I don’t know about you, but I’d pay money to see that.
Glenn Beck continues his headlong plunge into religious right extremism, attacking Bill Nye for his statement opposing the teaching of creationism to kids. And yes, he actually compared Bill Nye’s promotion of sound science to the Roman Catholic Inquisition against Galileo.
You can’t force things onto people. And that’s what I mean when I say Governor Cuomo is going to be on the wrong side of history. Because he’s among the increasing number of voices who want to segregate an entire group of people. He wants to eradicate a certain kind of thought. And that doesn’t work. And unfortunately his children or grandchildren will figure that one out, far too late, after his death most likely, that he was on the wrong side.
And you know what, he’s not alone though, I mean those people who are forcing Common Core into schools, I mean, think of Arnie Duncan in 30 years when his grandchildren say, “Did you really say, that the only people who were against Common Core were white suburban moms? Really?”
Or Bill Nye the Science Guy, who said teaching creationism is just dangerous and not appropriate for children!
BILL NYE: And I say to the grownups, if you want to deny evolution and live in your world that’s completely inconsistent with everything we observe in the universe, that’s fine, but don’t make your kids do it because we need them.
How’s he going to look? Is he going to look like the people who threw Galileo up?
How people like Beck can say this batshit insane stuff with a straight face is beyond me. There’s something deeply wrong with this man.
Operation Northwoods was a 1962 Defense Department proposal where a series of false flag attacks against targets in the United States (mainly Florida) would take place so they then could be blamed on Fidel Castro (who had taken power three years earlier) , and thus justify an invasion of Cuba to overthrow Castro. President Kennedy rejected the proposal. Glenn Beck, however, posits that Barack Obama or Chris Christie might actually consider something like this, because “the ends justify the means.”
It was Kennedy that said (in reference to Operation Northwoods) “Are you out of your mind? No! We’re not doing that!” Is anyone sitting here, telling me that Chris Christie would say that? If it served their purposes? Ends justify the means? I’m not sure Operation Northwoods doesn’t happen.
Glenn Beck began this segment by playing a 54 year old audio clip of an attorney general warning young people not to “become” homosexual because they would be hunted down and arrested. Beck and his pals correctly mocked this person (whom they didn’t identify), and Beck called it an example of “heterofascism,” and that no one would ever be so crazy as to say anything so ridiculous. But as Right Wing Watch pointed out, he is wearing a cap to honor Pastor Ken Hutcherson of Seattle, one of the most vehemently anti-gay pastors around who had recently passed away.
Then Beck quickly devolves into his own unique lunacy.
Now speaking at the craziest far right conference of them all, the Values Voter Summit: none other than raving freakazoid nut sandwich Glenn Beck. Of course! How else would you end an event like this?
And yes — he brought a chalkboard! He’s naked without it. And he just made the inevitable joke that it isn’t a blackboard — “You raaaaacist!” (Said in his goofy “liberal” voice.)
The live video is here.