It’s been a long time since we posted about Glenn Beck. That was when he claimed Bill Nye Would Persecute Galileo. Some of our earlier posts were Glenn Beck on Darwin and Racism, and before that Hey, Glenn Beck!
We’re discussing him again because he’s sounding off about something we wrote about recently: Discoveroids — Disney, Darwin, & Indiana Jones. Disney is considering — not yet filming — a movie about Charles Darwin. The Discoveroids are already foaming at the mouth about it, and now it appears that other creationists are too.
In the US edition of London’s Guardian we read Glenn Beck planning boycott of Charles Darwin movie. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
Former Fox News commentator Glenn Beck has suggested a boycott of the just-announced Disney film about the celebrated English naturalist Charles Darwin, during an episode of his nationally syndicated radio show.
It’s difficult to boycott something that doesn’t yet exist, but that doesn’t bother Beck. The Guardian then reminds us:
Disney’s plan to greenlight a film about Darwin’s voyage on board the HMS Beagle in the 1830s – the expedition that revolutionised scientific understanding of evolution and natural selection – was made public a week ago. A rough reception was inevitable after the difficulties faced in the US by a previous Darwin film, Creation.
We discussed that in last week’s post. Let’s read on:
Beck’s comments came after a discussion on whether or not boycotts were a legitimate political tactic. Beck has previously disapproved of them on free speech grounds, but his attitude appears to have changed – at least as far as Disney is concerned. After citing his disapproval of Walt Disney World’s decision to project rainbow lights on its Cinderella Castle to mark the supreme court’s backing of gay marriage, Beck said: “Boycotts work and we [conservatives] … do nothing.”
Wow — Disney is going wild! By the way, WordPress — the website where this humble blog is hosted — displayed the rainbow flag for a few days following the recent decision of the US Supreme Court. But it was only visible on our statistics page and a few other internal places. There were dozens of protest threads about it in the user forums, but management quickly shut those down. We didn’t bother joining in those discussions — we don’t care about anything WordPress does since Beep Beep Boop was imposed on us. Anyway, let’s get back to the Guardian:
Beck then said: “They’re doing a new movie, kind of an Indiana Jones swashbuckling spirit of a five-year voyage in 1831 on ship HMS 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.”
No one knows what the movie will be like — if it ever gets made. The Beck quote continues:
Wow, this sounds like a swashbuckling thriller that we are going to have to take our families to see. 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.
We assume that’s sarcasm. It’s difficult to know when dealing with creationists. Anyway, there are dozens of comments at the Guardian website. We can’t wait to see ol’ Hambo’s reaction to this proposed movie. At times like this, the creationists are more entertaining than any movie could possibly be.
Hey — maybe Disney should consider a creationism theme park. It could be right next to the Haunted House.
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