Some see, few know, many choose to wander aimlessly in a fog, devoid of sunlight. I seek the light of day and leave the others to their chosen realm of ignorance. They are the ones who have brought this great nation down. I write only for the benefit of those who possess the courage required to restore our birthright.
Friday, April 18, 2014
GLENN BECK'S LAST STAND
Were I given the challenge to describe Americans in one word, I would have to decline that challenge. However, were the option to define Americans in ten words; I am up to that, and surely one of those words would be 'Fickle'. Read on and I shall explain why.
I look about and see a people divided such as they have not been since the first American Civil War and believe that the second such event is about eighteen to twenty four months away. This would be an excellent time for all of us who still believe in the Constitution to develop a sense of solidarity that will act as a bond in the coming struggle, but that bond is dissolving and now a great rift occurred. That rift has been created by one of our greatest leaders in throwing down a gauntlet before us. I speak of none other than Glenn Beck.
In the past I have written essays in which I disagreed with Glenn on one issue or the other and wondered if readers would unfriend me for having the gall to disagree with him. Needless to say I expressed my views nonetheless and if that cost me friends then I can only say "Oh well." Today, in throwing down that gauntlet and telling those who disagree with him to unfriend him I cannot help but feel that Glenn has in essence told us 'My way or the highway.', leading me once again to disagree with this man that I so admire. Now he has angered many and no doubt some have abandoned him due to his views over non violence in the face of our government's persecution.
In all honesty I have not watched Beck's program in over three months but have not cancelled my subscription due to the fact that we all owe him a debt of gratitude that we shall never be able to repay. He is the one man who stood before America and tried to create a sense of unity, a bond of patriotism, and a belief that we could prevail.
He is the man who warned us about George Soros, Agenda 21, and the communist and Islamic infiltration of the U.S. Government. Needless to say he was well aware of the fact that he was going in harm's way in his efforts to educate America about the dangers we face, and he shed light on the the glory and the mistakes that are part of history of this once great nation.
I fear that Glenn Beck is becoming an anachronism, a part of our past, and a great teacher that simply cannot come to terms with the harsh reality that most certainly lies before us, but I will not fault the man for this. We face civil war and in denying the fact, Glenn is taking himself out of the real picture, and this saddens me. He keeps referring to the great successes of Martin Luther King, and Gandhi, and using their accomplishments to further promote his own dream of a peaceful solution. Glenn Beck is a man of peace and in confronting the reality before us he is in denial.
Sadly there is a great difference in the problems faced by MLK and Gandhi and what we deal with today. Dr. King had the strong support of most of the GOP, all of the blacks of America and the bulk of the white people. As for Gandhi he had the support of the liberals of England, the fact that the British Empire was in retreat, and the fact that the many millions in India wanted a peaceful solution but had an alternative idea in place should passive resistance fail.
A peaceful political solution worked for these two men who promoted peace because of the support they garnered. What support do we have? Damn little! A civil war is taking place within the GOP as the Tea Party tries to elect patriots and the bulk of our Republican leaders are following the Democrats into the world of socialism, political correctness, multiculturalism, and amnesty.
Glenn was a great leader, and deserves the credit for a large part of the awareness we have today, but events have outpaced his passive views, and we are learning that the more passive we behave the more aggressive does this administration react.
In his monologue Glenn told us that we outnumber them. He is a good hearted man with good intentions but he frequently gives in to his wishful thinking. We most certainly do not outnumber them or we would have thrown Hussein out of the White House in 2012, and now in 2014 things are far worse as yet more arrive here from the Middle East and south of our southern border. Couple that with the fact that many of our people who were gainfully employed in 2008 now cannot find work, leaving them largely dependent on a growing government.
No ... we do not outnumber them. Every day they grow stronger and we grow weaker. The one and only thing that we have going for us is that we, the patriots of America, are well armed and recent events in Nevada have proven that many of us are quite prepared to fight for the liberties we are daily being deprived of.
As mentioned earlier I quit watching Glenn's program months ago. I seek knowledge and at one point he was one of the best sources available. Today his program is far more about religion and being passive than revealing the facts I seek. I am not being critical. We are what we are and Glenn Beck is quite simply not cut out for the only thing that has any hope of restoring our rights; and that is revolution.
The first that I heard about his latest discourse came in the form of this link that an internet friend posted. I cannot help but disagree with some of the things that he had to say and in the following I shall quote him verbatim and show how I disagree with a fine and loyal American patriot.
He stated "I will tell you I believe in the Second Amendment, and I will defend myself. I believe in the rights that we have. But I will tell you more than I believe in my rights, I believe in the responsibilities that we have to God. And God does not call anyone to anger. God does not call anyone to vengeance ever, ever, ever."
Thus far I have heard no one calling for 'vengeance', only an expression of a willingness to fight for our rights. Glenn has always praised the American rebels who fought at Lexington and Concord. Those men had also long pursued a peaceful solution but it failed, resulting in the battles we now recall as glorious. What would this nation, or colonies, be today had those men not gone into harm's way, and instead continued to seek a peaceful solution where none was available? I cannot believe that there is a peaceful solution to the ambitions of Obama and his mentor George Soros, and unlike Glenn, do not believe in divine intervention. Election day 2012 demonstrated what that belief did to Glenn Beck.
Yes, without a doubt I disagree with Glenn Beck's insistence on non violence when it is becoming quite obvious that peaceful protests amount to nothing in the eyes of this administration. However, while so many attack him, if I must be his lone supporter then so be it, for as I mentioned at the beginning of this essay, Americans are fickle.
How far do think the Tea Party could have come without Glenn Beck promoting it? All of the MSM with the exception of Fox News, were anti Tea Party, choosing to ignore their rallies when they could and downplaying the vast numbers of people present in those rallies they could not ignore. Glenn Beck was the man who empowered the Tea Party, and the rest of Fox News followed his lead. How many signs did you see in those early day rallies that simply said 'Glenn Beck For President'? In those days Glenn was to the American conservative what the Statue of Liberty was to the European immigrants. They flocked to the only light they could find in an otherwise darkened world and we did the same with Glenn Beck
A few minutes ago I ran across one of our 'patriot' websites 'Clash Daily', and the headline was "Teaparty.Org 'Have You Unfriended Glenn Beck Yet Over His Bundy Comments?" In the comments section there is a remark about Glenn being a moron. That troubles me and I just can't get the word 'fickle' out of my mind. Other comments that I have seen tell me that Beck is a fraud, a liberal, a Democrat, and a troll. I have not yet seen the word 'coward' applied but have no doubt that it is out there somewhere on the internet.
I just checked the original Tea Party link that announced Glenn Beck's stand on the Bundy affair and if those comments are indicative of the nation's attitude then Glenn Beck is a ruined man. If so, I do not believe that he will ever harbor any regrets about the stand that he has taken. I do not agree with his stand but tell you this: Glenn Beck is a man of honor and a man of principle. He is also a man of peace, never will the day come when he will be a warrior. It is simply not in him.
I look back over history and think of General George McClellan during the Civil War. Most Americans look down on that man and Lincoln fired him at one point, couldn't get anyone better, again gave him command and then had to fire him again. McClellan's great contribution to the Union's effort was that he trained a magnificent army. He made certain that his men got what they needed and he pushed them to their limits in training. He created the Army of the Potomac. McClellan was an organizer, second to none, and his men loved him, but when it came to leading them into battle he fell flat on his face. Lincoln had to wait for men such as Grant and Sherman before any progress could be made toward restoring the Union.
McClellan did for his men what Glenn Beck has done for us. Both gave their all in the endeavor and I salute both for their contributions, and fault neither for not doing what they could not do.
Many now believe Glenn to be wrong and are hurling invectives at him. I too believe that he is wrong but recall a line from the New Testament, "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone." When this nation was first forming, delegates from the colony approached George Washington and asked him to become our first President. It is said that he replied "Have I not already done enough for my country?" I am of the opinion that Glenn Beck could say the same.
He led us out of darkness and taught us so very many so very much. He simply cannot lead us into battle. For that we need someone like Allen West. Had it not been for Glenn Beck I have no doubt that we would already be living under the iron boot of communism. He bought us time, and gave us hope and unity, and now that the paradigm is changing he can lead no more. Glenn is a teacher, not a warrior. He is not leaving us; the changing world is leaving him, and perhaps that is as it should be. Moses never made it to the Promised Land either.
Addendum: Over the years we have all seen Glenn Beck making predictions and the vast majority have already come to pass. Some of us seem to be cursed with foresight. Glenn is certainly in that category. One of the last episodes that I watched on his program he and his guests were talking about civil war in America. Glenn commented that the occurrence in the 21st century would be nothing like our first Civil War, that it would be more like the French Revolution with roaming mobs and mass murders and executions.
He sees the same future that I do and I have long hoped that the death toll is less than six million of our citizens, but to be perfectly honest, I fear that this is wishful thinking on my part. Few can imagine just how horrid the situation is really going to be. Glenn can, and that is why he is going into denial and saying that our only hope is divine intervention. That was his hope for election day as well.
In general I post Suggested Reading at the end of an essay. On this one I chose not to as my concern for Glenn was far more important than promoting my own efforts. Now a few days after originally publishing the above, a comment from a reader led my back to that original essay. Allow me to refer you to my previous thought that I wrote about Glenn on my original site Freedom Rings 1776:
Glenn Beck Is Not About To Surrender
Of Abraham Lincoln, Glenn Beck and Liberty