On today's Fox show, Beck continued with what he began discussing yesterday, the nuclear meltdown in Japan and the bond/economic meltdown around the world and in the US. The nuclear meltdown is being overstated in the media, and the economic meltdown is understated.
Glenn started with portraying the heroism of the workers in Japan who are risking their lives at the nuclear plant, then praised the civil, disciplined behavior of the Japanese people during this crisis. It has been incredible how the people in Japan are dealing with this tragedy -- there certainly hasn't been enough coverage of the bravery and discipline and cooperation.
Beck then talked about the known facts of the nuclear plant problem. You know, liberals are always bragging about how they stick to facts and how conservatives use hyperbole and subjective reaction, but the liberal media is leaving out many facts as they look for sensationalism, or simply demonize nuclear energy.
Later in the program Beck showed that across the world economies are being propped up by government spending, and now that stimulus is running out trends are pointing to another big downturn. Beck makes the point that this will meet an end and it will end in crippling inflation and collapse. All signs point to what happened in Germany before WWII. Beck is one the few people in the media addressing this problem head on.
I have recommended a return to a free market, but as Beck realizes, even that means a long slow route to stability and sanity. The countries of the world have pumped up economies by too much and there has to be a pay back. Tomorrow I will give my opinions on what that road back to sanity might look like.
Beck also made the point that if we don't want to use coal or nuclear or oil or natural gas, then we have to decide what we're going to do for energy, because alternative sources of energy are not ready for market on the scale we need. We can either have this or that, but if we get rid of this what will that look like. I suppose we could have both this and that until that is ready for market -- that sounds like a better route.