Once in a while I overhear something on Glenn Beck’s show that leaves me slightly befuddled. A few weeks ago, Glenn was enthusing over the Avengers and how much he loved the movie. How Captain America kicked ass, how this was an example of America’s greatness. And then he said that when he left the movie theater, he thought “Take that, Europe!”
Ummm…so, I hope Glenn realizes that the Avengers is a fictional story? Yeah, Europe is having a lot of problems right now…but I kind of doubt that Captain America is at the top of their list of issues, unless he is involved in the Greek debt crisis in some way that I’m not aware of. Economic growth, a stronger military—these are all ways that we can show the world what we’re made of, so to speak. Imaginary superheroes? Not so much. Unless he’s applauding our ability to make superior movie entertainment, in which case, great—but I doubt an entertaining movie will convince the Europeans that we have a better system than they do.
Anyway, just another instance of Glenn unhinging himself from reality just a bit. Maybe that’s why I like listening to his show, because I can relate to having a delusional side. Cheers from one lunatic to another….