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Will You Sign Glenn Beck's Pledge of Non-Violence?

  1. lady_love158 profile image61
    lady_love158posted 6 years ago

    The left constantly accuses to the pundits on the right of promoting violence, of being haters, but Glenn Beck is publicly calling for all Americans to commit to non-violence and to sign his pledge. Will you?

    http://www.glennbeck.com/2011/01/13/gle … nd-media/#

    1. Doug Hughes profile image61
      Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Glenn Beck - "The Revolution is NOW!"

      He's denouncing himself with a hypocritical pledge.

      Where does he stand on weapons at political functions?

      Where does he stand on threatening rhetoric from Tea Party Candidates?

      1. lady_love158 profile image61
        lady_love158posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Only in YOUR imagination has Beck, the Tea Party, or the right EVER called for violence!

        1. Doug Hughes profile image61
          Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          "I'm thinking about killing Michael Moore, and I'm wondering if I could kill him myself, or if I would need to hire somebody to do it. ... No, I think I could. I think he could be looking me in the eye, you know, and I could just be choking the life out. Is this wrong?"

          1. lady_love158 profile image61
            lady_love158posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Did you watch the show or just download the out of context quote from the Hufpo Site, or Media Matters or whatever Soros media you subscribe to?

            1. I am DB Cooper profile image73
              I am DB Cooperposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              The background of Beck's own website had an image of him holding a handgun with his finger on the trigger until last Tuesday when it was taken down.

              1. lady_love158 profile image61
                lady_love158posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                What does that have to do with anything?

                http://onthefiringlines.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/obama-gun-control1.jpg

                Does this image mean Obama is for violence?

                1. Jeff Berndt profile image87
                  Jeff Berndtposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  In false equivalency world, posing with your finger in the shape of a gun is the same as posing with your finger on the trigger of an actual gun.

        2. Ralph Deeds profile image70
          Ralph Deedsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Pehaps not but their rhetoric helped egg on nut balls to commit violence. The best example was O'Reilly's repeatedly referring to George Tiller, the abortion doctor who was assassinated in his church in Topeka, as a "baby killer." The problem is the extreme rhetoric which tends to incite violence.

          1. lady_love158 profile image61
            lady_love158posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            And you sound sooo convincing, soo intelligent in your accusations! Of course there is a DIRECT connection, still, even after your fearless leader admitted there was none!

            You know it appears to me the left is more like Loughner than the right. Loughner is one of your own!

          2. profile image61
            C.J. Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Ralph, good example. The cutting of the gas line was another. Your simply politicizing the issue. The shooting is NOT Tea Party Related. The guy is MENTALLY ILL!

          3. Jim Hunter profile image60
            Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Once again Ralph pretends to know what is in the mind of another.

            I think he is a prophet of their religion.

        3. Randy Godwin profile image92
          Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Just as you are an unbiased poster.  lol  What a load! lol

        4. Jeff Berndt profile image87
          Jeff Berndtposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          http://s1.hubimg.com/u/4471328_f248.jpg



          http://s1.hubimg.com/u/4471332_f248.jpg



          http://s1.hubimg.com/u/4471336_f248.jpg

          These must have been part of our collective imaginations? A mass hallucination? Or actual calls for violence from Tea Partiers?

        5. megs11237 profile image69
          megs11237posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          You've been using them? They believe in communism. They believe and have called for a revolution. You're going to have to shoot them in the head. But warning, they may shoot you.

          Glenn Beck 6/10/10

    2. Doug Hughes profile image61
      Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Glen Beck June 2 - this is from a Fox transcript of the show. Pretty much confirms my evaluation from 4 days ago. He's denouncing himself with a hypocritical pledge. Tead this in context. I have not snipped anything from just prior or after the quote in bold.

      "I will stand against you and so will millions of others. We believe in something. You in the media and most in Washington don't. The radicals that you and Washington have co-opted and brought in wearing sheep's clothing — change the pose. You will get the ends.

      "You've been using them? They believe in communism. They believe and have called for a revolution.[b] You're going to have to shoot them in the head.[b/] But warning, they may shoot you.

      "They are dangerous because they believe. Karl Marx is their George Washington. You will never change their mind. And if they feel you have lied to them — they're revolutionaries. Nancy Pelosi, those are the people you should be worried about.

  2. skyfire profile image73
    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    It's like al-quaeda claiming islam is peaceful big_smile

    Seriously these tactics are too old now to fish for social vote- donate to charity and show you're good, sign up some peace pledge and show that you're non-violent, give jobs and food to those who are in poverty-line only to convert them in X religion. Tsk. Tsk. 

    Making personal attacks on obama (as person) or anything non-righty stuff then expect others to sign up this pledge huh ? Very Non-violent wink

  3. Evan G Rogers profile image77
    Evan G Rogersposted 6 years ago

    Everyone knows that Glenn Beck is DIRECTLY responsible for the shooting of all those people... ONE WAS A CONGRESSWOMAN!!! CONGRESS!!! CONGRESSWOMAN!!! SHE'S MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE OTHER 14!!!!...

    Glenn Beck not only said things like "i hate congress" and things like "we should have guns", but he also said things like "using guns to ensure your freedoms as congress tries to take them away is a good thing!"

    HE SHOULD BE HUNG BY THE US!!! WHY ISN'T HE IN JAIL YET!!

    HE SAID THINGS!!!

    HE SAID BAD THINGS!!!

    MWAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!

    ======

    Guys, let's be clear about the issue. Some dude took a gun and killed a bunch of people.

    I'm an Anarchist and I've never done this, nor have I thought of doing this.

    The guy was obviously a bit nutty.

    Only liberals could think "even though that man pulled the trigger, it's someone else's fault".  .... unless it's the Nazi army troops, then suddenly people are responsible for their own actions.

    1. Doug Hughes profile image61
      Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      When this 'nut' committed an act of anarchy, I was probably the first on HP to associate advocating anarchy with the real picture of anarchy. And it's ugly.

      I did not say you were at fault.  I said shooting old people and children is anarchy. If you find that revolting, you should consider carefully the philosophy of anyone who calls for anarchy.

      It's also true that I asked people to LOOK at the words of Tea Party candidates who called for violence. I suggested that if you find it revolting that someone at point-blank range would shoot an unarmed person in the head, you might not want to associate with someone who uses an image of his political opponent for target practice at a rally.

      I want to see kooky individuals and kooky political movements marginalized. Not censored or jailed. Just made impotent in the political process. I will use logic, persuasion and ridicule to do that.

      It's not hard to ridicule the ridiculous.

      1. Evan G Rogers profile image77
        Evan G Rogersposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That wasn't an act of anarchy, that was an act of hatred.

        Killing a leader isn't an act of anarchy. If it were, then the US committed an act of Anarchy when it killed Hussein, or when it invaded Nazi Germany, or when it overthrew Hideki Tojo.

        Hatred and anarchy are different.

        Let's have a test:
        Is the act listed hatred or anarchy?

        1) killing a baby because it cried.
        2) encouraging less government control over people's lives.
        3) shooting people you disagree with.
        4) encouraging people you disagree with to change their perspectives through non-violent means.
        5) bombing things.
        6) invading Iraq.
        7) taxing people who are richer than you simply because they're richer than you.
        8) Launching a revolution to overthrow a dictatorial menace.
        9) telling your wife you think her views on taxation are wrong, and that there needs to be less taxation and less government spending.
        10) encouraging foreign entrepreneurs to invest in your country by making it easier for them to perform business.

        if you can't tell the difference, then there is no hope for humanity.

        ---

        Going further with your obvious confusion of violence and anarchy...

        Let's look at what system is responsible for more deaths - government or anarchy.

        Holocaust - Government
        Cultural Revolution - Government
        Gulags - Government
        A few riots now and then - Anarchy
        Rape of Nanking - Government
        Some guy randomly shooting someone for political motivation - either/both
        Civil War - Government
        Invasion of Iraq - Government
        police brutality - government

        ... i could go on for days, and the tally would EASILY show that Anarchy is MUCH more peaceful than government.

        1. uncorrectedvision profile image61
          uncorrectedvisionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Wasn't William McKinley assassinated by an anarchist?

          1. uncorrectedvision profile image61
            uncorrectedvisionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Wasn't the 1920 Wall Street bombing that killed or injured over 200 people committed by an anarchist?

            1. uncorrectedvision profile image61
              uncorrectedvisionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Didn't the paranoid schizophrenic Tucson shooter suckle his rage on that anarchist gem, Zeitgeist?

        2. megs11237 profile image69
          megs11237posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Your rambling I think evan.

    2. Jim Hunter profile image60
      Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      "Only liberals could think "even though that man pulled the trigger, it's someone else's fault".  .... unless it's the Nazi army troops, then suddenly people are responsible for their own actions."

      The left thinks Sarah Palin can't string two sentences together but is capable of mind control.

      Its a nutty religion they have.

      1. John Holden profile image60
        John Holdenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        So all money spent on advertising is wasted!

        1. Evan G Rogers profile image77
          Evan G Rogersposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          If you can't see the difference between persuasion and mind control.... then...

          yikes.

      2. lovemychris profile image80
        lovemychrisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        "Make up your mind, was it Palin,Beck or Limbaugh?"

        All of them. I told you, I believe it started in 1991 with Russsshhhhhh.
        And has steadily increased to where every talking head and mouth is far-right.

        It is changing now, thanks to Pelosi. We have a small radio station now with liberal talk.

        But, the only people who need to sign this are the people who are guilty of glorifying violence in the first place!

        Why should someone sign who never had anything to do with violent rhetoric or images at all?

      3. megs11237 profile image69
        megs11237posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You quoted that Jim was that something someone actually said?

  4. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 6 years ago

    So you're another one who thinks the violent gun rhetoric and imaging is completely innocent in all this?

    Then why don't we just allow it everywhere?
    Tell your kid if they have a problem in school, to just "take them out".
    Call the parents and say you have a second amendment remedy for their kid.
    Trust me, they will know EXACTLY what you mean.

    Get rid of the content labeling on movies, records, etc.

    And for god's sakes, bring back those 7 banned swear-words! After all, they don't hurt anybody!

    1. BillyDRitchie profile image60
      BillyDRitchieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      LMC, try this on for size.  The only person responsible for what happened in Tucson was a mentally disturbed young man.  That's it.  Nothing more, nothing less.

      According to his friends, he did not listen to Rush, or watch Fox News, and in all likelihood had no clue who Sarah Palin was.

      Let the responsibility fall where it properly belongs.

      Or does that make too much sense?

      1. lovemychris profile image80
        lovemychrisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        So what's the petition for then??? Why now??

    2. megs11237 profile image69
      megs11237posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I wonder if the people who think violent talk and imagery is no big deal are the ones whining about our moral decline as represented by MTV etc?

      You cannot have you cake and eat it too.

      It isn't the reason that man shot people but it is immoral to speak and act violently. To hurt others, to turn a blind eye to others pain, etc.

      Wrong is wrong.

  5. readytoescape profile image61
    readytoescapeposted 6 years ago

    Nope I’m not signing. I mean really what’s the sense in owning firearms if you can’t create a little mayhem now and again?

    The only thing I’m signing is the line on my credit card receipt for more ammo. How else are you going to repel those gun totin’ regulatin’ gov't gun-grabbers.

  6. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 6 years ago

    maybe we should start a petition and sign his commitment papers instead.
    he starts alot of the hate  and fear mongering rumors.hmm

    1. Doug Hughes profile image61
      Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      He halfway sommitted himself - too bad we didn't have the papers ready when he said..

      "You know, we all have our inner demons. I, for one - I can't speak for you, but I'm on the verge of moral collapse at any time. It can happen by the end of the show. "

    2. lady_love158 profile image61
      lady_love158posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      There you go, repeating an untrue claim! Who are "we" anyway? Are the "we" the leftist radicals supported by Sorors in other words democrats?

      1. megs11237 profile image69
        megs11237posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Lady it is what he wrote in his book.....

    3. lovemychris profile image80
      lovemychrisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Oh....I agree! The man is certifiable.

  7. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 6 years ago

    He's making a petition for something he doesn't believe exists!

    1. lady_love158 profile image61
      lady_love158posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The left LIES and continues to DENY! Beck has NEVER called for violence and those of you on the left continue to attack him for his effort to encourage peaceful discourse? Why?

      1. Pcunix profile image89
        Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Wow.

        Did George Orwell use you for inspiration?

        1. uncorrectedvision profile image61
          uncorrectedvisionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          George Orwell was quite familiar with the left.  He wrote 2 books about the left.  Perhaps you have heard of them.

      2. megs11237 profile image69
        megs11237posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        we just posted the quotes...

        Do you want the youtube link to the video segment?? I will supply.

        Hey it's cool to think what you want but your a little whacked, I have to say.

    2. Jim Hunter profile image60
      Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      He doesn't believe violence exists?

      Where did he say that?

      1. lovemychris profile image80
        lovemychrisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        He doesn't believe he was instigating it.
        He was----which is why he has to CYA now.

        1. Jim Hunter profile image60
          Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Most REASONABLE people don't believe he instigated it.

          Make up your mind, was it Palin,Beck or Limbaugh?

          1. lady_love158 profile image61
            lady_love158posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Even Obama in his campaign speech at the Memorial said the discourse wasn't the reason for the shooting!

            1. lovemychris profile image80
              lovemychrisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Cool--you agree with Obama!!

              >my smelling salts, I may faint<

  8. Reality Bytes profile image92
    Reality Bytesposted 6 years ago

    I am happy to be the first to say that I would sign the pledge!

    Everyone else just wring your hands thinking of the next political jab you can take out of the conversation.

    Just hate the messenger, you will be fine.

  9. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 6 years ago
  10. Reality Bytes profile image92
    Reality Bytesposted 6 years ago

    http://www.utecity.com/PowerPoint-Rabid-Dog-Web.jpg

    I DON'T CARE!!!!  I AM GONNA BLAME SOMEONE!!

    1. lovemychris profile image80
      lovemychrisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's a good picture of some of the Palin crowds....some of them got so riled up, they actually shouted "Kill him", "Traitor", "Terrorist", and "Treason" about Obama.
      Yes----you-tube is full of these videos!!!

      Brought guns to Obama meetings, Pol yelling out at him during a speech, refusing to work with him.....

      Now you want civility???
      How very benign of you.


      And how very trite. And how very very late.

  11. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    I have the forum filter which blocks politics, but had to take a look to see what's being said.. this thread gave me a chuckle.  so now we need to sign a pledge saying we're going to be responsible,civil adults.. 

    some of us live this way, we don't need to sign a pledge.
    nothing but political theatrics. anything for ratings.



    btw, the forum filter is wonderful!

  12. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    It is obvious what is happening in that photo. Obama is adeptly getting that man to "put the gun down." Notice that the man's "finger gun" is facing downward while he is simultaneously giving Obama the "thumbs up."

  13. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    ''Every night I get down on my knees and pray that Dennis Kucinich will burst into flames.''
    —Glenn Beck, in 2003

    ''When I see a 9/11 victim family on television, or whatever, I'm just like, 'Oh shut up' I'm so sick of them because they're always complaining.''
    —Glenn Beck on his radio show, Sept. 9, 2005

    ''I went to the movie this weekend with a gun. And surprise, surprise, I didn't kill anybody!''
    —Glenn Beck

    ''I want a chastity belt on this man. I want his every move watched in Washington. I don't trust this guy...This one could end with a dead intern. I'm just saying, it could end with a dead intern!''
    —Glenn Beck, on Sen. Scott Brown saying his daughters are ''available'' during his election victory speech

    Nope. No violent words or imagery here. Not a single word. Glenn Beck is the hippie of Faux News.

  14. megs11237 profile image69
    megs11237posted 6 years ago

    BTW i thought discussion was about whether or not he talked about violence...

    I do not think he is to blame.

  15. uncorrectedvision profile image61
    uncorrectedvisionposted 6 years ago

    Sarah Palin now Chris Mathew's graphics director
    http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/checker.aspx?v=hdqG4zpr6U

 
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