Glenn Beck's darker paranoid side slides out as he tells his viewers he won't send his kids to college if Common Core standards are implemented.
There's a lot of opposition to the Common Core standards on both sides of the aisle. Americans for Prosperity is ramping up a big campaign against them now, and on the left, there's a lot of discomfort over the one-size-fits-all cookie cutter approach to educating our kids. But Beck? He goes over a weird edge in this rant.
On his radio program today, Glenn Beck continued his trulyunhingedcrusade against Common Core by pointing out that Exxonmobil supports it while alleging that the company is only doing so because someone in the government called in a favor and maybe even secretly promised them drilling rights for doing so.
The all-encompassing reach of Common Core has led Beck to decide that he will not allow his children to ever attend college because he will not allow them to be indoctrinated and become part of "the system that is coming." Beck then became very serious and cautious, telling his audience to "just be aware that there are many ways to mark people" and warning them to "be very careful"
Oh, my. I also hate that ExxonMobil and the billionaires like Gates paid for the development of Common Core standards, but that's because I think they're trying to do to education what they did for computers -- commoditize and profitize it.
But the "mark of the beast"? That's what Beck is referring to in that last paragraph. Has Glenn Beck gone back to drugs?
Conservative radio host Glenn Beck on Monday linked an MSNBC promotional advertisement about public education to conspiracy theories that contend the United Nations plans to use mind control to establish a communist dictatorship and that the Obama administration is using school testing standards for "leftist indoctrination."