Glenn Beck: “I am developing a 100 year plan”

posted at 6:07 pm on November 21, 2009 by Allahpundit

Dude.

- Education is key, and not just for our children. To that end, we will be conducting a series of conventions. These will be full-day experiences where you will be immersed in learning about topics ranging from self-reliance, community organizing, the economy and how to be a political force in your own neighborhood and country. The first one will be in Orlando at UCF Arena on March 27th…

- All of the above will culminate in The Plan, a book that will provide specific policies, principles and, most importantly, action steps that each of us can take to play a role in this Refounding.

- On August 28, 2010, I ask you, your family and neighbors to join me at the feet of Abraham Lincoln on the National Mall for the unveiling of The Plan and the birthday of a new national movement to restore our great country.

He mentioned the “100-year plan” this afternoon at The Villages too, reportedly framing it as a way in which we need to “think like China.” Which … is an interesting model for a libertarian to emulate. Plenty more at that link, including Beck supposedly all but calling for the end of the two-party system. That’s according to a blogger who was tweeting it as it happened; reserve judgment until we get verbatim quotes from news reports later. I’ll update if/when we do.

The NYT interviewed him about all of this, and while he was tight-lipped about specifics of The Plan, “he made clear that he intends to help elect politicians aligned with his limited-government world view.” A quote from the piece:

Mr. Beck rejects the labels like “leader” for himself, saying he is “comfortable with the title of ‘citizen fed up.’”

August 28, the date of the D.C. event, happens to be the anniversary of the “I Have a Dream” speech. Given the allusion to the Lincoln Memorial in Beck’s letter, I’m guessing that’s no coincidence. Eschewing the title of “leader” is thus a curious display of modesty from a guy who thinks his book launch is worthy of a modern-day March on Washington with him in the MLK role. No doubt he’s using the date and location as an homage to King, and will cite his example in bringing about another necessary “Refounding” of America. But I’m willing to bet that that’s not how it’ll be received; it’ll be treated as a window onto his ego and an endless opportunity to sidetrack his movement with racial politics. This is, after all, the guy who famously accused the first black president of having a “deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture.”

Here’s YouTube vid from his book signing this morning. Exit question: Aren’t all his books versions of “The Plan”?


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You know, sometimes when I’m on an Allah thread, the web site, Little Green Footballs keeps popping in my head. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm

texanpride on November 22, 2009 at 2:16 PM

We have to get out of peoples personal lives, period!

Anything else is hypocrisy.

Speakup on November 22, 2009 at 10:19 AM

And the main thing is for them to get out of our wallets, looking to steal our money in order to fund themselves and ideological social experiments.

Itchee Dryback on November 22, 2009 at 2:26 PM

The liberals are seizing our language, too – right out of Orwell. “Extremism” is one of those words.

disa on November 22, 2009 at 10:24 AM

‘If the intent is to control a people, first seize the language, then change the meaning of the words’
by
Somebody…Orwell?

Itchee Dryback on November 22, 2009 at 2:29 PM

Here is a good video from the rally yesterday

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viummObqxs0

bucsox79 on November 22, 2009 at 2:45 PM

Another

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuH17y7A2eo

bucsox79 on November 22, 2009 at 2:45 PM

The President is clearly a racist. It’s not even arguable.

labrat November 22, 2009 at 10:04 AM

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& then there’s what other ‘black folk’ think of him.

http://www.israpundit.com/2008/?p=18406 5STARS

& the CIA & Secret Service paid him a visit for his opinions!!!HEY ED…ALLAH….you gonna follow this or what.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6OEDFCvNns
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3vTs8qvziI

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he’s another nut….right?

lobosan5 on November 22, 2009 at 4:16 PM

Today, I have stopped looking for a leader to show us the way out because I have come to realize that the only one who can truly save our country…is us. To change America’s course we need to change ourselves, our expectations and our willingness to accept the unacceptable.

That’s from Beck’s plan. It kind of sounds similar to the language Barack and Michelle used in the campaign. Is Beck taking a page out of the Obama campaign’s book? I wonder if he is imitating success here.

Say what you will about Beck – and he does get facts wrong on his show, and tends to give Republicans too little credit – we had all better get a g*dd*** 100 year plan cause Lord knows the left has had theirs for a long time and has spent decades implementing it. And it is starting to look like they are within reach of success. They’ve captured all of our institutions. It’s about time we get a clue and come up with some kind of long-term strategic plan of our own, Allahpundit.

chris999 on November 22, 2009 at 6:07 PM

And the main thing is for them to get out of our wallets, looking to steal our money in order to fund themselves and ideological social experiments.

Itchee Dryback on November 22, 2009 at 2:26 PM

Kicking liberals (and liberal Republicans) out of people’s pocket books is the main and possibly the only reason voters might trust the GOP again.

Americans never did forsake conservatism.

Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15.
Ronald Reagan

Speakup on November 22, 2009 at 6:09 PM

Even the thought police don’t know what you are thinking, you reductionist fool.

disa on November 22, 2009 at 1:44 PM

reductionist fool?

Johan Klaus on November 22, 2009 at 6:18 PM

I’m really beginning to fear for Beck’s life and his family’s safety.

Now, to go read all of the posts.

Mirimichi on November 22, 2009 at 8:31 PM

from a guy who thinks his book launch is worthy of a modern-day March on Washington with him in the MLK role.

The MLK role? He wasn’t even there! I’m pretty sure to be the MLK role you have to show up and be marching int he front as I recall. Not even showing up might hinder that.

Rightwingsparkle on November 22, 2009 at 8:32 PM

The Leader, in cooperation with Kool aid, will provide the beverages at the re-education camps where you too can experience the plan and learn to think like China. Participate in the Refounding today citizens.
/sarc

disillusioned on November 22, 2009 at 9:03 PM

Moral Socialism leads to Economic Socialism.

But the main reason to get the government out of the morals police business is that the morals of city living are different from those of rural living.

A thermodynamic explanation of politics

MSimon on November 22, 2009 at 9:32 PM

His reference to China was about long range thinking/planning.

Mirimichi on November 22, 2009 at 11:25 PM

Good for Beck! It is nice to see an ordinary citizen make a solid attempt to change what they feel is wrong. It is very funny to watch the very people who whine and cry everyday about our current government, whine and cry about an individual who takes it upon themselves to make real change. I don’t know if he will be successful, but I do appreciate his efforts to shake things up, and ultimately I think that is the intent. I plan on supporting in any way I can.

gator70 on November 22, 2009 at 10:51 AM

First of all Beck is not a “regular citizen”. He is a is a entrepreneur who has found a way to wear money hats. This is all about making Beck rich not about liberty or the country.

If you want to make Beck rich then certainly go for it. However understand that he is just an actor that has found that money grows on trees…ah Conservatives.

Decider on November 23, 2009 at 9:08 AM

What precisely is un-libertarian about developing long range plans?

Glen is right that one of the most critical things is to recapture the schools. The liberals have been using the public schools as indoctrination centers for several generations, and it shows.

It’s a move that will take a generation or more to show results, but it’s a move that will gut the core of the liberal support.

MarkTheGreat on November 23, 2009 at 9:20 AM

Here is another “actor” who has fame and has misinterpreted that fame.
Just because you are famous, and just because you can rile people up, doesn’t mean you are a leader, or that even your ideas are any better then anyone else’s…they just sound better coming off a TV.
TV and radio do not emulate life…when will these fools learn that.
Beck, you do a great job getting ratings, continue…but stay out of our politics, you are just an actor. You have basically had a top rated show for about 6 months, you are for some, an inspiring preacher…leave it at that.

right2bright on November 23, 2009 at 9:22 AM

If you want to make Beck rich then certainly go for it. However understand that he is just an actor that has found that money grows on trees…ah Conservatives.

Decider on November 23, 2009 at 9:08 AM

Meanwhile, you have followed the Hollywood crowd and worshiped at their feet…ah, liberals.
The fact is, a majority of people, liberals or conservatives, love a “fire and brimstone” preacher…just look who you elected, mister closing Gitmo, reducing the debt, capping unemployment at 8.4%, yeah, Obama and Oprah have done a great service…

right2bright on November 23, 2009 at 9:25 AM

Hmmmmm I just noticed the same people who thought Romney was fake and phony and not a real conservative…. think Beck is only in it for the money…. Hmmmm Curiouser and curiouser.

Now, let me think what could these two very different people have in common?

Hint: it’s not politics.

There is a word for that. And hey looks like the talking points went out. Who pulls your strings?

petunia on November 23, 2009 at 9:37 AM

I’d wager that 90% the anti-Beck statements here are from people who don’t even watch the show.

I read statements regarding his motivation, that he is a blow hard, etc. But none talk about the only true argument. I.E. “What does he say that is wrong?”

Beck puts out good fact, makes an educated guess based on those facts, and then asks people to tell him where he is wrong. The Whitehouse and lib press can only ignore the facts and ridicule him.

When our Liberal experiment comes crashing down, don’t come to my place. We will be self sufficient and armed. :-)

BierManVA on November 23, 2009 at 10:20 AM

Allah
The other day you were sniping at Breitbart and today it’s Beck. You have some RINO who is capable of cleaning out the Augean stables of DC?
snaggletoothie on November 21, 2009 at 6:37 PM

Well someone better have a plan, because we haven’t gotten it right since 1776. I trust Beck. He has children and so do I. It’s about leaving this world a better place for them and not sitting it out. For those suspicious of his agenda…you don’t have time to wait. There are those who want to permanently bring down your way of life.

Nalea on November 23, 2009 at 10:47 AM

Beck, you do a great job getting ratings, continue…but stay out of our politics, you are just an actor. You have basically had a top rated show for about 6 months, you are for some, an inspiring preacher…leave it at that.

right2bright on November 23, 2009 at 9:22 AM

I remember when Reagan was dismissed as “just an actor”.

Disturb the Universe on November 23, 2009 at 10:51 AM

What precisely is un-libertarian about developing long range plans? Glen is right that one of the most critical things is to recapture the schools. The liberals have been using the public schools as indoctrination centers for several generations, and it shows. It’s a move that will take a generation or more to show results, but it’s a move that will gut the core of the liberal support.
MarkTheGreat on November 23, 2009 at 9:20 AM

Right on the money. I’d trust a talented, common sense, capitalist with great ideas before a politician with self-serving motives anyday. Go Glenn. Let’s go get ‘em.

Nalea on November 23, 2009 at 11:01 AM

I trust Glenn Beck. What he says scares me to death, but I know he’s right. I don’t want him to be right and I know he doesn’t either, but he is.

I’m going to plan on going to FL on March 27th but hoping he’ll end up having an event closer to my area.

Glenn just said “we’re all passengers on the Titanic.” We are.

Oink on November 23, 2009 at 11:12 AM

Glenn is an interesting bird. I honestly think he does what he does in an effort to help the nation. On the other hand, having a 100-year plan assumes a lot of influence, or at least the belief that his personal power will continue to grow.

hawksruleva on November 23, 2009 at 11:23 AM

Al Sharpton redux.

Johan Klaus on November 22, 2009 at 12:52 PM

Ah yes. Good ol’ Al-Tawana Brawley-Sharpton – another racist extraordinaire. Thanks for the reminder Johan.

labrat on November 23, 2009 at 11:38 AM

Common Glen, get a grip.

shar61 on November 23, 2009 at 11:44 AM

OK, I get it. He’s fighting fire with fire here. His idea of the 100 year plan is not to become like China but to organize to plan farther than next week when it comes to the future of our country. We learn how to survive, become debt free, community organize, in other words, use the same tactics the progressives have been using for over a century to gain the power they now have over the nation. The only difference is instead of trying to make the nation a Utopian society, we use this 100 year plan to work towards restoring our nation back to the constitution.

mizflame98 on November 23, 2009 at 12:15 PM

hawksruleva on November 23, 2009 at 11:23 AM

You make the mistake that Glenn is looking at this to get personal gain. His mojo has always been to educate the people and let the people power themselves.

I love how others claim he is an actor so they can plug their ears and sing LALALA I can’t hear you. Glenn is a radio clown, in his own words, but he is a Dad and an American, and that is what motivates him to do the hard things. Fakes can’t handle the pressure.

Conservative Voice on November 23, 2009 at 12:27 PM

It’s probably going to take a 100 years to clean up Obama’s mess.

Disturb the Universe on November 23, 2009 at 12:34 PM

Would that be … Plan 9 From Outer Space?

Heh.

TheUnrepentantGeek on November 23, 2009 at 6:23 PM

I’d wager that 90% the anti-Beck statements here are from people who don’t even watch the show.

I read statements regarding his motivation, that he is a blow hard, etc. But none talk about the only true argument. I.E. “What does he say that is wrong?”
Beck puts out good fact, makes an educated guess based on those facts, and then asks people to tell him where he is wrong. The Whitehouse and lib press can only ignore the facts and ridicule him.

When our Liberal experiment comes crashing down, don’t come to my place. We will be self sufficient and armed. :-)

BierManVA on November 23, 2009 at 10:20 AM

I watch Beck everyday. I enjoy him and think he is a great actor. Nothing more. Nothing less. He is an entertaining clown. The fact that people are trying to replace William F. Buckley will this jester is ridiculous.

Beck is a actor and “get rich quick” host. He could care less about Conservatism or the GOP. He just understands that there is money in being the TV version of Rush Limbaugh. If there was money being a Liberal, Beck would be the Left of Michael Moore.

Beck’s 100 year plan is to make as much money as possible. I certainly don’t blame him for that but please don’t think he actually believes the nonsense he talks about every day.

Decider on November 23, 2009 at 11:47 PM

Decider on November 23, 2009 at 11:47 PM

sniff sniff, smells like troll crap to me

Conservative Voice on November 24, 2009 at 12:50 AM

His reference to China was about long range thinking/planning.

Mirimichi on November 22, 2009 at 11:25 PM

AP knows this.. he’s anti-Beck (and Palin) and statist. He’ll whine about Each and Every side.. as long as you keep coming back.

nationspatriotcom on November 24, 2009 at 4:37 AM

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