In one of the most publicized results of the House and Senate's inability to agree on a spending bill and subsequent partial government shutdown, all non-essential government employees were furloughed, resulting in the closure of the U.S.'s many national monuments.
Glenn Beck, however, insisted today that President Obama ordered a secret cabal of "Marxist revolutionaries" to close the monuments and "inflict pain" on the American people.
Beck further warned that the Obama administration's next step would be to commit mass murders.
"I want you to understand you are now seeing what I told you about three weeks ago," said Beck. "I told you they have gone from nudge to shove. Your next step is shoot.
"Understand they are into shove, every Marxist communist revolution always ends with millions dead. Always, without fail, every time."
Beck went on to describe various atrocities committed by communist regimes, which he claimed would be the next move of the Obama administration.
"They starved them to death," said Beck, referring to the Holodomor, a man-made famine in the Ukraine in 1932-33. "Why? To teach them a lesson. This is the beginning of teaching the American people a lesson: don’t you screw with us."
Which, while hardly the case at present, is precisely the reason why Americans everywhere should be hesitant to follow anyone who regards dissenters with a "zero tolerance" policy.