Well guys, just when you thought it was safe as long as you avoided the chick movies and films about dying athletes, rabid dogs, and departing aliens, for crying out loud, you couldn’t be further from the truth. Read more and hear the songs that can make a grown man cry.

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by Bob Langham

Glenn Beck is the modern day equivalent of Evel Knievel. They are both showmen offering the empty enticement of spectacle. Evel Knievel wore a cape and a star emblazoned jumpsuit and fed red meat to the lowest most primitive urges in the fans that flocked to his shows like vultures to a busy stretch of road. He performed record leaps over cars and busses, undeterred by fear, to the mindless delight of his fans.

Glenn Beck wears a suit, wraps himself in the stars and stripes, and feeds red meat to the lowest most primitive urges of his fans, who also flock to his shows like vultures to a busy stretch of road. He performs record leaps in logic, undeterred by facts, to the mindless delight of his fans.

But even Evel Knievel was honest about who he was – a showman, a daredevil, nothing more. He didn’t masquerade as a thinker, or prophet of and for the people. He knew and accepted the limits and the price of his chosen profession. He realized the crowds would cheer when he cleared the jump and landed safely on the other side. However, it must have kept him awake at night knowing that the crowds would cheer just as loud or even louder if he crashed and burned and didn’t walk away. Maybe, it is the burden of this truth combined with a generous dose of carnival theatrics that causes Glenn Beck to cry in public so uncontrollably and so often.

-Bobman