Lose Your Head!
Here’s the latest delirious scare-mongering from Glenn Beck.
It’s difficult at the best of times to follow Beck’s logical train of thought (because it tends to travel down winding tunnels of paranoia) but what he seems to be suggesting on today’s program is that the Obama administration (which he now routinely contends is run by Communists), might use the recent incidents of pipeline sabotage in northern Canada as an excuse to nationalize the oil companies. “Oh they’ll say they didn’t want to seize control of the oil companies, but we had to,” Beck imagined government officials as saying afterwards.
Some bloggers (“in their basements”) have gone so far as read this as Beck claiming that Obama is actually going to bomb the Canadian oil pipelines to nationalize the oil and gas industries. I didn’t draw that inference from what he said, but even so, it still sounds quite far-fetched.