I recently linked to Glen Beck’s interview with Darren Beattie, editor of Revolver News, and will again say it is not a waste of time. It is posted on Youtube and therefore “contextualized” with an “Information Panel” that professes to correct disinformation. As Youtube puts it:
“Information panels show basic background info, sourced from independent, third-party partners, to give more context on a topic.”
“More context on a topic” means the official or regime goodthink about that topic. Since Beck and Beattie discuss the evidence that the January 6 riot was an outrage staged by agents provocateurs, the context is in fact this “correction.”
“The January 6 United States Capitol attack, more commonly known as January 6th, was a domestic terrorist attack that occurred at the United States Capitol Building on January 6, 2021.”
Americans remain free to speak their minds, but dissidents and deviationists must now in every case stand “corrected.” You will always have the right to teach your children your religion, but only with an atheist corrector in the room.
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I never paid much attention to Glenn Beck and had honestly forgotten he existed, but Beck’s though has evolved in an interesting way that reflects a more general pattern. I call this pattern Conservative Disenchantment or Patriot Alienation. Here is Beck speaking near the end of the interview
“I think everything is in flux. I mean, I’m a conservative since Regan. But the Glenn Beck of 2000 to the Glen Beck of 2023—completely different . . . . I believed we were doing things that we all told each other we were doing. I don’t think we’ve done that in a very long time . . . .”
That’s Conservative Disenchantment.
“You know, I think I said in 2008, if we don’t clean this up, admit the errors of our ways, and clean it up, there’s going to come a time when we are the darkest force ever to be in power on earth. With our technology . . . we’re going to make the Nazis look like rookies if we don’t rein this in. It’s terrifying . . . .”
That’s Patriot Alienation.
“I think the G.I.’s in World War II—atrocities in every war . . . but I think for the most part, the world saw us—Europe saw us—as liberators and we wanted to liberate them . . . . That’s the standard that’s in my head—and I know bad things happened, but generally speaking we tried to do the right thing.”
That’s Conservative Disenchantment and Patriot Alienation struggling to hold on to its last illusion. The qualifications suggest that Beck is losing his grip.
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As a side note in censorship news, WordPress has for some months now been shielding me from my own opinions. This may be a technical glitch or it may be intentional “muting,” but I no longer receive email notices of new Orthosphere posts and comments. Expect Orthosphere posts to come with “Information Panels” soon.