Media Matters has long been disturbed by the way Fox News star Glenn Beck uses references to the Holocaust, Nazis, and anti-Semitic smears in his daily rhetoric. Almost since the show began, Beck has blurred the line between making a point and blatant anti-Semitic fear mongering.
The Jewish community has had enough. Today in the Wall Street Journal, 400 rabbis from around the country took a stand on what they rightly see as unacceptable language on the nation's most widely watched "news" channel.
That 400 rabbis had to sign and publish an open letter asking Rupert Murdoch to sanction Beck and Roger Ailes because of their blatantly anti-Semitic and hateful language is shocking. The letter shouldn't have had to be written.
Those unfamiliar with the more subtle attacks on those of Jewish descent -- including most of Beck's audience -- probably don't catch all the nuances of his words. We have attempted to catalogue Beck's persistent use of truly despicable language and commentary, and the resulting product is extensive. When viewed in full, patterns begin to emerge.
Beck has a habit of supporting his arguments by using the work of known anti-Semitic and white supremacist individuals. On September 22, 2010, he promoted a book by Eustace Mullins to cite information to supplement his distorted argument about the Federal Reserve. Of all the authors he could have chosen, Mullins was an interesting choice given that he was acknowledged in his obituary as a "nationally known white supremacist and anti-Semite" who named himself the "Executive Director of the 'Aryan League of America'" and wrote "The Whiteman's very existence is in danger." He also wrote Adolph Hitler: An Appreciation in which he compared Hitler to Christ and described both as victims of Jews.
Another one of Mullins' works, The Biological Jew, is a literal treasure trove of the filthiest lies told about Jewish people over the centuries, including:
- "...the existence of the Jewish parasite upon the host is a crime against nature, because its existence imperils the health and the life of the host. Thus, everything that the Jew does in connection with this parasitic existence is a criminal act, and part of an overall criminal existence."
- "Treason, fraud, perversion, all the hallmarks of Jewish life among the gentiles in the Diaspora. And it is parasitism. All of these things are not merely crimes in themselves, they are crimes which are committed as essential parts of the Jew's parasitical relationship with the gentile host."
- "The Jew has always functioned best as a panderer, a pornographer, a master of prostitution, an apostle of sexual perversion, an enemy of the prevailing sexual standards and prohibitions of the gentile community."
- "...the Jews opened the gates of Babylon to the Persian invaders, ...the Jews brought Rome to its knees, ...the Jews subjected Egypt to a terrible dictatorship for three hundred years, until the Egyptians rose and drove them out"
Beck has utilized what he has learned from Mullins and others to construct his own convoluted arguments. While the Mullins book, The Biological Jew, cannot be held responsible for all of Beck's beliefs it can be used as a one-stop shop for the most egregious anti-Semitic views held by thousands throughout history.
On Government Control:
"This is why the Jew MUST control our communications; this is why he MUST control our education; this is why he MUST control our government; and most important, this is why he MUST control our religion. If he fails to do this, in any area, he endangers his continued existence as a biological parasite." [The Biological Jew, p 24]
"This is George Soros's money, hand-picking secretary of states so they have them in his pocket...You have to go out and vote. You have to get everybody you know to go out and vote. Do not -- do not allow yourself to get involved with the George Soros cronies. If it is a close call on Tuesday, George Soros will be managing the recounts just to make sure it's fair. Don't let the intimidation of rocks (ph) and agitators suppress you." [Glenn Beck, 10/31/10, via Nexis]
On Manipulating Economies:
"This was the Jew, who made his appearance upon the stage of history as a magician, a fortuneteller, a petty thief, or, in the open country, a treacherous and cold-blooded bandit. He became a physician, a teacher, an acolyte in any kind of religious group. From earliest history, he practiced money-lending, and always at usurious rates of interest.
All of these Jewish vocations have one thing in common, the opportunity for fraud. The Jew always operated from a basis of fraud, and slipped easily from one vocation into another. A Jew practices medicine in one city, and, leaving behind a trail of corpses, turns up in another town as a soothsayer. After some widows are bilked of their life savings, he again takes to the road, assisted, as always, by the international Jewish community. In another town, he becomes a student priest, and soon he offers daring new interpretations of the religious beliefs, until his superiors find that he is stealthily transforming every tenet of their faith into some strange and barbaric dogma. He moves on, and turns up in another city as a highly trusted government official, respected by all, until, one evening, the gates of the city are opened to an invader, and the Jew becomes the Grand Vizier of the conquerors." [The Biological Jew, p27]
Soros "Spooky dude" "thought the dollar needs to be devalued" and "says spend more money." "I don't know if this is the start of the latest, you know, Soros push to collapse a currency. I don't know if this is it; oh, but it's coming. Be prepared, because powerful people like George Soros would like that to happen. Because they're preparing. Have you?" [Glenn Beck, 10/5/10]
On The Collapse Of Empires:
"Since the parasite depends upon the host for its food, we would suppose that it would do everything within its power to aid the gentile community to become richer and more powerful. But, overriding every other consideration is the parasite's determination to keep its position upon the host. For five thousand years, history has recorded the efforts of gentile hosts to dislodge their Jewish parasites. Empires rise and fall, continents are discovered, wildernesses are explored and settled, and man makes progress through new inventions. Yet through it all, one factor remains constant. The gentile host, fearful of the damage which it is suffering from the presence of the Jewish parasite, tries to dislodge it. The parasite has prepared for such efforts, which it always foresees, by attaching itself so securely to the host that the host only damages itself in its wild struggles. In some cases, the gentile host destroys itself in these efforts. The Jewish host prefers seeing the gentile host destroyed instead of leaving peaceably from a still-living host. If the host dies, the parasite looks for another host. It has no feeling of any kind for the host which has provided it with food. This callous attitude is typical of the philosophy of .the Jew, and it is exemplified by the current phrase so popular in Jewish Hollywood, 'Who needs it?'" [The Biological Jew, p29]
"Look, gang, this is all about power. Do you know who is taking money out of the stock market? Who's taking the off-ramp right now? George Soros. Wait a minute, you mean the guy who's -- yes, the guy who's issuing these statements on me? Yes! George Soros, the fund management, reduced his $25 billion in equity investments to $8.8 billion in March and then down to $5.1 billion at the end of June. Why? He's getting out of the market because he knows.
Experts are saying that they believe he is shifting his money towards government bonds. Gee, what do you think? Maybe to be liquid.
This guy doesn't care about people or countries, just money and power. He didn't care when he famously profited off of England's misery. He won't care when our day of reckoning comes because he'll profit on that as well. He and his family will be going to Singapore. Well, can your family go to Singapore? Make no mistake. The day is coming and we must stick together and rely on the truth." [Glenn Beck, 8/25/10, via Nexis]
On Jews Bankrupting Other Communities:
"The gentile worker has spent his life in providing sustenance for the Jewish parasite, enabling the parasite to live in luxury while the gentile worker labors long hours each day in order to survive on a mere subsistence level. The earnings of the gentile worker vanish before his eyes into the Jewish monetary system, as calculated and abstruse monetary laws go into effect. Meanwhile, the Jewish educational system instructs the gentile worker's children that they can look forward to the privilege of laboring all of their life to support the Chosen People of God, who live in the style to which they have become accustomed.
The Jewish monetary system is a series of variations on the shell game at the county fair. The gentile is certain that the pea is under the shell on the left, but when he bets on it, the shell on the left has nothing under it. The gentile puts his money down on other Jewish peas, but whatever he buys suddenly depreciates. The bonds which he purchases drop in value, and he sells at a loss, in order to avoid losing everything he has." [The Biological Jew, p30]
"...many, including the Malaysian prime minister, believe it was billionaire speculator George Soros who helped trigger the [Southeast Asian] economic meltdown" in 1997, a reference to former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's anti-Semitic claim that Soros was part of a Jewish "agenda" to collapse Southeast Asian currencies. [Glenn Beck, 10/5/10]
- In October 1997, Mahathir was quoted as saying: "We do not want to say that this is a plot by the Jews, but in reality it is a Jew who triggered the currency plunge, and coincidentally Soros is a Jew. It is also a coincidence that the Malaysians are mostly Muslim." [Berita Harian, 10/10/97, via Nexis]
"...the Jew knows that his first task, upon arriving in a gentile community, is to subvert and take over its government, and to paralyse the people with subtle injections of poison, so that they become helpless and unable to defend themselves. Thus, the Jew begins agitation to set up a 'progressive' government, also known as a 'popular front', a 'democratic' government, a 'people's' government, a 'liberal' government, and all of these are synonyms for the Jewish government, which will protect the presence of the parasite and guard it against the anger of the exploited gentiles." [The Biological Jew, p28]
Progressive policies create "slavery"; "slavery to government, welfare, affirmative action, regulation, control." [Glenn Beck, 10/27/09]
"Progressives have put their agenda now in a hyper-drive. And it is crystal clear that their final goal is anything but American." [Glenn Beck, 1/18/10, via Nexis]
"Tonight, I just want to focus on the economy. I'm going to close the case on what is -- what Barack Obama has said is the fundamental transformation of our country. I believe it's the destruction of our monetary system. [...] And, transforming America -- I would say that that means collapsing the system as we know it and rebooting it as a progressive utopia." [Glenn Beck, 1/5/10, via Nexis]
Beck often refers to himself as a teacher who presents information to let his audience come to their own conclusions. If Beck is preparing his curriculum and chalkboard illustrations on works like those of Mullins, exactly what conclusion is he hoping is audience will come to?