Conservative radio host Glenn Beck explained to his audience on Tuesday that ex-Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner's killing spree was part of a plan by "radical progressives" to create an "oppressive government."

As San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputies were facing off against the suspect holed up in a mountain cabin on Tuesday afternoon, Beck took to his Internet show to point to a Facebook page with "thousands of likes" as evidence that "the left is actually supporting Dorner."

"It's not tea parties, it's the progressive people," he asserted. "We know, as we have seen, they despise the police. We saw that at Occupy [Wall Street] and in leftist support for cop killers such as Mumia Abu-Jamal. A large part of Dorner's manifesto is hatred for the police."

"Radical progressives look for the disenfranchised and they stir them up to violence, and you can expect more," Beck explained, adding that a recent convert to Islam had been arrested last week for plotting to blow up a bank in California.

"He had hoped the bombing would be blamed on anti-government activists -- the tea party -- and he would somehow or another spark a civil war after, get this, a severe government crackdown because the bottom was rising up and he knew the top would have to come down!" the conservative host ranted.

"There are a lot of crazy people out there on the left that want anarchy, they want the top to come down," Beck insisted. "They desperately want to paint the right as violent, but the trend seems to suggest that the left wants violence."

"Targeting police and government buildings, setting off bombs and causing destruction; this is the pattern throughout American history. Whenever the radical left feels like they are very close to getting the oppressive government that they want, they try to shove the American people over the edge."

Watch this video from The Blaze via Right Wing Watch, broadcast Feb. 12, 2013.