Beck talked today about the warnings he's made that have been ridiculed by the MSM. I feel his pain. For the last ten years I've been debating liberals about the dangers of statism and global statist control through power elites like the UN, IMF, World Bank and WTO. Liberals tend to downplay the problems caused by social engineering and central planning and overstate our economic freedom -- they still blame Fannie and Freddie on greedy Wall Street millionaires. It's perfectly normal that liberals and progressives will avoid threats to their world views, because they have a lot invested in the views, and their hatred of the Right creates a certain amount of blindness.
But, Beck's point, and I agree with him, is that we can no longer afford blindness and denial -- we're sinking. Powerful States are aligning internationally and they don't have America's interest at heart. America has bottled up the power of our private sector, and our State has played the international power games to no good results. It's time to come home and regroup by going through the painful adjustment to insane spending, then release the private sector to deal with our education and energy problems.
Beck has been a lone voice fighting against statists who are out to protect power. I hope his transition is successful.