Beck Fuels End-Times Hysteria Over Egypt

Beck Fuels End-Times Hysteria Over Egypt

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February 3rd, 2011, 4:02 pm #1

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February 1, 2011
Beck Fuels End-Times Hysteria Over Egypt
by Anthea Butler

While much of the world looks at the Egypt uprising as a spectacular story of human courage and hope for freedom and democracy in the face of oppression, in the world of Biblical prophecy there is only one lens: a sign of the end, a prophetic sign fulfilled, or the beginnings of the tribulation. Sites like Now the End Begins, Prophecy Today, and Calvary Prophecy Report are just a few of the blogs and websites referring to the events in Egypt as a sign of the end or -- more ominously -- the beginning of a new war.

Conspiracy monger Glenn Beck has of course jumped with both feet into the fray, repeatedly referring in the last week to one of his favorite obscure books, "The Coming Insurrection." Beck, without having to say anything religious, recites every end-time theme; fire, riots, Islam, Israel, you name it. Beck's latest assertion is that the Egyptian uprising will result in a Muslim Caliphate. Ridiculous, yes, but it is the dog whistle that calls together conspiracy theorists, rapture-watchers and end-times purveyors. His constant refrain that this is our "Archduke Ferdinand" moment no doubt will sear a vision of an impending World War III into the minds of his listeners, and his blackboard will continue to contribute to the growing right-wing conspiracy theories that President Obama is engineering this from the White House.

The upshot of all of this is that while the rest of us are raptly watching Al Jazeeera (because CNN, MSNBC, and Fox only care about American tourists leaving the country, and have nothing of substance to say) to witness the impending overthrow of an authoritarian leader, others are taking advantage of the situation to exploit religious beliefs about the end-times. I don't have a problem with the regular rapture watchers speculating about various events, because that's what they do (and hey, it can be fun to read at times) but Beck's constant haranguing and conspiracy theories are much, much more dangerous than any small-time blog.

Beck may not be explicit about his religious take on the current events, but his "teaching theater" feeds into many end-times beliefs. Too bad there isn't a million person march to Fox News headquarters to demand that Roger Ailes pull the plug on Beck. Hey, it's a fantasy, but you never know.
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lox
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February 3rd, 2011, 4:55 pm #2

This is hearsay from someone else that you favor but tell us what he said without subjective preference to trigger this post?
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February 3rd, 2011, 5:02 pm #3

I forget Beck is an idol of yours. Continue worshiping at the Temple of Beck.

http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/201101310039


Hope things are well with you Lox. Warming up to above freezing here for a couple of days, things are melting a little. We'll take it. Spring comes in May here. Sometimes June. lol.



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February 3rd, 2011, 5:13 pm #4

Beck is a fool. Guess what that makes those who listen to him.

Too bad he and Sarah Palin don't get married and form their own church so fools could gather and foolishly worship"HATE".

But then I guess their kind of doing that anyway.
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February 3rd, 2011, 5:35 pm #5

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February 1, 2011
Beck Fuels End-Times Hysteria Over Egypt
by Anthea Butler

While much of the world looks at the Egypt uprising as a spectacular story of human courage and hope for freedom and democracy in the face of oppression, in the world of Biblical prophecy there is only one lens: a sign of the end, a prophetic sign fulfilled, or the beginnings of the tribulation. Sites like Now the End Begins, Prophecy Today, and Calvary Prophecy Report are just a few of the blogs and websites referring to the events in Egypt as a sign of the end or -- more ominously -- the beginning of a new war.

Conspiracy monger Glenn Beck has of course jumped with both feet into the fray, repeatedly referring in the last week to one of his favorite obscure books, "The Coming Insurrection." Beck, without having to say anything religious, recites every end-time theme; fire, riots, Islam, Israel, you name it. Beck's latest assertion is that the Egyptian uprising will result in a Muslim Caliphate. Ridiculous, yes, but it is the dog whistle that calls together conspiracy theorists, rapture-watchers and end-times purveyors. His constant refrain that this is our "Archduke Ferdinand" moment no doubt will sear a vision of an impending World War III into the minds of his listeners, and his blackboard will continue to contribute to the growing right-wing conspiracy theories that President Obama is engineering this from the White House.

The upshot of all of this is that while the rest of us are raptly watching Al Jazeeera (because CNN, MSNBC, and Fox only care about American tourists leaving the country, and have nothing of substance to say) to witness the impending overthrow of an authoritarian leader, others are taking advantage of the situation to exploit religious beliefs about the end-times. I don't have a problem with the regular rapture watchers speculating about various events, because that's what they do (and hey, it can be fun to read at times) but Beck's constant haranguing and conspiracy theories are much, much more dangerous than any small-time blog.

Beck may not be explicit about his religious take on the current events, but his "teaching theater" feeds into many end-times beliefs. Too bad there isn't a million person march to Fox News headquarters to demand that Roger Ailes pull the plug on Beck. Hey, it's a fantasy, but you never know.
I saw an excerpt from Beck's rant... Highlighting countries on his little map that he felt would follow after Tunisia and Egypt... By the time he was done he had Northern Africa, most of the Middle East, and even European countries highlighted. (Highlighted in that Blood Red color of course).

At any rate, what an absolute load of bull in Becks interpretation by the rising up of the people of Egypt who want a more Democratic, representative type of government and fair elections, as a negative thing.

I used to say that Beck was a guy who had a few golden nuggets of truth, mixed in with a whole truckload of crap. Most Beck Watchers took the nuggets and all the crap as truth, but the tide seems to be turning. people are finally wising up.

His ratings have dropped by a full one-third. I noticed upon my arrival home from Afghansitan that Keith Olbermann is no longer on the air. Well, on the other side of the fence, maybe Beck is the next one that will go. But you know what, leave him on the air: the longer he is around, the more he will sink himself anyway.

At least one third of his watchers realized he was full of sh1t, that is a big drop rate for hardcore Republicans! They usually stubbornly follow their leaders/personalities, etc right into the ground (Like Bush Jr).
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February 3rd, 2011, 7:13 pm #6

Wouldn't that be great?


http://nationdiscussion.ning.com/forum/ ... be-america


Tunisia,Egypt and maybe America next,get rid of Government,the "Problem" is still there.Capitalism.

* Posted by jessie taylor on January 28, 2011 at 1:24pm in Position Papers
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The conflict between Government & Capitalism should be clear to all now.The bottom line for Goverment is the "common good".The bottom line for Capitalism is "private profit". Wall St profits go up when people get lay-off.Wall St make profits when jobs go to China,etc... Wall St & Corp/Main St make profits on illegal immigrants as modern slaves.We know Government is control by money,not votes. We get rid of Government(The Common Good) all we have left is Capitalism,who's bottom line is profit,not the common good of the people. The problem is "Capitalism",not Government! We need "Economic Democracy"! The people need to be in control of their money & production/labor.(People's Federal Reserve & Worker-Own business) This is the change needed! We change the people we get the same system that prove it don`t care about "The People".We need to change the "System"!
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February 3rd, 2011, 9:55 pm #7

As long as we have a plutocracy, we are going to continue to have problems.

We need to get back to Constitutional rule, and not rule by whoever has the most money.

What decides what gets passed in Congress? Whoever has lobbyists herding the Senators. Who has lobbyists?

Wealthy people.

The rich in this country should really be thankful that so many poor people in this country are religious. Heck, Napoleon realized that over 200 years ago.

"How can you have order in a state without religion? For, when one man is dying of hunger near another who is ill of surfeit, he cannot resign himself to this difference unless there is an authority which declares 'God wills it thus.' Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet." -- Napoleon Bonaparte

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February 4th, 2011, 12:32 am #8

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February 1, 2011
Beck Fuels End-Times Hysteria Over Egypt
by Anthea Butler

While much of the world looks at the Egypt uprising as a spectacular story of human courage and hope for freedom and democracy in the face of oppression, in the world of Biblical prophecy there is only one lens: a sign of the end, a prophetic sign fulfilled, or the beginnings of the tribulation. Sites like Now the End Begins, Prophecy Today, and Calvary Prophecy Report are just a few of the blogs and websites referring to the events in Egypt as a sign of the end or -- more ominously -- the beginning of a new war.

Conspiracy monger Glenn Beck has of course jumped with both feet into the fray, repeatedly referring in the last week to one of his favorite obscure books, "The Coming Insurrection." Beck, without having to say anything religious, recites every end-time theme; fire, riots, Islam, Israel, you name it. Beck's latest assertion is that the Egyptian uprising will result in a Muslim Caliphate. Ridiculous, yes, but it is the dog whistle that calls together conspiracy theorists, rapture-watchers and end-times purveyors. His constant refrain that this is our "Archduke Ferdinand" moment no doubt will sear a vision of an impending World War III into the minds of his listeners, and his blackboard will continue to contribute to the growing right-wing conspiracy theories that President Obama is engineering this from the White House.

The upshot of all of this is that while the rest of us are raptly watching Al Jazeeera (because CNN, MSNBC, and Fox only care about American tourists leaving the country, and have nothing of substance to say) to witness the impending overthrow of an authoritarian leader, others are taking advantage of the situation to exploit religious beliefs about the end-times. I don't have a problem with the regular rapture watchers speculating about various events, because that's what they do (and hey, it can be fun to read at times) but Beck's constant haranguing and conspiracy theories are much, much more dangerous than any small-time blog.

Beck may not be explicit about his religious take on the current events, but his "teaching theater" feeds into many end-times beliefs. Too bad there isn't a million person march to Fox News headquarters to demand that Roger Ailes pull the plug on Beck. Hey, it's a fantasy, but you never know.
sheesh that guy hjas issues.....he is 'balloon head' (you have to watch him to get that)
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February 4th, 2011, 12:55 am #9

i didn't know he could dance....sorry...meant Minutes haha
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lox
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February 4th, 2011, 3:51 am #10

I forget Beck is an idol of yours. Continue worshiping at the Temple of Beck.

http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/201101310039


Hope things are well with you Lox. Warming up to above freezing here for a couple of days, things are melting a little. We'll take it. Spring comes in May here. Sometimes June. lol.


Its just the ill will that im addressing!
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