Friday, August 27, 2010

Glenn Beck Stretches The Truth

Actually I like a lot of the things Glenn Beck says.  He usually seems to believe what he says and all in all appears to be an honorable person.  However, he recently made a statement that disparages the South and lately he seems to be doing that more and more at least by implication.  What he said that got my attention was that about ten years ago he was doing a show in the South and there was a delay getting it started.  He complained and was told the reason they were running late is that they were on colored standard time.

I've lived in the South for a long time and it has been well over 40 years since I've heard anything like that said.  People just don't talk that way anymore, if they ever did.  This is particularly true of anyone young enough to still be working. 

However, assuming that Mr. Beck was dealing with someone of limited intelligence, it is doubtful that the person would have made such a statement to him.  People who disparage others due to race etc. generally don't do it in front of strangers.  They particularly don't do it in front of well known strangers who can go back and talk about them.

Finally, even if Mr. Beck found the one complete idiot who might say something like that to him, there was no reason to tell the story.  There is no place you can go that is totally devoid of people who define other races in a negative way.  Mr. Beck is all too willing to ignore the great progress in race relations that have been made in the South.  There are no professions in which Blacks are not represented.  From elected officials to police, to nurses and doctors Blacks are fully able to participate in all levels of society and that is as it should be.

Glen Beck needs to focus on how the federal government we have today is destroying this nation.  He can continue his love of Abraham Lincoln if he wishes, but it would be nice if he took the time to study history before spouting it to us.

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