Staff Editorial Nov. 17, 2010

Recently, we at the Journal have caught wind of Glenn Beck’s new rant/rave/ridiculous attack. What’s been on Beck’s chopping block most recently? Nothing too big, except him condemning George Soros as an aid to the Nazis and claiming he’s attempting to run a secret government to control the country’s economy. The accusations have been beyond intense and outrageous. They’ve been so ludicrous that they’ve breached the” offensive” line to the point that the Jewish community has demanded an apology.

“And George Soros used to go around with this anti-Semite and deliver papers to the Jews and confiscate their property and then ship them off,” Beck said. “And George Soros was part of it. He would help confiscate the stuff. It was frightening. Here’s a Jewish boy helping send the Jews to the death camps.”

We suppose it’s not so difficult to believe Beck went this far in his argument considering his track record, but then again, we sit back and think about the situation and reassess. It IS difficult to believe. Beck is claiming that Soros was an accomplice to the Holocaust: a completely insane comment to make, whether you’re Glenn Beck or not.

Overall, we at the Journal feel this says something powerful about politics and where they have been and are continuing to go. Comments like Beck’s are something we wouldn’t have seen even 10 years ago. Since the 2008 election, the politics in this country have really become a whole new animal, enticing animosity and complete hatred for other parties. We wonder why? Please reference the quoted material above. This is what fuels it.

The point of this, however, is to shine a light on the insanity that extreme politics are taking. Beck made these comments to score political points, something that was completely unnecessary and extremely offensive. The world of politics needs to take a look in the mirror and really reconsider the path they’re on.

Return to humanity.

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