Did Murderer Anders Behring Breivik Channel Glenn Beck?

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.

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13 responses to “Did Murderer Anders Behring Breivik Channel Glenn Beck?

  1. I thought his comment about Nazi Youth camps was so insensitive. Norway has always been one of the safest and most progressive countries in Europe. This has got to be such a horrible thing for them to comprehend. Beck never fails to show off his stupidity. This was a great post!

  2. I’m waiting for the Nobel Peace Prize committee to call Breivik’s massacre a “long term” plan for peace, kind of like having a stellar, global predator drone attack plan.

  3. And never mind the Christian camp I saw on 60 Minutes a few years ago with kids praying near a photo of George W. Bush. No joke. Unreal.

    Glenn Beck is a moron. I can’t stand him. Even when I was a right-winger, I couldn’t stand him. He’s a hateful, pitiful little man who’ll end up in the comic book of history as nothing more than a mere annoyance.

    • On all issues except abortion, lbwoodgate. I have personal reasons for that.

      This budget impasse was the straw that broke the camels back and revealed to me the utter nonsense that is modern conservatism. They are crybabies who aren’t interested in helping regular people. They’re too busy smoothing out an already smooth way for their corporate whores. I’m done with them.

      Then I started reading The Nation a lot more and I thought, “Hey, this makes some sense.”

      I’m not cut like them people. I’m not built in their way. This is something I’ve slowly been realizing over the past few months. I tried to support what Walker did in Wisconsin, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized I couldn’t support it. I tried to blame all of our woes on Obama, but then I realized he wasn’t to blame for every single problem. That is to say, I woke up.

      • I find this transformation commendable Terrance. As for your stance on abortion, there are many within liberalism that feel about as strongly as you do but I think what’s critical here is make room for this necessary procedure at least for women who were raped, children that were molested by a dominant male relative and women whose life could be lost from a full term pregnancy.

        There are conservative aspects that still have value for me but when the light of reason exposes them as passe’, then I find its easier to let them go than cling tenaciously to them.

        I look forward to your views on the issues as we are confronted with them.

      • Thanks, Woodgate.

        And I’m not totally unreasonable. Abortion is a complex issue and people have very different reasons for choosing to have one. I understand all of that. And I understand that some on the Left are very pro-life. I’ve known a few and have turned out better for it. Nothing is more amazing than hearing a liberal argue in favor of the pro-life cause. They are better at it than the conservatives, I’ve found. LOL.

        Modern conservatism, as I told a Republican friend of mine, is an enigma wrapped in absurdity and I’m glad to be done with it.

        I look foward to commenting around here more and not bein a dick to you. Sorry about that, BTW.

      • Thanks, Woodgate. I appreciate that. I learn a lot reading your stuff, and I realized that before I switched political persuasions.

    • The only thing that is biased about this Mary is your view on it. The last paragraph of mine is of course NOT meant to be taken seriously but then someone who is too ready to believe that Obama is a Muslim and not an American citizen can’t see satire when it reflects poorly on people they adore. Could this be the case with you?

    • Maybe, Mary. Maybe. But at least the author of the “stupid biased article” understands the virture of proper grammar, unlike an obviously disgruntled reader who will remain nameless (above….above…above…)

      🙂

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