When the flames broke out in Southern California, I knew in my heart it wouldn't take very long before the Right-wing, cave-dwelling mouthpieces chimed in with their typical misguided lunacy. Sadly, as witnessed by the above quote, I was right.
"I think there is a handful of people who hate America. Unfortunately for them, a lot of them are losing their homes in a forest fire today."
-CNN's Glenn Beck
It's a shame that Mr. Beck would assert that the people of Southern California deserve to have their homes destroyed and their lives uprooted and forever altered based solely on his own selfish political ideology and his need to put Americans into nice, tidy boxes labeled "us" and "them."
Perhaps the saddest irony in Mr. Beck's inhuman remark comes with the knowledge that he himself is a recovering addict, and along his long and troubled road to recovery, people reached out to help him dry out regardless of their political opinions, and for him to fall so remarkably short in repaying humanity for the help it bestowed upon him, says a great deal about the character of Mr. Beck.
Fire, like Beck's drug addiction, does not discriminate, and to assert that the people of Southern California are somehow less deserving of our compassion and concern simply because of some half-assed, geographical stereotype shows all of America just what a petty, little fool Glenn Beck truly is, and what a mistake CNN made in giving this worthless addict a forum in which to spout his stupidity.
Posted By Dan to The Wisdom of a Distracted Mind at 10/23/2007 12:15:00 PM