Thursday, September 02, 2010
Quote of the Day
"Glenn Beck's rally was large, vague, moist and undirected -- the Waterworld of white self-pity"
-- Christopher Hitchens in Slate
My God, how I'm going to miss this guy if he doesn't survive his current battle with cancer. It will be a smart people tragedy like nothing we've seen in years.
Hitchens goes on to make a terrific point about how Beck's seemingly unfathomable appropriation of MLK's legacy and the civil rights movement in general -- which so many people rightly mocked over the past few weeks -- is really nothing more than an attempt to provide confirmation to the doughy, Middle-American doofs who worship him that, as whites, they're the new minority.