THE BECK FACTOR
Call him a clown or a kook, preacher or a provocateur as you show today indicates he can not be ignored. He may be off the wall and a nit wit, but you have to admit that some of what he says could happen not because he says it so, but that the realities of our country could make it all come to pass. Whether you live in the right wing utopia or the left wing utopia,m we are in a mess. So why is it more appropriate for Ariana Huffington to claim that the United States is becoming a third world country but not right for Beck to say that we could have a revolution, from the left or the right!
First of all, let me say that a revolution of the old kind could not succeed in this country today, the military is too strong, and the intelligence unfathomable for the average mind, but what with spy satellites and drones and the government's ability to not only look into your house but to even tell you what you had for lunch (kinda Jesus like) you could not hide and or attack any government formation. On the other hand with the government resources shrinking at both the federal and local level crime could increase like in Pakistan or even Mexico and one may have to defend themselves and their loved ones and property, the government also could use the increase in crime to justify taking away of the civil liberties, that is if we have any left after the continual expansions of the patriots act. There may not be any FEMA prisons right now, but surely local stadiums and empty malls along with the old barracks of the closed military bases could be used to house the extra ordinarily large populations of the homeless and the criminals. The usual American affinity to the phrase "it can't happen here" not withstanding.
While Beck talks about a Communist, anarchist, Black Panther, labor, socialist insurgency and takeover, he never mentions the militias, the skin heads, the survivalists, the White supremacists, or even the radical religious right that are willing to take over the government and impose their own kind of freedom and democracy upon the nation.
In any case the country and the democracy are in trouble, we are stuck in a whirlpool and little hope of recovery or redemption, and the think we did not care to know about it.
LIFE IS A GAME OF CONNECT THE DOTS, IF YOU DON'T CONNECT ALL THE DOTS OR DON'T CONNECT THEM IN THE RIGHT ORDER YOU NEVER GET THE PICTURE