Glen Beck was never a person of interest to me until he organized a Washington DC rally on the mall August 28, 2010. The rally was not interesting but the political and media outrage that it caused piqued my interest. I couldn’t understand it. After all how exciting is a group of people outside, praying and challenging others to practice “Faith, Hope and Charity for forty days”. The Mainstream Establishment’s reaction to what amounted to large prayer meeting is what caught my attention.
As a curious person, I decided to watch Glen Beck’s show. I wanted to see firsthand the radical and “divisive” right wing propaganda that Beck was using to “poison” the public. I wondered what could be so ugly that it would enrage our president, members of congress, the media and others to decry Beck and his dinky little TV program. After all, I was a Democratic voter in the last election.
To my surprise after the first week, I realized that Beck is considered a radical because he uses facts to support his claims against what he calls the “Progressive Movement”. In the time I have watched him, he has convinced me, through corroborating quotes, personal connections, visual aids, video and humor, that there is a segment of our government and population that inherently believes that the ideals of achievement and personal prosperity are ethically wrong.
I expected him to be right wing religious fanatic, but he is actually what every America should aspire to be – a Constitutionalist. Yes, the new radical movement in America is a movement back to the original Constitution. Have you read it? Glen Beck encouraged me to read it. I guess that is radical for television. Reading it again was an eye opening experience to how far we have strayed.
Glen Beck also quotes our founding fathers such as Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington.
Yes, that is very divisive. He encourages his viewers to do subversive things such as vote and participating in government. He’s the only person on TV I’ve ever heard to say,” I don’t care who you vote for just go out and vote”. Yes, that is very radical in today’s partisan America. He tells his viewers that we can change the course of our government’s overspending, high deficits and our government’s destruction course for the future for our children.
What is his radical and divisive idea? Participate in government as expected by our founding fathers. Here is one of those quotes by Thomas Jefferson “The policy of the American government is to leave their citizens free, neither restraining nor aiding them in their pursuits.” I guess Thomas Jefferson would be considered a radical in today’s America.
After watching Glen Beck for a week, I realized that for most of my life the ideals of American prosperity were slyly being subverted as evil and immoral through school, movies and the mainstream progressive establishment. I forgot the reason my immigrant parents even came to America. The United States was not founded to be equal to other countries.
Our founding fathers created it to be what all governments should be “For the people and by the people”. America was the light that other countries aspired to become at one time. Our freedoms, liberties and our prosperity were the benchmarks for happiness and our founding fathers knew that. Unfortunately, the values they held have now become evil in the eyes of many. Meritocracy has now become mediocrity.
Talk about a smaller government and reducing the deficit even if it hurts to save the future and you are a radical.
Sure, Glen Beck talks about God but he also talks about how our country is slowing become a third world country encouraged by acts from within our government. On Monday, September 20, 2010, show he told viewers about how our government has shut down oil drilling in the gulf of Mexico hurting our economy while providing grants to Mexico and other South American countries to drill for oil in the same areas.
You do not have to believe Beck on this just visit Grants.gov and see all the money that is pouring out of this country at a time when Congress is borrowing money faster than it is printed. We can only hope they have not put up any public land as collateral or we will have a foreclosure by the Chinese that will rival the foreclosure crash of 2008.
Beck shows the relationship between individuals who do not believe in the constitution, their shared Marxist beliefs and he doesn’t use inflammatory name calling to discredit them just their own words and actions. It was nice to see an adult on television again.
By the way, I have read Carl Marx, great dreamer, but he never answers the most important question. Who gets to decide on how resources are allocated? In reality, those people always call themselves socialists. It the rest of us that suffer under communism. The new American social elite use China as a shining example of New Marxism, but they forget Tiananmen Square. By the way, the Chinese government eventually executed the man who stood in front of that tank on TV.
Since I have been watching Glen Beck, I have never once heard him say an unsupported opinion. That in itself was refreshing. I am so tired of the demagoguery.
I do not agree with everything he presents but his existence shows how certain Americans use negative propaganda such as name-calling, personal attacks on reputations and other ways to discredit ideas. You can always pick them out because they have become what they say they hate most – intolerance and bigotry. Except now, their bigotry is against those who have any type of faith, would like to become or are rich, and those who do not agree with them.
Glen Beck has made me laugh in the weeks I have watched him. He asked his viewers if we were “Pie Takers” or “Pie Bakers”. He used pieces of pie to explain the Progressive Marxist indoctrination and the fundamental shift in our attitude of what government should be in America.
He challenged his viewers to decide if they were a “Pie Taker” thinking that there is only one “pie” in the world to split up and share or a “Pie Baker” who believes that you can bake more pies and everyone could have one. I ended up being a “Pie Baker” because I prefer to show everyone how to bake their own pie.
I was surprised to find that the “Nazi” Beck actually admires Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and Ben Franklin and uses their lives as examples of what we should aspire to be. I guess, to our bloated government and subservient mainstream media the idea of having faith in something other than the government and practicing personal charity towards your neighbors are radical ideals.
As a former Obama and Democratic supporter in the last election, I certainly thought so until I saw the history of the progressive movement presented not in opinion but fact. I do not want my child or her children to live in a third world country and America will become one if we do not stop this crazy spending spree. How long can we print money before America collapses?
So now, I have joined Glen Beck and have become one of the new radicals, a Constitutionalist registered to vote. I am encouraging others to participate in government. By the way, have you registered to vote? I do not care who you vote for in the election, just do your research, choose a politician that is closest to your personal values, then vote, and participate in government.