Glenn responded to the tragic events from Friday’s bombing and shooting in Norway on Monday’s radio show, and reflected on an old TV monologue that warns of what could happen in the wake of the weekends tragedy.
“I want to make this very, very clear. This is the act of a madman. This is the act of somebody who needs to be in prison for the rest of their life. This is not anything that anyone should ever engage in. There is no difference between him and the 9/11 bombers. Nothing. No difference. He is just as bad as Osama Bin Laden, period,” Glenn said.
While some in the media are rushing to place the blame on U.S. conservatives, Glenn referred to a monologue he did on his old FOX News show that explained the difference between the European left/right wings and the American left/right wings. Glenn recalled the monologue, explaining, “The left and right in Europe - because once they got rid of the kings, they didn't replace it with "we the people.” They had to replace it with another strong government. And that's where fascism and communism came from. That's your left and right. Fascism on the right –Nazis - and communists on the left. And there are variations of both of those theories but it's fascism and communism,” Glenn explained.
You can see portion of this monologue here.
“This guy who's the shooter is from the rightwing –different than our rightwing. It is still big government. He is coming out and he is doing the work of a madman. He is doing the work of what all people that want big government always do and that commit terrorist acts. They want to destroy a government so they can put another one in that they like,” Glenn said. The terrorist who committed these horrible actions has extensively written fringe and extremist government ideas.
After the break, Glenn returned to the topic and focused on how monstrous the shooter was. “This guy walked onto this island with a firearm. No one else had one. No one could stop him,” Glenn said.
“These kids were swimming across the lake trying to get help. Neighbors were coming and getting in their boats and going and rowing across the water to be able to grab these kids out. This guy was an absolute and total monster. A monster.”
Stu warned that people in America would use this tragedy to paint the right in America as terrorists and extremists, and indeed that has already started to happen. But Stu countered, “I don't remember the last time I was at a Tea Party and I heard them talking about free masonry. That's not the typical focus. Or you know how much the tea parties just absolutely love isolationism and, you know, this guy was arguing very much for isolationism against free trade.”
“It was his marketing plan for this manifesto. As we know unfortunately this works. When you go out and do this, people do look at your crazy rantings and, you know, berate them and use them for their own political points, unfortunately,” Stu added.
Stu also pointed out that in the past when left-wing extremists have committed violent acts that they have been quick to point those madmen out as monsters who in no way reflect the people who make up the left, the liberals, or the Democrats.