Brother Beck


August 28, 2009 by J. Madson

I had to share this clip because I found it hilarious. The scary part is that many mormons actually think this guy is smart.

7 thoughts on “Brother Beck

  1. todrobbins says:

    Hahaha… Like Homer Simpson:

    I am so smart. I am so smart. S-M-R-T!

  2. King Stank says:

    I personally loved how he admitted the omission of a letter only to reveal that the missing letter was “Y”.

  3. Grégoire says:

    I think Beck is smart in a cunning, crafty sort of way. He’s good at frightening folks into coughing up large amounts of dough for his repetitious books (I’ve read one, and if you read a few pages, you’ve read the whole thing).

    I find his crying spells quite over-the-top and reminiscent of a television evangelist or other huckster. Always entertaining to see a multimillionaire pretend to criticise the oligarchy. If he were really against the oligarchy, they’d put him and his family on the street. So much bread and circuses and he is part of it.

  4. Joseph says:

    Beck must know how to spell, so I’m wondering if he didn’t do this on purpose, knowing who makes up the majority of his audience. If that’s the case, that does make Beck look rather sinister. If it’s not the case, well, neither scenario is very appealing. I agree with Gregoire, though. Beck shouldn’t be too easily dismissed. Even if he’s not smart, I know smart people in my family who take him seriously, which always scares me. He definitely doesn’t impress me much, spelling correctly or not.

  5. Joseph says:

    I should add, I don’t dismiss the majority of Beck’s audience as just unintelligent either. It’s just that our nitpicking at minor details like “spelling” just make us look like “elitists” to them. Of course, most of those who would call me elitist make a whole lot more than I do, so I’m not sure after the right’s Orwellian twisting of the word “elitist” what exactly that means. Oh well.

  6. J. Madson says:

    The misspelling is the least funny part of the video for me. Im more intrigued by the random selection of words to spell something bad like oligarchy. Im intrigued that anyone would be convinced by selecting a bunch of words on purpose to then spell some nefarious message. The whole process seems mad

  7. Joseph says:

    I realize I probably sounded too serious in my last comments. Don’t get me wrong, I think this clip is hilarious. I’ve watched it several times and forwarded it to others for that reason.

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