The Beck is beckoning … for what really?
By Michael Moriarty
Alright, we know he's right because his facts are mostly right and rarely, if ever, wrong.
There's also his "Hot Phone" to the White House that, of course, never rings.
We hear an increased volume of whining out of Pennsylvania Avenue but nothing to really refute what Glenn Beck has been saying, showing and telling during a year of his mesmerizing lectures on Fox Network.
He really has the Obama administration and the entire two party system of America backed up against the wall.
The original meaning of America and an increasing number of Americans themselves are, if not ready to fire upon these politicians, certainly prepared to fire them, right and left.
With the literal ribbons that Beck has cut the Obama administration into, and the Tea Parties he has certainly helped inspire, where are The Beck's lectures really leading us?
Can he still claim his own "transparency"?
Or, as he prefers to call it, "honesty"?
Can he maintain the illusion that he hasn't begun his campaign for the Presidency in 2009, four years ahead of the 2012 election?
I don't think so.
Therefore, as long as he doesn't admit to his true ambitions, I will, as some say, lay a questioning eye upon the true source of high energy both he and his support team hurl into every segment of every hour of every show, five days a week.
There's some sort of rainbow at the end of all this and it must contain some sort of substantive and sustainable change in the way the America government has been doing things since the end of the Reagan Era.
I can't believe The Beck is striving for an incontestable victory as The World's Greatest Sidewalk Supervisor.
Rush Limbaugh doesn't need any competition in that category.
The Beck wants the Presidency!
That is more than obvious.
However … and here comes the even more obvious caveat … he wants it to look like the American people gave him no choice in the matter. He wants to be his favorite President, George Washington, without having gotten his hands dirty in politics.
He stands now symbolically stained with the blood of an increasingly Imperial and belligerently Progressive foe, President Barack Obama.
Mr. Beck's comments on radio, which I rarely hear but read about, are in many ways more telling than the history lessons he shares with us on television. His offhand, un-teleprompted remarks about leading conservatives of clearly Presidential caliber, such as former Governor Sarah Palin and Senator Scott Brown, have been shockingly dismissive and actually insulting.
Palin and Brown would, no doubt, be among his competitors in what may prove to be the most exciting and challenging Presidential Primary Season in the history of America.
Glenn Beck is an independent, though, isn't he?
Well, he says he is.
His popularity going into a campaign certainly outstrips any memory of Ross Perot. According to the Harris Poll, Beck's approval rating as favorite TV personality is second only to Oprah Winfrey's.
But maybe I'm wrong.
Perhaps Glenn Beck is just another Rush Limbaugh or content to be the Oprah Winfrey of conservative television.
People are wondering. That's for sure.
My most recent thoughts about Glenn Beck, though, are as much about the wildly impressive team he has surrounded himself with as about the true nature of Beck's ambitions.
If a President can be as well-informed and on top of the situation in America as Glenn Beck has shown himself to be for a year, then the people around him who anticipate his needs and do so with ingenious intensity, filling his own teleprompter with statistics and historical facts and most importantly, recent events that are hidden from the normal public's eye. That's a team we want in the White House!
No, I suppose he doesn't have to come right out and say it, "Yes! I'm running for the Presidency of the United States in 2012 and … well … damn the torpedoes!"
He seems, however, to be campaigning so obviously, and his support team is so on top of everything, that, in comparison to the increasing clown act we endure in the White House, the absence of The Beck Team on Pennsylvania Avenue seems … well … beyond embarrassing.
The Beck is beckoning … but for what really?
The solution to our problems?
He's already told us what that is!
2 and 2 is 4 and not what the Harvard graduates and professors like Henry Kissinger are telling us with their New, New World Order Math.
"Moriarty, if Beck declared now they'd pull him off the air!!!"
Right … yes … I know all about that. Besides, even Beck knows how much Scott Brown's looks make him a Conservative John F. Kennedy.
Powerful political image!!
However, Senator Brown is also a Giuliani-type politician about abortion and wants it both ways.
"That's the only way he'd get elected as President, Michael! Remember how even Abe Lincoln rode the fence on slavery to get elected, said he didn't really want to end it … just kind of pull it in a little."
Right, and Senator Brown is more heroic-looking than former Mayor Rudolf Giuliani.
"And I think smarter than Giuliani!"
Giuliani lost in the Primary, so why are we even talking about him?
"It started with Glenn Beck!"
I don't think, in the entire history of America, there will have been a more exciting election than that of 2012! Lincoln's was about slavery, and this one will be about abortion!
"You think so?"
"Do you know where The Beck stands on abortion?"
Ironically no, not really. I mean I haven't heard him make any clear pronouncements about that. I sense he's more opposed to it than Brown who defends any woman's right to an abortion. Then again I don't really know.
"I don't think you will."
I will before the presidential election.
"You're sure of that?"
If we're all lucky enough to even see the year 2012!
Michael Moriarty is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor who starred in the landmark television series Law and Order from 1990 to 1994. His recent film and TV credits include The Yellow Wallpaper, 12 Hours to Live, Santa Baby and Deadly Skies. Contact Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org.