We all know Glenn Beck’s an asshole, a thorough jerk, self-serving and cunning like a rat. Actually, he more than a bit reminds me of a rat. Anyway, his give-us-this-day-our-daily-diatribe had to do with volunteerism. Check him out and ask yourself if anything’s ever happened to him profound enough to make him want to turn around and help others. Clearly, nothing of the sort’s ever befallen him and I hope it never will, to be honest—I don’t want to wish for him what’s occurred in so many others’ lives, because he’s obviously such a protected, sheltered man, far too weak for genuine personal disasters of the kind others understand altogether too well. Uninsured health reversals, for example.
Since he doesn’t know a thing about what volunteerism means, I’ll take a (futile) shot at explaining: See, Glenn, while you’re lounging on your fat ass still bemoaning your hemmorhoids, other people live their lives with varying degrees of joy, tension, fear, hope….and sometimes their life experiences affect them, move them toward a reaction: I’m not helpless; I can do something.
Oh, sure. Your life’s easier. With your millions, you can afford to sit back and relax, watch the miseries of others. That you can do that at all is incomprehensible; and those tears of yours….what a laugh. So we’re all here to serve—you, right?
If you’re wondering whether and where I volunteer, it’s the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. I work as an engineer and reader. Books for the blind. That’s right. It’s good work, and I love it. Oh—but I forget: your time’s far too important for you ever to be bothered. The only cause you care about is Glenn Beck—false Mormon, lying your way through life….I loathe you as I do cancer. The oncoming years will teach you what I can’t, that the needs of others matter as much as our own and if we don’t take care of each other we have no right to expect God, or any god, to love us.