On his show Wednesday night, Glenn Beck predicted that "there will be arrests" of conservative anti-administration figures once the Justice Department goes bad, drawing parallels between conservative resistance to the administration and Martin Luther King's struggle for civil rights. Beck also argued that the smear tactics employed by left-leaning groups against their critics paralleled the career of J. Edgar Hoover. Finally, Glenn suggested that groups like Anonymous, Occupy Wall Street and the Tides Foundation all are intimately connected with the White House and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
"In the 1960's, the problem was J. Edgar Hoover. The solution was Martin Luther King," Beck said. "The problem was, J. Edgar Hoover was eavesdropping, he was blackmailing, he was strong-arming, he was building files, he bullied his way through government, told local police exactly what to do. He worked behind closed doors - nobody knew for sure what he was doing - and he aimed for a large, oppressive government just to protect you. Got it? 1960's. Problem."
Beck continued, "Solution: Martin Luther King. He stood up for the little guy. He said character matters, he was deeply and profoundly religious, he built a coalition of like-minded people, he peacefully marched in the streets, he created a culture. He was out front and in the open, and he was the best of all of us."
And finally, Glenn concluded, "This is why they'll fail: They'll fail because they're trying to 'occupy' both places - the problem and the solution."