I remember the very first time I saw Mr. Beck on television. I was out with my wife and daughter at a local pizza joint and they happened to have CNN on their television. And I remember thinking how odd it was to see someone who was so conservative on the Clinton News Network, it just seemed so unexpected which is likely why I remember it so clearly. And it was shortly thereafter that he moved over to Fox News where I became pretty much of a regular viewer as well as a regular listener to his radio show. But somewhere along the line things began to change, and not necessarily in a good way. Mr. Beck left Fox News and would eventually set up his own network, ‘The Blaze’. And it he slowly began to become a bit more extreme, even bizarre, in the things he was saying.
And it would appear Mr. Beck’s rather rapid descent into kookdom has continued pretty much unabated as he recently took to his Facebook page to urge what can only be his dwindling number of followers to abandon support of Trump, going so far as to actually declare that if such an action results in the election of Hitlery, “so be it” because “[a]t least it is a moral, ethical choice.” Now I’m sorry but I see nothing that could be defined as being either moral or ethical about electing she who is the most corrupt individual in American politics today, to the highest office in the land. To voluntarily take part in such an insane act of self-destruction seems absolutely ludicrous to me. His call to do so provides further proof to me that Mr. Beck has become more that a little unhinged.
Beck’s latest missive was apparently in response to the release of an 11-year-old hot-mic tape of Trump saying some rather lewd things about women. Beck wrote, “If the consequence of standing against Trump and for principles is indeed the election of Hillary Clinton, so be it. At least it is a moral, ethical choice.” Look, while I am not going to attempt to defend anything of what Trump said, how is it that those words can be said to compare to Hitlery’s act of standing idly by while four Americans, including one of our ambassadors, were brutally murdered in cold blood, or her blatant slandering of those women who were made to suffer at the hands of her sexual predator of a husband. I simply don’t understand Mr. Beck’s rationale, nor his logic, in taking such a stand. It makes no sense to me.
Anyway, the following is Beck’s complete Facebook post:
“Every person, each of us must decide what is a bridge too far. Mike Lee has obviously reached that point, where the moral compromise his party is asking him to make is simply beyond what is acceptable. It is not acceptable to ask a moral, dignified man to cast his vote to help elect an immoral man who is absent decency or dignity. If the consequence of standing against Trump and for principles is indeed the election of Hillary Clinton, so be it. At least it is a moral, ethical choice. If she is elected, the world does not end….
Once elected, Hillary can be fought. Her tactics are blatant and juvenile, and battling her by means of political and procedural maneuvering or through the media, through public marches and online articles, all of that will be moral, worthy of man of principal [sic]. Her nominees can be blocked, her proposed laws voted down.
The alternative does not offer a moral person the same opportunity. If one helps to elect an immoral man to the highest office, then one is merely validating his immorality, lewdness, and depravity. But it’s OK, at least it is not her! Right?? No. Lee’s call for Trump to step down and withdraw from the race is respectful to him and to the process. Trump stepping down does not guarantee a Clinton win, but it does guarantee that the Republican party still stands for something, still allows its members to maintain their [sic] own self-respect and that it still has a future.”
Mr. Beck declares that with the election of Hitlery the world will not end. And I would agree, at least not right away. But how many of our freedoms will simply be made to disappear? And haven’t we witnessed enough over the course of the last six years that when it comes to control of Congress there is very little difference whether the Republicans or the Democrats are in control? And I would argue, as I have before, that if the Republicans had kept even half of the many promises they made during the campaigns of 2010, 2012 and again in 2014 when the American people handed to them first control of the House and then the Senate, Donald Trump would not now be standing as the Republican nominee for president in 2016. Trump is the creation of the Republican Party because of its failure to act.
And truthfully, Mr. Beck is at best naïve, or at worst a complete imbecile, if he actually thinks our congressional Republicans would ever actually take part in any political or procedural maneuvering the specific purpose of which would be to hinder, what would obviously be, Hitlery’s destructive agenda. And he’s beyond naïve if he thinks that those in the state-controlled media would ever be willing to play the part of accomplice in stopping she who they will have been responsible for getting elected in the first place. Let’s face it, Hitlery would be stopped by the Republicans in much the same way that they have stopped Barry “Almighty”. In other words, not stopped at all! So I’m not sure why it is that Mr. Beck is of the opinion that her nominees would be blocked or her proposed laws would be voted down.
Mr. Beck’s continued opposition to Trump has been unrivaled in its vociferous invective. The radio talker regularly describes Trump as a Hitler-like psychopath with supporters that Beck has compared to Nazi Brownshirts. The former radio talk show host’s disdain for Trump reached a crescendo in April when he donned swim goggles and rubbed his face in a bowl of crushed Cheetos to see if he could “look like Donald Trump.” And you know, in so doing Mr. Beck is really choosing to mock, or even slander, those of us who see Trump as being a far better option as president than is Hitlery. Just the thought of Hitlery becoming president is something that quite literally scares me to death. America, at least as we know it, would never survive such a cataclysmic event, politically speaking.