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    So, I have heard lots of mentions of this Glenn Beck character on this board. The other day I had the opportunity to watch one of his stand-up shows online, so I took it. Well, I got about 30 mins in. Not. Funny.

    And let me point out right here that politically, I probably agree with more of his beliefs than less. This is about how he comes across, which, imo, is REALLY BAD.

    The 'jokes' were just completely lame. "I went to an airport in the northeast and the customs worked was like OMG A GUN!!! I'M SCARED! EEEE!" *cue uproarious laughter* All the jokes were like this. You could have boiled it down to "liberals are stupid, ha ha ha ha ha". It was lame comedy. Easy, simple, reductive, just bad.

    I feel the same way about 'liberal' comedians too, btw. "I went to Texas and they were all inbred racists with GUNS ah haha ha ha ha" It's NOT FUNNY.

    Then, I watched some of his clips on Youtube. OK, conservatives, I don't know, there's every possibility I'm 100% wrong on this but...is this the guy you want representing you? He's so...wet. "blub blub I lurve my country blub sniffle blub it's beautiful sniffle blub" I was genuinely embarassed for him. I almost can't believe stuff like that airs, but it must play to someone.

    I'm disappointed is my point. I was expecting more from this guy. He's a fucking wuss! I'll take Ann Coulter over this guy *any day,* simply because she has balls.

    NOTE: My reaction to him is personal, not political.

    Check this clip out, starting at about 1:55 (Beck stuff starts later)

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    Yeah it's pretty bad. The party has no leadership, or enticing candidates, so you get fruitcakes that incite the base instead.



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    I've never listen to him, John Steward, etc or any other political entertainer.

    If I want politics I'll read up on it, if I want something funny, I'll find real comedians.

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    I was bored one day and decided to watch his show on Fox news. He was incoherently shouting about how the Democrats kept claiming that Bush was a Fascist and only they could save the country. But now that the Democrats are in power, nothing really has changed. We're not heading into socialism as he warned before, but a form of "non-violent" Fascism. After he claimed that he was going to define "Fascism" in a short while was when I turned him off.

    I'm well read on many studies concerning the nature of Fascist ideology, and I'm not going to listen to some shock-jock pundit lecture me about it. Especially since he insists we're heading into "non-violent" Fascism, which is an oxymoron.

    I sympathise with the argument that the Democrats are not much better than the Republicans; but this ceaseless throwing around the terms "fascism" or "socialism" just needs to really stop. It'd be more accurate to term our system as a "Managerial" state; not fascist nor socialist per se.

    Helped reconvince me why I don't bother watching TV pundits; except for maybe Bill Moyers and the McLaughlin Group on occasion.

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    I listen to him for info, not to be my damn leader :/ . I have reservations over the issues of the political machinery and "political leaders", such that I'm not quite sure conservative values and principles really fit into it in the first place, at least not the way it's currently set up.

    But as far as Glenn goes, hes been pulling crazy ratings, so he must be doing something that appeals to most people (myself included), which is the only reasons we're even here mentioning "leader of the party" and "Glenn beck" in the same sentence/topic. Before he started talking about important geopolitical issues, he was a lowly shock jock and some manner of comedian. His comedy tours that he does EVER YEAR are a continuation of that former career position. I've never been interested in them personally.

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    I sympathise with the argument that the Democrats are not much better than the Republicans; but this ceaseless throwing around the terms "fascism" or "socialism" just needs to really stop. It'd be more accurate to term our system as a "Managerial" state; not fascist nor socialist per se.
    QFT. Put Beck and that jacked up pompous-face Olbermann in a cage naked and let 'em fight to the death. I'd watch that.

    Risen - no offense intended to you. And you're not missing anything re: Beck's 'comedy'.
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    When a group feels disenfranchised (like right-wingers after Obama was elected) they naturally turn to more novel and extreme ideas as a rallying point.

    In the end, I think Democrats benefit from all this Glenn Beck, Palin, Rush, and Michael Steele silliness. It alienates moderates and Independents as well as makes Democrats even more confident that the Right is full of morons, when that's not always the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peguy View Post
    I was bored one day and decided to watch his show on Fox news. He was incoherently shouting about how the Democrats kept claiming that Bush was a Fascist and only they could save the country. But now that the Democrats are in power, nothing really has changed. We're not heading into socialism as he warned before, but a form of "non-violent" Fascism. After he claimed that he was going to define "Fascism" in a short while was when I turned him off.

    I'm well read on many studies concerning the nature of Fascist ideology, and I'm not going to listen to some shock-jock pundit lecture me about it. Especially since he insists we're heading into "non-violent" Fascism, which is an oxymoron.

    I sympathise with the argument that the Democrats are not much better than the Republicans; but this ceaseless throwing around the terms "fascism" or "socialism" just needs to really stop. It'd be more accurate to term our system as a "Managerial" state; not fascist nor socialist per se.

    Helped reconvince me why I don't bother watching TV pundits; except for maybe Bill Moyers and the McLaughlin Group on occasion.
    Fascism and socialism are not absolute objects with a specific form, they are general terms used to generally describe general systems that people generally create. The only use of the words is in loosely comparing systems to each other, not actually DEFINING them for what they are. You of all people should know that after studying them as much as I know you have. What Glenn is pointing to is that it's moving towards something that would resemble a fascist system but without the violent coercion. Rather that comparing it to fascism, it would be more accurate to pinpoint all of the qualities our system may come to possess as a total set that is unique to our own situation, but people rarely do this anyway and just flippently compare real systems in the present to basic comparative definitions solely built upon observations of past systems and only truly applying to the past systems that spawned the definitions in the first place.

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    Glenn Beck doesn't understand either fascism or socialism. Still, he seems to be less of a megalomaniac than say... Bill O'Reilly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nebbykoo View Post
    Glenn Beck doesn't understand either fascism or socialism. Still, he seems to be less of a megalomaniac than say... Bill O'Reilly.
    Do you understand fascism or socialism? Or do you just suppose that you can identify the level of understanding one has about an issue which you yourself know little about?

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