Call me crazy Go to hell.


Brennan Stebbins

It’s an interesting time we live in.

That’s something every generation says, and I won’t claim that my generation is any more special than the others, but there’s definitely something unique about this day and age.

The protests in Tunisia and Egypt have led to the downfall of two longtime presidents, and the unrest is spreading to other nations in the middle east and north Africa.

But even with all the turmoil, some things never change. Like political commentary.

Glenn Beck, guardian of the far right, villain to the left, savior to the uninformed, wasn’t about to let a global news event like this one go by without taking advantage.

Yes, in case you missed it, Beck claimed the protests in Egypt were orchestrated by Communists and Islamic fundamentalists joining together to overthrow capitalism and create a new world order.

But don’t call him crazy.

“And you want to call me crazy?” Beck said during his television show monologue. “Go to hell. Call me crazy all you want.”

This is the reason I both love and loath Glenn Beck.

First off, a question.

What’s up with all the Communist talk all of a sudden? I thought Communism was last seen as a threat when the Berlin Wall was still standing.

Apparently the Communists don’t go down easy. They’ve just been plotting for more than 20 years for their next big scheme: bringing down Egypt and archrival capitalism.

It all makes sense.

And when and where were these meetings between the Communists and Islamic fundamentalists?  

Back to the point.

I certainly support Beck’s right to do what he does and say what he says. That doesn’t mean I won’t criticize him for it.

Beck has made his fame and fortune by preying on the innocent and misleading millions.

He is sensationalistic. He makes wild accusations with no proof to back them up. He incites hatred.

It’s always disappointing when I see people base their entire political, religious and even social lives off of one man’s opinion.

People follow Beck blindly and equate him to a prophet.

I have no problems with people listening to Beck, taking note of his opinions and doing their own independent research into his accusations.

If, after their own investigation, people find they agree with Beck’s point of view, then I’m happy they’ve found someone they agree with.

But I do have a problem with people listening and watching Beck religiously and taking every word he says to be Biblical truth.

Of course, there’s also a third group of people who listen to and watch Glenn Beck, and this is the group I belong to.

I listen for shits and giggles.