Tuesday, September 15, 2009

9-12 protests and Glenn Beck



Today at school in Public Administration class we talked about government efficiency.

A bunch of shitbrains said that government does everything wrong and there should be so little government we only need cops.

I wasn't saying anything the whole class and decided to yell, "No, we don't need interstates, we don't need roads, we don't public services like medicare or medicaid, we don't need services national park services."

Then someone was like, "They don't do anything good."

Then I was like, "We just passed a bill for 250,000 people to be in Americorps to help the homeless. And if you want your Nikes and your Chinese goods we need military protection of shipping lanes."

Then I went further and said, "No, we're in Iraq because we are stabilizing the world oil price. We saw a year ago how the price can get out of control."

I got called a socialist and some republican even said I was 'optimistic.'

I didn't know it was socialist to believe that the government does a good job with national parks, the interstate, policing the shipping lanes and especially being not for but showing the complexity of the Iraq War.

I wrote The Human War as a reaction to the war. Then I studied for years trying to understand why we went there. What I find was that Iraq is integral in stabilizing the price of world oil. Even if Americans don't use Iraq Oil, if WE STILL WANT to drive around cars and have plastic products like cell phones and computers WE NEED the world oil price stabilized.

It is completely impossible to be against the Iraq War if you live in modern civilization using oil based products. Even if you never use Iraq Oil because Iraq Oil is used to stabilize the price.

It seems that people are so ignorant that many of them do not know where roads come, and if they don't know where roads come from they must not know where products come from

Products come by semi-trucks using roads built by the government.

ROADS AND SEMI-TRUCKS REQUIRE OIL

I would like to say that this 'destroy civilization' movement has some great meaning, like that, the people of the world just want society to end. They want it to self-destruct so we could go back to a primitive state or something.

But no

That's not true

A lot of people live shitty little lives and they feel alone. They are bored sitting in their air-conditioned houses, they are bored with their wives and husbands, they don't like their kids, they don't like themselves and they want to be part of something bigger.

Glenn Beck offers them the 'group nonsense'.

Glenn Beck doesn't require thought, he doesn't require any real work, he doesn't require anything but allegiance to him and his insanity.

Glenn Beck feeds on bitterness, because Glenn Beck is bitter himself. Glenn Beck is an uneducated fuckhead who no one has ever taken seriously. No professor, no politician, nobody cares about what he has to say and they never will.

He is that guy at the bar who has led a shitty little life, who talks endlessly, spouting one nonsense opinion after another, that even the other drinkers at the bar eventually walk away from.

The guy from The Young Turks is right, eventually they might become violent. But the Glenn Beck people don't know they only number like 2 million people. And most of them are total cowards.

I hope we don't see two years from now a horrible violent protest where several thousand Glenn Beckers get their asses kicked in by riot control police.

Of course if that happens everyone will see how truly fucked they are.

11 comments:

henry said...

good post

i was confused on "PRODUCTS COME SEMI-TRUCKS USING ROADS BUILT BY THE GOVERNMENT"

is that a grammar error? or am i just not reading the phrase right...

Noah Cicero said...

thanks
fixed it

Ellie said...

I don't know if I'm just not keeping up on current events as I should or if Glenn Beck's exposure is limited by American borders. In either case, I don't think I'm missing out. He'd probably just make me mad. I don't need to seek out being mad.

adam said...

Ellie:

I don't know if you've lived in or are from America, but if you didn't/aren't, the right wing here operates on two beliefs:

1. They have made America the most powerful nation in the world by getting others to embrace their values.

2. They are constantly threatened and oppressed by internal and external enemies.

These views are contradictory, but when Bush was President, the right wing had his support in sustaining these views.

They have lost some power, but not so much that they can't attempt to defend these views themselves.

But without this sort of Presidential corroboration, they lose the ethos and logos of their argument (they no longer have a person as prominent as the President to support them, nor do they have a government supporting that President). So they rely on pathos - that their beliefs are right because they feel oppressed.

Anyone who didn't hold Glenn Beck's beliefs before he started expressing them won't be convinced. But anyone who's looking for someone who shares their pathos will ignore the insanity of the things he says - and, for that matter, any other conservative speaker. Limbaugh can say that public service is the sort of work only convicts should do, and he'll find plenty of people willing to ignore how much of the country got built by public service.

It's sort of perverse, but that's how we work.

mi patria es la literatura said...

You should copyright 'Group Nonsense'

greg partch said...

Glenn Beck was a patient of mine at the drug rehab (which shall remain nameless) where I worked two summers ago.

He was not the biggest pain in the ass I ever had to counsel, but he was among the dumbest.

For example, in drug rehab, there's often a "spirituality" group. The point of a group like that isn't to debate intelligent design or trade bible quotes--the point of the group is to open people up to the idea that there's a larger universe out there, beyond smoking crack and watching sportscenter all day.

But there's Glenn, with his bible in hand, saying that dinosaurs lived at the same time as humans, and if you don't agree with him, you're going to hell.

All of the staff members wanted to fucking shoot this guy.

Also, every time I did a room check on him, I'd crack open the door and see that he was naked. I guess that's okay, in and of itself: people are allowed to be naked when they're alone in their rooms. But every single time? Seriously. The whole 28 days he was there, the second he got into his room, he took off all of his clothes.

That's kind of weird right?

And, worst of all, he was there for a pain killer addiction. Nothing spells right wing scumbag better than an addiction to oxycontins, you know?

NorthPal Communications Corp. said...

Get out of the right-left paradigm,
America has always been owned and run via Fascism. Now you are being herded to a communistic One World government.
You people got to keep up man

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