Showing once again that there is little brain matter in his skull, Glenn Beck has insulted the victims and parents of those who were killed by Christian right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik at the Labour party youth camp on Utoya island outside Oslo, Norway, by comparing the kids there to “Hitler Youth”. Apparently, not satisfied that he’s being ignored too much since he was let go from the FOX cable network for making similar lame-brain remarks, Beck announced his twisted view of the senseless slaughter on his nationally-syndicated radio show.
“There was a shooting at a political camp, which sounds a little like, you know, the Hitler youth. I mean, who does a camp for kids that’s all about politics? Disturbing.”
What’s disturbing is that Beck would only think liberals would create camps where youth could go to learn about their civic responsibilities and try to impact the political process in their country.
You would think that Beck, as a professed fundamentalist Mormon Christian, would be aware that the Generation Joshua Organization has been indoctrinating christian youth for years now to take their beliefs into the public arena, assisting parents to raise “the next generation of Christian leaders and citizens, equipped to positively influence the political processes of today and tomorrow.”
Our goal at Generation Joshua is to cultivate leaders and to equip them to use their beliefs to influence the political process. All of our programs either challenge youth to strengthen their beliefs, or give youth the opportunity to put their beliefs into action. We know that not every person is called to enter the political arena, but every person should be a leader who is willing to stand up for what is right, where ever they are called to serve. To that end, Generation Joshua exists.
We, as Christians, are called to be good stewards of our family, our community, and our nation. Generation Joshua provides opportunities for youth to be good stewards in their communities (through our club program) and in our nation (through our Student Action Teams).
Generation Joshua wants America to be a perpetual city on a hill, a beacon of biblical hope to the world around us. We seek to inspire every one of our members with faith in God and a hope of what America can become as we equip Christian citizens and leaders to impact our nation for Christ and for His glory. – from Generation Joshua’s Vision Statement web page
Beck Himself is guilty of promoting such camps. According to one report in London’s The Daily Telegraph, “Despite Beck expressing surprise that political movements would hold camps for children, followers of his 9/12 Project – which aims to ‘recapture the spirit of the day after America was attacked’ – have this summer been doing just that.
Organisers of the ‘vacation liberty schools’ in several states told the Daily Telegraph how they taught children as young as eight a Tea Party-endorsed curriculum spanning religion, economics and political principles.”
It’s surprising that Beck would disparage Hitler and his Youth groups. Norway has always been a politically liberal country and the fact that it was invaded and occupied by the Nazis during WWII would make one think that Beck would have been disappointed in not seeing many more of its citizens killed at the hands of the Nazis during their occupation.