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Old 08-29-2009, 02:56 PM
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Default Re: Beck A Ratings Giant.......

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Originally Posted by Mikeyy View Post
What does Beck do? But act like everyone is out to get him or ruin "His" country? Paranoia,,,Look it up
I believe that the attempted transformation of America, into a statist entity, would indeed amount to the ruination of the country.

As for the meaning of the word, "paranoia," the Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines it as follows:

"1 : a psychosis characterized by systematized delusions of persecution or grandeur usually without hallucinations

"2 : a tendency on the part of an individual or group toward excessive or irrational suspiciousness and distrustfulness of others"

Presumably, it is not in the clinical sense of the word that you intend it; so definition #1 is not quite relevant here.

As for definition #2, its application to Glenn Beck would be appropriate only if one were to assume that his fears as regarding the hard left's plans for America are "excessive or irrational." And I do not believe that they are. Either.
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