Monday, December 21, 2009

Just Sayin'

When I read this quote from Glenn Beck
[T]hey cannot move on these things, because they are building a machine that will crush the entrepreneurial sprit and the freedom that our founding fathers designed. This machine, whatever it is they are building, will crush it. Do not let them build another piece. So while I turn away, I want to make sure that I have at least 10 million eyes watching -- watching every single move they're making.
I recalled the slogan of the Symbionese Liberation Army, the folks who kidnapped Patty Hearst.
Death to the fascist insect that preys on the life of the people.
The difference is that the Symbionese Liberation Army didn't have a television show.

And they were more succinct.


MT said...

So it's not all about being sincere?

Cheryl Rofer said...

Do you think that Beck or Cinque is/was more sincere?

MT said...

I haven't been exposed enough to either to have a real opinion, but as a rule of thumb I assume all fanatics are sincere, at least with regard to core tenets. I figure it's one of those sad aspects of the human condition of which one cannot too often be reminded, even if unintelligibly.