On the 9th Anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin – two of our more notable modern snake oil salespeople – did not miss the opportunity to politicize and commodify our greatest national tragedy.
Not one to let those Benjamins get away, Palin the quitter announced one of her Facebook pages:
“Glenn’s coming to the Last Frontier! I hope my fellow Alaskans (and anyone visiting from Outside) will join me this Saturday, September 11, 2010, at Anchorage’s Dena’ina Center at 8:00 p.m. Glenn Beck will be there – you won’t want to miss it. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com.”
Leave it to the quitter to put the words “9/11” and “tickets available” together and charge “patriots” $225 to listen to her inane Jingoistic and Xenophobic musings about the “freedom” to be ridden mercilessly to the bank unfettered by pesky government.
It’s amazing to think that Beck – a person who proudly proclaimed to Fortune Magazine that he was purely an entertainer out for a fat payday and could “give a flying crap” about politics and Palin – a barely-literate, overly-arrogant and self-serving Governor who quit her elected office to chase the unholy dollar can command such an obedient following despite such transparent hypocrisy.
Yet there they are attempting to redefine the conversation as if the interests of billionaires as akin to the downtrodden huddled masses and we small people who dare attempt to make a society that works for all are the likes of those who.. say… prevented African-American children from attending an integrated school.
To normal people (non-Republicans), the shear arrogance of attempting to co-opt the mantle of civil rights is stunning. It makes sense that the barely literate followers of Beck and Palin would bite the hook, line and sinker and all.
It would be unimaginable to envision Martin Luther King Jr. turning the Civil Rights movement into a vehicle to incite paranoia against the government and peddle dodgy gold coins.
But for Teabaggers… these obvious conflicts of interest are given a “pass” – ironically by those who liken themselves such keen truth seekers that they can smell the nefarious communist plots embedded in every policy not meant to prop up the interests of their corporate masters.
The “liberal” media – as “liberal” as the 6 transnational corporations that own them – has shown itself more than willing to actively promote a the divisive right-wing agenda that keeps us figting amongst ourselves lest we wake up to our real nemisis – what FDR called, “the old enemies of peace – business and financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionism, war profiteering…” who “… had begun to consider the Government of the United States as a mere appendage to their own affairs.”
So here we are…
Conservatives are always fond of reminding us that we are a “nation divided” as if they just “Quantum Leaped” into this disasterous post-Reaganomics, post-Bush Crime Family America their abysmal, class-war policies created. For the party of “personal responsibility”, “personal responsibility” only seems to apply when they are trying to deny someone health care or a child a school-lunch program and not when taking “personal responsibility” for destroying the once-vibrant American middle class.
Yes, Cons. The nation is divided and Cons divided it. The division was by design, not accident. Cons continue to cultivate the divide so they can continue to conquer the middle class in the name of the REAL Republican agenda – CHEAP LABOR – all while their teabagger followers beg for it.
Here’s Rachel Maddow calling out Newt Gingrich and Co. for Exploiting 9-11:
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