I get hammered by a good many people because I regularly reference Glenn Beck, but – so far – I’ve yet to hear a rational reason for why I shouldn’t trust him. Personally, I think I understand why these people attack him, but I thought it might be time to explain why I think these people are wrong by explaining why I trust the man. So, let’s have a little chat about Glenn Beck.
I first “discovered” the man when my local radio station replaced Gallagher’s show. This was about 11-12 years ago now. At first, I hated the man. I thought he was an ass-clown. But he was all we had for that two hour block before Rush came on, so I listened because talk radio is what my guys wanted to listen to in the shop.
Eventually, Beck started to slide into his exploration of what eventually became some of the best research into our nation’s history that I’ve ever encountered. But, at first, I disagreed with the information he was presenting – especially the take he was starting to put on it. Still a ditto-head, I realized early on that, if Beck was right, I (and my “conservative” idols) was wrong about what I believed. So I set out to use what I had learned about logic to do my own research so I could prove Beck was all wet. I started by doing exactly what he told me to do: I started reading the things he was reading.
For the first few years, I had to play a lot of catch-up. But, by the time Beck was on FOX, I was up to speed – and I had quit objecting to what he was trying to teach people and especially to his take on what it meant. I stopped objecting because he was telling the truth, and the historic record proved it. Being a philosopher first, I simply cannot deny objective reality. So, though I didn’t like it, I started to branch out in my own research and quickly discovered that Beck isn’t telling us everything I suspect he knows. The truth is, things are much worse than Beck is telling us – MUCH worse.
Then Beck started making predictions…and they started coming to pass exactly as he said they would. He has always told us his timing is bad, but what he said would happen has happened, and pretty much the way he told us it would. What’s more, he has been accurate more than 85% of the time, and of the 15% or so of his predictions that have not happened, that’s just it: they haven’t happened yet.
You knew Obama was a Marxist, and that his past has been dominated by Marxists.
You knew his closest friends and political advisers are Marxist revolutionaries, several of them guilty of subversion and domestic terrorism.
If you had been listening to Beck, you made a killing on gold and saved yourself from severe losses in the stock market before the crash.
You knew the “Arab Spring” was about the creation of the Caliphate (and still is).
You knew about the IRS being used to attack Obama’s political enemies years ago.
You knew about Obama’s surveillance of the media (and every individual in this nation) several years ago.
You knew Benghazi was about gun running to Al Qaeda 48 hours after it happened.
You also knew that the people responsible for so much of what is happening are Progressives…
And that Progressives dominate BOTH Parties…
And that Republicans are just as guilty of subverting this nation and the rule of law as Democrats.
And you know so much more. So, why do so many people have a problem with Beck?
Well, before he started to become effective in teaching America about the hidden agendas at work in this nation, he was one of the top 10 “Most Admired People” in America. But then, Beck started to succeed in what he was trying to do: SOUND THE ALARMS! That’s when the Alinsky tactics started – from both sides of the political isle – and, now, he is thought of by many Americans as a clown. Yet, the man cites his sources and tells you not to trust him: to check it for yourself. He doubles over backward to present an open, honest and trust worthy character. And he is loud and proud when he makes mistakes – admitting to and correcting them as the lead in his show(s). Who else can any of us point to in our media today that does all this?
Then there are Beck’s new media outlets. His news organization, The Blaze, has been delivering us the stories we just now hear from the “legacy media” for years now. In truth, there is nothing new in the news today – not if you have been paying attention to Beck’s people. And many of Beck’s people are well known in the “legacy media.” He even hired the head of the HufPo to run the Blaze. But no one wants to cite or credit him – not even the right. Limbaugh ignores him, but you know what he most likely thinks of Beck by what his close friend, Mark Levin, says about Beck (Levin calls him the ass-clown). Ask yourself why this is: why would all sides be so adamantly opposed to Beck’s voice and obsessed with destroying his credibility? Well, for me, the answer is simple: because he is telling the truth and the truth does not reflect well on anyone in power. And, for me, this is enough to trust Beck (but I still check most everything he says for myself – and he’s still 99.99% dead on target).
Now, don’t get me wrong: Beck still says things I disagree with, but they are mostly matters of opinion. If you follow my blog posts, you should know this. But even there, he generally corrects himself fairly quickly. This is why I cite and trust Glenn Beck, and why – if you value reason and the truth – you should consider making him a part of your news routine. Because, honestly, if you don’t, you’re a mushroom.