Glenn Beck “outed” Republican gubernatorial candidate for Texas, Debra Medina, this morning on his “third most listened to show on talk radio”. No, I’m not talking about homosexuality. Glenn Beck has leveled the accusation that Debra Medina is a “9-11 Truther”. When Medina didn’t give Beck the answer he was looking for, he then said, “I think the people of America might think that might be a yes.” And so it begins. At this point it is moot if Medina is or is not a Truther. The 9-11 Truther mindset is now out there for everyone to see, and Beck can say he was the first to talk about it.
There are two “fringe issues” that have assailed the Conservative Movement. One of them is the aforementioned 9-11 Truther group, and the other would be those who do not believe Barack Obama is even a true American citizen, or as there website says, “the Birthers”.
I refer to these two issues as “fringe issues” simply because the Right has been lumped in with these folks, and the truth is, the Right isn’t at all about what these folks maintain. These two groups, to me, are fringe groups who espouse a mixture of paranoia, bad intel, extremely misplaced patriotism, and The Constitution, with a wisp of religious fanaticism, all rolled into something that would make no sense to anyone but themselves.
However, for the sake of clarity, I am giving the links to each of these groups’ websites, so you, as an intelligent reader, can see for yourselves what these people believe. Here and here. Nothing is as ignorant as relying on second-hand information regarding any issue that could possibly affect America. We should all demand answers and research each issue for ourselves. Period. To do any less is to be just another slave to whatever system you wish to abdicate your ability to reason for yourself to. Harsh? Indeed. But we are Americans, and not sheep. (Please do not insult my integrity or your intelligence by assuming I am endorsing either of these groups by posting their links. This is all about information, not implementation.)
I have taken the time to look into each of these two groups, and I have stated my analysis above.
Off the record? These are people chasing things that hold no interest for me. Much like the people who swear that the CIA or the Roman Catholic Church killed JFK because he was having an affair with Marilyn Monroe, I have nothing in common with that kind of thinking.
On a closing note, I find it odd that the Right would be associated with the 9-11 Truther group because that would put the Right at odds with George W. Bush. And isn’t it odd that a woman who is a Republican, and who is seeking the Governorship of Texas, would subscribe to such a concept at all? Furthermore, the whole Birther issue started with Democrats who had huge love for Hillary and were attempting to blindside Obama.
Interesting, isn’t it?