“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."
Friday, October 08, 2010
Glenn Beck Spiritually Wounded
i am not sure what is going on with Glenn Beck. I stopped listening to him when he started taking himself seriously. I preferred the comic and ironic pundit. Today I tuned in while he was in the middle of some very emotional rambling about his health and his soul.
He may have invoked the Buddha, Buddha being one of those who is invokable. Who would have known?
He was rambling and then silent. Where there would normally be members of his team jesting on the sidelines picking up for him during pauses, today there was an embarrassed silence. It was strange to say the least. In all, I think he is losing his mind.