Glenn Beck produced a documentary that many people who do not watch Fox TV have not seen, but they should.
Ideology is a concept that is somewhat related to idealism. For some confused people the two concepts are interchangeable.
1 : visionary theorizing
2 a : a systematic body of concepts especially about human life or culture b : a manner or the content of thinking characteristic of an individual, group, or culture c : the integrated assertions, theories and aims that constitute a sociopolitical program
(Merriam Webster OnLine)
1 a (1) : a theory that ultimate reality lies in a realm transcending phenomena (2) : a theory that the essential nature of reality lies in consciousness or reason b (1) : a theory that only the perceptible is real (2) : a theory that only mental states or entities are knowable
2 a : the practice of forming ideals or living under their influence b : something that is idealized
3 : literary or artistic theory or practice that affirms the preeminent value of imagination as compared with faithful copying of nature compare realism
(Merriam Webster OnLine)
What do the following people have in common?
- Karl Marx and Frederick Engels (the authors of the Manifesto of the Communist Party, 1848, calling for a bloody revolution that would bring about the rule of the proletariat)
- Josef Stalin (his regime murdered about 30 million people, about 20 million of them before he became an ally in the fight against Hitler)
- Adolf Hitler (his regime murdered 6 million people)
- Che Guevara (Cuban revolutionary, a cold-blooded killer who personally murdered close to 200 people)
- Mao Zedong (his regime murdered at least 30 million people)
All of them shared the criminality of communism. They all shared the same ideology. They only differed in the number of people they murdered.
That message comes across loud and clear in Glenn Beck’s documentary The Revolutionary Holocaust, Live free… or die (five parts, 42 minutes)
In his documentary, Glenn Beck demonstrates that it has become fashionable to promote the images and ideology of Marxism, Che Guevara and Mao Zedong, and that even George Bernard Shaw was quite outspoken in calling for the atrocities that mass-murderers like Stalin, Hitler and Mao turned into reality.
What Glenn Beck shows goes far beyond mere misguided fashionable statements printed on bikinis and T-shirts. It has become part of the political doctrine that is being preached by a many misguided political figures.
As great as Glenn Beck’s documentary is, it would be even better if he could expand his documentary to show, for instance, that the doctrine of radical feminism quite literally uses quotes verbatim from the teachings of Frederick Engels (see also Friedrich Engels and Simone de Beauvoir, the shining apostles of contemporary family politics).