In his response to the announcement that President Obama had been awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, Glenn Beck sounded at times like conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, all while continuing to willfully ignore the currents of racially motivated violence flowing within the 9-12 "movement" he is working to build.
BECK: These progressives are extraordinarily powerful. And this campaign of Barack Obama, this global campaign for Barack Obama, is done by global interests that have extraordinary power. They're very well connected.
Point taken, Glenn. Everyone knows that the Nobel Committee has been in the pocket of the Tri-Lateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations for years. It's all part of the New World Order.
But here was where Beck really showed his disregard for reality:
BECK: The Nobel Peace Prize should be turned down by Barack Obama and given -- you ready for this? Oh, this one's gonna make headlines -- should be given to the Tea Party goers and the 9-12 Project.
Yes, when Alfred Nobel established a prize to be awarded "to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity among nations," he was definitely thinking about the individuals who held signs like these at the 9-12 march in Washington:
Beck, of course, refuses to acknowledge the undeniable existence of such ugliness, let alone denounce it. Rather, he has said the Tea Party march last month consisted of nothing more than "hugging" and "singing."
It was perhaps the last portion of Beck's statement on the Nobel news that was most revealing, in which he railed against the "arrogance of the progressives."
BECK: Two weeks into his presidency, they nominated him for it, and said, oh, this is gonna be a slam dunk. And because of the Tea Party goers and the 9-12 Project people that stood in his way, and stopped him from accomplishing the things that he thought, please, I'm the Messiah. I'll be able to accomplish that.
So let's be clear: Beck is proud that his movement is deliberately standing in the way of those who seek to promote world peace. And he is ecstatic that his supporters are hurting President Obama's chances of manifesting the aspirations of Alfred Nobel and all those who have won the Nobel Peace Prize.
This isn't the product of a cogent political philosophy. It's politically expedient nihilism.
Here are Beck's remarks concerning the 9-12 rally:
And here he is talking today about the Nobel Committee's decision: