Apparently, I’m What’s Wrong with America

Like Glenn Beck, I'm LDS. Unlike Glenn Beck, I'm a progressive. However, I would never say that conservatism is what's wrong with America, since I believe that we all have something to contribute. And even though I don't always agree with the methods conservatives might employ, and I don't always agree with their positions, I think it's a bit much to say that someone is destroying America just because they don't agree with me. The fact that we don't all always agree (it's not like the Founding Fathers always agreed on everything), and that we can express our views, is part of what makes America great.

Glenn Beck has the right to say that progressives are what's wrong with America. I don't dispute that right. But it would nice if, instead of just spewing fear-mongering rhetoric (some of it not even based on fact), he actually tried reasoned discussions about issues, and encouraged thoughtful consideration of different viewpoints and compromise. But that would, unfortunately, make for boring media. And boring media means a smaller audience and less money in Glenn Beck's pocket.

What's really wrong with America right now is that none of us — no matter political persuasion — want to involve ourselves with critical thinking, civil discourse and contemplation of issues that require more than sound bites to understand.

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2 thoughts on “Apparently, I’m What’s Wrong with America”

  1. There are just so many things wrong with Glenn Beck. Firstly, I don’t think he follows any of the core principles of the LDS religion of love they neighbor, love thy enemy and trying to be like Jesus Christ. I can’t believe we both are LDS. The fear-mongering and blatant disregard for real discussion and fact checking is disgusting and what is more sad is that people in this country are listening to him!! I LOVE the John Stewart clips cause they emphasis how other see him and his show and personally I don’t even think it is that much of an exaggeration of how Glenn Beck acts.

    And yes, I agree with what you were saying Miranda – and I would go a step further to say (in my opinion) it has nothing to do with parties or convseratives it has to do with him, what he stands for and how he carries out spending his message to the world. The more I hear outrageous and ridiculous quotes from him the more I think, “that guy must need more attention to get viewers and buy his books”. Calm and civil political discourse about coming to compromises to solve real problems in this country would just be too dull…right?!

  2. Sadly, the point you made in your last paragraph is also what’s wrong with many parts of the world. A lot of people have seem to have lost the capacity to think, REALLY think, reason and be open-minded. And I always find it so amazing how those who understand very little and don’t seem to have the capacity for critical thought are the very same ones who are arrogant and have unjustified superiority complex. What a joke, huh?

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