|Beck in 2011 (Photo by Gage Skidmore)|
Shunning an "us against them" philosophy, Glenn Beck recently asserted that “Americans are united by more than they are divided by.”
Beck even stated that “he learned more about history and is a stronger person because of Obama’s presidency,” modeling a stance of not letting “hatred corrupt us.”
Fred Lucas of The Blaze reports that Beck went on to compare two famous revolutionary books: Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” and the New Testament of the Bible.
Beck emphasized that Alinsky’s manual opens with a dedication to Lucifer. He then praised the New Testament by saying, “You can learn everything you need in this one book.”
Highlighting the upbeat aspects of America’s Declaration of Independence, Beck essentially reminded folks that you can get more flies with honey than with vinegar. In other words, the Founding Fathers talked “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” before launching into a critique of the king.
Beck also contrasted John Wilkes Booth’s malicious actions with Lincoln’s “malice toward none." He furthermore explained that Judas’ proclivity for a violent revolution was a fundamental way in which Jesus was betrayed.
Nevertheless, Beck acknowledged that there is sometimes a need to overturn some tables. But he then quickly added: That’s not where to start.
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