Info Ink Book Review #5

Book:  Glenn Beck’s Common Sense by…you guessed it….Glenn Beck!

This book has been out for some time now…since last year….I would not buy it so one of my so-called friends got me a copy off of Amazon and gave it to me for my opinion……it has been awhile since I received the book and the 2010 elections got in the way of me writing this review…..well the elections are over (for now, but are they really ever over?)……and I have found time to write what I think of the book……

First of all, I am an admirer of the true Thomas Paine and his writings….the fact that Beck would presume to use the title of one of Paine’s most influential pamphlets…pissed me off…..but there is so much more….

Where Paine supported a retirement system, equality of the races, public education and real democracy, women’s rights and animal rights……Beck craps on everything Paine ever wrote….by attacking many of the very principles that Paine stood for in his many years of political activism….Sorry but in NO way is Beck in the company of greatness……..

Beck is an entertainer….not even an analyst….he makes up stuff to make his point and does not let facts and history get in his way….his writings are to sell books not enlighten a frightened populace….if anything he adds to any apprehension that the people may have about their country, their life and their politics………he offers NO solutions to complex problems other than some mindless ramblings….

Glenn Beck is NO Thomas Paine!