But you made a lot of cash, so you're good.
Much of the media is heck bent on dividing this country.Many of the
American people are bent on dividing this country.Lots of people on this
board are bent on dividing this country.Is it good for America? You
know the answer.There is nothing wrong with having political
differences. But, all too often, they are purely partisan.Bill
Clinton said it best. "It takes some brass to attack a guy for doing what
you did"And we see it daily in politics. We beat up
the other party for doing the exact same thing as our party. We struggle to
find a nuance that makes what they did worse.If you cant find fault
with your party or person, while not finding anything worthwhile with the other,
you are partisan. If you need to make personal attacks on the other guy, you
are a partisan.In the end, there is really very little that
separates how the two parties have historically governed. So, I am
perplexed at how there is so much partisan support for either party, when in
reality, they are so similar.It is killing this country. Are you
contributing to it?
Linus. There is scripture in the Book of Mormon that talks about destroying the
rules and regulations of the government that were put in place for the benefit
of the people. There is a place for a degree of regulation, especially in the
banking and financial industry. We deregulated the savings and loan industry in
the 80s and many institutions collapsed. Why is Glenn Beck so against
gov't regulation when lack of regulation led to the financial collapse of
It's interesting how opponents (critics) of conservative ideology are
always the first to jump in and on an article about a conservative principle or
person. It's also somewhat humorous how these same people
complain about a person like Glenn Beck being a big factor in dividing our
country whenever they truthfully talk about the problems in America. But when
that person (Beck in this case) humbly talks about changing more toward what his
antagonists have been clamoring for, they reverse themselves and start claiming
that Beck never did have much influence. That's called talking out
the both sides of one's mouth... just what Beck's critics often do.
His critics in this comment column have just proved as much.
Wow! Glenn Beck talking about how influential Glenn Beck is...that's weird?
Good grief. For years now we have all been hearing that conservatives on radio
and FOX have been dividing the country. Now, some of you claim that people like
Limbaugh and Hannity and Beck have had no influence. So what is it? They have
no infuence or just no negative influence? I guess Glenn would be happy to know
that what he believes to have been a negative is not so after all. Truth is
about all these media voices and outlets is that they only reflect what a lot of
people really believe, but were afraid to express. If that were not the case,
their ratings would have doomed them long ago. Remember, the left has Ed
Shultz, Chris Matthews, Al Sharpton, and now of course Governor Cuomo who are
just as divisive from the liberal point of view. Moderate. Obama
is getting almost 20 million dollars, and Michelle some 12 million for their
memoirs after they leave the White House. Talk about putting money before
There are heros who are divicive, but they work a problem with constructive
critism and not just hate to get your opinion across.No one came into my
office with n issue unless they had suggestions to change. We work it together,
and not yell to anyone who would listen just whet was the issue.
I have never given Beck much credibility of being a well informed american and
if he has realized his orations of false impression of others then he is on the
path of recovery. In the many times I have heard him and his comments it was
apparent to me and it seems many others that he was being played a sucker by the
left wing and the government and internationals news media he had been trusting
to have some credibility.When you speak of diversity the very word
means divide and cultural diversity is a disaster if you rank a country by it.
Unification by historical assimialtion is a different diveseity than what Obama
is projecting. And this is where and how our country was divided, racial and
cultural discrimination was considered a right when assimilation was the means
to unite this country as a single culture of law and order.Its not
too late to reform and redirect his efforts and unification is the objective of
tea party and american citizens who have accepted our american culture as the
only culture that matters.
The country isn't torn apart. For him to think it is and to think he is
responsible for it is an illusion of grandeur.
I saw the interview, and in my opinion Glenn Beck greatly overstated his
contribution to the ideological divide in the United States. It sounded like
Linus, You are awesome. If most of the country is morally bankrupt
and support wrong principles I am going to call it like it is, even if it
Were the signers of the Declaration of Independence divisive? Was Lech Wallensa
divisive? Was Martin Luther King divisive. Were the Minutemen of Concord
divisive. Was Patrick Henry divisive?I'm sorry, but I
don't think there is a way to reconcile good and evil, regulation and
liberty, socialism and the pursuit of happiness, or self-reliance and entitled
dependency. Unity is good, but in the end, we must stand up for the unchanging
principles of agency.
The only division he actually did is that he stated the truth as he saw it and
called out corruption on both sides and people didn't like it. He also
showed to be consistant in that he didn't shill for either side an
unfortuantely that makes people mad to. Glenn unfortunately lives in a world
where the truth is what matters the good the bad and the ugly while the world
around him regardless of side lives by an arbitration of Terry Goodkinds Wizards
first rule in that people can and will believe anything because they want to
believe it or their afraid it might be. Unfortunately in a world which
increasingly seeks to redefine its morals to fit the times the cold hard truth
is the first casualty and neither side will face it. Its the same with the
religious cream puffs and secularist self decievers who spew platitudes of
rights without responsibilitry and sin without justice whether by God or nature.
Unfortunatley Edmund Burke is right we are in the apathetic to dependancy stage
of are society and unless we morally wake up again an accept reality Barbarism
and slavery are our destination.
Glenn Beck doesn't have the power to divide the country. Sorry Glenn.
I have to say, for the first time, I agree with Glenn.
Don't give yourself too much credit, glenn. As hard as you tried, it was
still a very small role.
I listen to Glenn Beck occasionally. His tone and message have not changed
since leaving Fox. So if he regrets contributing to the divisions within our
country while with Fox, he should be changing his tone and message now. I
don't see it. I sometimes cringe when I listen to his show, but do so to
get a perspective of the extremes. Obama provides the other side of the
extreme, as well as many cable news shows (in my opinion).I agree
there needs to be a change of effort, of dialogue. All sides need to put down
their pitch forks and work together in compromise to solve very difficult and
complex problems. These changes can best occur incrementally, again, my in my