Election 2010: Here comes the crazy
I’ve not set aside much time to write lately. I’ve just been so busy this summer, and my approaching wedding is in three weeks. (Hell, this may very well be my final blog post as a single man.)
But I thought I would share this, since it would be quick to post and is just so absolutely insane.
After a week in which a publicity-starved d-bag held the American news cycle hostage (which is so easily distracted by crazy yahoos for the sake of entertainment value and shallow “debate” based on polarizing controversy — see this post for a perfect reading of the situation) because he threatened to set a bunch of Korans ablaze, the video below shouldn’t surprise me one bit.
Yes, we live in a time where shock value and attention-getting trumps all else, like coherence and content. Apparently you can be on the ballot and then gain national YouTube fame based on the same sort of train-wreck fascination that makes an instant classic out of teenage girls beating the crap out of each other on camera.
This guy is really pissed. Or acting really pissed. I’m not sure if he’s acting or just plain crazy. In today’s world, he’ll probably be elected for Taking A Stand. The fact that he’s a lunatic? Not especially relevant, I’m guessing. After all, he’s so gosh-darned frank and honest and sick of everything! We need more of that!
The dude mentions all his master’s degrees. I think he clearly forgot to mention his master’s degree in snorting 14 lines of coke before a speech.