Glenn Beck has had plenty of apocalypticism on his show since he came to Fox -- we all remember the famous "War Room" episode in which guest Gerald Celente plotted out a future in which drug-running motorcycle gangs ran our cities. That was probably the topper.
But yesterday he came pretty close. His entire hourlong show featured a conversation with two guests: Damon Vickers of Nine Points Investment Capital, and Brian Doherty of Reason magazine. It was all about how the government is driving the nation into a "debt implosion" that will be the End of the World As We Know It. That is, after all, what apocalypses are about, right?
At the end of the hour, Beck asked them to describe what advice they'd give to ordinary people to help prepare for this apocalypse. Doherty was thoughtful and reasonable. Then came Vickers:
Vickers: The other side of a debt implosion, which is what we're in the process of realizing right now, is potentially even anarchy. Anarchy in a society. And so individuals and families have to have the foresight -- that's situational awareness -- to perhaps consider, maybe, maybe having a farm, maybe growing your own food, maybe you need to take up arms if you have any to protect your family. The period that's emerging in front of us could be very, very scary --
Beck: He's spookier than I am!
Unsurprisingly, Vickers has previously helped stoke Beck's paranoia, in fact inspiring him to announce that Obama is taking us straight to a New World Order global government. Vickers inspired the rant by appearing on CNBC speculating that the ultimate solution to the economy would be "global government". Vickers is a longtime nutcase who in fact was coming fresh off the Alex Jones show earlier this week, expounding on this same theory.
If you're worried about Vickers' powers of prognostication, take note: A year ago, Vickers predicted Microsoft was "going nowhere but down." That was when its stock price was at 13. Now it's above 30.