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Unbelievable!

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(TPM) Glenn Beck told viewers of his Fox News program today that the U.N., unions and the Muslim Brotherhood were all just working towards a New World Order and that protesters in Wisconsin were "looking to create chaos on the backs of the worker when the world's focus is on Egypt."

Glenn Beck really is a maroon.......

Putting Beck In Persceptive

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Via mistermix at Balloon Juice:

Glenn Beck's inability to get more than 700 people in an auditorium that seats 8,000 is just one indicator that he's more of a media phenomenon than a real one. With two million or so viewers, Beck is the second most-watched show on cable news, but that's like being number two in the tallest midget contest. He has less than half the viewership of SpongeBob SquarePants, and the top-rated cable show (the Saints/49ers game), had seven times as many people watching. Compared to broadcast TV, even the 25th-ranked show last week (Undercover Boss) had 6 times the viewership (10 million more people) than Beck's most-watched broadcast.
I wonder if Shakespeare was clairvoyant: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury signifying nothing.

Donald Duck vs Glenn Beck

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Like Mustang Bobby over at Bark Bark Woof Woof, I figured Walt Disney would not allow this to remain on YouTube. Yet still it remains. So, I guess I too will post the video. Enjoy.

A Swing Of The Pendulum

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These two post really suggest to me that we are seeing a swing in the mindset of our nation. We are moving away from fear, and starting to recognize a need for personal bravery in our everyday life.

About 10 years ago -- before the day that everything changed -- at an AA meeting I said our children are far stronger than we give them credit. I was personally attacked by several of the members that day for having the audacity to trust the safety and well-being of my children. I shook my head in amazement and left it alone, believing they would eventually learn to move away from fear. Little did I know that this was simply a symptom of the fear and cowardice that has already inflicted our nation.

Without the attacks on September 11, 2001, George W. Bush would have been a one-term president, just like his father. But after decades of fear-mongering by the conservatives in the Republican party, and a lack of personal bravery by the conservatives in the Democratic party, the attacks only strengthened the already perceived danger of life. Fear became an overwhelming force in this country. Where rational thought once was the hallmark of facing life, it was wholeheartedly abandoned that day, and our hopes and desires for safety were handed to a man completely unprepared for leadership during unremarkable times, let alone extraordinary times.

However, in terms of fear being a motivational force in electoral outcomes, George W. Bush was the pinnacle of success. Today, the majority of people will simply not vote out of fear. As a populous, I think we have learned our lessons in that regard. Like it or not, the idea of Iraq as a mistake is more or less established, with only hair-brained future conspiracy theorists making any claim to the opposite; dead-enders hanging on to that last little hope of re-establishing relevance and power through belief in fear and cowardice, a legacy of failure handed to them by their elders.

Now, the Hullabaloo post is an example of the media pinnacle of success. At least for Fox News. In more ways than I can really due justice in describing, Glenn Beck's show is a self-parody of the Fox News mind-set. It is paranoid schizophrenic thinking laid bare for all to see. If there is one thing to be grateful about, it is that this is occurring mostly in the media, and not on the floor of the congress, as happened in the 1950s with McCarthy. None-the-less, Glenn Beck is pulling on the last, lingering, strings of fear that are entwined around a small, but extremely vocal, percentage of the populous; elders of the hair-brained future conspiracy theorists. 
Well, it really is not much of a hall, all of 2 steps. Still.

Anyway, not much that I want to pass on. Just the usual; the world is going to hell in a hand-basket, and Glenn Beck wants to make sure you know.

Can we please now just accept he is a raving lunatic and to ignore him like we ignore the ranting street corner schizophrenics waving the bible in their hands, preaching that the end of the world is upon us?

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