Friday, August 27, 2010

AMERICAN MELTDOWN: Beck Goes to Washington

At the 1927 Nuremberg party rally, Adolph Hitler outlined the Nazi claim that it provided not a political platform, but a political faith. Hitler claimed that Germany "wants a leadership in which it can believe, nothing more.”

It seems Beck's rally would have been more appropriately held to commemorate this historic speech. Any connection Beck seeks with MLK is flat on the floor contemptuous. To compare the integrity of King's message with the vitriolic, pseudo-intellectual clap-trap that this huckster belches out is preposterous. He is proving nothing other than he may well be the lead lemming, moving ahead of the other bile-spewing rodents like Limbaugh, Palin, et al.....

He is indeed the king of clowns, creating policy out of absurdity. I guess the real question is, how ignorant (and potentially violent) are his followers? Looking at them always brings the word "cretin" to mind. But as the Buffalo Springfield said, "Paranoia tracks deep" and there in lies the rub.

I just saw an ad on the Internet for someone selling "Palin-Beck" bumper stickers. Perhaps it’s just a 99er trying to make a buck or maybe it’s actually someone body-surfing this wave of noxious nonsense who actually believes in replacing a political platform with a political faith. Hmmm, sounds familiar.

Hey, it worked for the ultimate opportunist: Adolph Hitler. Just takes one megalomaniac with a way to reach the disenfranchised. (If he grows a little mustache, I say we shoot him.)

1 comment:

  1. I couldn't have said it better! Just last week I was telling my friends that this entire rally reminded me of the "brown shirts" in Germany before the war.