What does the rest of the world look like? Glenn reflects on his Mexican vacation

Last week, Glenn and his family headed south of the border for a week on the beach in Mexico. Staying at a friend’s home in the resort city of Puerto Vallarta, Glenn could not help but notice the abject poverty that existed in a major metropolis not all that far from the U.S. border. On radio this morning, Glenn explained that he returned to the United States fearful he had just witnessed our country’s future. The thing that has always made America different, the thing that has always made America great is our Constitution. But if we continue further down the road we are on, the U.S. will be no different than any other failed socialist country in the world.

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I spent my vacation in Mexico, and I haven’t been to Mexico in I don’t know how long. I think it’s been at least 10 years… But my wife planned a 50th birthday party for me, so we went down to a friend who had a vacation place down there… It was an eye-opening experience. Mexico has changed.

I was down to Puerto Vallarta. The situation there is nothing short of tragic. It’s really truly amazing the abject poverty. It is mind-boggling. I talked to the guy who was driving us from the airport, and we had quite a conversation between the two of us. He made $12 a day… We looked at the buildings and, not kidding you, the machine gun turrets on top of some of the buildings, the shanties that were around and the people begging in the middle of the street. Going from car to car…

But I couldn’t help but think: Southern California is just right up the coast. It’s not very far at all. What happens at the border? What is the difference between our two countries? And it is certainly not the people. I asked the driver… what’s going on here and not in the United States or vice versa. What’s the difference between that border? He thought for a while. And I was shocked. He said: Resources. You know, [the U.S. has] oil and good land. It’s our good land and it’s our oil? Really… The growing season mostly tropical Mexico is nearly year-round. Are they really hampered by a lack of resources or is there something else at play here?

The answer, of course, is something I’ve been thinking about all week… It’s not our oil resources. We have been greatly blessed with those things. But there are many nations who have great natural resources. So what is it? What is it that sets us apart? You know the answer. I know the answer. It’s the Constitution of the United States. That’s what it is. That’s what spread this throughout the world: The Constitution.

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Now, I was going to the WalMart about three days in, and I happened to talk to another driver. And I said, ‘What is it about your country versus our country?’ He said, ‘Our country, our government, keeps you down. Our government doesn’t allow you to be able to be who you are.’ He said this to me as we were driving by a vegetable stand that the government owns. And forces all of the farmers to sell all of their vegetables at this particular government-owned vegetable stand. They don’t allow you to be who you are… Everybody in Mexico experiences income inequality, yet they’re a socialized country. And everybody seems to be doing equally bad except for those few, the tiniest fraction of elitists… Same can be said for the Soviet Union before it collapsed, China before their capitalism hybrid, North Korea, Cuba, and every other socialist equality preaching nation.

Socialists in America today always, always point to Finland and Sweden or Norway. Well, that’s where socialism is working, right? Is it? Is it really? Do they have the freedom that we enjoy? Do they have the lifestyle that we enjoy? In Norway, for example, the average monthly income is just over $7,000. Well, that’s fantastic. Until you look at their taxes. Their take home pay is just over $3,300. $7,000, their take home pay is $3,300. So the average Norwegian pays 53% in income tax. But wait, there’s more. Norwegians also have the privilege of routinely paying between $9 and $10 a gallon for gas. Oh, and there’s a 14% VAT tax on food. Cars are nearly unobtainably expensive, so at least that makes the gas tax a little best relevant. Housing is so ridiculously expensive and so is entertainment. But I mean, really, who cares? I mean they’re spreading the wealth out, right? II mean somebody has to pay for all of the service that Norway offers. And it is those services paid for on the backs of every Norwegian that the U.N. Development Program loves so much, that they continually list Norway as the number one place in the world to live…

When I went over these stats with my kids yesterday as we were getting ready to leave Mexico. And I told them a little bit about Norway. And my son-in-law said, ‘Why would anybody work? What’s the incentive?’ And I said, ‘Work is one thing. But why risk anything? Why risk? Why roll the dice? Why even think about inventing something, making a better toothbrush, doing anything?’ There is no substitute for the foundation laid by our Founders. Yet from inside our own borders, we hear a constraint refrain of income inequality and collectivism, which is just another word for socialism. Income equal. Equal outcomes for all. Just another way to promote communism and communism is just socialism on steroids.

All Americans should fight against socialism and communism with all their might. It is soul crushing. It is economy busting. It is freedom robbing. Socialistic, communistic ideology. Quite honestly, it is the greatest enemy to mankind. It is the greatest evil we face in the world today, and somebody has to start saying it because somehow or another in our own country it has been laundered. It has been white washed. It has been sugarcoated…

Today’s American progressives, who are no more or less than communists with patience… That’s the progressive movement: Communists with patience. They can’t allow the American people to know their true designs of what they really have in mind for our nation. If the American people ever came to understanding of where progressives well want to take us, they would see them as an enemy to the Constitution of the United States, which they are…

But if they can keep you focused on what they can do for you with somebody else’s tax dollars, they can keep you distracted from the truth that they’re pursuing… Has there ever been in world history a socialist or communist nation that provided more freedom than was provided by our Founding Fathers… We have to ask ourselves, what did God intend for this country? Should we even ask that question? What is it that He intended? How is it that our neighbor across the border can be in such darkness? Is it really just our resources? How can we get it back to what He intended? Maybe the only way to do that is to actually read what he says about it. And then whether you like it or not, do those things and stand against those who are desperately trying to tear us down… We will become more like the rest of the world. You want to know what the rest of the world looks like? Take a gander at Mexico.

  • landofaahs

    The democrats would say that Mexico’s problem is not enough welfare and food stamps. The idiot democrats think welfare and food stamps builds an economic base.

  • Anonymous

    What a joke. Beck the tourist deluded into believing he’s Beck the anthropologist/sociologist. What a freaking idiot. “Mexico has changed”, says the guy who only saw it ten years ago, while vacationing, and now only experienced Puerto Vallarta, and feels enlightened. What a freaking moron. Glenn is oblivious of US’s hand in Mexico’s economy. He thinks it’s all mexicans fault, its constitution, because he has no concept of interdependent existence. He cannot fathom the possibility that the free commerce treaties with the US and Canada with is capitalist influence has a hand on Mexico’s condition. He’s all proud to be an American, better than a Mexican, without even giving a second thought to America’s hand on Mexican economy and inequality. What an insensible a-hole! If Mexico holds its people down, it’s in great part because it follows America’s capitalist economical world regime, the actual NWO, not because it’s socialist. Mexico is not socialist, and it has a dire need of true social justice. Not the demonized version of socialism Beck believes is the “greatest evil” in the world. What a short sighted pudgy pundit: goes into every problem with conclusions already made: USA good, Capitalism good, Beck good, anything which contradicts this bad. Ugh! And to think Beck’s opinion keeps rotting brains away all over this great country. Ugh!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    Where did he call himself a anthropologist/sociologist? No where thought so.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    To all those who think Jesus is a socialist and think the rich ruler is proof.

    “If, as we read our Bibles, we heard Jesus speaking to us in this way to-day we should probably try to argue ourselves out of it like this: “It is true that the demand of Jesus is definite enough, but I have to remember that he never expects us to take his commands legalistically. What he really wants me to have is faith. But my faith is not necessarily tied up with riches or poverty or anything of the kind. We may be both poor and rich in the spirit. It is not important that I should have no possessions, but if I do I must keep them as though I had them not, in other words I must cultivate a spirit of inward detachment, so that my heart is not in my possessions.” Jesus may have said: “Sell thy goods,” but he meant: “Do not let it be a matter of consequence to you that you have outward prosperity; rather keep your goods quietly, having them as if you had them not. Let not your heart be in your goods.”—We are excusing ourselves from single-minded obedience to the word of Jesus on the pretext of legalism and a supposed preference for an obedience “in faith.” The difference between ourselves and the rich young man is that he was not allowed to solace his regrets by saying: “Never mind what Jesus says, I can still hold on to my riches, but in a spirit of inner detachment. Despite my inadequacy I can take comfort in the thought that God has forgiven me my sins and can have fellowship with Christ in faith.” But no, he went away sorrowful. Because he would not obey, he could not believe. In this the young man was quite honest. He went away from Jesus and indeed this honesty had more promise than any apparent communion with Jesus based on disobedience.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

  • Anonymous

    You have my down vote, even if it doesn’t show.

  • Anonymous

    Things are changing. And not for the better. The seven deadly sins are just that. A society that embraces any of those will fail.

  • Anonymous

    Well, he thinks that by talking to some people he paid to get him around Puerto Vallarta he can get a perspective that allows him to arrive at the conclusions he makes. Which is ridiculous. You don’t see it because you want him to be correct anyhow.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, ditto.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    I could say that he is right and the only reason why you are ranting like a loon is because you want him to be wrong.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, that’s not it. He’s wrong because his perspective is partial. He can’t possibly prove the argument that the inequality within and outside Mexico is due to socialist agendas. Such idea is more than ludicrous. Mexico’s demise has come by way of its acceptance of a transnational capitalist regime to which its rulers abide. The guy went to Mexico and witnessed the wider effects of globalized capitalism, and the guy blames socialism. The guy stuck his thumb up his butt and is trying to spin around: not possible.

  • Anonymous

    Mexico’s problem is that it has allowed itself to be USA’s economic bitch. Mexico’s problem is that it has a powerful neighbor who imposes a Capitalist NWO.

  • Anonymous

    For someone that seems to hate Beck SO much, you seem to have taken time to listen to him, put great effort into following him, and apparently you know him so well you know what he thinks.

    I’m just saying that if you dislike the man so much, why listen to him or visit his site? Are you desperate for attention?

  • landofaahs

    Mexico’s problems are of their own making just like our countries problems are of our own making. We have allowed government far too much control over our lives and our nanny state has exploded beyond our capacity to support it. The only way to keep America out of everyone elses business is to starve it of its ability to project power. That can only happen by cutting Federal power and taxation. If we just lessen the military, the control freaks will only have American citizens to harass. Live you r life the way you wish, but pay for it and it’s consequences yourself too.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    And your not?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    Can you now please leave fairytale land and come back to reality that would be great. I mean that has to be another left winged Conspiracy theory.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    Land my friend remember it is Bush’s fualt and we are racist because we disagree with the left that it is Mexico’s fault that they are a third wrold country.

  • Fat Lip

    Mexifornia and Mexico being from the first one and been to both they both are filthy holes just look at the elite that are running for other places not much else can I say.

    You can take it from this idiots experiences and a XXX CALI I know what i’m talking about if you think i’m full of it move there yourself its a truly a wonderful place and hell is real close there !!

  • Fat Lip

    Brother it is always someone else’s fault it is how progressives role .

  • Anonymous

    Every day, Fii sits by his screen waiting with bated breath for Beck to drop his articles onto the site. Then, no matter what the subject, comes up with a rant against the man. More than likely, he/she/it is a paid troll.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve heard this question and accusation so many times… it’s irrelevant to the argument. It’s an instance of ad hominem.

  • Anonymous

    My not what?

  • Anonymous

    That’s Beck right there. LOL.

  • Anonymous

    If you have been accused of so many times, then why not answer it?

    I’m sure you have an answer. If not make one up.

  • Anonymous

    Here’s my answer, if you want it so much: I’m here because I disagree and desire to express my disagreement. See, it’s not relevant to the argument, it’s just fodder for your ad hominem.

  • Anonymous

    Fair enough.

    That wasn’t so hard, now was it?

    And I really do not need any fodder against you. I doubt I would have the need for it.

  • Anonymous

    “Mexico’s problems are of their own making”, yeah, just like your problems are not the fault of the nanny state, of Obama or the Democrats… that is the problem, hypocrisy: you don’t have the sand to take your ideas to their ultimate conclusions. Who is the lazy one now?

  • Anonymous

    How about participating in the real argument, or is that too hard for you?

  • landofaahs

    You’re right. I sometimes forget I am a racist. Thank you for reminding me.

  • landofaahs

    Yet another stupid statement. If you blame America for the problems in Mexico and other places, you have to then see it as the federal government. The federal government can only be restrained by cutting its power through legislation and defunding it. Weak government equals power to the “individual”. The nanny state is parasitic like you.

  • landofaahs

    I believe it was tin foil hatters like you who said Bush was trying to take over the world when he was president.

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  • Anonymous

    Honestly, I don’t care much about the article or the argument. I simply read the story, saw some of the comments, and questioned your hatred for Beck.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    No that is you because you believe that our capitalism decided on day a I am going to screw with the Mexicans. Yeah you keep ignoring facts like a good little socialist because we all know how you masters love useful idiots.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    I love the fact the same morons that call us racist think the only jobs that Mexicans are good for is groundskeeper and housekeeping but they claim racism switched sides..

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    Yeah the problem is you think Socialism is small government.

  • Anonymous

    You seem to have a lot of words, but say nothing. In your opinion, why is Mexico a national slum? A third world country? Glenn has an opinion, how about you?

  • Mike Nelson

    I hope one day soon that you have the sand to look up Emiliano Zapata v Pancho Villa, or discover the true meaning of Cinco de Mayo (not that the two are related, but both speak to more legitimate origins of Mexico’s troubles than you assume).

    You’re not actually saying that Mexico’s situation is entirely due to America’s largess, are you? That we contribute to their problems, I agree – we should close the border immediately and let them all starve into action, harsh as it sounds – but that we caused them? Are you serious?

    Do you also think that all of the problems in the Middle East are a result of the formation of the Modern state of Israel?

    You’re just getting crushed here, and providing NOTHING to justify your assertions.

    May I ask how old you are, that you are so worldly and well-traveled as to know that Beck’s experiences are unique/unreal/unworthy/propagandist? Have you ever been outside the USA? Better still, have you ever even owned a house?

  • gary rai

    why do countries like canada and sweden and others like it enjoy higher standard of living and far stronger middle classes then america and have done so for more then 15 years these are countries ppl like you and glenn would consider socialist but these countries are in better shape then america only thing keeping americas gdp as the largest is cause it has the fourth largest population in the world but on per capita basis since ronald reagons time america has bin falling behind could it be the trade deficit that is killing america when you have free trade you increase supply of workers when supply grows faster then demand it means prices drop or with jobs that wages go down may explain why the american middle class is breaking the problem isn’t govt spending thats hurting the economy though under george w bush we saw largest spending increase vs gdp since world war two and under barack obama we have had the smallest spending increase vs gdp funny no one noticed bush being a socialist spending like crazy in 2003 and 2004 giving away projects to basicully try buying the election

  • Anonymous

    Mexico’s troubles reach far into a colonialist past. You don’t have to tell me to look up anything, but thanks anyway. Of course I’m not saying it’s all, “entirely”, America’s largess. I’m not un-American. Not anti-Israel… and not anti-Mexico. All I’m saying –which by the way is not getting crushed by anything, but quite the reverse– is the world is now interdependent, and its actual organizing principle is capitalism and transnationalism. When Beck here blames nations and celebrates nations, it is similar to you guys blaming poor people for being born poor, and celebrating rich people for being born rich. Because if you are working under the assumption that the difference comes mostly from true merit, then you don’t know the true meaning of merit. In the same manner, when you look at the US place in the world as a position of exceptional merit, then you are working on a dehumanizing assumption that makes everyone not of your nationality subhuman, contagious, something to hate, fear and blame for your own hate and fear. Because no matter how unique, valuable, hard-working, creative, etc. a people is, you would finally look down at them, because they are not American.

  • Mike Nelson

    It would seem as if you dismiss those of our forefathers who came here and proved their exceptionalism through success… and the point you seem not to want to admit is that it’s a “put up or shut up” game.

    GAME. I acknowledge this as fact. And I don’t like the rules.

    But to think that endorsing an RBE (which is often what you appear to lean toward) is to ignore the fact of success of those who came here and worked hard, in favor of extolling the virtues of an accident of birth that we simply acknowledge as factual reality.

    I don’t think anyone here has ever blamed someone for being born poor, but certainly there is responsibility in the choices we all make to remain in such straits.

    Hence, when I say your position is being crushed, I’m not attacking you… I’m saying you’re trying to make an argument in which no one else is interested.

    If you have a better solution, the likes of Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Gene Simmons are all awaiting new and exciting competition, but to come here and say that Glenn doesn’t know anything because he sees what he wants to see, is the very picture of the pot calling the kettle black.

    You must admit, amongst your talents lies the ability to single out and browbeat what have been in some cases the most inane and inconsequential of points, while ignoring utterly some of the most salient positions articulated:

    “Mexico’s problem is that it has a powerful neighbor who imposes a Capitalist NWO.”

    Simplistic to the point of college sloganeering. You should know that won’t work well here.

    Also… I am interested in your level of participation in society… do you own a house? Have you ever? A car? What is your level of economic experience that grants you such wisdom as to say others’ positions are vapid, or devoid of merit?

  • Deckard426

    Mexico is pretty safe, since nobody lives there anymore.

  • Mike

    What tripe!

    Your analogies are so mangled in poor sentence construction that you should retract that “you don’t have to teach me anything” statement.

    Well now there Mr. Fine, to extrapolate that Beck etal. are encouraging condescension, of the poor or less well off is a stretch, you know like a pair of panty hose, size small, with a 300 pounds woman in them. Read carefully, Becks message is that Americans have nothing to apologize for in the world. That as a country, we have a unique history and with it a legacy of infinite goodness that should be recognized not denigrated, as by our leftist friends. Ours it’s not a perfect history but rather one of becoming. A philosophical ascendancy based on natural rights and the rule of law that in history, had not been tried before and which has become the model for many modern democracies.

    We, in this country do not want to be a part of the “new world order”. We want to talk our own talk and walk our own path. We certainly don’t want to be the recipients of tut tutting, sorting characters, “who don’t need to learn anything”…like you.

  • landofaahs

    Mexicans are only good at being Mexican. Latin American citizens are a different matter. This should not be a place where corrupt governments like Mexico can ship their problems of their own making onto.

  • Bonnie Somer

    and so i say this COME TO OP AMERICAN SPRING MAY 16TH IN DC THE END OF OBAMA IS NEAR

  • thedogwalker

    I have been to many countries and when I get home, I’m thankful I live in the U.S.!

  • landofaahs

    I find it rather queer that people on the left used to make fun of conservatives warning about the NWO and we were called “tin foil hatters”. Now it seems the left is wearing them.

  • Anonymous

    “We, in this country do not want to be a part of the “new world order””, well, too bad. We are. So we either face the whole of our impact in the world, or we keep blinding one of our eyes to believe the comfortable lie: “Americans have nothing to apologize for in the world.” You are the voice of willful ignorance, buddy.

  • Bill Tilghman

    You got it absolutely right! The Tatty wall rug has been and always will be a moronic nematode. None of it’s comments are ever close to being correct whether in this universe or any other beyond human imagination – of course it shares that “quality” with most of the liberal lunatics from whence it gets it’s opinions.

  • Bill Tilghman

    Hypocrisy has been your stock in trade since the beginning. All you liberal freak show goons use it on a daily basis and that is how we know who you are.

  • Bill Tilghman

    You are too stupid for words. Corruption from the top down is the problem Mexico suffers from, and as a coincidence so too does the USA – corruption brought to a pinnacle by you, people like you, the bureaucrats in DC, and especially the people that tards like you vote for. The problems of most of the world can be summed up in that one word, and somehow that is the one word you managed to miss.

    Good thing for you accuracy isn’t required for you to prove what a dimwit you are.

  • Bill Tilghman

    I refuse to be labelled a racist – I have never had a fast car.

  • Bill Tilghman

    Mexico has had ample time and opportunity to make a success of itself. The fact is they have been ruled by people who look upon the masses as peons, suitable only for menial labor and they make no real effort to educate the population because it makes them easier to control. This has been Mexico’s chronic problem – corrupt people in charge that own the land and all the industrial base. There is no such thing in Mexico as a small business run by an individual that amounts to anything. Economic strangulation by regulation, taxation and oppressive laws are what Mexico’s problems are – You would know that if you had ever had any kind of relationship with a person from Mexico. Like most liberals you simply restate the party line talking points and have no real idea of what the facts are on the ground.

    Here’s a hint for you – you won’t learn anything about Mexico or Mexican life ordering the Meximelt at your nearest Taco Bell. Your understanding of Mexico and Mexicans is on par with people who think Taco Bell is a slice of Mexican culture.

    Sometimes you are infuriatingly stupid, the rest of the time you are simply just plain stupid.

  • Bill Tilghman

    Again you shine as a beacon of ignorance in a sea of stupid.

  • Bill Tilghman

    There isn’t one accurate statement in your entire comment! You need to learn how to communicate with the rest of the English speaking/writing/reading world; “ppl like you..”, how odd you select that to write in a comment addressed to no one in particular. You can’t even figure out who you are talking to, much less find the shift key, or use proper punctuation.

    Perhaps some remedial English composition class would get you on track to be able to post with a modicum of intellectual readability. Then you should research the subject matter so your comments jive with the facts.

  • landofaahs

    Thankfully, all the lead in my body is in my foot and not my -ss. So I guess I truly am a racist. RRRRMMM Leave them black marks on the pavement.

  • Bill Tilghman

    You are the single most moronic commentor on this site. Congratulations on that stellar achievement!

    You only come here to slam Beck, and your comments never are in line with the facts. Perhaps you should be advised to – for once in your life – attempt relevance.

    You not only fail in your attempts to hypercriticize Beck, but you don’t even make a single positive contribution to the dialog. I think you need to be ejected again. I will recommend that to the moderator. You are a nuisance and you are stupid as well, so there is no reason for your continued presence.

  • Bill Tilghman

    Your extrapolations are wholly inaccurate, and as such are to be ignored henceforth.

  • landofaahs

    Just a clue. A person should have a right to do with their money as they wish. If you are born wealthy then it was left to you by someone a long the line who earned it. Many people do not leave money to their children and many leave just a portion and then give to other entities. It’s totally up to them not people like you. If the people who are born into wealth did not earn it, that’s fine because the poor have done nothing to earn that money either. So the person who earned it decides. See how fair that works. If you are poor then you leave that as an inheritance to your children who can either work smarter to change their family tree. The opportunity under our original constitution gives you true opportunity but this Obama socialist crap destroys people’s ability to succeed unless their success is okayed by the government setting the rules and determining the winners and losers.

  • Bill Tilghman

    Connor is absolutely correct – and you have been doing this shuck and jive of yours here for years now. I hope it frustrates the hell out of you that in spite of your best efforts Glenn Beck continues to succeed! You are a joke without a punch line.

  • Bill Tilghman

    You are not wanted or needed here. Your stupidity has exceeded the tolerance level set for morons of your caliber. To be blunt – you need to put a sock in it, stupid troll.

  • Bill Tilghman

    He doesn’t really listen, and that is part of his problem.

  • Bill Tilghman

    Not to mention he has been kicked off this site before, and added the extra “i” so he could get around the admin’s blocking of his original ID. Troll is the correct label to apply to this fool.

  • Bill Tilghman

    EVERYTHING YOU POST IS AN AD HOMINEM. So freaking what? Your lack of self realization is astounding.

  • Bill Tilghman

    Short answer – you are a TROLL.

  • Bill Tilghman

    Hypocrisy alert – you questioning someone on the basis of relevance to the discussion is a laughable situation!

    You haven’t posted one single comment here that has had any basis in fact or relevancy, much less veracity.

    You are beginning to be a minor irritation.

  • Bill Tilghman

    He’s been coming here for years with this same schtick. He is nothing more than a malcontent troll.

  • Mike

    Let’s get something straight…I ain’t your buddy.

    Since you have revealed that you are American or at least among us….know this, guys like you that somehow take pleasure in baiting others need to be educated enough and clever enough to pull it off.

    You are welcome here but opinions are just that…opinion. You are welcome to your own opinion, you are not welcome to your own facts.

    Know this, soon, no one will pay you any mind and you will be relegated to “self abuse” some where else.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah. The real problem is that we already have a system that chooses winners and losers. And it is certainly not socialism, nor is it fair. People can earn whatever they work for, but the arbitrariness of merit in this capitalist world order has to change.

  • Anonymous

    Listen, buddy: chill. I’ve been a Beck troll for years, since he launched his 912 project. It is the idiocy of creating an ideology based on the desire to maintain all of us in the mind set the day after 911 that I am against. That is opinion. Opinion against opinion. There are no facts in Glenn Beck. If there are, they are selectively picked and used to build a fiction, the Glenn Beck fiction. If you have problem with me, what I do here, I cannot fathom how you give Beck a pass. Well, actually, I do understand it: he fuels your ideology: you like to hear opinions that feel like your own. I do not. I like to hear opinions that are different, because I like to fight against them. You don’t like that about me? Guess what, buddy, who gives a crap?

  • Anonymous

    Oil? We import oil from Mexico. How about a corrupt government for starters?

  • Anonymous

    I just love the time you dedicate to answer all my comments.

  • Anonymous

    If I get kicked, I’ll just make a slight variation on my name… duh.

  • Anonymous

    In your bigoted mind, they don’t.

  • Anonymous

    I would rather live in Norway. A lovely, beautiful place to live.

  • landofaahs

    Obama is picking winners and losers with the socialistic style welfare state and arbitrary edicts harming industries he does not like. We need capitalism restored and unfettered by the socialistic bastards in DC. You are either blind or a liar.

  • Thomas Aquinas

    Confusion regarding liberty may also arise because people can be “slaves to their emotions” and thus unable to make wise decisions.

  • Anonymous

    The difference: the NWO you are afraid of isn’t real, it’s just a hypothesis about the dire future you see due to the loss of power of white-male America; the NWO I’m talking about it’s already installed, it is real, it’s called transnationalist capitalism: the world’s leading commercial ideology. You should be happy, instead of grumpy.

  • landofaahs

    I don’t mind global capitalism, I just don’t like crony capitalism where the marketplace does not decide the winners and losers. We should have let the crony banking system fall. There is a new world order coming and Jesus is the head of it. I don’t worry about white power America because America is being destroyed and it will not be relevant in the not so distant future. Bankruptcy is coming and with that economic fall, the military also goes. I will escape it though because I have planned for it. People have feet and they can move. But you at least show the hater that you are. You hate white people. You hate traditional America which was not perfect but was better than any other government to exist. You hate true Christians because they don’t agree with your chosen lifestyle. Your hate even for yourself is self evident. I fell sorry for you.

  • Bill Tilghman

    Demonstrating yet again a complete lack of mental prowess and originality. Of course your methods and operations here won’t change, and you fail to recognize that there are ways to block you permanently no matter what pseudonym you appear here under. (bet you never even considered that one, did you?)

  • Bill Tilghman

    Yet after all this time you have shown no benefit. A normal level of intellect would have learned something by now, but you, not so much.

  • Bill Tilghman

    LOL! Good one.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, no. That’s not it. How does the saying go? Oh, right: I have plenty of male white friends (how does that sound backwards?). I don’t hate them, as a people, I truly don’t. I do have some white in my genes, you know. What I do hate is the legacy of what you acknowledged freely. “Traditional America” is intimately related to white-maleness and Christianity. That it was better, is up for debate, but you’re right, it does sound like it was… well, at least for white males. Do ask yourself at this point, why do most people who are women, lgtb’s and minorities feel conservative political wills are not friendly to their own (keyword: political)? You see this and, look at yourself, ready (you say) to jump ship. When we first met we agreed on at least one thing: America, our great country, deserves our hardest try to better it. You say take it back, I say move it forward, but in the end it appears we both want to keep the good stuff and begone with the bad. We should at least be willing to allow for coexistence. We’ve all had to put up with Bush and Obama. We’ve earned a left/right compromise that lasts.

  • Bill Tilghman

    You mean to tell me that FT has a lifestyle? While I would vote him almost lifelike, I am taken aback by your news! Shocked, I tell you, shocked.

  • Bill Tilghman

    You are the joke, and not even a good one at that.

  • Bill Tilghman

    You think that coming here and making an utter fool of yourself is somehow edifying. The truth of the matter is you are a troll and nothing more.

  • Bill Tilghman

    All those words, yet nothing being said. Do you get paid by the irrelevancy or per character typed?

  • Bill Tilghman

    That’s our troll, Flying Travesty, he’s the proverbial idiot in the wilderness, screaming and signifying nothing.

  • Bill Tilghman

    You are a troll and irrelevant from the beginning. You are also the living embodiment of ad hominem as that seems to be your only function or capability.

  • Bill Tilghman

    You would know bigotry – being one of it’s chief practitioners.

  • Bill Tilghman

    You are simply the voice of ignorance, buddy.

  • Bill Tilghman

    Why is it that nothing you ever say is relevant or makes sense in relation to the real world? I know, it is because of this:

    “Listen, buddy: chill. I’ve been a Beck troll for years… who gives a crap?”

    You could just post that and save yourself all the time and effort you expend on making nonsensical comments here. You have a reputation for being diametrically opposed to reality.

  • landofaahs

    You lefties are real tolerant aren’t you. Gov. Cuomo wants conservatives to leave the state. People of your ilk go into churches throwing fecal matter around. Your ilk also tries to force people who don’t want anything to do with your lifestyle to get involved in it by forcing them to make your Q cakes and take photos of your perversion against their will. Real tolerance is leaving people alone and letting them live their lives. But you freaks can’t do that can you? Liberals are control freaks one and all. I have never seen a liberal yet who doesn’t try to force everyone into their pig sty.
    As far as the country goes, my grand parents would be shocked to see the degeneracy here. I love what my country was and what it stood for but not this communist crap it’s turning into now. The constitution is not a suicide pact and I refuse martyr myself with the people who are killing the best hope of man on Earth.

  • Mike

    Cultured, educated people give one. Clearly you are excepted from that.