09 December 2009

More reason Glenn Beck is an idiot.

Not even getting into the conflict of interest angle, or the economics issue, Glenn Beck shilling for gold companies as a safe investment for the post-apocalyptic world that is supposed to come after the collapse of the dollar is moronic even on its own terms.

“When the system eventually collapses, and the government comes with guns and confiscates, you know, everything in your home and all your possessions, and then you fight off the raving mad cannibalistic crowds that Ted Turner talked about, don’t come crying to me. I told you: get gold.”

Do you think this guy really wants gold? All good apocalypse specialists know full well that in the dystopia that Beck is proposing the only things of value will be those things with intrinsic utilitarian value, such as guns, ammo, and food. Gold, in fact, will only slow people down. Perhaps he thinks he can buy off the people from the government, but what's to stop them from confiscating the gold, along with everything else? Even in his own weird fantasy world, his arguments make no sense.


  1. Font is messed up on this post. Good post, though.

  2. I know. I tried to fix it, but a lot of times the fonts just go wonky, particularly if you try to block quote or add in your own html (like the picture.)