Following Glenn's interview with Anderson Cooper and other news outlets regarding the appointment of Steve Bannon as a chief advisor to President-elect Trump, the left has taken notice. Glenn's message denouncing racism and the alt-right has spurred a movement on Twitter called Woke Glenn Beck, poking fun at his so-called awakening about racism and, in particular, one fashion choice. It's pretty hilarious stuff.
When did Glenn Beck move to Brooklyn? pic.twitter.com/fK81eHlX4S— andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) November 16, 2016
@KFILE When did he become an FDR cosplayer?— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) November 16, 2016
@wessw woke Beck looks like what neocon Beck imagined woke Beck might look like— JPS (@JasonPStarling) November 16, 2016
woke glenn beck looks like the kind of guy who likes to talk about how he used to search the jungles for lost Aztec gold— Emma Stefansky (@stefabsky) November 16, 2016
woke Glenn Beck looks like he owns a Japanese ceramics store in Silver Lake pic.twitter.com/J61wUxFM9j— Churlish (@Cryptoterra) November 16, 2016
Of course, the real irony is that it's the left that has woke to Glenn's message on racism.
“Please, I’m begging you, please read as much Martin Luther King as you possibly can,” Glenn said in 2014. “Yesterday I was reading --- and I’m telling you, this sounds exactly like the people in Washington D.C. --- he’s talking about the difference between, you know, being wise like serpents and tender as doves. That’s what we’re commanded to be --- as wise as serpents and as tender as doves.”
For year's Glenn has followed the example set by peace-loving men like Martin Luther King, Jr. and Ghandi who changed the world through love, not hate.
Here's what Glenn said on MLK Day, January 19, 2015:
Here we sit on Martin Luther King Day, a day that should unite us, but I fear now in today’s America it divides us. Last week, I saw Oprah Winfrey’s movie Selma. I said that it was critical that every American go see it. The media seemed surprised by that statement. I don’t know why. Is it because I favor smaller government? Is it because I believe in personal responsibility? Why?
Martin Luther King is an exceptional American hero that belongs to all of us. He is our modern-day Abraham Lincoln, our modern-day Moses, delivering people from slavery.
Unless the left begins to talk to the right, and the right to the left, America will stay in the same, divided place. It's incumbent upon all of us to reach out to our neighbors and those who disagree with us to bridge the gap and find that we really do have common ground.
Now if we could just get Woke Beck a stylist.