Pot Pundit or Freedom Activist?
But then they said “like Glen Beck”. Then I thought. Wow!
The only thing Glen Beck and I have in common is Mormonism, but thats something that I no longer subscribe to.
Glen Beck offers very little sincerity in my opinion. Freedom doesn’t seem to mean much to Glen Beck. My opinion is, he has very little to complain about in the way of suffering and real issues.
I don’t believe I am a pundit. I take this far more seriously than a way to make media, or make money. I have given my heart and sweat into this, with absolutely no financial reward. My family misses vacations, and toys so that we can do the activism that we do. To be called a pundit is like being a veteran of a foreign war and having someone call you a “pawn”. I personally think it’s a derogatory term, 1. to be referred to as a pundit, and 2. to be compared to Glen Beck.
You think Glen Beck is missing meals to do his media? You think Glen Beck has served 8 months in jail for what he believes in? You think Glen Beck has suffered at all in his skewing of the news? What about law reform, has he changed any laws?
That is what separates me from Glen Beck, or Rush Limbaugh, or any of these other so-called “pundit’s”
A pundit is someone who offers to mass media his or her opinion or commentary on a particular subject area (most typically political analysis, the social sciences or sport) on which they are “knowledgeable.” The term has been increasingly applied to popular media personalities. In certain cases, it may be used in a derogatory manner as well, as the political equivalent of “ideologue.”
In my opinion an ACTIVIST is someone who goes to jail and gives it all for what they believe. A pundit is someone who gets paid to offer sensational opinions.
Activism consists of intentional action to bring about social, political, economic, or environmental change. Activism can take a wide range of forms from writing letters to newspapers or politicians, political campaigning, economic activism such as boycotts or preferentially patronizing businesses, rallies, street marches, strikes, both sit-ins and hunger strikes.
Some activists try to persuade people to change their behavior directly, rather than persuade governments to change laws. The cooperative movement seeks to build new institutions which conform to cooperative principles, and generally does not lobby or protest politically.