Saturday, September 26, 2009

Glenn Beck Stoking Census Fear: The Gov Will Take Your GUNS Away! (Video)

Never mind right-wing talk about the Census being used for "rounding up dissidents into concentration camps and nefarious plots by ACORN!" Here's Glenn Beck, back in June, stoking the biggest right-wing fear of all time: OMG! If you don't fill out your Census form, the government will take your guns away!!

I know I'm not the only one wondering if the person responsible for the bizarre death of that Census worker in rural Kentucky was inspired by the words of hate and paranoia routinely preached on the Glenn Beck show.

Bill Sparkman, the 51-year old Census worker who was hanged to death in Kentucky, was found “naked, gagged and had his hands and feet bound with duct tape.” A witness reports Sparkman also “had duct tape over his eyes, and they gagged him with a red rag or something.” The word “fed” was scrawled on his chest in a felt-tip pen, and his “Census ID was found taped to his head and shoulder area.”