Monday, February 23, 2009

Glenn Beck's Apocalypse for Republican Boys and Girls

You pretty much have to run through the entire Lexicon of Loony to describe the bizarre ravings of talk show host Glenn Beck's week-long Paranoid Doom Scenarios Showcase.

His game plan is clear - make the most insane and apocalyptic claims about the Evil World Being Created by Democrats and Obama in a lusty grab for ratings on the FOX News channel.

At the rate he's going, he'll proclaim he has Proof!! that Communist Extraterrestrials have secretly moved a Nefarious Wormhole to Hell from the Bermuda Triangle and hidden it inside the Washington Monument which is beaming pro-Hispanic thought-lessons into every pre-school brain in America.

Green Greenwald marvels at the paranoia and inept mangling of reality Beck drools onto the airwaves. Beck and his witless followers don't just accept a certain level of hypocrisy, they embrace it like a soul-mate:

But this Rush-Limbaugh/Fox-News/nationalistic movement isn't driven by anything noble or principled or even really anything political. If it were, they would have been extra angry and threatening and rebellious during the Bush years instead of complicit and meek and supportive to the point of cult-like adoration. Instead, they're just basically Republican dead-enders (at least what remains of the regional/extremist GOP), grounded in tribal allegiances that are fueled by their cultural, ethnic and religious identities and by perceived threats to past prerogatives -- now spiced with legitimate economic anxiety and an African-American President who, they were continuously warned for the last two years, is a Marxist, Terrorist-sympathizing black nationalist radical who wants to re-distribute their hard-earned money to welfare queens and illegal immigrants (and is now doing exactly that)."

As an old friend of mine likes to say, Beck is "higher than boat dock gas". However, since Fear is selling faster than bread and milk in Tennessee when snow is predicted, many impotent minds will fall into a trap constructed only for self-aggrandizement and high ratings.

1 comment:

  1. Even more bizarre: CNN HIRED THIS GUY!!!!! And spent millions of dollars trying to market his insane rantings.

    Fox News is the perfect place for him.