Meglomania has been defined as:
1. a mental illness characterized by delusions of grandeur, power,wealth, etc.
2. A deep need or craving for power
3. an obsession with doing extravagant or grand things.
So let's look at Glenn Beck. In a recent, melodramatic, video promotion of a rally Mr. Beck will have in Washington, he makes comparisons to Rosa Parks, the Wright Brothers, and the moon landing.He claims he is going to reclaim the Civil Rights movement. Does he even know what the civil rights movement was?
Glenn said: "we started the civil rights movement". Not really sure what he means by "we"? Wasn't he born in 1964? The march on Washington was a year before he was born.
As one commentator said:
I've watched a few short clips of Glenn Beck today. Just to familiarize myself with the man. I confess I don't know half as much about him as you all seem to. But going just on what I saw today in these clips, he seems to be a hyper-emotional person who believes he is pivotal to the well-being of the entire country.I'll agree, I do not know his work, but he does seem to think that he has some supreme importance to the world. It seems to me that the charlatans like Beck and Limbaugh are nothing but salesman selling their favorite product--themselves. The more moronic they can be the better their moronic fans adore them. The more the moronic fans adore them the more money they make. People think that having the soapbox means they actually know something. The only thing Beck and Limbaugh know is how to line their own pockets.
I end with a quote from John Stuart Mill
"I never meant to say that the Conservatives are generally stupid. I meant to say that stupid people are generally Conservative. I believe that is so obviously and universally admitted a principle that I hardly think any gentleman will deny it."