Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor open thread

If any of you were at the Restoring Honor rally today, please feel free to share your experiences here.

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  • maroonedinmarin

    I was there, and it was such a great experience to be a part of. I’d say it was bigger than, if not as big as, the 9/12 Rally last year.  The Metro going to DC was CROWDED with people from all over the country.  I met folks from Arizona, Jersey, Ohio, Tennesee. 

  • Bookworm

    It must have been incredibly exciting.  I showed part of Palin’s speech to my daughter (the part where she introduced Marcus Luttrell, since my daughter read Lone Survivor), and my daughter’s response was disheartening:  “She speaks weirdly and I don’t like her.  She irritates me.”  I was smart enough to point out that Palin has a regional accent and to leave it at that.

  • Ymarsakar

    “She speaks weirdly and I don’t like her.  She irritates me.”
    It’s funny how libs talk about diversity, but they are the first ones to look down upon non-native english speakers or those with non-standard accents.

  • esurio

    Seeing all the pictures on the internet I regret not being able to attend. I will be in D.C. for the Sept 12th Tea Party rally. We need to keep the momentum going, November is almost here.

  • Ymarsakar

    Don’t worry, Book, she’ll need a few years before she has the emotional context to understand the big stuff

  • suek

    I must confess…I don’t like listening to Palin either.  I agree with her almost 100%, and I like _reading_ what she has said – but I don’t like to listen to her.  I had the same problem with Lieberman, although I didn’t agree with him 95% of the time.  I find both of them just happen to have speaking voices/mannerisms that I find annoying.
    So your daughter’s not alone…  If you can get her to understand that it’s not _how_ she says things, but _what_ she says, you’ll have really accomplished something.  Likewise, there are people – Obama seems to be one of them – who people _like_ to listen to – even if they don’t really hear what he’s saying.  The exact reverse, as it were.

  • Mike Devx

    It takes me about 20 seconds to get past Palin’s odd (for me) intonations and speaking style.  Then I’m into it, completely.
    As SueK said, Joe Leiberman gives me much more difficulty.  I have to constantly focus to get through his speaking style.  It keeps me at a distance.
    And Ron Paul is the worst for me.  I find it nearly impossible to focus on his ideas due to his speaking style.  I simply can’t keep fighting my way through it.
    Then there’s Obama.  When he’s “on”, I have to deliberately disengage and fight the hypnotic effect.  Those deceitful words and phrases of his can slide right through your defenses and totally screw with your head, completely.  Thankfully, since he became President, he’s rarely “on”, and is mostly “off”, and I can sit there listening on the radio while I’m driving, and as each phrase rolls off his tongue, I identify the deceitfulness immediately, and merely curse it and curse him, until I can’t take the outrageous violations of Truth anymore and turn off the radio.

  • Ymarsakar

    When I was fiddling around with propaganda, I learned to associate it into 4 distinct categories. For propaganda that you like, the corollary aspect can be either agreement with the message or disagreement with the message. The same applies for a message you dislike.
    One of the first steps to armoring your inner mind from external manipulation is to distinguish between truth and fiction, while at the same time isolating your personal beliefs and emotions in order to distill it from truth and fiction.
    Whether a person likes or dislikes the truth, it should not change the truth of a statement. The same is for fiction. Just because you like it, doesn’t make it true. And just because you dislike it, doesn’t mean all of it is false.

  • Ymarsakar

    A benefit from this type of training is that I can ignore irrelevant sounds and distractions to focus on the survival clincher. Just as the lizard brain mode forces people to not hear sounds irrelevant to their survival, so does such a great focus allow me to bypass personal biases and focus on the truth or falsity of a thing.
    All those mental cycles spend on likes or dislikes, are a wasted proposition when survival only cares about defeat or victory.