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“A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.” ― Milton Friedman

Why the left has to shut up Glenn Beck

on January 31, 2011

I took a break from reading Beck’s “Broke” to read the book he co-wrote with Dr. Keith Ablow, in which Beck is telling his story of being at the lowest point in his life, an alcoholic and drug addict who lost everything but ended up being OK.  But it was not because some government program helped him, or welfare.  It came from within Glenn deciding he wanted a better life for himself.  Sure, he needed the help of others, but it was up to him to seek the help, and ultimately he himself to work through things in his own way to get past his troubles and turn his life around.  Anyone can do the same, its the liberals who don’t think anyone can.  They would prefer you think you need them to help you navigate through life, so be sure to vote for them over and over and over again.  It is we conservatives who know we each within ourselves can be the best we can be if we motivate ourselves and work towards the goals we want to set and hopefully reach.  Also then we can be proud of our own accomplishments, too.

So, Glenn is a problem for the lefties, he shows by example that anyone can come from being down and out to reach great heights!  They need to shut him up so others don’t get the idea that they can do it themselves, too, and might not need Big Government doing things for them.

Not to mention that he exposes leftists for what they are, elitists who want you to do as they say but not as they do.

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31 responses to “Why the left has to shut up Glenn Beck

  1. soapster says:

    Glenn's also got a bit of a problem for the righties too (or more specifically the Libertarians of which he's perported to be).

  2. soapster says:

    His latest flap?Bashing the revolutionaries in Egypt for being part of a subversive hyper-Muslim plot.

  3. Doug says:

    Actually, he tends to be his own worst enemy. So let him keep talking…

  4. Z-man says:

    One thing about Glenn Beck though and that liberals never give him credit for is his great sense of humor, his wit. His radio show on WOR here in NY is apparently off the air taken over by conservative Mike Gallagher but the few times I listened I found it very entertaining. I really do think he has comedic talents and his personal story I find very compelling. As liberals USED to say if you don't like something change the dial.

  5. Shaw Kenawe says:

    This is the man you admire:Did you know Glenn Beck, prior to becoming a political radio and tv hack, was a morning radio show hack? Described by Guy Zapoleon, KZZP’s program director as “always desperate for ratings and attention,” Beck also became known for something despicable.“A couple days after Kelly’s wife, Terry, had a miscarriage, Beck called her live on the air and says, ‘We hear you had a miscarriage,’ ” remembers Brad Miller, a former Y95 DJ and Clear Channel programmer. “When Terry said, ‘Yes,’ Beck proceeded to joke about how Bruce [Kelly] apparently can’t do anything right — about he can’t even have a baby.”Among those who were appalled by Beck’s prank call was Beck’s own wife, Claire, who had been friends with Kelly’s wife since the two worked together at WPGC.And this gem by Beck where he claims liberals are revolutionaries and tells his audience they have to "shoot them in the head."Everybody needs a hero. Your hero mocks women who have miscarriages and tells people to murder those they disagree with.No. Don't shut this crazy man up. Let him continue to talk and expose himself for the rodeo clown that he is, and that he himself has said he is.Your hero.

  6. soapster says:

    So Shaw, who's your hero?

  7. Shaw Kenawe says:

    I don't have "heroes." I've admired certain men and women who have been heroic facing down evil and injustice (Churchill comes to mind as does Liu Xiaobo). But I'm a realist and understand even the heroic have feet of clay.We're all flawed, but some people, like Beck, IMHO, are nothing more than cynics and that's unforgivable.

  8. Beth says:

    Great thing about YouTube is you can cut parts out so you can take them out of context.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aaxCkN4h2YAs for his earlier radio shows, IF you actually listened to Glenn or read things he has written, he has admitted his mistakes publically many times, he doesn't run and hide from them. He was an alcoholic and drug abuser in his earlier career, so I am sure he was high when he made that call. And his first wife divorced him. That is what he talks about in this book, to try to help others see that even if you make mistakes, you can change your life.So, yes, that does make him a hero in my book. It isn't easy to admit the things he has admitted and rise above them. I think 9-11 changed his perspective greatly, and now the assault on our freedoms is one that he is fighting for, and God bless him that he is.

  9. soapster says:

    9/11 didn't change his perspective. If it had and he was truly genuine about "questioning with boldness", he wouldn't demonize the 9/11 truthers the way he does.

  10. Beth says:

    Disagreeing doesn't mean demonizing, but Glenn also always tells his listeners to do their own homework, so if you have Soapie and come to a different conclusion than Glenn then that is fine.

  11. soapster says:

    I don't believe I was demonizing anyone I just happen to disagree with Glenn on a number of issues and question his "libertarian" credentials. He may come across as something quite different than Hannity but then he's no Rockwell either.

  12. Beth says:

    Clarification Soapie – you said Glenn "demonizes" truthers, so I was saying that his disagreeing with truthers is not demonizing them. I didn't mean you were demonizing Glenn.

  13. I admit that I'm not a fan of Glenn Beck.That said, his life story about beating back addiction and other woes is one of individual strength and non-reliance on The Nanny State.

  14. Beth says:

    Yes, AOW, that is my point said much more succinctly than I what I wrote. See, people like Shaw have to hate him because he doesn't fit their mold that only the government can help people. No, people can do things themselves if you let them!Jesus forgives anyone who asks, but Shaw, the atheist that she is, I guess doesn't believe in forgiveness either.

  15. soapster says:

    Of course it was an expression. Beck doesn't really demonize them in a literal sense. Regardless, Beck has hard some very specific opinions about the 9/11 truth movement and, for a man who talks about finding the truth, some unflattering commentary which led in fact to a lawsuit for defamation against him.

  16. BB-Idaho says:

    "It is we conservatives who know we each within ourselves can be the best we can be if we motivate ourselves and work towards the goals we want to set and hopefully reach."..you preclude us hard working libs?

  17. Beth says:

    BB, it is hard working libs like you that I don't understand why you are liberal at all, why do you think you are able to take care of yourself but you think that all other Americans need the government to be their nanny and prop them up?

  18. Shaw Kenawe says:

    "See, people like Shaw have to hate him because he doesn't fit their mold that only the government can help people. No, people can do things themselves if you let them!"As ususal, Beth, you're wrong. I don't hate Beck anymore than I would had a gerbil. The other nonsense you wrote about me is just that: nonsense. My family and I have helped ourselves and thrived without government assistance. You make assumptions based on your own prejudices and no facts."Jesus forgives anyone who asks, but Shaw, the atheist that she is, I guess doesn't believe in forgiveness either."This is most unkind, Beth. But I'm used to your unkindnesses. I don't understand your meanness, but that's something you need to live with.Meanwhile, I forgive you your unkind statements about me, someone about whom you know nothing.

  19. Beth says:

    My family and I have helped ourselves and thrived without government assistance.Which again begs the question, if YOU can do it, why don't you think most others can do it???? That is the great question I would like a liberal to answer, because it perplexes me!And, what does gerbils have to do with anything???As for forgiveness, in your own words you said "We're all flawed, but some people, like Beck, IMHO, are nothing more than cynics and that's unforgivable."What was that about me being unkind? I was just pointing out that you are unforgiving, which you are!

  20. BB-Idaho says:

    "I don't understand why you are liberal at all, why do you think you are able to take care of yourself but you think that all other Americans need the government to be their nanny and prop them up?" I guess it depends on who needs it and who gets it. The US spends$20 Billion a year onwelfare, much of which issingle parent families,some of whom work but still need food stamps.A couple years back, wespent $700 Billion bailing out Wall Street Banks-this year those banks gave outa record $135 Billion inbonuses. I guess from an accounting standpoint, itis about how much $$ and who gets the $$ from the gov't 'nanny'. Me, I'd rather help the latest young family sleeping in the church basement..bankers don't need my help.

  21. Beth says:

    Well glory hallelujah, BB, you think like a conservative then! We don't want the government deciding who to give our money to, WE should be deciding who we give OUR money to! Because I don't want it going to bail out bankers, either, I would rather help the young family, too!

  22. soapster says:

    Why does money need to forcibly be taken from those who earn it and by way of government bureaucrats need to then be given to anyone else?

  23. Z-man says:

    Shaw: "This is the man you admire."I guess that could have been addressed to me. Admiration has nothing to do with it just that the few times I listened to his radio show I can objectively say the man has a talent for entertainment and wry commentary. It made the drive to wherever I was going more enjoyable, that's all.

  24. Shaw Kenawe says:

    Beth,If you don't understand the difference between what you said about me and what I said about Beck, then I can't help you.Z-man. You enjoy being entertained by a rodeo clown who essentially declared that anyone who believes anything he says is an idiot? ''I'm a rodeo clown. It takes great skill.''—Glenn Beck, New York Times interview, March 29, 2009 ''I say on the air all time, 'if you take what I say as gospel, you're an idiot.''—Glenn Beck, New York Times, March 29, 2009 There are so many people to admire in this country. Z-man and Beth admire Beck.

  25. Z-man says:

    So what's wrong with those quotes Shaw? It shows the man has a self-deprecating kind of humor. Have you ever listened to his radio show Shaw? All I'm saying is if you were living in a cave and didn't know who the man was and listened a few times you'd say he's a very talented individual. Liberals are revolutionaries? when you get down to the bare nubs that's really not so remarkable a statement, not like Elvis riding the Loch Ness Monster let's say:)

  26. Beth says:

    You are wrong, Shaw, as usual, that New York Times piece was not an interview with Glenn Beck, so surprise, surprise, his words are taken out of context. Get your sources straight next time.

  27. Shaw Kenawe says:

    No, Beth. You're wrong.Here's the entire NYTimes article with the Glenn Beck quotes I cited.You won't read it, preferring to admire a talking gerbil instead. LOL!It's okay. Everyone has to admire someone. You choose to admire a clown.

  28. Beth says:

    LOL LOL LOL Shaw, you listed two quotes from a March, 2009 New York Times article and then say you got it from a links to a September, 2010 interview. Really, how stupid.

  29. Beth says:

    But even if the quotes were given in March, 2009, you still cannot get the context of when Glenn said it, and he is a much different person now. If you listened to him you would understand.

  30. Z-man says:

    Here's what I've done Shaw, I've listened to the man all the time reserving judgement. Is the Obama Administration full of radicals and is Obama himself a radical? Well isn't that really in the eye of the beholder? I've listened to the man and one day I'd say maybe he made an extreme conclusion and another day I'd go but what if he's right? To have a really open mind you really have to consider all the possibilities and only Time will tell whether Obama is a radical or Beck is a fool. What makes Beck's theory plausible though is if you chart a kind of political line/spectrum if you will with complete conservatism/libertarianism on one end and rank socialism at the other I think many would say Obama lies somewhere past the midway mark towards the socialist end so I'd say if Obama really wants to undermine Beck once and for all simply become more conservative.

  31. soapster says:

    To think of Obama and really any politician in terms of right vs. left or conservative vs. progressive or whatever astounds me really.The fundamental question is "Who do they work for?" Obama works for Wall Street (check his cabinet member for crying out loud). Obama represents the bankers hands down. Anyone who's studied the history of banking knows that bankers don't take sides. Look at the Rothchilds, JP Morgan, Rockefellers. They've funded both sides of a conflict just as they do today.

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