In 2007 on his radio show, Beck spelled it all out. He revealed where he found his instruction book, that he now uses to make his followers hate progressives:
"I go on vacation for three days, and I decide to take my family away. And I'm there at the beach, and we're reading. And I take -- my wife takes some magazines and stuff, and we take the books for the kids, and I take The Years of Extermination. It's a new book. And I just -- 'cause it's, like, 800 billion pages thick. I'm just not going to have the time to read it. And I'm doing some research right now for some other thoughts that I have that are probably six months away from percolating.
And I'm reading this book trying to do some research. And what this book is, is how do you get people to kill people? How do you get -- not just Germany -- all of Europe to kill the Jews. To round them up and kill them. How do you do that? That's what this book is about. And it is a phenomenal..."
Phenomenal?? Odd word choice there.
"... -- what was the first thing they did to get people to exterminate the Jews....Replace "Jews" with "Progressives." In my opinion that's what Beck is doing.
"You got to have an enemy to fight. And when you have an enemy to fight, then you can unite the entire world behind you, and you seize power. That was Hitler's plan. His enemy: the Jew....
So, Hitler took the master-race idea and eugenics -- an accepted, mainstream scientific belief -- and he got all the biggest scientists to come out and say, "This is it. This is the answer. It's the damn Jews. We get rid of the Jew bloodline, and we're fixed."
Now, how did you convince all of Europe to do it? You needed to have fear. You needed to have the fear of starvation. You needed to have the fear of the whole place going to hell in a handbasket....So you got to have the fear, we're all going to die. "
"You got to have an enemy to fight. And when you have an enemy to fight, then you can unite the entire world behind you, and you seize power." So Beck created the Progressive enemy out of whole cloth.
Beck frequently -- daily -- visits the topics of "we're all going to die" and "starvation." Food insurance, anyone? The "end of America as we know it," anyone? These are the mainstays of Beck's rants every single day
He is very skilled at framing and vilifying Progressives, using the Nazi model he learned from this book.
So you'll understand if he has no credibility in my mind with any "scoop" he purports to have. Consider the source - Beck.