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Thursday, August 26, 2010

What Is The Definition Of Megalomaniac? - Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck Compares His D.C. Rally To Moon Landing, Iwo Jima, Rise Of Lincoln (This is a Quote From Huffington Post)

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."


  1. This man needs to be put in a mental institution. He is deeply ill.

  2. Beck and Limbaugh are infecting our country like a cancer. They need to be cut out of the healthy body like the malignant tumors they are! "Megalomaniac" is far too kind of an adjective to describe them.


  3. John Stuart Mill (20 May 1806 – 8 May 1873) was a British philosopher and civil servant. An influential contributor to social theory, political theory, and political economy, his conception of liberty justified the freedom of the individual in opposition to unlimited state control.[2] He was a proponent of utilitarianism, an ethical theory developed by Jeremy Bentham, although his conception of it was very different from Bentham's. Hoping to remedy the problems found in an inductive approach to science, such as confirmation bias, he clearly set forth the premises of falsification as the key component in the scientific method.[3] Mill was also a Member of Parliament and an important figure in liberal political philosophy.

  4. Such a peaceful nation our we. ( not!)

    Iwo Jima:

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    This article is about the Tokyo administered island in the Ogasawara Islands. For the Kagoshima-administered island Iōjima, see Iōjima, Kagoshima. For the World War II battle, see Battle of Iwo Jima. For other uses, see Iwo Jima (disambiguation).
    Iwo Jima
    Native name: 硫黄島

    Location of Iwo Jima in the Pacific Ocean
    Location Pacific Ocean
    Coordinates 24°47′N 141°19′E
    Archipelago Volcano Islands
    Area 8 sq mi (21 km2)
    Subprefecture Ogasawara Subprefecture
    Population No native population (military personnel only)
    Iwo Jima, officially Iōtō (硫黄島?, [1] listen (help·info): "sulfur island"), is an uninhabited island of the Japanese Volcano Islands chain, which makes up the southern end of the Ogasawara Islands. The island is located 650 nautical miles (750 mi; 1,200 km) south of mainland Tokyo and administered as part of Ogasawara, one of eight villages of Tokyo. It is famous as the site of the February–March 1945 Battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Japan during World War II, when the iconic photograph Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima was taken. The U.S. occupied Iwo Jima until 1968, when it was returned to Japan.