In the wake of the most horrific, non war related disaster, to ever strike Japan, America’s preeminent political clown has the audacity of stupidity to suggest “there’s a message being sent” and that is that this event may be God’s way of telling us: , “Hey, you know that stuff we’re doing? Not really working out real well. Maybe we should stop doing some of it.” Beck in his latest act of socio-political pyromania trotted out the idea that this is God’s way of saying that we are sinful and wayward and then in a well worn manner of double talking, saying that well maybe that’s not what he [Beck] is really saying after all. Beck then went on to say that a strict following of the Ten Commandments was the antidote for a sinful and wayward world. Now that’s a great suggestion, unless your other than a Christian, what are they supposed to do?
The point of this article isn’t to take issue with Glenn Beck as he has already been dismissed as irrelevant by intelligent people on both sides of the political spectrum and is only a demigod to the far right fringe players, who are themselves effectively outside of the national discussion. The real question that arises from this latest flap is just how much longer Fox News and the Rupert Murdoch will abide this sort of boorish and bizarrely absurd behavior. At some point Beck becomes a liability to the profitability and integrity of the News Corporation and must be removed. This act of stupidity on stilts goes beyond being an affront to the intelligence of the American people as it is an insult to one of our principle allies and the timing of these comments is just so beyond the pale that something needs to be done about Beck sooner rather than later. Perhaps we should all write to Murdoch or perhaps there should be a national boycott of New Corporation media so as to send the appropriate message. When Beck merely annoys the left that’s one thing, when he insults the Japanese people at a time like this, that is quite a different matter and for that, there should be no getting off the hook.
Steven J. Gulitti
Glenn Beck: Japan earthquake ‘message’ from God