Mary Arline (queen_of_kithia) wrote,
Mary Arline
queen_of_kithia

Reaping what you've sown

Glenn Beck reacts to Steve Bannon's appointment as Trump's chief strategist.

Well, here are four words I never thought I would write: Glenn Beck is right.

With that said, Glenn Beck, get off your high horse and stop pretending that all this isn't partially your fault.

You're the one who went on TV and drew confusing diagrams on chalkboards while spouting logically fallacious and delusionally paranoid diatribes about "progressives ... want[ing] to control every aspect of your life." You're the one who cheapened antifascist rhetoric by equating everyone and everything that you don't like with Nazism. And when your insane rantings became too off-putting even for Fox News and they cancelled your show, you're the one who compared yourself to Paul Revere, who "got off the horse at some point and fought in the revolution."

Guess what, Glenn Beck: THIS is your revolution. It may not be what you wanted, but this Trump/Bannon regime with its "freedom-from" rhetoric is what you asked for.

You have opened Pandora's box. You have grasped the monkey's paw. As you have sown, so do you now reap.

Now, Glenn Beck, if you're ready to come to your senses and join the good guys' side--if you're ready to fight for "freedom-to" rather than "freedom-from"--then welcome, and glad to have you. But don't be surprised if nobody takes you seriously. You have cried "wolf" just a little too often.
Tags: world turned upside down
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