Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Martyrdom Of Glenn Beck: Reading Progressive Thought Led To Internal Toxins

Glenn Beck is blaming his medical problems on his study of progressive thought. "Toxins" and "poisons" ailing him are due to the fact that "I have been drinking that poison." I hope Beck's audience appreciates his martyrdom. Perhaps they'll consider him for right-wing sainthood. Listen:



Beck: In the last 24 hours as I've been thinking about the doctor saying "we're looking for toxins, we're looking for poisons in your body," I know what they are. For four years, I have tried to understand the mind of what I believe are monsters...

...there are very misguided people and I have been drinking that poison which others may not find poison but I do because it is exact opposite of me. ...
"that which you gaze upon you become" and I have been trying not to become that... 

There's more. Beck disavows any future headlines from liberal outlets stating that, in his view, the "left is poisoning him." He then, however, asserts that his readings have damaged his soul and, ultimately, his physical condition. You know, the mind-body connection. So be forewarned of the effects of studying liberals. You may be in peril right now reading this blog. Part two:



Beck: So there's a physical reason but I believe physical, mental, and spiritual are all tied. ...you can't injure the soul of someone and not have physical wounds appear eventually...

A lot of physical things, a lot of mental things, are from spiritual wounds. And vice versa. And, as I was laying in bed the other day, and I closed that book and I said "I just can't read it any more" I started to think about it: How many times have I said, "I just can't look at this stuff any more. I can't read it any more." But I do, because it's the task that I have had.

I have said, so many times "I don't want to be this guy." I... I can't continue to say this. And, I have said to my wife, that this journey has taken years off my life.

...And I also believe that which you gaze upon you become. (h/t Media Matters)

That last point is particularly intriguing. Is Beck becoming a monster, emerging from the swamp of progressive ideas as a...a liberal talk show host?

2 comments:

Liberal observor said...

The real problem is the millions of people who take this guy seriously.

Jeff Tone said...

Quite true. Amazing and frightening.