Glenn Beck’s latest conspiracy: Foreign nationals have ‘penetrated’ U.S., staging Marxist revolution.

Today on his radio program, radical rightwing conspiracist Glenn Beck declared that “the second wave” of “the Perfect Storm” had arrived. Discussing a story about spies infiltrating the electricity grid, Beck quickly veered into conspiracy theory mode, declaring that foreign nationals “have been dropped into position” to foment revolution in the United States, apparently using the all-powerful weapons of college courses and unions:

If you don’t think that foreign nationals that wish our country harm, that would like to see us collapse, are not here right now, the Tom Cruise of Russia, of China, of Iran, of any country, Chavez — if you don’t think that some of these Marxist revolutionary courses that are being taught out in California, the Marxist revolutionary influences in our own unions, in our own businesses, in our own uh, you know, protests out in the streets — if you think those are spontaneously happening by Americans, you’re an idiot.

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Insisting that “those people that do Mission Impossible missions…are real,” Beck said that such people “read the newspaper right now and cry” because “they know what to look for in other countries.” “And they know these are the conditions that they would have been sent into” to topple the government.

Transcript:

GLENN BECK: The story on the grid: China, Russia, and several other countries have not just penetrated our grid but have left programs into the system. And it’s not just New York, or not just Texas, it’s the entire system now is infected. This is positioning. This is positioning. They’re waiting for the moment of, Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! If you don’t think that foreign nationals that wish our country harm, that would like to see us collapse, are not here right now, the Tom Cruise of Russia, of China, of Iran, of any country, Chavez, if you don’t think that some of these Marxist revolutionary courses that are being taught out in California, the Marxist revolutionary influences in our own unions, in our own businesses, in our own uh, you know, protests out in the streets — if you think those are spontaneously happening by Americans, you’re an idiot. We do it all the time. People have been dropped in in position. I have talked to people who are or were Mission Impossible people. They have told me that they read the newspaper right now and they cry. Because this is their job! They know what to look for in countries. They know when they would be sent into other countries. And they know these are the conditions that they would have been sent into. And so they know somebody else is saying, Okay, it’s America’s time. Send ’em in.