Beck: Boycott of Fashion Designers Like Locking Up Galileo

It always makes me laugh when conservatives talk about boycotts. When a company does something they don’t like, they’re the first to call for a boycott. But when liberals call for a boycott of a company, that’s “economic terrorism” and totalitarianism. Glenn Beck, it’s your turn to be the hypocrite:

Beck spent the opening monologue of his television program last night warning that “we are on the path of putting Galileo back in the tower” because progressives are out to destroy anyone who holds different opinions and cited the Dolce & Gabbana boycott as evidence.

“Is this the kind of freedom that we’re at?” Beck asked. “Anyone who feels the same as Dolce and Gabbana, let me ask you, are they empowered to express their view or are they now afraid that Hollywood and progressives will come after them? The party of progress is making progress indeed, back to the Dark Ages, back to the days when differing scientific views were labeled heresy and black magic. As the march toward conformity continues, America gets farther and farther away from the place where those who will change the world with art and science and music, those who will bring on the next Renaissance just might find themselves locked up in a tower and sadly never paint the next Mona Lisa.”

Hey, remember when Glenn Beck railed against the American Family Association, the Family Research Council and other Christian right groups who are at least pretending to boycott virtually every company in the world if they do or say anything they object to, from supporting gay rights to not saying “Merry Christmas” often enough? Remember when he compared them to the Inquisition and accused them of totalitarian oppression? Yeah, I don’t either.

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  • Loqi

    Remember, kids: the phrase “vote with your dollars” was coined by Dark Age autocrats.

  • Sastra

    The party of progress is making progress indeed, back to the Dark Ages, back to the days when differing scientific views were labeled heresy and black magic.

    In the Dark Ages differing views were suppressed; in science differing views are rebutted. Anyone who can’t see the distinction has no business citing history, making analogies, or pretending to enlighten anyone about anything.

  • themadtapper

    The party of progress is making progress indeed, back to the Dark Ages, back to the days when differing scientific views were labeled heresy and black magic. As the march toward conformity continues, America gets farther and farther away from the place where those who will change the world with art and science and music

    That’s some serious through-the-looking-glass shit there. Remind me again which party rails against scientific advances as heresy against the word of God, demands absolutely conformity and ideological purity and decries any prioritization of diversity, and rails against any spending on arts, music, humanities, and even science (or at least any science that goes against their ideology)? Bizarro himself couldn’t get it more backwards.

  • =8)-DX

    those who will bring on the next Renaissance just might find themselves locked up in a tower and sadly never paint the next Mona Lisa

    Was that a Bush reference?

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    I’m going to guess that Beck has no clue that Dolce & Gabbana are two openly gay dudes who used to live together.

  • caseloweraz

    Beck spent the opening monologue of his television program last night warning that “we are on the path of putting Galileo back in the tower” because progressives are out to destroy anyone who holds different opinions and cited the Dolce & Gabbana boycott as evidence.

    So how long was Galileo held in the Tower of London, anyway? Or was it the Leaning Tower of Pisa?

    A better question would be, why do I expect Glenn Beck to be accurate about anything?

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Dolce & Gabbana said “We oppose gay adoptions. The only family is the traditional one.”

     

    See, even some GayHomos know that only Traditional Families™ are Real Families™!

  • John Pieret

    caseloweraz:

    So how long was Galileo held in the Tower of London, anyway? Or was it the Leaning Tower of Pisa?

    Given Beck’s deep historical knowledge, I think he was probably thinking of Gandalf imprisoned in Isengard.

  • Larry

    back to the days when differing scientific views were labeled heresy and black magic

    Hilarious coming from the group that believes addition is witchcraft.

  • theguy

    “the place where those who will change the world with art and science and music, those who will bring on the next Renaissance”

    Well, it won’t be conservatives. It’ll be liberals and other left-leaning people making unconventional art and music, which the right wing will label “degenerate” and blame for school shootings.

  • http://www.facebook.com/den.wilson d.c.wilson

    Wait, does he think Galileo painted the Mona Lisa?

  • Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden

    Wait, does he think Dolce & Gabbana are painting Mona Lisas?

  • shadow

    Wait — does he think?

  • Scientismist

    What does he think? He doesn’t think. This is Glenn Beck. Tower? Galileo? Mona Lisa? Nothing but word salad; but his audience doesn’t know any better, and wouldn’t care if they did.

  • lorn

    Who am I supposed to back in this fight? A bloviating multimillionaire liar? Or the multimillionaire designers who sell overpriced rags by exploiting anorexic women and promoting an unrealistic body image for millions of girls?

  • blf

    Who am I supposed to back in this fight?

    How about the French government, who are attempting to end the practice: “France’s government is likely to back a bill banning excessively thin fashion models as well as potentially fining the modelling agency or fashion house that hires them and sending the agents to jail…”.

    They are being fought every step of the way by the bloviating multimillionaire slavers.

  • Lady Mondegreen

    So how long was Galileo held in the Tower of London, anyway? Or was it the Leaning Tower of Pisa?

    It was the Leaning Tower of Pizza. Fortunately, he was an old man and had already painted the Mona Lisa when they locked him up. Whereas Dolce and Gabbana still have years of astronomy and painting before them.

    Damn Libruls.

  • Al Dente

    So Dolce and Gabbana will be painting the Mona Jennifer any day now.