Rion Paige’s Amazing Performance (Video) on ‘X-Factor’ and Why It Matters
This young lady, Rion Paige, has a disease that has caused her hands and joints to curl, and she was born with this disease. But her performance on X-Factor below away even the often grumpy Simon Cowell.
Glenn Beck explained his theory on the radio this morning about why he thinks this video has been so popular.
America is looking for the stories because they’re looking for somebody to verify what they have always known to be true, that they are not victims, that they are empowered.
As I’m watching TheBlaze and I’m seeing the stories that you are reading now, you have changed. You have changed. You used to be much more interested in stories of what’s going on. You still are. The number three story, the number four story, five story, those are all about the news of the day. But almost every day the top one or two stories is something about the little guy winning.
The number one story right now by three times is the 13‑year‑old country singer that brought Simon Cowell to his feet. It is the story of a woman who would ‑‑ some would call handicapped, but she doesn’t ‑‑ she doesn’t appear handicapped to me. She is bright, intelligent, she doesn’t ‑‑ she doesn’t hide it, she doesn’t care. She’s not embarrassed by it, and I don’t think she wants any sympathy. She’s just a person that just, her body operates differently than everybody else and here’s who she is. And it’s an amazing story and amazing video.
I don’t disagree, but also think that in a world where so much goes wrong, and we have so many problems — from Syria, to the economy, to our president, to our freedoms being taken away — videos and events like this one remind us that there is hope in the world. Through someone else’s happiness, we can be happy, and it gives us joy to see another person being able to get through all of the muck to success.
Even communist nations have festivals and events to try to make their people happy and give them opportunities to be celebratory. It’s a natural human condition. But sometimes, we cannot create the environment ourselves, so it’s all the better when it’s put before us.
Rion, on the other hand, has created her own happiness. Her successes through her struggles give us hope, joy and faith that anyone with a disability or struggle does not have to be held back by it, and can still fully achieve all of the happiness in the world.by