Glenn Beck Inspired By Muse

After the band slammed him for using their music to support his right-wing views, Beck writes an open letter.

Glenn Beck Inspired By Muse
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After the band slammed him for using their music to support his right-wing views, Beck writes an open letter to thank them for "singing words that resonate with man in his struggle to be free". Glenn Beck has written an open letter to Muse after they criticised him for "hijacking" their music to support his right-wing views. Beck read the letter and expanded on his love of Muse on his show this morning, which you can see in the player below. He reveals that their music motivates his creative writing because "they put me in the right state of mind... their words are brilliant. They are so far ahead of everybody else". The letter reads: "As uncomfortable as it might be for you, I will still play your songs loudly. To me your songs are anthems that beg for choruses of unity and pose the fundamental question facing the world today - can man rule himself? "In the Venn Diagram of American politics, where the circles of crimson and blue overlap, there's a place where you and I meet. It's a place where guys who cling to their religion, rights, and guns, connect with godless, clinched-fist-tattoo, guys". It continues: "I realize that converts are pretty hard to come by when the stakes are so high and the spotlight so bright, but I thank you for singing words that resonate with man in his struggle to be free". Muse released their new album "The 2nd Law" last week to positive reviews. Meanwhile, the MTV European Music Awards have confirmed Muse, No Doubt and Taylor Swift as live acts for their forthcoming ceremony on November 11. Watch Glenn Beck discuss how he felt bullied by the Muse comments here:
Is Beck right that Muse share some fundamental beliefs with him? Are right-wing figures wrongly victimised for being vocal in their beliefs? Share your opinion in the comments.

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    jamie_hough
    uurggh, that video of Beck is cringeworthy on another level. He was kind of talking some (SOME) sense for a while but about halfway thorugh I was beginning to feel more and more ill. He turns everything into what he thinks is this soapbox moment where hes making an "I have a dream" style speech but hes not capable of it. To me its all just slippery, slimey, nausea inducing, self obsessed nonsense.
    HighVoltageMT
    Regardless of your views on Glenn Beck, it's hard to fault anything he says here. Just a big fan of a band, like most of us. Cheers!
    Macabre_Turtle
    I won't fault him for being a fan of a band whose politics disagree with his, but this... "It's a place where guys who cling to their religion, rights, and guns, connect with godless, clinched-fist-tattoo, guys". ... I absolutely will fault him for.
    Irueludruel
    Why?
    Macabre_Turtle
    Because while trying to give a message of people of all types getting along he still managed to instead just put people like him (right wingers) on a pedestal and insult people that aren't like him (left wingers). Even worse, he did it with notions that aren't true. 'Cling to their religion, rights, and guns' and 'godless, clinched-fist-tattoo guys' are not opposites. Nor are either of those things and accurate description of a conservative or a liberal.
    sideslick
    Glenn Beck was just being broad in his descriptions. He didn't say anything about the conservatives being solely composed of those who "Cling to their religion, rights, and guns", nor did he say that liberals were "godless, clinched-fist-tattoo guys". That's not his description of the right or the left. If anything, you just assumed that the left is just a bunch of godless, tattoo guys. That's incorrect. He may have put it in ways that could be considered an analogy, but that doesn't necessarily mean right=religious and left=godless. He just stated that people of many different backgrounds can enjoy music and support a common message, and the message he's promoting is that freedom is good. We can all agree with that. Even if you're a total anarchist, you like freedom, right?
    Eirien
    Glenn Beck is the worst actor I have seen in my life. To his credit, I've never seen him break character.
    Macabre_Turtle
    It's a place where guys who cling to their religion, rights, and guns, connect with godless, clinched-fist-tattoo, guys". So left wingers are typically godless, angry, tattooed and don't like rights and guns? So it's left wingers who aren't big on rights. Haha. Okay, Glenn.
    wspeed6
    while he is an idiot on his radio show this did make sense to me. Just cause there is some overlap doesn't mean they agree on most things or the details of an idea. It was the perfect response for Beck.
    Megadeth2011
    Brilliant idea, UG, start a political war on here. I'm a fan of Beck. I saw him in Chicago a few years back, and I'll openly tell people that he is without a doubt one of the nicest men in the world today. The guy is constantly donating to charities and promoting donations, and really tries to help people.
    Johnny_Ibanez
    Mustaine? Is that you?
    Irueludruel
    How can this truthful comment have negative votes? He's done more for charity than those guys in that dumb 99 percent video have combined.
    EpiExplorer
    He's also an extreme right wing conspiracy theorist who acts like one of those televangelists whenever he opens his mouth. He may appear to be a good person, but he's a nutcase, nearly as bad as Bill O'Reilly.
    NickZimmer
    He's worse than Bill O'Reilly because he doesn't even believe what he says. At least O'Reilly means well, even if he doesn't know how tides work, but Beck profits off of being a fear-monger. He's like a latter-day Joseph McCarthy, only he's thankfully not in a position of political power.
    latinromans
    megadeth2011 is right, I've heard many men call women sluts in my day but the level of class that Rush brought to calling 90 percent of the female population prostitutes is just astonishing. Also I have yet to hear someone call me a terrorist loving bottom feeder in as nice a way as he does. Just ask his three former wives, he's a really nice fella.
    latinromans
    OH MY GOD!! I JUST FAILED HARDER THAN I EVER HAVE IN MY LIFE!! FEEL FREE TO LAUGH AT ME FOR THE NEXT FEW MINUTES CAUSE THATS WHAT I'M PROBABLY GOING TO BE DOING FOR THE NEXT COUPLE HOURS!! OH THE HUMANITY!!!!
    maltore
    nice guy, sure if you like propaganda. did you ever watch his show? It's just ridiculous. Not as bad as o'riely but still a reason why americans accept war for the lulz.
    latinromans
    but the problem is that many acts we do on a day to day basis seem as monstrous to other cultures as say, arranged marriage of a 12 year old sounds to us. to them it's just a normal fact of life but there are people across the ocean who not only are complicit in helping jews take over the worlds commerce and entertainment/information outlets but even take their godlessness as far as to not even acknowledge their own goddamned creator once in their day let alone the five times he deserves and add insult to injury by shamelessly showing off their body's with indecent clothing. theres two sides to every story, I personally disagree with any overly limiting system of belief but his point is valid that it's happening on all sides, you seem to be quite rational, at least in writing but the thing about these behaviors is that there buried deep down enough that you don't notice them in your normal state of mind. personally I'm not really sure right answer is if there even is one but I find it's helpful to avoid hate and fear as much as possible even in the face of obviously malicious behavior because I find coming to the conclusion that someones an irational ***** doesn't usually much light on how to improve the situation.
    latinromans
    sorry completely different responsed that I copied from an argument on a different website because I was afraid they would delete it, now on to the feature presentation.
    Sammeir123
    "He reveals that their music motivates his creative writing because "they put me in the right state of mind... their words are brilliant. They are so far ahead of everybody else"." "Race, life's a race And I'm gonna win Yes, I'm gonna win And I light the fuse And I'll never lose And I choose to survive"
    LightxGrenade
    Glenn Beck always manages to pull some crazy theme out of his ass in order to tie together anything and everything he wants as long as it helps him make a point. I'm pretty sure I saw one where he combined Obama, environmental terrorists, and communism...he's probably awesome at 6 degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon though lol
    Tonganation
    Lewis Black on Glenn Beck: "It's like 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon. Except there's only one degree, and Kevin Bacon is Hitler!" Glenn Beck: The worlds number one violator of Godwin's Law.
    pcb1992the2nd
    Okay seriously now muse has been in the headlines almost every day now for a month, other bands do exist you know UG.
    travs2448
    i wonder how many people slamming beck here have actually watched or listened to his show, and not some sound byte that was played on some left wing news station.
    Macabre_Turtle
    I have many times. It turns out he says the same things in his show that he does in the soundbites taken out of his show. Weird, huh?
    travs2448
    lol ignorance at its best....
    Macabre_Turtle
    Oh yes. How ignorant of me to watch his show and realize that he's just as insane as the other media makes him out to be. How dare I actually watch his show.