Thursday, March 3, 2011

Idiocy on Parade – What We’re Up Against

Glenn Beck played a video clip the other day that you should watch. As a side note, whether you love or hate Beck, you’d be wise to at least listen to what he has to say.

Language warning.

There are so many things wrong in that clip that it’s difficult to know where to start. From ideologies that have failed spectacularly in the past, to economic ignorance, to psychological denial and plain, old brainwashing, it’s all there. If I was that kids’ parent, I’d be embarrassed to show my face in public. The sad part is his parents likely think the same way.

First off, this kid seems to think that the whole world belongs to him. The notion of personal ownership never seems to occur to him. “What’s mine is mine, and what’s yours is mine, too” is his credo. Normally, one must go to a day-care center to find this highly intellectual concept, but here it is in the hallway of the Wisconsin statehouse.

Immaturity is also present in the meeting, where one fellow just wants to tax the rich and have someone else "clean up the mess.” Whoever edited that clip deserves an Oscar for highlighting the number of times that guy says, “I feel.” And I have no reason to doubt the dude when he says that. That’s a big part of what passes for leftist thought, emotion. Logic and reality have no room to operate inside the brain of a liberal, as emotionality takes up every available space.

But the best part starts at the 3:38 mark, where the Socialist man-child starts to bemoan the tyrannical working conditions at the restaurant where he works. How he got hired in the first place is a mystery. He seems to think that the owner should abdicate his position and take his place alongside his workers to unite in a paradise where all are equal before the fry station and no one actually performs any work.

I watched this with equal parts of humor and outrage. The humor part came from listening to the madness and wondering how anyone with two functioning brain cells to rub together could be so stupid. The outrage part came from understanding that these idiots are serious about their goals of tearing down the country and are busily working to make it happen.

Oh, and there’s also hypocrisy. I almost forgot about that. Towards the end, there’s an exchange that shouldn’t have happened, given all the anti-capitalistic talk that preceded it and gives lie to the earlier statement by the woman who said that markets don’t work.

Our little socialist man-child is more than happy to sell a copy of his organization’s magazine to the videographer.

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