Conservative internet TV host Glenn Beck on Tuesday gave life-saving medical attention to an American flag that had been "wounded" by calls for gun control, following the real deaths of 20 children in Newtown, Connecticut (video below).
“Collective government has led to disaster every time,” Beck claimed on his Blaze TV internet show. “But statistics only show 6 million Jews in Germany, statistics only show about 30 million in Russia, statistics only show about 80 million in China. So, it’s no big deal. Statistics, you know. It probably won’t be you.”
According to RightWingWatch.org, Beck fell to his knees and appeared to give the American flag medical treatment: “America is hemorrhaging. And we’re down and we’re on the ground. And what do you do? Every time you push something onto the wound to stop the bleeding! You don’t even have tourniquet! You just push something down on the wound!”
“If you’ve seen this in a movie, where there’s a body bleeding to death, what do they do? They’re like gurgling. That’s what America’s doing right now! She’s down on the ground, she gurgling, we’ve got our hand on the wound, some of us!”
“Stay with me,” Beck told the flag. “Stay with me, talk to me, don’t close your eyes, don’t go to sleep, wake up! Wake up! Stay with me!
“I’m telling you to get your kids out of these schools. They’re indoctrination camps. They’re turning our kids against us. They’re turning our kids against all of the values that we ever held, they’re wounding them even further…. The concept that the individual is greater than the collective, and they are learning the exact opposite in school.”