Like any concerned American, I am on Glenn Beck's promotional email list. So I almost got suckered by the email below, which I received from triple-n firstname.lastname@example.org (The extra 'n' is for 'nuts'! Sorry, too easy to pass up.) Presumably the sender is trying to scam me into buying my year's supply of storable food to ride out the coming global monetary collapse from eFoods Direct, on the mistaken belief that two-n Glenn Beck approves.
--I've written this before, but I think this is a good time to bring it up for discussion: the current wave in movement conservatism -- best encapsulated by CPAC keynoter Glenn Beck yesterday -- is not conservative, but reactionary. That is, it wants to rip asunder America's current social and political fabric, and attempt to re-instate conditions as they once were long ago.
You know how in school you might have a boy who's the class clown, and always needs to be the center of attention? And if someone else in the class starts getting attention the boy feels threatened, and does the most outrageous thing he can think of, to get the attention back?
I bring this up because, just since Sarah Palin began her new gig as FOX News contributor, first Rush Limbaugh and now Glenn Beck have made obviously outrageous, attention-grabbing comments about the news item of the week, Haiti.