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1:40 pm - 09/06/2009
Remember Glenn Beck's mysteeerious video of Obama's Secret Negro Army?™ It's pretty much the foundation of his entire conspiracy theory on the impending takeover of the country by armed Obama thugs, and serves today as the linchpin of the "Obama indoctrination" nontroversy. If you haven't seen it, it's about 1:10 into this clip:

"Stop, stop, stop!" Glenn Beck cries -- as the Secret Negro Army™ declares its intentions to become doctors and lawyers. (Shudder!)

Beck acts like it's a mystery who these "dangerous" black children are. "They've sealed this as tight as a drum," he says with his characteristic nervous urgency. The subtext is clear: be afraid! Be very afraid of this mysterious video!

Well, mystery solved. Thanks to one of my commenters at Osborne Ink, Obama's Secret Negro Army™ has been positively identified...as high school step dancers. You know, like these guys:

... Get that? If you're an Obama supporter, it's only 'cause you've been hypnotized by racist step dancing. It has nothing to do with the fact you agree with him on, say, the public option. And woe for everyone if Obama hadn't been elected, because we'd all be under attack by angry step-dancing children with shattered dreams of middle-class employment.

(More at the source.)

Old Beck clip, but... hopefully, schools will prohibit their students from watching Obama's upcoming address to the youth; otherwise, they'll surely be brainwashed to join the ranks of this militant, goosestepping nightmare.
bluetooth16 6th-Sep-2009 06:41 pm (UTC)
Beck is such a fuckwit! Why do people keep listening to him??!!
illogical_me 6th-Sep-2009 06:45 pm (UTC)
Personally, I think that some people continue to tune in for the sheer value of entertainment.
You have to admit, he's funny while being serious about SEKRIT NEGRO ARMIEZ, but at the same time, he brings the wtf factor very, very well. I think that he's such a crazy person that people want to keep watching to see what he does next.

And then, there's always the crazies who follow the crazy....
filbypott 6th-Sep-2009 07:31 pm (UTC)
Because most conservatives are also fuckwits.

Which is not to say that all conservatives are fuckwits, but that fuckwits tend to be conservatives.

There's simply an undercurrent of fear, hate, and ignorance in social conservatism going back to the Puritans, and Beck just feeds right into it. He's the spokesman du jour of a segment of America that has always been here.
fauxparadiso 6th-Sep-2009 06:42 pm (UTC)
This is what my mind always goes to:

slan⋅der - a malicious, false, and defamatory statement or report: see also, Glenn Beck.
rockthecliche 6th-Sep-2009 06:42 pm (UTC)
NO WONDER I'M AN OBAMA SUPPORTER. i step myself! i thought it had nothing to do with his policies and general character!
illogical_me 6th-Sep-2009 06:43 pm (UTC)
title or description
sunoftheskye 6th-Sep-2009 06:45 pm (UTC)
Lmao this fucking kills me. Particularly that weird scary thing with teeth in the background all waggling around.
illogical_me 6th-Sep-2009 06:49 pm (UTC)
I figured it was crazy enough for the crazy in this article.
fleur_de_mort 7th-Sep-2009 01:01 am (UTC)
Seriously. o.o What IS that??
coervus 6th-Sep-2009 06:47 pm (UTC)
lol SAVED.
roboplege 6th-Sep-2009 06:46 pm (UTC)
What the fuck is going on.
thedastardfunk OH SNAP GLENN BECK!!!6th-Sep-2009 06:46 pm (UTC)
syndicalist 6th-Sep-2009 06:49 pm (UTC)
That Glenn Beck clip from Crooks & Liars - holy shit....
syndicalist 6th-Sep-2009 07:04 pm (UTC)
Me, too. I have seen a lot of his loopy b.s., and honestly a lot of it is like circus sideshow - still obnoxious, but it didn't piss me off like this one, for some reason.
draperyfalls 6th-Sep-2009 07:08 pm (UTC)
Besides the mind-boggling racism and fear-mongering, did you notice he said this:

"We're talking about an army now being built by our President.."

and then moments later, said this:

"I'm not suggesting that the President of the United States or anybody in the government has anything to do with the Black Panthers, with Louis Farakkhan or this group here.."

WTF? Talk about two completely contradictory statements.
filbypott 6th-Sep-2009 07:32 pm (UTC)
"We're talking about an army now being built by our President.."

...does this asshat realize the president already controls the actual army?
ladypolitik 6th-Sep-2009 07:49 pm (UTC)
ceilidh_ann 6th-Sep-2009 06:49 pm (UTC)
filbypott 6th-Sep-2009 07:33 pm (UTC)
...so am I, and I'm fucking Anglo as hell.
rockthecliche 6th-Sep-2009 08:54 pm (UTC)
I am fucking done with white people for the week.

i lol'd. thank you.
calimoonchild 6th-Sep-2009 09:28 pm (UTC)
hey we aren't all that bad! I knew from the second I saw that clip that it was a step show a la the Kappas at any college in any state in the US.
zacefronfiction 6th-Sep-2009 09:52 pm (UTC)
lol bb I feel your pain
zacefronfiction 6th-Sep-2009 09:52 pm (UTC)
*by pain I meant frustration at the situation. Glenn Beck is a freaking turd, I don't know why people listen to him or why he's even on the air. It's insanity.
my_private_muse 7th-Sep-2009 01:52 am (UTC)
sib0ney 6th-Sep-2009 07:31 pm (UTC)
elisabet85 6th-Sep-2009 07:34 pm (UTC)
How do people take this shit seriously? It's hilariously obsurd, i will never get people that watch and believe him.
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empressfunk 6th-Sep-2009 07:43 pm (UTC)
Sweet Christmas, how can someone be this willfully ignorant?
excusemesenator 7th-Sep-2009 12:55 pm (UTC)
He's a Mormon. 'nuff said.
panbutnotpeter 7th-Sep-2009 08:27 pm (UTC)
Awwww! Is that JD and Turk? <3
empressfunk 7th-Sep-2009 08:38 pm (UTC)
It is! They're all Mad Men-ified. :)
ladypolitik 6th-Sep-2009 07:45 pm (UTC)
Oh, the identity of the high school step dancers were known long before Glenn Beck tried in vain to misrepresent the clip as footage of Anonymous, Secretly Assembled, Menacing Black Youth Rehearsing Their Game Plan to Rhythmically Seduce America's Precious White Wimminfolk™.

So my only other thoughts are: the first clip demonstrates that no ideological group is more obsessed with "race-bating" then right-ring reactionaries are.
  • Beck bringing up his grandfather as a Democrat back in the days when the party was lily-white and supposedly "genteel", is such a creepy throwback to mid-20th century US politics that it begs the question: was his grandfather Bull Connor or George C. Wallace, or what?

  • The race-baiting is most glaring in the hypocrisy of Reagan-servative reactionaries whose response to discourses concerning the systemic marginalization of minorities groups is to advocate Pulling Oneself Up by the Bootstraps™. Ironic, isn't it, that minority communities engaged in actual "bootstraps empowerment", are suddenly characterized as menacing militants who threaten the well-being of White America, huh?

Seriously -- Yall gotta do something about this Beck dude, before he officially reduces US political discourse to a punchline, or pulls a Budd Dwyer.

Edited at 2009-09-06 07:50 pm (UTC)
lavenderfrost 7th-Sep-2009 07:35 am (UTC)
Seriously -- Yall gotta do something about this Beck dude, before he officially reduces US political discourse to a punchline, or pulls a Budd Dwyer.

We're trying. ;_;

People like Beck make my white ass so ashamed. I feel like I need a shirt that says "NOT ALL ANGLOS ARE RACIST DOUCHENOZZLES."
salienne 6th-Sep-2009 07:55 pm (UTC)
Well come on, guys, it's clear where Beck got confused. THEY'RE WEARING CAMOUFLAGE PANTS. Every person wearing camo pants has to be a violent militant figure, right?

lavenderfrost 7th-Sep-2009 07:38 am (UTC)

xmomentofzen 6th-Sep-2009 07:58 pm (UTC)
I thought I should finally get around to watching some of these crazy Glenn Beck clips everyone's been talking about...

I regret it. A lot. :(
jesidres 6th-Sep-2009 08:30 pm (UTC)
....I recommend going to the Daily Show and watching the opening monologues for about an hour. Or at least all the Brian Williams segments. It might counteract it slightly.
xmomentofzen 6th-Sep-2009 08:38 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I really should. I've missed TDS so much since I've started college... even if they've just been airing re-runs for these past couple of weeks.
calimoonchild 6th-Sep-2009 09:19 pm (UTC)
Wait- wut? How the hell did he make these jumps in logic? How does this make any sense to anyone???

Black Panthers in Philadelphia intimidating people
Obama Admin decided not to pursue
An civilian national force /army being built by Obama
zestylime 6th-Sep-2009 09:51 pm (UTC)
checkerdandy 7th-Sep-2009 04:21 am (UTC)
pickledprose 7th-Sep-2009 01:41 am (UTC)
Can’t spell
panbutnotpeter 7th-Sep-2009 08:29 pm (UTC)
my_private_muse 7th-Sep-2009 01:54 am (UTC)
Hovering a flame beneath a propane tank. Keep it coming fuckers, keep it coming. Blood on their hands.
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