Glenn Beck spoke out against the gathering of “patriots” (aka Freepers who can’t wait to play army) in support of deadbeat rancher Cliven Bundy in Nevada, doing so in his usual sanctimonious way:
I do not mean to lecture you or anyone else. I am so far away from a perfect man. In fact I am very much the “dispensable man”, the opposite of the man I am striving to be, but I am working on it. I pour over my scriptures like never before. I rarely am with out them. I read them day and night, in bed, in the car, on the set, and at the dinner table and yet I am a million miles from where The Lord needs his people. For this too, I repent. “I am sorry Lord for not being ready for your call.” I am one that is finding there is no oil in my lamp.
Never try to create your own miracles. Every time you will fail and make it worse. Moses thought he would make it better when he killed the Egyptian but it only delayed freedom.
I worry about the rancher and his family. The ranchers around him and all around the country. I was blowing the warning trumpets on this kind of usurpation long ago. But any fan of mine knows that I have also said that I will never call for arms with the state of our faith.
I, too, am a rancher but the ultimate rancher is God and we are His flock. I will follow His voice for it is the only one I recognize.
I am sorry, but as all MY real fans know, I believe Ghandi, MLK, Bonhoeffer and Jesus were right. I will follow their example. I know what that means or meant for them.
But I will stand with The Lord.
As you might expect, the aforementioned “patriots” would have none of this and they let Glenn know in no uncertain terms on his Facebook page:
“Calling for violence” and being prepared for violence are two entirely different things.
The patriots who supported Cliven Bundy today used the right to peaceably assemble (1st Amendment) and the right to keep and bear arms (2nd Amendment) to stop the tyrannical actions of the BLM…all without a shot being fired. A few people got “tazed” and roughed up. But, that was a small price to pay to send a message to Obama and his Administration: there is a limit to what the people of this nation will put up with as you try and push us around with your “fundamental transformation of America.”
“The best way to secure the peace is to be prepared for war.” George Washington. Some are already prepared, time the rest of America followed suit.
yes, but a corrupt government has to know we are willing to use violence.
Wow: Yes the government has the military and mortars and helicopter gunships but if the government starts shooting first, they threatened violence first and expected the poor citizens to just let BLM have it’s way — then HOW pray tell is one to stand up against this tyranny? To have a weapon and show the government we WILL FIGHT BACK in the face of tyranny is what this is about — as for body armor? Aim for the head. — This had the potential to get ugly. VERY ugly. And the government wised up and realized that the people weren’t going to back down in the face of helicopters, snipers, and military. To Glen’s point; I don’t advocate violence. But if the government shoots first then all bets are off. That is the government using FORCE on it’s own people. Like Syria. You don’t like the government or what it’s doing ? you’ll be gassed and shot. I don’t want that. BUT - if the government is clearly wrong and starts it — oh well.
Please note well that it was the feds that first brought firearms to a verbal argument.
And it goes on, and on, and on.
Hat Tip - Right Wing Watch