Glenn Beck is a very special kind of Crazy. He has three outlets for his craziness: TV Show, Radio Show and his website. The only thing that I have ever heard Glenn Beck say that was even close to the truth is that this nation is a republic. He’s right, we’re a republic. However; the rest of what he says would get anyone else committed to an insane asylum. The man is a total whack job and unfortunately approximately 2 million Americans watch his TV show every day. His radio show is the third most listened to in the country. Apparently, there are a lot of Americans out there who are just as crazy as Beck appears to be.
See, I just thought Beck was a harmless crappy entertainer who said stupid stuff just to keep the uneducated, right-wing masses entertained. But, I was wrong. People actually believe the crap that leaves his mouth and enters the airwaves. Why do they believe it? I don’t know – it’s a mystery, like whether or not Beck’s mother killed herself when he was fifteen or if her drowning was an accident. I vote for the former, perhaps she knew what kind of an embarrassment her son would turn out to be.
Perhaps, I’m placing too much thought into this. Maybe, it isn’t a mystery at all. There was a study recently that discovered that when people are confronted with facts that disprove their own beliefs, they will disregard the facts in order to stand by their beliefs. Perhaps, Beck’s audience watches him just because they believe what he espouses. Is anyone else a little scared by this?
Seriously, it worries me that we have started down a path where facts and figures are disregarded. We’re traveling into a future where people no longer respect those who have an education. Jesus said, “truth will make you free” and, yet, most people will disregard truths in order to stick to their own beliefs.
I no longer believe that Beck is a harmless schmuck. Every time someone in this country believes the absolute lies that spew from his mouth, we fall just a little bit farther down the rabbit hole.
Am I alone in this?