Friday, March 25, 2011

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This is from Media Matters, so of course its critical of Beck's joke. His point is of course not that its funny that Egyptian women were subjected to "virginity tests" by the Egyptian police. He was sarcastically pointing out that the Egyptians may be many things, but one thing they are most certainly not is "just like us" and desirous of nothing more than freedom and democracy. We collectively are in the process of turning the entire Middle East into, potentially, just another giant sized hotbed of Islamic fundamentalist states. If this goes on to its logical conclusion, a bloodbath of unprecedented proportions might be the upside. But way too many people just don't get it, on the right and the left. The left of course is beyond redemption, but the attitude of many on the right on this issue is just baffling. Beck at least gets it.