Incensed by a new interview in which Barack and Michelle Obama discuss having faced instances of racism and a call by Samuel L. Jackson for his fellow celebrities speak out against police violence, Glenn Beck fumed on his radio program this morning that it is religious conservatives such as himself who are the true victims of oppression in America today.
“You want to talk about racism? You want to talk about bigotry?” Beck said. “Let me ask you: have you tried being me? Have you tried being a conservative? Have you tried being a Tea Party member?”
Claiming that conservatives in Hollywood have to meet in secret and conceal their views for fear of being blackballed by the liberal establishment, Beck declared that it is people like him who are the real victims of discrimination.
“I can’t change what I believe,” he bellowed. “I believe in God the Almighty. I believe in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. There’s nothing I can do to change that. Sometimes, believe me, I don’t want to believe that; it’s not fun all the time, it’s not easy all the time, it doesn’t make you popular all the time. I can’t change it. It is who I am to the very fiber of my being. That’s who I am. Do you think that I want to be a pariah?”
“Don’t tell me about your problems, Samuel L. Jackson,” Beck concluded. “Shut the hell up”: