I’ve really been citing Will Potter’s writing a lot, here, recently. I’m not sure if it’s me — I’m part way through Naomi Wolf’s book End Of America, where she discusses an American “fascist shift” — or his writing is ever more relevant these days, because of what is happening. Suffice to say, it’s both. Point being, I think that motherfucker is on. Anyway today I’ll mention his article, Glenn Beck is Our Real-Life Lewis Prothero, on my way to some other, “well crafted,” words I feel compelled to link to.
But first, it seems Glenn Beck, “right-wing media mogul,” while “holding up a copy ofÂ The Coming Insurrection,” said “Itâ€™s one of the most evil books ever”. “He then held up a copy ofÂ We Are an Image From the Future as he went on a nonsensical tirade against the threat of ‘communists’ who want to destroy families.”
I agree with Will;
“For the most part, I think itâ€™s a waste of time to get wrapped up in Glenn Beckâ€™s nonsense. […] When people start calling books â€œevil,â€ though, I think thatâ€™s reason to pay attention. […]Â Give Glenn Beck a British accent, and is he not the spitting image ofÂ Lewis Prothero in ‘V is for Vendetta,’ the scare-mongering talking head keeping an Orwellian country in perpetual fear? […]Â More and more, it feels like we are living fiction…”