Glenn Beck joined Bill O’Reilly last night to talk about his planned border visit and the “angry death threats” he’s gotten from conservatives for doing so. Beck said he understands the anger, but insisted he has a “responsibility to God” to put aside politics and help people in need.
Beck said he’s raised $1.8 million dollars so far, but acknowledges the frustration many have with the broken immigration system. He said there are “some people [that] believe that I’m just gonna make things worse” and even “encouraging people to come here.”
Beck told O’Reilly that yes, he’s getting threats from the far-right, but politics don’t matter here because “it’s evil what’s happening to these children.” O’Reilly agreed with Beck’s cause and said he would donate as well.
Here’s where and why I think Beck is seriously
wrong misguided in his approach.
First off, knock it off with the “right wing threats” talking points. The transparency of pity is obvious and it only plays into the hands of the liberals who will say “look, even Glenn Beck says the right wingers are hateful people“. Just stop that.
That nonsense looks like, and is used in exactly the same deflective/divisive way as, Eric Holder proclaiming opposition to him and the President is based on race. Just stop that nonsense.
However, all of that is small ball issues. The larger issue is one of misplaced intentions.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see President Obama using the term “faith-based charities” to understand what is being presented. It’s the same shtick with Democrats and their “drag-in-the-preacher-guy-before-a-legislative-debate” nonsense.
Neither Obama nor Nancy Pelosi give a hoot about religion, faith or charity. To them these are political constructs housed in the same armory as other shields like “racism”, “the War On Women”, “The One Percent” and “working class”.
They will take down the sword of ridicule, strike with the axe of marginalization, while simultaneously hiding behind the religious shield as they’re en route to the DNC convention where they will thrice deny God in their platform.
So does it really strike as, well, less than sanctimonious, to put a preacher at the bully pulpit while obfuscating your demand for abortion, or removal of God -in any form- from public society.
Yes, the Dem lo-fo’s buy it every time – whatever. The problem for Beck Inc. is that we ain’t lo-fo’s, and we can actually carry out a journey of logic, to it’s unsurprising conclusion in the land of consequence, prior to departure.
Sometimes ya’ gotta call the baby ugly – because Gerber this is not.
Preliminary review of Dept of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services grants for the past few years show a serious amount of money being sent by the U.S. government, and specifically by President Obama, to “faith based” organizations in/around the border region.
I mean, a lot of money.
I mean, hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars specifically for grants around Unaccompanied Illegal Alien Children, and other Illegal Alien border crossers….
• Between Dec 2010 and Nov 2013, the Catholic Charities Diocese of Galveston received $15,549,078 in federal grants from Health & Human Services for “Unaccompanied Alien Children Project” with a program description of “Refugee and Entry Assistance.”
• Last year, the Catholic Charities Diocese of Fort Worth received $350,000 from Department of Homeland Security for “citizenship and education training” with a program description of “citizenship and immigration services.”
• Between September 2010 and September 2013, the Catholic Charities of Dallas received $823,658 from the Department of Homeland Security for “Citizenship Education Training” for “refugee and entrant assistance.”
From Dec 2012 to January 2014, Baptist Child & Family Services received $62,111,126 in federal grants from Health & Human Services for “Unaccompanied Alien Children Program.” (link)
HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS….
So here’s the issue for Mr. Teddy Bear and Sniffle balls.
When you have THAT MUCH money at stake. It stops being about the charity of the process and becomes a business function of financial dependence unto itself.
The vested interests of the Catholic “Archdiocese”, or Baptist “ministry” changes from one of charity, to one of facilitation of a process. You cannot have hundreds of millions floating around without the organization on the receiving end winding up with a vested financial interest in the continuance of the process.
Those examples above are merely the tip of the iceberg. We’re talking BIG MONEY.
So here’s the issue.
Or list out the “churches” who would be the benefactors of the program you say is so desperately needed, and allow us to review what the DHS and HHS Grant money has been to the entity before you arrived. Money, I might add, that is taxpayer funded charity from all 50 states without a single taxpayer having a word into whether or not such activity is actually in the best interests of a secure border.
Okay, okay go ahead flog me for inquiring….
How’s that whole transparency thing working out ?