I wanted to create a poll for this, but apparently I'm not authorized to do that because I find no tab for creating a poll for this topic. Oh well, here goes anyway...
Let me preface by acknowledging that many who post here believe the Fox News network is basically propaganda media for the Republican Party. As posted before in another thread, I don't think the fact that Fox has a heavy right-wing slant can be denied; just as it cannot be denied that ABC, CBS, and NBC do spinning of their own for the other side of the aisle. My question however, has to do with only 1 of the on-air personalities; Glenn Beck.
Before everybody starts hurling insults and dismissals, please hear me out. I may watch parts of other programs on Fox from time to time, but Beck is the only one that I listen to. That is not to say I'm a murky eyed, hypnotized, dribbling idiot when watching his program either. He is just as capable of mistakes and manipulation as the rest of us. What I'm saying is that, to me, he seems like the one who is digging for and finding the most truth about what's really going on than anybody else I've seen, heard, or read in the past few months. Kind of like orangetom1999 on tv. He also voices my thoughts that the current economic/unemployment crisis has little to do with Dems. vs. Repubs. and more to do with continuing an agenda for this country that was probably thought up and planned sometime in the late 19th century.
Perhaps that's too much conspiracy and it sidetracks the thread, but it's relevance is apparent in the main scope of Beck's daily program; which is there indeed exists a well organized, highly connected group of powerful people who want this country to, quite literally, fail. Why? Probably for nothing other than human greed and lust for power and control. How? Does anybody need to be reminded of the big corporate bailouts at the end of 2008 where members of Congress were told they had to vote for it immediately or there would be a world financial meltdown? If you think we are 'out of the woods' now like the Obama admin. would have you believe and nothing like that would ever happen, I urge you to reexamine exactly why you think that and encourage further research into what is actually happening in the world today; not just on Wall Street or what the msm reports.
Anyway; I know many of you think this is complete nonsense and Beck is a total whack-job who engages in self-delusional conspiracy fear mongering for the masses and that is your right of course, but I ask you to temporarily put aside your preconceived notions and ask yourself this - IF there is truth to his contention of people actually wanting America to fail in a big way, DOES IT MATTER?
"History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and its issuance." - James Madison