I’m not such a fan of Keith Olbermann. His justification for himself being a talking head against other talking heads lies in his assertion about the need for “a state of exception” in public ‘discourse’ (although discourse may be a bit of a stretch). Ew. Agamben said something about that notion in relation to the state…. Still, Olbermann can have some rather excellent lines, but the major point of the video below is instead to notice that Glenn Beck literally associates “swords to ploughshares” — you know, one of the biblical phrases for peace (see Joel, Isaiah, and Micah) — with progressivism, facism, and communism (which are all conflicting ideologies by the way).
Personally, I think Beck finally did it. Much like Novak against Caritas in veritate, Glenn Beck took a step too far. Next time I see someone who has imbibed in Beck’s ‘cool-aid’, it’ll be time to whip out the old authoritative text. The juxtaposition will should be enlightening.