Glenn Beck stokes the fire of extremism while verging on mania. He appeals to that portion of America that are insecure while pointing the finger at what he decides is the cause. There is a danger when someone with the media reach of Beck can appeal to the fears and insecurities of people who are loosing their jobs or can't find a job and need scape goats to blame.
He creatively draws fictional connections between unrelated events and people to substantiate his position. The truth, the facts and the real issues have nothing to do with Beck's mania. He uses all the code words and suggestive language tapping into the racial hatred that still exists in America and attracts those that would do violence.
What he does is not commentary he uses incendiary language that appeals to people's baser instincts while stoking the fires of fear and hatred.
This is a no brainer, in fact the arguments are stupid. What is wrong with all Americans having health care? Nothing, it is a good thing. It is not socialism, it is social responsibility. The insurance companies are ripping off Americans. It is time to make health care affordable and fix what is bad about the health care system. The Republicans are opposed to health care, why? They are paid by the insurance industry to oppose it. Folks don't get seriously sick, because the insurance company you have will find a loop hole or some previous condition that they can point to to deny you coverage, and they will let you die. Look at their history.
Republicans opposed the social security system, fought hard against it. Millions of Americans now benefit from it and their lives would be poorer without it. The Republicans opposed medicare big time. In fact it took thirty years for the Democrats to pass it. It is now the main insurance program for millions of seniors and people with disabilities. Most Americans would oppose the ending of social security or medicare. Now the Democrats want to fix the health care system, it's time has come.
Muslims in America
Wow, the Republicans, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck and the rest of the radical Right have rounded on Muslims. Why not intern all Muslims in America like we did the Japanese in World War Two? If it was up to the Conservative Republicans that is exactly what would happen. The Republicans are insulting all honest law abiding Muslims in America and it is wrong, just wrong. These Americans don't deserve the Republicans smears. Muslims have served in the American military for over a hundred years and died in the defense of this country and to attack all Muslim Americans for an act of one man is to demean their patriotism and sacrifice. It is not want America is about and it hurts us all. America is the a nation of inclusion and to turn against a part of that America, Muslims, is an injustice to fellow Muslim Americans and all Americans.