Glenn Beck spreads more Birch Society conspiracy theories
It’s becoming increasingly clear that Glenn Beck’s “research” for his news stories involves little else than reading old Birch Society newsletters.
This week (week of July 26, 2010) Glenn Beck is featuring on his TV Show the radical manifesto from June 1969, “You Don’t Need A Weatherman To Know Which Way The Wind Blows.” Here is an article from American Opinion, The John Birch Society’s magazine from 1959 to 1985, “Who is Paying for the Student Revolutionary Movement” by Gary Allen, published in the November 1970 issue. This article is must reading for those following Beck’s revelations about the Weathermen this week. It shows just how much financial support for the student radicals in the 1960s and 70s came from the American establishment, and how the revolutionary strategy then as now was “pressure from above, pressure from below.”
Here’s a brief review of a very revealing book, especially for those who viewed Glenn Beck’s programs this week about the 1969 radical manifesto, “You Don’t Need A Weatherman To Know Which Way The Wind Blows.” This book review originally appeared in the July 5, 1999 issue of The New American magazine as a helpful guide to those interested in a deeper understanding of elite power politics and the larger cultural-social revolution which is the “prefigurative dimension” of the political revolution that is battering and undermining American society, institutions, and values.