Tuesday, June 15, 2010

You just may turn into Timothy McVeigh if you read Glenn Beck's "The Overton Window"

by the Left Coast Rebel

Good Lord, you should read the Washington Post review by some worthless Wa-Po staff writer named Steven Levingston for Glenn Beck's novel, "The Overton Window."

But then again - you probably shouldn't.

Is there any more clear example of why the national dead-tree press is dying faster than a Mountain Pine Beetle-infested Ponderosa?:

The success of Glenn Beck's novel, "The Overton Window," will be measured not by its literary value (none), or its contribution to the thriller genre (small), or the money it rakes in (considerable), but rather by the rebelliousness it incites among anti-government extremists.
That's fair and balanced.

The story line, which fictionalizes Beck's well-known paranoia about a secret Big Government plan to crush the liberties of well-meaning citizens, is an extended call to arms, a rallying cry to his angry foot soldiers long stirred by his rantings on Fox News. As the last line of the book warns, "We're everywhere. . . . The fight starts tomorrow."
Hmm. That actually sounds like something I would love. I disagree though - Big Government is crushing liberty out in the bright light of day. This idiot staff writer at Wa-Po then rants and raves about just how suckily-sucky the "The Overton Window" sucks and it is the typical liberal horse-radish.

But then he throws in the potentiometer of Glenn Beck (or rather any American that doesn't tow the socialist-Democrat line) Derangement Syndrome. "The Overton Window" just may encourage the next Timothy McVeigh:
The danger of books like this is that radical readers may take the story's fiction for fact, or interpret the fiction -- which Beck encourages -- as a reflection of a reality that they must fend off by any means necessary. "The Overton Window" risks falling into the tradition of other anti-government novels such as "The Turner Diaries" by William L. Pierce, which became a handbook of extremists and inspired Timothy McVeigh to blow up the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995. As Beck tells his soldiers in the voice of Noah: "Put up or shut up . . . go hard or go home. Freedom is the rare exception . . . not the rule, and if you want it you've got to do your part to keep it."
Sheer, deranged libtard-lunacy. Garbage like this would be the height of comedy, were it not actually serious.

To think, I grew up reading Ayn Rand's works. And trust me - her teachings are a lot more radical (and dangerous to our leviathan state today) than "The Overton Window."

Are you going to read it?


  1. Yeah! I loved Beck's The Christmas Story. Not blow-your-socks-off-writing but a good story. I might even pick up the book today. :)

  2. Oops. I meant The Christmas Sweater. :}

  3. First there was Reagan Derangement Syndrome (though we didn't call it that at the time)
    then, there was Bush Derangement Syndrome...
    Me? I just shorten the process to CDS: Conservative Derangement Syndrome.