Glenn Beck Blames “the things we are doing” for the Disaster in Japan

Look, the earthquake, tsunami, nuclear reactor trifecta that hit Japan is quite possibly one of the most devastating cascade of natural disasters to hit a modern city in history. As the death-toll estimates continue rise into the thousands and the world rushes to provide aid there are some people who can’t seem to get out of the way of their enormous mouths. One such person, no surprise here, is Glenn Beck who took to the air waves today and proceeded to hint not-so-subtly that the disaster was the result of “the things we are doing” and that we should start living by the “the big top ten. You can call them Moses’ ten commandments, or ten rules of um.”

BECK: We can’t see the connections here. Now look, I’m not saying God is, you know, causing earthquakes. Well — I’m not saying that he — I’m not not saying that either.

God — what God does is God’s business, I have no idea. But I’ll tell you this: whether you call it Gaia or whether you call it Jesus — there’s a message being sent. And that is, ‘Hey, you know that stuff we’re doing? Not really working out real well. Maybe we should stop doing some of it.’ I’m just sayin’. And — yesterday I got home and I was thinking about all the messages that I could bring in, all the things that I could tell ya, and oh I’ve got stuff on Hezbollah. Oh, I have stuff on radical Islam in America that’ll make your eyes fall out. Or I could just tell you the answer, and the answer is: Buckle up. Buckle up, ’cause it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

Make sure you keep your arms and legs inside the car at all times. Because, things are gonna get bumpy and, just a few reminders there at the beginning as this rollercoaster takes off, always a good safety tip: Keep your arms and legs in. Don’t do anything stupid, what do you say we follow the big top ten. You can call them Moses’ ten commandments, or ten rules of um. What do you say we start doing those things? Because the things we are doing really suck and they’re not getting better.

I have asked this so many times that I’m starting to sound like a broken record but when the hell will this fool lose his broadcasting privileges? As Alex Altman points out in the Swampland piece where I found this bit, this time around Beck is starting to sound like a good old fashioned televangelist biggot in the form of Pat Robertson or Jerry Falwell. I hate to say it but I guess that is progress when you are talking about Beck.

via Swampland Glenn Beck Pulls a Pat Robertson and Media Matters.

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