Glenn Beck has been ranting a lot about the Middle East this week, suggesting that the revolution in Egypt is the seed of a “Muslim caliphate.”
He went on to say on his radio show, “We are talking about the end of the Western way of life if we don’t pay attention.”
Watchdog group Media Matters quoted him as saying:
I believe that I can make a case in the end that there are three powers that you will see really emerge. One, a Muslim caliphate that controls the Mideast and parts of Europe. Two, China, that will control Asia, the southern half of Africa, part of the Middle East, Australia, maybe New Zealand, and God only knows what else. And Russia, which will control all of the old former Soviet Union bloc, plus maybe the Netherlands. I’m not really sure. But their strong arm is coming. That leaves us and South America. What happens to us?
As I said on my personal blog, “I love that The Netherlands winds up as Russia’s afterthought.” My daughter’s father is Dutch, and their language is difficult enough. I can’t imagine my child having to learn the Cyrillic alphabet just so she can visit her Oma.
As for me, I’m not scared of Glenn Beck, and my mother isn’t either. In fact, she used a perfect analogy the other night to describe Beck’s particular brand of infotainment. Take a look:
Source: Media Matters