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Glenn Beck Was Against Tying Political Movements To Historical Terrorist Attacks, Before He Was For It

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Glenn Beck is the founder of the Glenn Beck 9/12 Project.  In announcing the 9/12 project, Glenn Beck played a video clip of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and then said:

Are you ready to become that person you were (quiver, choke), that day (choke) after 9-11? On 9-12? I told ya, (voice shaking) for weeks, you’re not alone… You are the secret. You are the answer. (Choke, long pause) I’m sorry. I just love my country and I fear for it. (Long pause, wipe away tear).” [Video available here]

Since this announcement, Beck has repeatedly stated that the goal of the 9/12 project is to restore the feeling that pervaded the nation in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  Beck’s announcement in March 2009 laid the groundwork for a movement that built towards the September 12, 2009 rally in Washington, D.C.

A movement, eh? Hmm.  Interesting that Glenn Beck would choose to coincide his movement with the September 11 terrorist attacks, given his earlier comments about the Ron Paul fundraiser that took place on November 5, 2008 (Guy Fawkes Day):

It’s really not the way I would go, tying my movement in with a historical terrorist attack, especially in post-9/11 America.

In that same show, Glenn Beck characterized the fervent supporters of the Ron Paul Revolution as a growing domestic enemy.  He was also concerned that the movement might spiral out of control, given the use of the term revolution, saying:

The Ron Paul revolution, I think it`s meant to be a catchy slogan, but I fear some of his fringe supporters are taking the word “revolution” too literally.

So, the Ron Paul revolution is too risky, but Glenn Beck saying he is going to “re-found” America is perfectly acceptable.

Tying a fundraiser to Guy Fawkes Day suggests that Ron Paul supporters are domestic enemies, but Glen Beck directly linking his movement to the 9/11 terrorist attacks is a-okay.

Sounds to me like Glenn Beck was against the 9/12 Project, before he was for it.

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Written by Angelo

September 21, 2009 at 3:35 pm

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  2. lol

    I was thinking the same thing when he said that. I sort of know what I think he really meant by it but it sure didn’t come off that way.

    grownANDsexy

    October 7, 2009 at 3:10 am

  3. Do not forget tht Beck is mormon. They go around and steal dead persons souls. They were accused of doing htis to soldiers that did in previous wars. Google it. Isnt that nice.

    sam

    October 28, 2009 at 7:52 am

  4. Do not forget that Beck is mormon. They go around and steal dead persons souls. They were accused of doing to soldiers that died in previous wars. Google it. Isnt that nice.

    sam

    October 28, 2009 at 7:52 am


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