannity, Hush Bimbo and Fox News and we definitely know that none of those turkeys are Libertarians, not even close.

Beck is garnering tons of headlines these days because of his announcement that he's transitioning his organization into a Global Libertarian News Network.

Glenn Beck Relaunching The Blaze As Global Libertarian News Network
Glenn Beck announced plans Tuesday during his online television program to expand the news operation in his media company, The Blaze, and refocus it as a libertarian network, opening three foreign bureaus, debuting a nightly newsmagazine show, and relocating his New York staff to showy new offices.

Beck introduced his ambitious plans by standing in front of a split screen with MSNBC's Chris Matthews on one side and Fox News's Sean Hannity on the other , and bemoaning the fact that cable news has devolved into the "far left [and] far right... yelling at each other."

"We're not gonna play in that crazy space as a network," he said, adding, "I consider myself a libertarian... I'm a lot closer to Penn Jillette than I am to Chuck Hagel." He said over the next 60 days, The Blaze will open three foreign bureaus in cities that are "important to America." He will also relocate his New York staff from their current midtown offices into a building that will "send a very clear message to everyone in New York... it will piss everyone off."
The story grew even more legs when the Dallas Observe posted a piece that went viral and showed up on many alternate media sites and blogs, including some well known neocon sites that are now proclaiming loud and clear that many well known theocon-neocon nutjobs are really Libertarians.

Glenn Beck is Planning a $2 Billion Libertarian Commune in Texas
On his program last night, Beck revealed that his intention to "go Galt" is quite literal, unveiling grandiose plans to create an entirely self-sustaining community called Independence Park that will provide its own food and energy, produce television and film content, host research and development, serve as a marketplace for products and ideas, while also housing a theme park and serving as a residential community.

At the center -- in the middle of the lake that is itself larger than all of Disney Land - Beck (with the help of David Barton) will create a massive "national archive"/learning center where people can send their children to be "deprogrammed" and elected officials can come to learn "the truth."

Does anybody have any earthly idea who David Barton is? Barton is a very powerful and influential theocratic Republican icon in TX where he is revered as practically the Second Coming. I would personally classify Barton as pure concentrated evil. Barton, an Evangelical and Biblical literalist, is a prolific writer of books proclaiming that America's founders fully intended for America to be governed by the Bible. Barton also so despises Thomas Jefferson, the most Libertarian of our founders, that he even wrote a book castigating, demonizing and condemning Jefferson. The Barton book was so loaded with factual errors that its Christian book publisher, Thomas Nelson, pulled it from the shelves.

Anti-Jefferson Book by a TX Warvangelical Pulled from Shelves by Publisher For Inaccuracies
It's a well known fact that some Evangelicals absolutely detest Thomas Jefferson and practically consider him Satanic. Not surprisingly, TX Evangelical David Barton wrote an incendiary book about Thomas Jefferson titled 'The Jefferson Lies' which was published by Christian book publisher Thomas Nelson. Apparently, the publisher decided to fact check Barton's book and learned that is was overflowing with errors....

It's this dangerous Dispensationalism that has spawned the religious right as a powerful and controlling force within the Republican Party. These folks advocate for endless wars and murder, and they are frequently sarcastically dubbed Warvangelicals, theocons and neocons.

Folks who adhere to Dispensationalist theology have literally declared war on Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson is an admitted deist, though he never embraced any particular Christian theology. Above all, Jefferson was much closer to a modern day Libertarian in that he advocated for natural rights and recognized the right of folks to do whatever they want to do and live however they want to live so long as it doesn't infringe on the natural rights of another human being. It's this 'live and let live' philosophy of Jefferson that so incenses the theocrats who seek to be in everybody's bedroom as the religious police and the morality gestapo. They demand the criminalization of every possible human behavior that they don't approve of, including homosexuality. Many of these folks would implement Old Testament justice.

In Texas, Barton and his ilk succeeded in getting the State Board of Education (SBOE) to purge Jefferson from the list of people who were influential in the American Revolution as well as deleting him from the World History curriculum. The TX SBOE affair was so scandalous that Texas was the laughing stock of not only America but the entire world.
Barton and Beck invoking the term 'Libertarianism' is cringe worthy.  Just as the neocon statist fascists hijacked the Tea Party movement and took it over, the neocon Warvangelicals now believes that they can also hijack the Libertarian movement that was spawned by Ron Paul and liberty activists.

Don't fall for it folks.  Beck is a fraud and Barton is a Biblical literalist nutjob who has been so discredited that a Christian book publisher pulled his anti-Jefferson book.  The fact that this pair of Bat Shit Crazies are teaming up as partners under the facade of Libertarianism is a big RED flag.

Neither Beck nor Barton have moved into the liberty camp nor will they ever be Libertarians or constitutionalists.  This ideological 'marriage' of the Mormon Beck and Evangelical Barton is a mating game that is unfit for human liberty.


  1. I endorse the views in this column. I am one of the co-founders of the Libertarian Party. I worked closely with the late David F. Nolan at the LP founding convention in Denver in 1972. I was chair of the Constitution, Bylaws and Rules Committee of that convention and served on the first National Committee of the LP. I am a co-founder of the Oklahoma Libertarian Party and first State Chair.
    I challenge Glenn Beck to publicly sign the non-aggression pledge of the LP. I don't care if he joins the LP, many real libertarians are not members of the LP and they have every right to make that choice. I challenge Glenn Beck to display that pledge above his face on every appearance he makes on his network. You be the judge if he adheres to it.

  2. If you're interested in joining a real libertarian community with a proven track record, check out the Free State Project.

  3. I appreciate your comments. We can't let the neocon nutjobs hijack the Libertarian movement like they hijacked the Tea Party movement.

  4. I was at ground zero here in South Carolina as Newt "Professor Cornpone" Gingrich swooped in armed with $10m from Sheldon Adellson and claimed the Tea Party as his. He did win the SC primaries but not much thereafter.


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