Thank You, Glenn Beck, for Exposing Communism’s Evils

Jamie Glazov is Frontpage Magazine's editor. He holds a Ph.D. in History with a specialty in Russian, U.S. and Canadian foreign policy. He is the author of the critically acclaimed and best-selling, United in Hate: The Left’s Romance with Tyranny and Terror. His new book is High Noon For America. He is the host of Frontpage’s television show, The Glazov Gang, and he can be reached at jamieglazov11@gmail.com. Visit his site at JamieGlazov.com.


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The tortures included laying a man naked on a freezing cement floor, forcing his legs apart, and then an interrogator stepping on his testicles, applying increasing pressure until the confession surfaced. Imagine the consequences of no surfacing confession. Indeed, many people refused to confess to a crime they did not commit.

Daughters and sons were raped in front of their fathers and mothers — for the sake of extracting “confessions.”

These are just some of the delicacies that the Stalinist machinery inflicted on its citizenry in the hope of bringing socialism into earthly incarnation. Alexander Solzhenitsyn has shared much of this horror with us in his Gulag Archipelago — a work, mystifyingly enough, that I had never heard mentioned, except with a few exceptions, by one professor in a lecture or seminar in my entire eleven years studying Cold War history in academia. It was a work that I never saw, again with a few exceptions, on any academic syllabus — and many of my courses concerned Soviet history and American foreign policy toward the Soviet Union.

Both of my grandfathers were exterminated by Stalinist terror. Both of my parents, Yuri and Marina Glazov, were dissidents in the former Soviet Union. They risked their lives for freedom; they stood up against Soviet totalitarianism. They barely escaped the gulag, a fortune many of our friends and relatives did not share. I come from a system where a myriad of the closest people to my family simply disappeared, where relatives and family friends died under interrogation and torture for their beliefs — or for simply nothing at all.

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  • freeme

    LOVE GB! He has done more for WE THE PEOPLE in his short time on TV as commentator than all the rest combined in twice the time! He is the ONE we were waiting for…not the commie/fascist mob from Chicago…

  • GWBush

    Beck is an uneducated fool, and those who like his schtick are moronic sheep.

    • Mike Restin

      Oh, unlike Obama followers who chant "Obama gonna pay my mortgage..I won't have to worry about putting gas in my car"
      Obama has lied since he started
      1. will use public money for campaign finance
      2. transparency on line and cspan
      3. tax increases
      4 close gitmo
      5. stop the war
      6. reduce healthcare cost and increase coverage
      7. global warming

      OBAMA is a LIAR
      Joe Wilson was right.

      • http://twitter.com/timinator257 Timinator257

        You forgot "no lobbyists" and a bunch of other stuff. At least he got that date with his wife checked off the list! One in a row for BHO!

    • http://twitter.com/timinator257 Timinator257

      Please elaborate – Are you saying what GB says isn't true? If so, please post so we may discuss it. Otherwise, please refrain from 3rd grade name calling.

  • Randy

    Geez GWBush…….. I could say the same about you.
    You really need to quit drinking the OBAMA Kool AID
    The truth is, Beck just scares the crap out of you.
    Lies hate sunlight

  • eyes wide open

    "Geez " Randy , that must be the standard parroted reply when facing criticism about one of your demi-gods.
    Beck's a moron …."oh you're just scared of him "

    Palin is an empty head …"oh she just scares the crap out of you " n

    Grow up man . People like Beck incur criticism , not out of any imagined [hoped for ] fear , but simply because they are idiots and have behaved as such ..
    Your statement is old and sophomoric , just like "drinking the cool-aid " …..manb can anyone in your bunch think or speak for themselves , other than parroted sloganism .?

    Wake up Dude , Beck's an idiot .

    He called Obama the anti-christ ….do you buy that ??

    • Mike Restin

      can you repeat some of his lies and errors?

      • trickyblain
        • Mr Wright

          Interesting site. It gives few answers. It says Van Jones "was" a communist not "is" a communist. Thats funny. OJ Simpson "was" a murderer, but he no longer "is" one.

          • trickyblain

            David Horowitz was a communist. I'm guessing that because he oversees this Web site he no longer is one.

  • F Bussey

    Well GWBush,

    Rather than giving statements like ""uneducated fool and schtick and moronic sheep", words and phrases, please list where Beck is incorrect. I would like to learn where he is misleading me. You obviously know something I don't. Do you actually watch Beck and consider what is presented? I am not uneducated or gullible. I check up on what I hear. Rather than nasty statements, give me facts.

    FB

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Stephen_Brady Stephen_Brady

      My friend,

      Mind-Closed-Tight is not into facts. I strongly suspect that he's a troll paid by Daily Kos or moveon.org. Any time that you attempt to engage him in serious debate, he will continue his devolution to a spiteful adolescent.

      A word to the wise is sufficient.

      Concerning his "Beck called Obama the anti-Christ", the poor fellow has obviously never heard of sarcasm.

      • trickyblain

        Is that like "satire"? Where one person can call people retards and should be fired, but another does the same thing and it's funny?

    • eyes wide open n

      hey mr bussey what have you to say about Beck's inference [subtle accusation ] that Obama's the anti-christ …..did you "check your facts "on that ?

      Would you agree that anyone who believes that is a …….."moronic sheep ?

      btw – you just were given a fact as to Beck's moronic claims , unless of course YOU haven't been watching .

  • Lola N

    I think the fact that Fox News and Glenn Beck have captured the majority of the people who now watch News-Talk TV is a testimoney in and of itself. People may tune in to a station just to see what it's all about, but they don't become regular viewers unles someone is paying them to do that.

    Glenn Beck has some pretty scary things to say but we have an administration in the WH that can't deny any of he says and they want Fox News and Glenn Beck to just go away. Call Glenn what ever you want but pay close attention to what he says because he and his team are our best source of what is really going on and they are lightening quick it bringing it to our attention!

    Go Beck and team!!!!

  • eyes wide open

    Yea ….like his inference that the President is the anti-christ ….DO YOU BUY THAT ?

    A simpler Yes or No will do .

    You gonna back-up Beck on that one ?

    Lets hear it .

    • trickyblain

      It's satire. Or sarcasm. Yet there's a column today written by Prager that condemns this kind of satire or sarcasm…if it's coming from the other side.

  • http://twitter.com/timinator257 Timinator257

    Point me to a clip so I can have full context around the Antichrist comment and I'll let you know. I'm guessing, like most attacks from the left, this one is out of context. Also, in 3 daily hrs of radio show plus one hr of TV, that's all you got? LOL!

  • eye wide open

    Do you believe that Lola ?
    Yes , there's free speech , and I doubt a case of slander could be brought about such a ludicrous accusation .
    And why do you assume to know what the Administration is thinking regarding Beck ? They have made no comment to my knowledge .
    Perhaps they are wise enough to follow an old and venerable adage :

    "Never argue with an idiot , onlookers will not know which of the two is the idiot "

  • http://twitter.com/timinator257 Timinator257

    Here, try this one from last night: http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article

    Any facts you'd like to dispute? Do you realy think MORE govt is the answer to, well, anything?

  • http://twitter.com/timinator257 Timinator257

    Oh, and regardless of context, I agree with the INFERENCE that BHO is a destructive force for America.

    How about you crack open Arguing with Idiots and debunk anything you find in it. Same thing for Common Sense – it's chock full of footnotes so you can easily go back to the original source. This concept may be foreign to you if you only watch Matthews and Olbermann.

  • eyes wide open

    I listed the disputes and criticism I have with Beck . So …no straw man arguments Timinator . You are out of context , and to Lola who erroneously thinks that the majority of news watchers turn to Fox OR talkshows to Beck ….a quick check of Demographics will prove that statement false ….and the statistics are not "cooked " they are the fivgures that determine how much advertisers will pay to get their spoits oin these show .
    Even a superficial look at the graffs will quickly indicate a sharp drop in viewers for Beck from Sept 2009 to date , and it shows a steady decline …gee I wonder why .
    p.s. If you missed the purpose o the f adage about arguing with idiots Tim , it was in answer to why Obama spokespersons have not addressed Becks wild claims …that was really made obvious in my statement , so where has your reading comprehension gone to ?

  • BECK/PALIN 12'

    Actually…Fox News is DESTROYING in the rankings…I am not sure what rankings you are looking at. Glenn Beck is the voice for America, if you like it or not. He states facts and had evidence to prove it. (Video, audio, in writing etc) He has a direct phone line to the WH and has actually HOPED that he was wrong with the information he was reporting because it is so disturbing and SICK what this guy is doing to our country. I love the closed minded idiots who come on Right Wing posts with there Left Wing retarded responses…Oh im sorry did I say retarded or was that one of your own guys (Rahm Emanuel) trying to put down Sarah Palins son?

    • trickyblain

      Wow. So now it's morphed into Emanuel putting down Palin's son instead of a group of liberals. Have you ever considered the possiblity that you are too open minded? Like, you let any amount of nonsense become entrapped in your brain regardless of absurdity?

  • bardefa

    imagine gov HEALTH CARE working like this:
    NEWS:
    "FEMA – Federal Emergency Management Agency – closed today due to a snowstorm…."

  • eyes wide open

    Sorry , but the statistic you're looking at involves a particular demographic in which Fox garners the lions share of audience , and THAT not surprisingly is …lol…Conservatives .
    So if you can prove to me conservatives make up the majority of tv news watchers , then your statement will be credible .
    Glen Beck may very well be the "voice of conservatives " [and that diminishes conservatives ] but he is no small or large way "The Voice of America " .
    But still no one has refuted my statements about the remarks Beck made on his show ….refute them …..did he or did he not claim by obvious inference that Obama was the anti-christ ? Did he or did he not do the same by claiming similarities between Obama's Admin and the Nazi regime ?

    It seem no one of you cares to refute that .

    • Bruce

      Forget Fox – I like Air America. That's where it's at! Hard to imagine such a popular venue has disappeared isn't it? Darn!!

      btw: Are you at all familiar with the history of Hitler's reign in Nazi Germany? You should do some in-depth reading on it before you dismiss Beck's comment. Both Hitler and Obama used their rousing, if empty, rhetorical theatrics to sway the despirited masses: Vacuous oratoracle con jobs.

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  • micacqu

    eyes wide open :
    Beck pointed out that Van Jones was a communist: Was Beck wrong? He points out that one of his Czars, thinks very highly of the Mao. Was he wrong? He points out that Mao killed tens of millions of his own people in peacetime. Was he wrong? He did a dfocumentary on the evils of fascism and communism, pointed out how many millions of people died under Satlin and Lenen. Was Beck Wrong? He pionted out that many, many progressives want the State to control all wealth and property, like communism does? Is Beck wrong? He points out that the adminstration holds to the ideals of sal Alinsky and his communist leaning agenda. Is Beck wrong? He points out that The elites, ( Hollywood, and university professors fawn over dictators like Castro, ( killed thousands of his own people, Hugo Chavez ( communist dictator in the making, whose own death toll is on the rise ). They love communist china. I s Beck wrong?

    • http://twitter.com/timinator257 Timinator257

      Rock On, micacqu! Keep shining the light!

  • eyes wide open

    Once again micacqu , lets try again , what do you have to say about Beck's accusation/inference that Pres.Obama is the anti-christ ??
    Do you think that truthfull ? Responsible ? Sane ?

    Or about his comparison of the New Administration to the nazi regime ?

    THESE are the points I made , these are the points that NO ONE here can or will address .

    I dont need history lessons on Mao from Beck or You , and if you'd want an opinion on the smokescreen issues you put up , I'll be glad to address them in thier appropriate context .However in this disciussion they are simply sidestepping my statements regarding Beck's remarks .
    Dont change the subject .

    • Mr Wright

      When did Beck say Obama was the anti-christ? I saw a show he did where he said America was the anti-christ to the radicals in Iran…

      Any other evidence?

    • http://twitter.com/timinator257 Timinator257

      Which is it? An accusation or an inference? They're different, you know. Post a link to the clip (if it exits) and we'll all gladly respond. Also, do you really think one statement, most likely made for comedic value or to emphasise a point, is the most important thing to discuss? Do you normally damn a person for one statment? If so, then I hearby declare that BHO is an uneducated dolt because he once said there were more that 50 states in the USA. Here is the video evidence upon which I am basing my conclusion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpGH02DtIws

    • Guest

      Yes Obama is very much like what the Bible describes the anti-christ in role and motis Operandi, AND YES The Obama New World Order Administration IS EXACTLY like the Nazis, anyone who disagrees with them is publicly attacked, discredited with lies all the while, they even admit they manipulate the media to push their agenda and still there are those on the left who wear their hope and change swastikas proudly! Obama and his leftist administration are the greatest threat to our constitution and way of life this country has ever faced. The fact you do not see that or are unwilling to admit it is telling.

  • http://twitter.com/timinator257 Timinator257

    "Did he or did he not do the same by claiming similarities between Obama's Admin and the Nazi regime ?"

    Yes, because the similarities are completely obvious to anyone capable of objectivity. Did you even watch the Revolutionary Holocaust? You may disagree with GB's conclusions, but his facts are iron-clad. All the spin in the world won't change the FACT of the holodomor.

  • guyinutah

    If I remember correctly, the reference to B.O. being the Anti-Christ was a joke, resulting from someone else saying that B.O was the Anti-Christ. G.B. was not the originator of the comment, but instead was mocking the situation. The blogs picked it up and attributed the actual statement as being Becks.

  • guyinutah

    RE: Anti-Christ issue: http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article
    and: http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article

    Seriously people, this took me about one minute worth of searching on Beck's website. Do some (minimal) research before throwing out, or copying, accusations.

  • mjdm

    Eyes wide Open, you have yet to submit one single item of substance where Glenn Beck was wrong, except to dare people to refute that he called Obama the anti-christ. If you go back to the actual video, he mocked people who call Obama the anti-christ. The next day on his radio show he even joked about how long it would take for the sound bite where he says, "Obama is the anti-christ", to become regarded as proof that Beck thinks that about Obama. If you would take the time to check the context, you will find out that he was pointing out the crazy people who come to him and say those types of things.

    So now that someone has refuted your only point, will you please point out where Beck has been wrong?

  • http://twitter.com/timinator257 Timinator257

    Bueller, Bueller, Bueller…

    Anyone else getting a sense of deja vu from this thread? Seems like it's the same pattern I've witness countless times before. When the left can't find a fact to back up their point of view, out come the handfuls of mud HOPING that some will stick and CHANGE someone's mind. It hasn't worked before and it isn't working now – much like stimulus/job bills! Oh, and before a left chimes in, Senator Obama voted for TARP so don't pull out that tired and tattered "blame Bush" card. Also, I'm not a racist and I'm happy someone other than a white guy got elected. Too bad the first black president happens to be a big gov/big tax Marxist toolbag – it'll make it much harder for the next potential black (or latino or female or whatever) president.

  • eyes wide open

    On a show with Rev.Hagee , the first question asked of hagee by Beck was ….Is Obama the anti-christ ?
    If that is not a sign of a less than intellectual mentality , I don't know what is . This is the guy all you cowboys are fawning over .
    Fortunately Hagee , a man with much more sense , advised Beck that , no , Obama's not the anti-christ ……but the aspersion had been cast .
    And btw , guess who showed up at several tea bparties ….yup idiots , no doubt Breck fans , carrying signs saying Obama = anti-christ .
    And actually I made TWO points , the other was insinuations by Beck implying similarities between Obama and nazis .

    • Mr Wright

      And as the video continues (Beck with a smile on his face) says thank goodness Obama's not the anti-christ.

      Nice try giving half the story though…..

  • eyes wide open

    Beck /comparisons to nazis:

    Beck links health care reform to Nazis, suggests reform would kill elderly and newborns. On his August 6 radio show, Beck suggested that health care reform would lead to the eugenics programs undertaken in Nazi Germany, saying that "three people in the White House are in love with eugenics" and that reform would kill the elderly and newborns.

  • eye wide opoen

    This is what Hitler did with the SS." Discussing Obama's call for a "civilian national security force" — which was a reference to expanding the foreign service, AmeriCorps, and the Peace Corps — Beck said on the August 27 edition of his Fox News program: "I'm finding this — this is the hardest part to connect to. Because this is — I mean, look, you know, David [Bellavia, former Army staff sergeant], what you just said is, you said, 'I'm not comparing' — but you are. I mean, this is what Hitler did with the SS. He had his own people. He had the brownshirts and then the SS. This is what Saddam Hussein — so — but you are comparing that. And I — I mean, I think America would have a really hard time getting their arms around that."

  • eyes wide open

    Beck fears a "Reichstag Moment " :

    But his real worry is that many Washington elitists really don't like our form of government and want to see it abolished.

    "I fear a Reichstag moment," he said, referring to the 1933 burning of Germany's parliament building in Berlin that the Nazis blamed on communists and Hitler used as an excuse to suspend constitutional liberties and consolidate power.

    "God forbid, another 9/11. Something that will turn this machine on, and power will be seized and voices will be silenced."

  • eyes wide open

    Beck compared car dealership closures to Nazism, warning "at some point, they're going to come for you." While discussing the closures of auto dealerships under the bankruptcy deals of GM and Chrysler, Beck said that the "poem that keeps going through my mind" is "First they came for the Jews," adding, "Gang, at some point they're going to come for you."

  • eyes wide open

    Beck airs photos of Hitler, Stalin, Lenin, asks, "Is this where we're headed?" On the April 2 edition of his Fox News program, while teasing the next day's show, Beck asked, "Is this where we're headed?" while airing photos of Hitler, Josef Stalin, and Vladimir Lenin.

    nb …this one could have inspired Glazov's essay

  • eyes wide open

    In alkl of Bevcks COMPARISONS …..Beck opens with " I'm not comparing , but " ………

    LOL….BUT YOU ARE GLENN !!!

    Maybe we oughta change the name of Beck's show to Glen Beck's Nazi -Fest . Even the JDL has criticised his tactics .

    But hey , this is the man you folks look up to . And you follow his lead .
    Do I think he lies in all things no , but in enough to wreck his credibility , and quite enough to make the objective observation that he is in fact a MORON . And his following are indeed SHEEP .
    You diminish any argument by mentioning his name …..sorry folks he's all yours .

  • eyes wide open

    …..yea bardefa , like Katrina , FEMA fell flat on its face under GW…with out a snowstorm .
    and Beck /Palin the statistics were those that the sponsors and Advertising Firms go to , ya know , how the cost of commercial air time is determined .
    Money's got no politics .

  • eyes wide open

    SO ……yea , "thank you Glen Beck " no one would have ever known about Stalin , Lenin , Communism , Hitler , Nazis , the Gulag , without you .
    And especially your "enlightening spin & comparisons " for according to you , we'll all be victims of a nazi/stalinist /marxist state and before we know it …THEY'LL BE COMING FOR US !!!!!!!!!!!!

    I hope FP smartens up , I've always given it a good read , and considered it a valuable resource inTHE WAR ON TERROR , which is REAL ., and to win , it's going to take ALL AMERICANS .
    My final revelation to all you cowboys is that Conservatives are not the only patriots , and Republicans and conservatives are not the only Americans who love this country , and have stood up to defend it , especially on the real battle-fields were real blood is spilt .

    Good luck with that little sheep .

    • Go GB

      You my friend must get out more often. OH and by the way I have a bridge to sell you! GB predicted the housing collapse, bank collapse years ago when he was on HLN. Oh and lord help us if the health bill gets passed and you are older than 50 and you need a major operation or organ transplant. THEY WILL COME FOR YOU! And you will still be denying that GB was correct.

  • Suckas

    Hahahaha….Whats wrong? Becks an idiot right? So whats that make Air America?

  • eyes wide open

    Threy're idiots too , so that makes it allright for you and the so-called conservatives to be idiots too , huh ? I sense a great reasoning process here .
    Hey pal if you can't figure out what's wrong , you better go an take some smart pills .

  • eyes wide open

    About that bridge , you conservatives already bought it ……….and no wonder , just read the minutes of the moronic gathering in Nashville , it'll even make dullards like yourself blush .

  • eyes wide open

    Looks like yoiu yourtself haven't been watching the show you try to defend , too bad , I saw it , Beck with eyes bulging , faux tears streaming . You'll have to do bhetter than that . You've refuted nothing . Nice try [ no not really ]

    • http://twitter.com/timinator257 Timinator257

      Was there a point in the midst of your adolecent name calling?

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/krjames krjames

    Is it possible that the victims of tyrannical dictaors once thought as you do now? Who is more blind? Those who are getting the word out about people who actually hate the constitution because it limits their power, or those who blissfully follow the "constitution-haters"? Do you not realize that a lot of the leaders in the WH-including some Republicans in Congress love Alinsky and would like to totally throw out the Constituion? It would be worth the study and a true eye-opener.

  • eyes wide open

    Beck compared TARP to "what happened to the lead-up with Hitler." On the April 21 edition of Fox Business' Money for Breakfast, Beck said of the Troubled Asset Relief Program, "This is not comparing these people to the people in Germany, but this is exactly what happened to the lead-up with Hitler. Hitler opened up the door and said, 'Hey, companies, I can help you.' They all ran through the door. And then in the end, they all saw, 'Uh-oh. I'm in bed with the devil.' They started to take their foot out, and Hitler said, 'Absolutely not. Sorry, gang. This is good for the country. We've got to do these things.' And it was too late."

  • Brandon

    But isn’t that how the nazis took power, eyes wide open??

  • Brandon

    Don’t you think if we see the same types of movements taking place in America that has occurred in the rest of the world for the last century and failed, then maybe we need to take notice??

  • Brandon

    It just seems that while people like you sit around and call us idiots, the government is consolidating power behind closed doors with the unions and taking over private industries left and right. The bottom line is something is seriously wrong with Washington and we can’t fix it while we sit around and call each other names.