Lemmings run off the edge of the cliff together because they are terrified to leave the crowd. I’m sure the more higher reasoning rodents make fun of them — they probably tell lemming jokes; “How many lemmings does it take to chew through a lightbulb?” I hope that if I was a rodent I would be kinder, less cruel, and try to understand why the lemmings are so afraid. But I’d probably just write a rodent blog about how stupid lemmings can be.
Glenn Beck is simply a media-whore. An unabashed profiteer, who saw an opportunity (demand) and stepped in with his semi-intelligable act(supply). He admits that he is in the entertainment business and couldn’t care less about the political process.
I have no problem with that, if he can sleep at night atop the millions he makes spreading bullshit dressed-up as fact… then good for him. If there was more money in being an ultra-liberal media-whore, he would switch sides in an instant — he’s reading from a script, not thinking thoughts.
Sarah Palin, on the other hand, portends to political office. Although she quit the last elective office given to her by the voters when a chance to make some money came along. She’s not supposed to be acting, not supposed to be just an entertainer and not supposed to be reading a script (or notes written on her palm) — she is supposed to have actual principles that would make people vote her to office as their representative. Maybe someone should tell her that she will have to pick — politician or entertainer. JFK campaigned with Sinatra, but everyone knew which one was the politician and which one was the entertainer only invited to put the butts in the chairs.
When Palin and Beck occupy the same stage… I’m not sure which one of them is in charge of butts.
The really scary part…
People (aka lemmings) seem to be having a problem telling who are the politicians and who are the entertainers. Admitting that you are taking your political positions based on Glenn Beck is akin to taking medical advice from the cute girl who plays the doctor on Grey’s Anatomy — SHE ISN“T A DOCTOR, she’s acting — GLENN BECK ISNT AN INTELLECTUAL, he’s acting… And I give-up trying to figure out what Palin is doing, other than selling herself to anyone with a checkbook (I know, I know — there is a name for that)
But people are afraid. As I touched on in an earlier post, Americans see their place in the world slipping away. They see their standard of living receding to a level more on par with the rest of the first world (omg…) and just like the confused Prussians of the Weimar Republic; they will listen to the simplest answer that tells them that it’s not their own fault and that they really are better than everyone else.
That Beck/Palin chose the anniversary of MLK’s speech and the Lincoln Memorial, and then tried to paint themselves as the new leaders of a civil-rights movement… is just too much! I can’t even think about it without little parts of my soul dying-off.
Back to my metaphor…STOP listening to entertainers talk about serious issues. The right-wing stilletto fascist Ann Coulter liked to say “shut-up and sing” to lefty musicians — well right back atcha! Can’t believe I’m going to use these two in the same sentence, but Bono and Beck are both entertainers(!?) But I wouldn’t take political direction from an Irish singer any more than you should take advice from from a Mormon Hysteric!
OK lemmings, time to look around and turn left! The cliff edge is approaching…