Glenn Beck vs. The Kremlin

While Glenn Beck has a penchant for theatrics and occasional hyperbole, I have found his fact finding (facts are stubborn things), when taken bare, to be quite useful.  Beck refuses to underestimate his audience, and often explores subject matter that the other bastions of cable and radio will not.  Beck is unafraid of digging deep into the lurid, but at the same time keeps a reasonably well-functioning "BS-meter" (unlike, say, Alex Jones.)

Over the past year, Beck has insinuated several times that the 1991 collapse of the communist Soviet Union was a strategic deception.  At his 15 December show in Wilmington, Ohio, Glenn Beck delivered a major clincher:

Beck:  "Yeah.  First of all communism never died..."

"...they fundamentally transformed the Soviet Union, they didn't, they didn't collapse.  This was a planned out strategy to be able to save their own skins and not fall into revolution and have bloodshed.  And so that's what they did, they transformed it.  That's why Putin just took off his communist KGB uniform and then all of a sudden became a democratic socialist.   Hey-he-heeyy, were all democratic socialists now.  Um, but there is more to that story, and its, its incredible, incredible what we have found - and next year, I'm going to show you some information from the 1960's and the 1940's that will boggle your mind, on history you did not know.  Communism did not die.  The people might have believed that..."

It is evident that Beck is going to begin covering (among other things) the works of KGB defector Anatoliy Golitsyn and his books, topics which have been written about by me and others at American Thinker here, here, and here.

Having studied communist deception for nearly ten years, I have two comments on this (for now.)

First -- I do hope that Mr. Beck will invite true subject matter experts, such as Jeff Nyquist, Robert Buchar, and Vladimir Bukovsky onto his show.  These are the scholars who have researched for years, doing all of the leg work for what Beck is about to cover.  Perhaps Mr. Beck will even see fit to fund the completion Mr. Buchar's unfinished film The Collapse of Communism:  The Untold Story.

Second - Mr. Beck, please be careful as there are real personal safety issues here.  George Soros may be a lot of things, but he doesn't kill journalists in alleys.  The Kremlin takes no issue with murdering whistle blowers in hideous ways, including foreign citizens on foreign soil.

Jason McNew is a 37 year-old IT professional.  He can be reached at jasond@mcnew.org.
While Glenn Beck has a penchant for theatrics and occasional hyperbole, I have found his fact finding (facts are stubborn things), when taken bare, to be quite useful.  Beck refuses to underestimate his audience, and often explores subject matter that the other bastions of cable and radio will not.  Beck is unafraid of digging deep into the lurid, but at the same time keeps a reasonably well-functioning "BS-meter" (unlike, say, Alex Jones.)

Over the past year, Beck has insinuated several times that the 1991 collapse of the communist Soviet Union was a strategic deception.  At his 15 December show in Wilmington, Ohio, Glenn Beck delivered a major clincher:

Beck:  "Yeah.  First of all communism never died..."

"...they fundamentally transformed the Soviet Union, they didn't, they didn't collapse.  This was a planned out strategy to be able to save their own skins and not fall into revolution and have bloodshed.  And so that's what they did, they transformed it.  That's why Putin just took off his communist KGB uniform and then all of a sudden became a democratic socialist.   Hey-he-heeyy, were all democratic socialists now.  Um, but there is more to that story, and its, its incredible, incredible what we have found - and next year, I'm going to show you some information from the 1960's and the 1940's that will boggle your mind, on history you did not know.  Communism did not die.  The people might have believed that..."

It is evident that Beck is going to begin covering (among other things) the works of KGB defector Anatoliy Golitsyn and his books, topics which have been written about by me and others at American Thinker here, here, and here.

Having studied communist deception for nearly ten years, I have two comments on this (for now.)

First -- I do hope that Mr. Beck will invite true subject matter experts, such as Jeff Nyquist, Robert Buchar, and Vladimir Bukovsky onto his show.  These are the scholars who have researched for years, doing all of the leg work for what Beck is about to cover.  Perhaps Mr. Beck will even see fit to fund the completion Mr. Buchar's unfinished film The Collapse of Communism:  The Untold Story.

Second - Mr. Beck, please be careful as there are real personal safety issues here.  George Soros may be a lot of things, but he doesn't kill journalists in alleys.  The Kremlin takes no issue with murdering whistle blowers in hideous ways, including foreign citizens on foreign soil.

Jason McNew is a 37 year-old IT professional.  He can be reached at jasond@mcnew.org.

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