On his FNC program today Glenn Beck launched into another one of his Marxist control rants when he couldn’t resist a little bit of that old time racism, “The most effective way to become the slavemaster and make them come to you is to make them come to you for employment.”
Here is the video courtesy of Media Matters:
Beck said, “But more importantly, if you are going to control people, if you are really going to control them how do make them dependant? How do you make it like heroin? Sure you can change the radio stations or the TV. You can control their energy supplies or even make them go to you can even make them go to you, if you want a new business or you need a loan go to the government for it.”
He continued, “But the most effective way to become the slavemaster and make them come to you is to make them come to you for employment. How could you ever, if you are the president lose your job if the voter understands that if I vote for the competitor, who wants to reduce the size of government, that means my job goes away. I’ll lose my job. The real power grab is getting them into your employ.”
The slavemaster comment could easily be overlooked if Beck didn’t have a history of making racial claims against President Obama. Beck has never called a white politician a slavemaster, but on April 9, 2008 Beck called Obama a slavemaster.
He also made the same claim on his television show on February 11, 2009:
It is nonsense like this that makes it impossible to take the GOP’s outrage over Harry Reid’s idiotic comments seriously. With Glenn Beck is on the air calling Obama a slavemaster and a racist, it is tough to believe that the right wing gives a damn about issues of race and civil rights.
People like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh play into the racial fears of their overwhelmingly white audiences on a daily basis, so it is impossible to believe a person like RNC Chairman Michael Steele when he is professing his love of Beck one day, and his expressing his outrage over Reid’s comments the next. The Republicans have no credibility here, which is where they’re outrage at Harry Reid reeks of shameless political exploitation.