Limbaugh: Public Domain | Beck: by Gage Skidmore
Last week I wrote a piece titled, "Will Rush Limbaugh Cause the End of Life on Earth as We Know It?".
In that piece, I made the argument that the world leaders, involved in the START Treaty, must have "itchy" trigger fingers poised above their little red "End of Days!" buttons. I mean, think about it, how could those leaders listen to someone like Rush "Frickus" Limbaugh rail against a process like the START treaty, while thumping on a Bible and proclaiming that the United States is the "favorite" nation of his Judeo-Christian God, without getting a little "freaked out"?
Unfortunately, it gets worse. Rush Limbaugh isn't the only nutbird loon, with a Messiah complex, that wants to sabotage America's START Treaty with Russia, simply because he hates President Obama. Glenn Beck, like Limbaugh, is also on a "mission from God" to save America from Obama and his evil, liberal minions, bwah..ha..haaa! Sheesh, can't the world see that President Obama is the "Anti-Christ" for crying out loud? No wait! Not Obama, Putin, yeah Putin, he's the Antichrist. No wait! Not Putin, Soros, yeah Soros, that't the ticket, George Soros is the Antichrist. Whoa, keepin' up with Beck's Chicken Little act is quite the chore.
Yo, Grand Old Party of America! That is one, seriously threatening message that your spokesmen, Frickus and Frackus, are sending out there to the world's nuclear superpowers, eschatologically speaking, of course. You might want to ask them to cool it with all that (paraphrasing)... "naner naner, we're going to Heaven, and you Communists are going to Hell" talk. If I was Vladimir Putin, of Russia, or Hu Jintao, of China, that sort of fundamentalist wing-nut talk would make me really uncomfortable. How nuts is it for Limbaugh and Beck to be parroting their silly (paraphrasing)... "America is God's chosen 'Christian nation' and we ain't afraid of no stinking End of Days"?
Let's expose this madness beginning with Beck's Messiah complex, then we'll take a look at Beck's firm, committed belief in Biblical, eschatology (the End of Days), and who it is that he believes is the "Antichrist".
Beck's Messiah Complex . . .
Glenn is being interviewed on the August 16, 2009 David Barton "Wallbuilders" Radio show, just prior to Beck's 8/28 "Restoring Honor" religious rally in Washington DC (aka 'The Sermon on the Mall'). Audio available at Right Wing Watch:
BECK: I think this is an opportunity to gather God's people together and wake people up. And I just have this feeling that this is the beginning of something gigantic in this country, that it is spiritual awakening.
What's going to happen there will raise the hair on your arms. What's going to happen there you will never, ever forget and I promise you, then next day when you read about it - if the press covers it - you will say "oh my gosh, I wish I would have been there." This will go into the history books.
This is Divine Providence. This is the Lord's hand at work. This is a miracle.
BARTON: And it really is. It's an intervention of God. And a lot of times when he shows up, it's not the way you thought he was going to show up, but man the results are always his and it's really good the way it works out.
BECK: And that's kind of the point of 8/28 is . . . you just have to stand where the Lord wants you to stand. He'll explain it to you when the time comes.- Advertisement -
You can feel the presence of the Lord. I mean, the Spirit is so strong. When you have two hundred, three hundred, five hundred thousand people on the Mall in that space right there between Washington and Lincoln with the Reflecting Poll - a spiritual space in our nation - the Spirit of the Lord is going to be unleashed like I think you've never felt it before.
Did you hear what happened, twelve days later, during Beck's Restoring Honor rally, at the Lincoln Memorial? Beck's "Messiah" status was confirmed when a real miracle occurred. Now, this wasn't your ordinary, run-of-the-mill, "gray" miracle. This was a rock solid Judeo-Christian God provided miracle that science just can't possibly explain. You can listen to the audio at MediaMatters.
BECK: I want to show you first that... that miracle that happened at 10:59. There are several versions of, of this... or 9:59. There are several versions of what was happening. At 9:59... Do we have the video tape? At 9:59, what happened... was there was a flock of geese that ran. It was a flyover, if you will. Someone caught it on tape. Here's the flyover (runs clip). This was happening just as the opening music was starting. We wanted to have a flyover, but you can't flyover in the District of Columbia. It was perfect coordination. And perfect timing. Coincidence? Maybe. I think it was God's flyover. It was not supposed to happen. We couldn't get a flyover. We couldn't even get anybody dressed in a military uniform to present the flag. We tried for almost a year. We couldn't get it done. Thank God we had our flyover.