Nah...he's not that important, but the whole "Restoring Honor" March that occurred a couple weeks ago has got me wondering...Does Glenn Beck listen to the things that he says? I mean really listen? Most comics that mock Glenn Beck don't even have to say anything, they simply play a clip of his show and people start laughing.
The man is more reliable for a joke then President Bush ever was.
I don't really understand his charm. I know that a lot of Tea Baggers (not sure I'd want to be called a tea bagger either politically speaking or otherwise) are really outraged at how the country is being run and honestly I don't blame them. And while they have some good ideas (I'm sure there's a good one...somewhere?), I find that they tend to blow small things out of proportion.
Will disallowing bullets to be made from lead lead to the banning of guns in our country...I seriously doubt it. On the other hand, if I shoot someone am I really worried about giving them lead poisoning, probably not.
And, as if only to insight the ire of millions of sensible people, they pick (unofficially of course) the dumbest politician to ever grace the political landscape, as their representative. Yes...I'm talking about Sarah Palin. The woman who refers to herself as a pitbull. The woman who thinks that being able to see Russia from her stoop is sufficient international diplomacy experience. The list goes on and on. Thank you John McCain, thank you so much for empowering this moron.
Anyway...back to Glenn Beck. Truth be told I've never watched the man's show, but it seems as though he would sooner feast on the souls of the left then make any compromise that might help this country move forward as a whole. Isn't compromise what this country was founded on? Isn't that why we elect individuals who, in theory, have the experience to find common ground and make a difference?
I've never been a fan of the party system...2 parties or 6 parties, all it does is cause polarization of the American people. "If you're not with me you're against me!" "If you don't believe everything I said then I'm sorry, but you'll have to answer for your actions in the here after." Why can't we see some merit when it comes to a contradictory idea? Glenn Beck. That's why. People like him, people that encourage a closed minded approach to life, people that encourage a "my way or the highway" mentality. These people are the reason that our country can't make any social progress.
I wish that our ideas about politics and life could be more robust. In my 29 years on this Earth, I've never come across anything that couldn't be looked at from a different point of view (with obvious exceptions i.e. murder/rape).
Now I'm sure there are some left wing people I could name that are doing an equally good job and fucking us in the ass with their party propaganda, but again I don't listen to them. The reason I mention Glenn Beck is because he's so outspoken. I can't think of a left wing broadcaster that is as outspoken as he is and so that makes him my target for the day.