Glenn Beck took ten minutes at the conclusion of his radio show yesterday to present an interesting theory about the recent civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri and Baltimore, Maryland -- it's a "set up" that, in the end, will silence voices like his, or simply disappear them.
Beck said this is "the beginning," and that the people "marching down the street are connected. They’re connected to the Nation of Islam. They’re connected to Open Society. George Soros. They’re connected to the Tides Foundation." The only thing standing between these conspirators and the end of America is "Bubba," Beck's stand-in for "simple citizens with long arms."
"Let me ask you now," Beck said, "if Bubba, who is carrying a long arm, they see somebody throwing mazel tov cocktails [sic] and they stop it, how many people in our community will say, no, wait a minute -- you were told to stand down."
Beck played the part of Cassandra, the prophet cursed by the gods to never be believed, saying that "we’re being set up, guys. We are absolutely being set up. And I don’t know -- this is what I pray every night -- I don’t know how to do this, Lord...I can’t wake anybody else up. They’ve smeared me. I’ve helped them smear me. I don’t have any credibility. Nobody is listening. I can tell you what’s coming. I’ve told you every step of the way. I know what’s coming next."
And what's coming next, according to Beck, are members of the aforementioned conspiracy who will, in open defiance or with the aid of the Department of Justice, silence voices like Beck's forever.
"If you go back to what happened with the Armenian genocide, what is the first thing the Turks did?" he asked rhetorically. "What is the first thing the Nazis do? You have a night of long knives. The Armenian genocide. Any of the Armenians that could lead, any mayor, any writer, any person that was a hero in war, in one day, in each city, they would kill about 1,000 people. They would just slaughter them. And they were all the leaders of the community. Anyone that people would rally around and follow, they were killed -- day one."
"They just disappear, or they're killed," he said, before warning his audience to "prepare for a time when voices like mine or others are no longer heard."
Watch Beck's entire apologia below via Right Wing Watch.