I really hate giving Glen Beck attention. Actually, I really hate giving any of the talking heads that are the faces of politics these days attention. But it needs to be done. Beck and others like him, including Limbaugh and even (as sorry as I am to say it) Jon Stewart on occasion, are ruining american politics.
This isn't about their political affiliation, I'm libertarian, and even if I wasn't, I wouldn't attack someone for believing differently from me, that's how our country is supposed to be run. But what I am attacking is the cult of personality thing they have running.
Everyone knows about them. And they don't say the kind of things that will change anyone's mind about an issue. What they do is make the people who agree with them happy, and piss off everyone who doesn't. See, whether you agree with them or not, they get attention. That attention gives them money. So they benefit from doing everything they can to piss people off who don't agree with them, and from telling their supporters what they want to hear. Then they can call their opponents names, and hope that will sway voters, while convincing their own supporters to vote for people and laws they know little about.
This is a very funny man.
You still should not base your
political opinion on him.
I think the only way our political system actually works is by getting people who know what's going on to vote, not encouraging those who don't to do the same. People decide they either like this person's style, or the way they portray their affiliation, and decide to follow their party based on that. Getting information from these shows is pointless, because either side is incredibly biased, and the only smart thing to do is find your own information on matters you care about and not vote on things you don't.
So please. If you don't like Rush Limbaugh Bill O'Reilly, or Glen Beck, don't watch them. Don't wait for them to do something stupid and attack it. They aren't, for the most part, what intelligent conservatives agree with, they're caricatures. And if you really hate them that much, stop feeding them money.
Evan Wilson is a pretty ok guy. He is very laid back and has a number of hobbies, none of which are really any of your business. He is world renowned for rocking this party eight days a week, starring in the hit tv show Days of our Lives, and lying. He really wishes he hadn't written about politics, but it was late and he was tired, and hey, what are you gonna do?