Glenn Beck’s John Birch Society News Hour
In what seems to be a regular weekly feature, the Birch Society is again praising Glenn Beck for promoting their old and long forgotten conspiracy theories.
Beck Uses Quigley Quote About Political Parties (google cache)
On last night’s TV show Glenn Beck spent most of the first segment of his show discussing how similar the Democratic and Republican parties have become in recent years. To help his audience understand how this has come about Beck used a famous quote from Carroll Quigley’s infamous book Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time, which was published in 1966.
Here’s a video clip of the first segment of last night’s show. The part about Quigley’s quote begins at about the 6 minute 30 second mark.
For longtime members of The John Birch Society (JBS) this quote from Quigley and even Beck’s mention of Quigley himself is like encountering an old friend after a long separation. Writers for JBS publications have been quoting from Quigley for over 40 years now. JBS President John F. McManus has almost singlehandedly popularized Quigley’s quote among grassroots constitutionalists during the last couple decades. One example of this is “Beyond the Obama Agenda” by John F. McManus, posted at thenewamerican.com on November 25, 2008. Furthermore, The John Birch Society has been selling Tragedy and Hope for over 40 years.