Some readers wondered why we would post the video of Taylor Swift personally delivering gifts to some of her fans over the holidays. After all, it's not the "hard news" that people sometimes associate with Glenn and TheBlaze. Well, the truth is that we need to be looking at more than just politics. Is the latest news out of Capitol Hill really all you care about? It's certainly not what we think about all day.
Shawn F. Starks wrote, "Thank god Glenn Beck is sharing important news like this."
Here's what Glenn had to say:
I have been very clear. My organizations will continue to report the news and investigate the things that no one else will. But it is not enough for me to focus on news. That is the tail of our society, Culture, faith, charity, music, movies etc is the head. If we do not focus on all of it, we lose everything.
Why are the progressives winning? Because they are in our schools, music, tv shows, movies, art, stages, clothing, on line, gaming. AND NEWS. They win at the ballot box because they have already won the heart everywhere else.
We lose because we appeal only to the mind, HEARTS AND MINDS. People want to feel loved, feel as though they belong, that they make a difference and that they are a part of something good. Bigger and better than just themselves. We can do that.
We have the truth on our side.
The old road map doesn't work anymore.
Dare I say, it hasn't worked for perhaps 100 years.
It is time to try something totally different.
I may fail. So instead of complaining. While I do my thing you do yours.
I won't tear you down, you don't tear me down and hopefully one of us will make an impact. With luck we all will.
Others wondered if Taylor was just doing this for publicity, and we were falling into the trap by posting it. Maybe that's the case, but should we really be assuming the worst in people?
Andrea Wallace wrote, "To those of you saying 'she posted this for publicity' no she posted this because she knows the fans she sent gifts to are just as excited to see her wrapping their presents as she was seeing them open them up. I'm sorry ya'll live such boring lives, and have to pick at and "TRY" and find something wrong with the women of the year. no pun intended."
Why must we always expect the worst from people? Maybe she did do it for the fame.
Maybe, just maybe she actually cares. She has inspired me. I actually care about my audience. I think most do not. I know some famous entertainers actually have contempt for those who are fans. She is not one of them.
Why must we all hide our light under a bushel? Scriptures tell us to let our light shine in the darkness.
Not for our glory but His.
If those celebrities do it for fame, they will be judged HARSHLY, is my guess, in the end.
But that is between Him and them. We should do all we can to brighten people's lives ourselves.
How many times have you done something only to have some one tear you down for it later. Did you give up? Why? Pay no heed to what the world says.
Most are afraid. Most are alone, lonely and don't like a challenge.
Challenge yourself to go above and beyond.
Be better than you think you even can be.
Forget those who tell you no, or that you can't do it.
Believe me--- you can do it. And in the end, you will only regret listening to those who wanted you to remain small and distant.
Connect with love.
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