In recent weeks, Glenn Beck has been opening his nightly television program with short “behind the scenes” clips of the morning meetings he holds with his top-level staff. The clips are fascinating because they generally consist of Beck lecturing a bored-looking group of staffers who peck away on their computers while Beck hectors them with whatever pseudo-historical lesson/quasi-spiritual prophecy he is promoting on that particular day.
On last night’s program, where Beck explained that military action in Syria is all about oil and how President Obama is just like Dick Cheney, he began with a clip from that morning’s meeting where he told his uninterested captive audience that he used to support the idea of toppling dictators and spreading democracy … until he realized “that was progressive thinking.”
And since, for Beck, “progressives” are literally responsible for every bad thing that is happening around the world and has even happened in history, he has been forced to change his position.
“That’s why I’m against war,” Beck said, “because it’s a progressive idea”: