Okay, Glenn Beck is a crazy dumbass, we all knew that. But, notwithstanding the suggestion that G20 protestors and anti-taxation “Tea Partiers” are on the same wavelength despite not having anything in ideological common with one another at all except that they are displeased by something their governments are doing – seriously, each side’s likely solution to the problems they feel government is failing to address would likely enrage the other even further – I have to take issue with something else here.
Glenn Beck claims at about the 2:20 mark that the emblem of a fasces on the Mercury Dime is proof that the United States has been marching towards fascism since 1916 (possibly earlier, since he also blames Teddy Roosevelt, who left office in 1909). However, fascism itself was only invented, essentially, with the party platform of the Italian National Fascist Party in 1921.
So my guess is that he’s arguing that the Obama Administration are not only fascists, but that they are time-traveling fascists! And we all know that time-traveling fascists are the worst kind of fascists, because they give cavemen armbands!
Now, of course, this raises the question of whether Doctor Who has fascist sympathies.
Top comment: I bet Obama used his time travelling secret powers to assassinate JFK. Of course, Obama didn’t use a gun, but instead killed JFK with “bullets” made from pure Anti-American Liberalism. — Andrew W.