Friday, April 30, 2010

Beck Goes Viral?

Billy gets misquoted by the Grand Liar and finally gets the attention he deserves as his words are accurately rendered. Not by the mainstream, of course. But perhaps it will trickle/tweet its way along.

ANYTHING that gets people to consider his language as it stands on its own - that gets people to think about what he says instead of merely reacting to his sometimes harsh tone - is, I think, a blessing to this country.

However, I do worry that the attention might bring a harsh eye to him. Not that he isn't prepared for it - ready for the bars and orange jumpsuit if forced to it - but I just wish he would write a damned book already. It's time, Billy. It's about damned time to get to it, Sir.

11 comments:

Brigid said...

I so wish I had the courage to speak the words he does. But I have family who I help support, and as such, need my job.

LauraB said...

I have often expressed the very same to him, B. He knows, he's okay with it. Because the freedom he seeks for himself extends naturally into a freedom he feels toward everyone else...

It is difficult, sometimes, to make my uneducated mind follow his bright, quick language. But I've known him - goodness...has it really been 20 years?! Something like...

In all that time? Never has he veered from his code of ethics. Never.

John Venlet said...

Because the freedom he seeks for himself extends naturally into a freedom he feels toward everyone else...

Never has he veered from his code of ethics. Never.


LauraB, Truer words regarding Billy have could not be written. He is an admirable man.

Ed Rasimus said...

In conversation or correspondence with Billy it is easy to be quickly humbled. You quickly realize how much you don't know and find yourself, silently trying to comprehend the essential truths he is describing. A remarkable guy. No compromises allowed.

John Venlet said...

In conversation or correspondence with Billy it is easy to be quickly humbled. You quickly realize how much you don't know and find yourself, silently trying to comprehend the essential truths he is describing.

Ed, what you have written essentially equates to my own personal experiences as I became acquainted with what Billy has written over the years.

I'm thankful for men such as Billy who have expanded my understanding and knowledge, caused me discomfort in my own thinking, and acted as a steadying hand on the rudder in rough seas maintaining a true course.

LauraB said...

Gentlemen, you are so right in all. I worry that what he is and what he has to say will leave with him. I've often told him to start a home schooling class.

I do not like the thought of all that glorious language just...fading away. Not at all.

Yabu (POBAR) said...

Hey Laura,

Thanks for pointing me to the media...I watched and listened to all of it, in all formats. I would love to spend a day with him having conversations...but, I do have a problem...he doesn't vote...never has. I believe, if you don't vote, you can't bitch. His commentary and views are spot on, in my opinion, but you still need to vote. If you don't vote...you can't take a stand...right, wrong, or indifferent, that's how our country "runs". Voting is our backbone. If you don't vote, your opinions make no difference.

Change = Vote.

John Venlet said...

If you don't vote...you can't take a stand...right, wrong, or indifferent, that's how our country "runs". Voting is our backbone. If you don't vote, your opinions make no difference.

Yabu, I must disagree with you, and I hope that this does not affect my being awarded the "Sheath of the Sword."

Laura, I do not mean to utilize your site as a pulpit for my opinions.

I, too, previously thought that voting was important and would have voiced a comment on not voting such as yours, it was my duty as an American. I no longer think that. Rather, I think, and recognize, voting as a coercive act.

Rather than using Laura's bandwidth, I'll point to my most recent post in regards to voting which I titled Slaves Cannot Vote Themselves Free.

LauraB said...

John, no worries at all. The conversation needs to be held. The truth of the matter must be Seen.

I have not voted, either, Yabu. I choose not to because it is then a submission - an agreement with what they do. And to whom and how they do it.

You can also see where voting got you this time, no? Too, what of the fraudulent voting that bouyed his numbers? What of the exponential fraud to come as they add to the rolls millions of people?

It is not what it once was, my friend. And it may never be again. Thus, for me, all politics must be local. I can damned well run a crooked bastard out of my town and even my state. But give them the whole pie? You shall starve before they give back a crumb. You, your wife, your children will starve at their feet.

You know the term "he has seen the elephant"? It is like that - I saw stark evidence of what I thought was a good man shown in true political light. Overseas deals made, borders crossed. For expediency. In that moment I knew what I suspected was true. And have since refused to participate.

But I understand that some still feel they must...

Yabu (EOTIS) said...

I thought I posted something similar to this a couple of days ago...

Whoa!!! Laura and John...I guess we have to agree to disagree. I don't understand your stance, but I respect your opinions. No worries from my side. Still friends? Sheath of the Sword to both of you.

I have always voted...when I was a kid, my gang of six or seven or twenty always voted on everything...we were a micro-government...it worked for us. We made decisions based on the majority. We had debates and we all agreed it was fair. I've been on the losing side many times...but, by casting my opinion, I could voice my opinion. I believe life is all about choices, and if you don't choose?

John Venlet said...

Yabu,

Still friends?

No question.

I have always voted...when I was a kid, my gang of six or seven or twenty always voted on everything...we were a micro-government...it worked for us. We made decisions based on the majority. We had debates and we all agreed it was fair. I've been on the losing side many times...but, by casting my opinion, I could voice my opinion. I believe life is all about choices, and if you don't choose?

Yabu, I do choose, I choose to not participate in my own, or other individuals' demise through voting.

I think about a line from The Matrix, spoken by the character Trinity to Neo, which I think can be instructive, in regards to voting.

Because you have been down there Neo, you know that road, you know exactly where it ends. And I know that's not where you want to be.

History shows us us the truth of that statement in regards to voting. The voting road is well known and worn, just as is the end that road.