Glenn Beck kicked off his radio broadcast this morning by playing the final speech from Charlie Chaplin's "The Dictator," which served as the framework for the rambling twenty minute monologue that followed.
As is usually the case when Beck delivers one of his stream-of-consciousness speeches, it was full of passionate beseeching and grandiose themes while simultaneously being utterly incoherent, resulting in passages where he says things like "we were slaves under the state and we didn't eve know it" just eight years ago.
America, at that point, could have been destroyed, Beck said, but God didn't allow that to happen because "God didn't have anyone to entrust the country to, until now."
"It couldn't destroy itself," Beck explained, "because there wasn't any one, there wasn't the group of people, there weren't millions of Americans all around the country that understood where we went wrong, so they could never put it back together again."
We have no idea what that means, but apparently it has something to do with the fact that Beck and his audience of Tea Party activists are the only ones who truly understand the Constitution and what the Founding Fathers intended to create.
And now, after hundreds of years, they can finally bring the Founder's true vision to fruition ... but not until we "rid ourselves of those progressive ideas":