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Charles Johnson of LGF, or the “Second Coming of Andrew Sullivan” has become somewhat of a mad raving lunatic of late. Railing against Christians, God, and anyone who fails to worship his ‘god’ Barack Obama. He also picks on Glenn Beck and calls him a “punk”. Funny that should come from one who’s way of discourse is to ban or resort to juvenile name calling.
But then again Beck is the star and Johnson, well he’s known for some clique albums on an for exposing faked Bush memos.
Here’s Beck giving Johnson the proverbial stick in the ribs. (Ht STACLU).
Here’s the meat.
“Today’s Glenn Beck expert: Charles Johnson, a jazz musician, software programmer and writer for the blog “Little Green Footballs.”
Johnson says: “I don’t know if he’s necessarily going to incite violence, but I do think it’s irresponsible. It kind of drags down the discourse to a level that I, for one, am not comfortable with.”
As evidence of this lowered discourse, he posted a video that supposedly showed a fan of mine yelling “burn the books” at a 9/12 project meeting. Only later, did someone do the two clicks of research that showed she was actually just a liberal there to make fun of the gathering.
That’s not really the point. There probably are a couple of stupid people at the meetings. There always will be stupid people saying stupid things. There will always be violent people doing violent things.
But the insinuation that this network is somehow responsible or approving of anything violent is ludicrous and quite honestly a destructive attempt to silence free speech. That’s something blogger Charles Johnson should know about, since he’s been called an anti-Muslim bigot by most of the same people that unfairly said the same things about me.
We’ve come to a place where we’re not even playing a game of “blame the messenger,” it’s a game of “blame the messenger who’s specifically saying the opposite message.”
That message — for the one trillionth time — is: If you are considering violence against anyone who isn’t a pirate off the coast of Somalia, you are not only wrong, you are an enemy of the state and an enemy of freedom and liberty.
The Founding Fathers fought and died for our freedom so that we would have the structure available to achieve change without doing the same.
And you know that: 300,000 people peacefully gathered yesterday and honored our founders. That’s why today, instead of an honest critique of the spending of Barack Obama, George W Bush and both sides of the aisle in Congress, you’re getting non-stop “tea bag” jokes and accusations.
It’s almost like they want to distract you from what’s really important.”
Note Johnson’s “discourse”:
“Notice how Beck sneers out the words “jazz musician,” as if they were some kind of mortal insult — as if being an alcoholic, weeping, ranting, creationist talk show host who idolizes John Birchers and Ron Paul is a real accomplishment, but practicing diligently for years, earning several gold records, and touring and recording with some of the world’s top musicians is worthy of derision and scorn.
And then this freak has the gall to compare himself to Martin Luther King Jr.
Glenn Beck is a punk.”
Typical for Johnson who sees everything as an insult to himself.
Beck is wasting his time. Folks like Johnson get enamored by their own appeal and in the end have about as much credibility for their shifting opinions and positions as a bowl of Jello. It’s why they despise those who have strong convictions and core beliefs.
If there is a punk in this story it’s not Beck.