Glen Beck, the Ringmaster
Who here likes the circus? Elephants and clowns and tigers and idiots shooting themselves out of cannons? It’s a good ol’ time, isn’t it. A nice way to spend a boring afternoon. You can buy some popcorn and a soda and sit there and just be entertained for a few moments in what amounts to be a rather short and sometimes dull life. It’s completely pointless, but it’s still kind of enjoyable.
Now for a curve ball; this post is not actually about the fun of the circus! As much as I love the circus, and despite the fact that I could easily spend a couple minutes writing about the joys of the circus, you, my relatively stupid reader, probably came to this blog for some attempted intellectual political insight. So that’s what I’m going to give.
Glen Beck is basically the ringmaster of the circus. He should put on a top hat on his show to symbolize this. Why? He’s an entertainer. He’s a diversion. You go to the circus to take a couple minutes to be entertained, you don’t go and expect deep unbiased political analysis. Sure, he’ll give you deep political analysis if you want it, but take it with a grain of salt. How many times have you heard the ringmaster say that after the lion trainer was born he was taken and raised by a mother lion as a cub? Maybe not that exact line, but the point is that they can make shit up because it sounds good. In reality that guy screwing with the lion is probably the seventh or eighth hobo they kidnapped and forced into the job because all of the previous ones were eaten.
Don’t get me wrong, I said before how much I love the circus. Glen Beck is great. I watch his show sometimes and I’m entertained, but anyone who goes there for their news is retarded. Anyone who takes his opinions as fact I have zero respect for. Obviously they’re too stupid to contribute to everyday society. To briefly change up my analogy mid-stride, the person who views Glen Beck as anything but an entertainer is like a 40 year old guy who sees a magic show and starts spreading the word about how the magician can really do magic.
This goes for all partisan entertainers, conservative or liberal. Including me. Anyone who uses my blog or any blog as their sole news source needs to expand. When you have a firm grasp of unbiasness (not a word) you can gain the privilege of watching Glen Beck or reading The (equally successful) Neoconservatarian.