Thursday, July 15, 2010

Speaking of Idiots

Glenn Beck announced as fact that the Jews killed Jesus:
This is kind of complex, because Jesus did identify with the victims. But Jesus wasn't a victim, he was a conqueror. Jesus conquered death. He chose to give his life. Jesus didn't come back from the dead and make the Jews pay for what they did. That would have been an abomination. 
Oh, good, Jesus was a bigger man that, ahem, Beck might be.  I seem to remember that the Romans had something to do with it, so why don't we just go out and start beating up on Italians?  Beck does dwell in the Tyson Zone (copyright to Bill Simmons, ESPN's sports guy)--nothing he does should surprise us.  Appall us?  yes, but not really shock or surprise us. 

We seem to live in an era of, well, douchebags.  I wonder if we could do a study and figure out if a) there are more douchebags; or b) douchebags are getting more media time.  Is it because we have a 24 hour 500 channel beast that must be served?  Whoopi gets her time, Beck gets his, people listen to Cheney and Palin and, yes, there are democratic douchebags as well.  It just seems that the folks who get the attention these days are the folks with the worst perspectives--worst meaning out of touch with reality.