June 19, 2009

Glenn Beck's warped hijacking of "9/12 America," sanity

In Beck's little freak-show world, "the 9/12 Project is designed to bring us all back to the place we were on September 12, 2001. The day after America was attacked we were not obsessed with Red States, Blue States or political parties. We were united as Americans, standing together to protect the values and the principles of the greatest nation ever created."

Sure. Meanwhile, on planet Earth... In what will surprise nobody, the project, rather than "uniting Americans," unites knuckledragging morons in their hatred for anything not sanctioned by Rush and his legion of Lim-bots. It covers topics like "President Obama Gets Booed at AMA Speech," "Access to White House Vistor List DENIED. Why?," "Wondering If We Are a Christian Nation or a Muslim Nation: WATCH THIS," "Why Obama Wants To Hide Birth Certificate,"and is filled with comments from tinfoilhatted troglodytes such as "I'm ashamed that the tyranny we fight is growing on native soil," "What Osama can not do; Obama and his lap-dogs are doing!," "Obama Is Satan I now believe it." Oh, and posters making ugly jokes about Nancy Pelosi.

Doesn't that remind you of president Bush's "bullhorn moment" right after 9/11, when the nation rallied behind the president at a tough time? Me neither.

Beck uses the memory of 9/11 -- and by extension the people who died that day -- as the foundation for a site largely given over to hatred and bogus claims about the current president of the very nation, our nation, that was attacked eight years ago. How pathetic. Beck promised a project that would be dedicated to America's "eternal principles" -- but the only eternal principle that Glenn Beck really holds is "Glenn Beck."