Glenn Beck has generally been opposed to boycotts, even by conservative groups, but he’s now rethinking that position because Disney is going to make a movie about Charles Darwin’s voyage on the Beagle. Apparently that’s the last straw for him, for some weird reason.
Perhaps it is time for conservatives to begin to launch boycotts of their own, Beck said, especially now that companies like Disney are lighting up landmarks in celebration of gay marriage … and making films about Charles Darwin!
“Boycotts work and we have created a vacuum. We do nothing,” Beck said. “Let me give you this story, they’re doing a new movie, kind of an Indiana Jones swashbuckling spirit of a five year voyage in 1831 on ship H.M.S. Beagle to the coastline of South America to find and follow the man who made discoveries that made him one of the most influential figures in human history.”
“Wow, this sounds like a swashbuckling thriller that we are going to have to take our families to see,” Beck said sarcastically. “Doesn’t it sound great? It’s Charles Darwin. It’s the story of Charles Darwin and so we’re going to find out how exactly he came up with the idea, made the discoveries that brought him to the theory of evolution. Thank you, Disney! That’s fantastic.”
Actually, it might well be. Darwin is beyond a doubt one of the most influential scientific thinkers in history, so a movie about him hardly seems like an unusual suggestion. But that’s only if you aren’t a blinkered creationist who thinks Darwin was doing the devil’s work and seeking to destroy God and all things good.