Understanding the irrationality of Glenn Beck
As one who has long been perplexed, annoyed, infuriated by Glenn Beck, I was fortunate enough to happen upon a description of his irrationality which voices what I myself have always sensed about him, and to a lesser degree, about Rush Limbaugh as well. The Dark Knight was a profound film, and Heath Ledger played the Joker in an iconoclastic and prophetic manner. Picture courtesy of rottenart:
An attempt to understand and explain Glenn Beck in particular is a dead end. To explain his actions would mean he has a motive. He does not. Beck's not a racist. He's an anarchist. He's that boyfriend you had and hated because he exists only to criticize and play devil's advocate. The image of Obama as the Joker fromThe Dark Knight has been taken up as a badge of the Beckian right's battle against what it perceives as seeping socialism. But the irony is that nobody could be more like that Joker character than Beck himself. In the film, the Joker says, "Do I really look like a guy with a plan? You know what I am? I'm a dog chasing cars. I wouldn't know what to do with one if I caught it. You know, I just… do things." And of him, Alfred says, "Because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn." Now, is there anyone on the national platform that that describes moret han Glenn Beck, a man who bills himself as a comedian?
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