Saturday, March 20, 2010

Jon Stewart Dismantles Conspiracist Beck.

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Jon Stewart shows what happens when you take "straw man, slippery slope, dumb guy" Glenn Beck's arguments to their logical conclusion.

If people who think that there should be such a thing as social justice are on a slippery slope towards totalitarian China, then it naturally follows that people who love Jesus run the risk, according to Beck's logic, of wishing a theocracy upon everyone.
This is Glenn's blackboard, so we have to play by Glenn's rules. Which are, if you subscribe to an idea then you also subscribe to that idea's ideology, and to every possible negative consequence that that ideology remotely implies when you carry it to absurd extremes.
Jon Stewart's humour is the perfect foil for the idiocy of someone like Beck. He's holding a mirror up to this lunatic in a way which even someone as thick and egotistical as Beck should be embarrassed by.

He's playing Beck's game right back at him.

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