We’ve got a lot of crazy stuff going on these days. It makes you wonder if society isn’t just increasingly obsessed with craziness and subconsciously determined to do crazy, self-destructive things… what else would explain our obsession with Charlie Sheen, our ignorance of and inaction on catastrophic climate change, and our decision to put people in political office whose #1 goal is to squeeze money out of us and give it to billionaires?
On Climate Progress, where I ran across the cartoon above, Joe Romm also mentioned a new quiz by NY Magazine that actually demonstrates the struggle of distinguishing between the crazy quotes of an entertainer, a despot, and a U.S. “newsman.” The quiz? “It’s Time to Play ‘Sheen, Beck, or Qaddafi?’”
The sad part — and the point — is that Beck actually influences tons of people on the critical topic of climate change nearly everyday, in a truly crazy way.
What are we in store for? I think most of us don’t even want to think about that..