Glenn Beck: Crush anti-Wall St. protests
Speaking on his radio show Monday, Beck made his already-crystal-clear disdain for the protests, which have spread across the U.S., even more plain. He took a slightly surprising turn, though, in warning establishment Democrats like Nancy Pelosi (who has voiced her support for the movement) as well as any rich backers of the protests not to trust anyone in Occupy Wall Street.
“Nancy Pelosi, you really think these people are your friends?” Beck asked. “Are you that stupid? People around Nancy Pelosi, are you this stupid? Do you really think that you’re going to be able to somehow or another control these people?”
Beck then made the first of his dark analogies. Saying that the only thing that could control the movement would be a forceful crushing from “the top,” he added, “It will be the Night of Long Knives. It will be a purging of this country.” This was a seeming reference to the political murders carried out by the Nazis in 1934.
Beck then turned to “capitalists,” and here his warning was even starker and more graphic:
“Capitalists, if you think that you can play footsies with these people, you’re wrong. They will come for you and drag you into the streets and kill you…they’re Marxist radicals…these guys are worse than Robespierre from the French Revolution…they’ll kill everybody.” Huffington Post
Eric Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the House, has also denounced the Occupy Wall Street protests as “mobs,” and Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York, charged the demonstrators with “trying to take away the jobs of people working in this city.” The Lookout
Cantor, the House majority leader and a Republican from Virginia, told a gathering of conservative activists in Washington that he’s “increasingly concerned” by the “growing mobs” at the protests, which have spread to Los Angeles, Boston, Washington D.C., and other cities after starting several weeks ago on Wall Street. The Lookout
New York Mayor Bloomberg also ripped the Occupy Wall Street protesters on Oct. 7 as a bunch of selfish job killers — lashing out at the stagnant movement that has dragged out for three weeks. NY Post
The Occupy Wall Street demonstration started out on September 17 with around a dozen college students spending days and nights in Zuccotti Park, a private plaza off Broadway. It has grown sizably; however, both in New York City and elsewhere as people across the country display their solidarity in similar protests. Huffington Post