The Face of God

Posted by on May 7, 2010 in Economics, Globalization

Rupert Murdoch: You have meddled with the primal forces of nature, Mr. Beck, and I won’t have it!! Is that clear?! You think you’ve merely stopped a business deal. That is not the case. The Arabs have taken billions of dollars out of this country, and now they must put it back! It is ebb and flow, tidal gravity! It is ecological balance!

You are a man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples. There are no nations. There are no peoples. There are no Russians. There are no Arabs. There are no third worlds. There is no West. There is only one holistic system of systems, one vast and immane, interwoven, interacting, multivariate, multinational dominion of dollars. Petro-dollars, electro-dollars, multi-dollars, reichmarks, rins, rubles, pounds, and shekels.

It is the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet. That is the natural order of things today. That is the atomic and subatomic and galactic structure of things today! And YOU have meddled with the primal forces of nature, and YOU WILL ATONE!

Am I getting through to you, Mr. Beck?

You get up on your little twenty-one inch screen and howl about America and democracy. There is no America. There is no democracy. There is only IBM and ITT and AT&T and DuPont, Dow, Union Carbide, and Exxon. Those are the nations of the world today.

What do you think the Russians talk about in their councils of state — Karl Marx? They get out their linear programming charts, statistical decision theories, minimax solutions, and compute the price-cost probabilities of their transactions and investments, just like we do.

We no longer live in a world of nations and ideologies, Mr. Beck. The world is a college of corporations, inexorably determined by the immutable bylaws of business. The world is a business, Mr. Beck. It has been since man crawled out of the slime. And our children will live, Mr. Beck, to see that perfect world in which there’s no war or famine, oppression or brutality — one vast and ecumenical holding company, for whom all men will work to serve a common profit, in which all men will hold a share of stock, all necessities provided, all anxieties tranquilized, all boredom amused.

And I have chosen you, Mr. Beck, to preach this evangel.

Mr. Beck: But why me?

Rupert Murdoch: Because you’re on television, dummy. Millions of people watch you every night of the week, Monday through Friday.

Mr. Beck: I have seen the face of God.

Rupert Murdoch: You just might be right, Mr. Beck.

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  1. Akbar Lightning
    May 7, 2010

    at first, i hated this post, because of that disgusting face…but then when i realized what you had done, by subverting that great piece of cultural commentary and switching the perspective, i love it.

    it’s weird, to continue our commentary on synchronicity, yesterday i was googling the words ‘the face of god’, as i wanted to do a post about that idea.

    but on to my commentary, what i realized was that i hated that face, and i mean that word in its most incendiary way…that face represents all that i hate about my fellow man…ignorance, self-destructive, falsifying, corrupt and cowardly…all wrapped up in one…this is a confessional because we are called by the claims of spirituality to try to see the face of god even in our enemies, and there he is, my enemy, and i have nothing but hate for him. this is my humanity, my fallen nature…and i cannot say that i am going to walk through that doorway today, because i am attached to my disdain for ‘these people’, but by confessing it, by putting it into the light perhaps i will gain some insight into the teachings of Martin Luther King Jr. because we are oppressed by something worse than racism, by an all out mechanical daemon that infects humanity and turns individuals into angels of death. whooooooahhh, i’m like a runaway train…cannot look at the darkness too long…the horror, the horror…

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  2. gerald e bryson jr.
    May 7, 2010

    I have always seen the image of a very disturbed individual that is satisfied with being this way! To surrender all for the sake of profit is very unintelligent, indicating lack of self estem. God help the man, and pray GLEN BECK gets the help he needs.

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  3. Krs
    May 7, 2010

    Mr. Beck seems to have sold his soul long ago…

    Perhaps we will never know why, but to feed some destructive urge in his persona he has turned himself over to the dark side.

    The power of the dark side is strong and in its own right everlasting.

    When the Mormon church kidnaps Haitian children is it the work of social justice?

    “My dear brothers, never forget, when you hear the progress of enlightenment vaunted, that the devil’s greatest trick is to persuade you that he doesn’t exist!”

    Baudelaire

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  4. akbar lightning
    May 7, 2010

    wow Krs, that is a deep set of angles…i love it…i love to be perplexed…that mormon question is worth discussion…

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  5. Logocentric
    May 8, 2010

    interesting comments, krs, but where did you get your info on mormons kidnapping haitian children? my sources tell me those missionaries were baptists from idaho.

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  6. Krs
    May 8, 2010

    The case that is mainly referred to in the press is definitely the one you are mentioning.

    And as an apology, of sorts, I should point out that it was not only mormons that were stealing children….

    “Many religious organisations are at work in Haiti, including many fundamental Christian ministries such as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, run by the Mormons, who have paid for flights to airlift children from Port-au-Prince to America.

    Roman Catholic churches have also taken Haitian children – some toddlers in nappies – to the U.S..

    They are feeding an insatiable demand for children from white American families with a conservative Christian outlook. The U.S. churches operate hand-in-hand with hundreds of Haiti orphanages, many of which are run by like-minded pastors. The deal is simple: the orphanages provide the children, and the churches provide the parents.

    “The result is that the vast majority of Haitian children are going to families in Bible-belt states. The phenomenon has led to extraordinary scenes at Miami airport, which is where many first meet the children.

    The adoptive parents start screaming, then hugging, kissing and crying over their new children, who often look bewildered as they are handed Mickey Mouse dolls and bags of popcorn as welcome presents.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1249280/Haiti-earthquake-Missionaries-led-Laura-Silsby-accused-stealing-orphans.html#ixzz0nM3E0JkS

    And yes, I am sure many of them are actually orphans in need of a home.

    The question is rather why are they being removed from their country of birth?

    I am sure that if there was an earthquake in LA and China came along to grab a couple of thousand white orphans someone would raise their voice.

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  7. Logocentric
    May 8, 2010

    thanks for clarifying. and you are right about the L.A. earthquake scenario. having bigger guns certainly increases a country’s penchant for exploiting other countries.

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  8. globatron
    May 8, 2010

    Interesting Krs. I wonder how many African babies are adopted as well. I’ve always thought if someone wanted to adopt it might be best to find homes for all the children in need of good homes in the U.S. first.

    Did you guys see Precious? It hit me in the bugger. Real tear jerker.

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  9. Krs
    May 8, 2010

    Yeah, Precious was a great movie!!

    There were some things said in that movie that not even I will quote here…

    I guess ignorance is not bliss…

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  10. globatron
    May 9, 2010

    If you thought the picture above was hard to look at check out Glenn Palin

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/04/glenn-palin-the-monster-t_n_563433.html

    Glenn Palin

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