Glenn Beck inspired the 9/12 Project which culminated on 9/12/2009, which was an amazing event drawing thousands and thousands from across the country to Washington, DC and helped to leverage people’s outrage over an out-of-control Federal Government into action.
9/12, along with the Tea Parties, were the precursor to the 2010 electoral bloodbath that flipped the House of Representatives, many Statehouses and Governorships and narrowed the gap in the Senate.
Good on Glenn.
828 was another Glenn Beck event that was held on August 28 of last year in Washington, DC and was less political and more spiritual in nature. It wasn’t for everybody, but it fulfilled a need and struck a tone. Again, thousands and thousands gathered.
Tonight Glenn has announced his next big event. In Jerusalem.
It’s not that I don’t support Israel and its right to survive as a nation, but a trip half way across the world to do what, exactly? Stare down the Palestinians? Although I admire Mr. Beck’s desire to stand arm in arm against a loathesome enemy, I’m not sure I get the point.
Unfortunately, like all cults of personality, they usually end up like this.
The Tea Party movement, which is not personality based, nor spiritually based, presses on to do the important work.
Glenn Beck has officially wandered off into the wilderness. Not that I don’t support Israel, but P. T. Barnum is Mr. Beck’s role model on this.
And maybe ‘Jump the Shark’ is an old fashioned phrase that should be replaced with ‘Newt-ered’. But that’s a different story about a different cult of personality.