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Is Glenn Beck Our Modern Era Cassandra?

Updated on November 23, 2011

Is Glenn Beck Our Modern Era Cassandra?

When I was a boy, I came across the Greek story about Cassandra who was gifted with dreaming dreams, which foretold the future; the only problem, like most Greek stories, it is never that simple. You see, although Cassandra’s dreams foretold the truth, she was also cursed that the denizens of her city not to believe the warnings from her dreams. What is so compelling about Glenn Beck is that when he is wrong, he says so, but it is not often. As an attorney by vocation, I was trained in seeking out evidence to support my legal position or in the case of Mr. Beck, providing the proof whence his answers to his queries came. It is frustrating to hear Mr. Beck critics say that he tells lies when Beck tells you everyday, not to take his word as the Gospel, but simply do your own research to prove him wrong or right. I must confessed that I have only been listening to Mr. Beck for just over a year and it was because my colleagues and many a pundits were so against him, which compelled me to want know his politics. Case in point, Mr. Beck's studio offices in mid-town Manhattan yesterday were picketed by Union members….

How many times must this man be right about the direction of the country; he predicted the economic melt down; he has an uncanny ability to predict how the far-left will react to certain triggers in our society; and he has that same ability of seamlessly weaving the nexus between groups, their histories, and predictive behaviors. And once again, all this is done in the vein of peer review where anyone can use his method… culling from history to almost, always reach the accurate findings. The only reason I do not like some of Beck’s predictions, albeit based on research to be had on the Internet, etc, is that he has been so accurate – and the warnings are dire for our country and the world. There are those who are Pundits for the sake of Punditry, but Mr. Beck is not one of them; he has played many clips of him criticizing the policies of the most recent Bush Administration, evidencing that he is an equal opportunity Cassandra/offender.

When you research and see how many are trying to get this man of the air… you are left asking, why? From Hollywood to the occupants of the current White House… all are livid with a man who had no formal education – a testament, once again, of the greatnest of this country. There are still times, though they are rear and becoming more and more positive aberrations, when the good guys can still make a living outside the confines of the cancerous Political Correctness or moreover peddling the truth void of its so called ‘relative’ nature. I wish you longevity Mr. Beck… one of our modern day Cassandras.

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      Nur 

      3 years ago

      Hi Lindsay and Amy,I really hope you reply even thguoh it has been 2 years since you\’ve posted on here… I\’m so glad to have found this site. My name is Nichole and I am almost 23 years old, I have suffered with NDPH since I was 16. I was a Sophomore in high school, it was near the end of 2006 when I got sick with bronchitis and the flu and coughed and coughed and noticed I had a really terrible headache with it. Once the sickness went away I noticed that the migraine, that pain in my head that had been so foreign to me prior to this, had not gone away, and still has not to this day… I had to be home schooled and quit all of my sports I was a part of… My \”friends\” went on with their lives and forgot about me while I had a constant 24/7 pain that I could not get rid of no matter how hard I tried or how much it killed me, physically and mentally. We began with Chiropractors, decompression machines, adjustments, etc. I traveled hours to probably 20 different Chiropractors that all said that they knew what I had and exactly how to treat it. I\’ve tried natural supplements, over the counter medications, 6 Occipital nerve blocks in the back of my head, massage, diets of no wheat, no gluten, no sugar, vegan only, all with no progress. My family understands the pain and how I can be \”ok\” one minute but then pick up something slightly too heavy, walk a little too fast, sit down a little too hard and I will have to be in my room with blankets over my windows and absolutely no sound because the pain is so unbearable. It is so frustrating because I too feel like a burden, like ok you have a headache so what? Why can\’t you stay out late or get up early or work long shifts or run around and be active? But it is so much more than a headache… It\’s become a way of life and althguoh I think I handle it well I know that deep down I am depressed and deeply saddened by it because anytime I stop to think about it or talk to anyone about it I cry instantly. Lindsay, I too have tried the things you have with no help and at Cleveland Clinic where they did my nerve blocks they told me about the program where you stay there for an amount of time. My option they told me about when staying there was a few weeks, they would put me on all these medications and steroid medications, have physical therapy and counseling as well. They also said the FDA would soon be approving the Botox injections, I\’m sorry those did not help you either… NDPH has altered my life drastically, I can\’t work as much, I can\’t run around and just be free, I can\’t take a full load of classes at a time… Basically I just want to thank you for having this site Amy, it is really more helpful than you know, just knowing that I\’m not the only one to suffer from this and that I\’m not the only one that has this pain to think about every single second of every day…Bless you and bless all your readers, may you all find relief from the pain -Nichole

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