Modern pirates without the cute hat or eye patch…
GLENN: By the way, let me talk about something else. It’s amazing, Stu and I were talking this morning. Is it amazing to you at all because you thought I was crazy for — and I know you still do. Is it amazing to you at all to see the perfect storm start to come on shore?
STU: I hate these analogies but I mean, yes, there’s a lot of stuff that you —
GLENN: What do you mean?
STU: The perfect storm comes on shore. Jack Bauer fights it off. Stop the printing presses now! I feel, I don’t know, I don’t like the analogy. You have.
GLENN: This is the first time you’ve said to me you don’t like the analogy?
STU: Oh, it just feels dramatic. I don’t know.
GLENN: It’s weird, though to see how many of these things — do you remember when we were talking about pirates?
STU: I do. I can’t remember what the context was.
GLENN: But remember, I’m like, the world is becoming out of control. There are pirates again. And these pay rates, if things — do you remember that?
STU: It’s ridiculous. But you are right, yeah.
GLENN: I know.
STU: Johnny Depp was going to come.
GLENN: I know, you always saw the pirates of, your winch will come down below. It’s amazing. And now you are starting to see all of these things that we have been talking about just roll up onto shore. And it’s damn spooky quite honestly. This thing, do you know that the U.S. Navy is saying, don’t know how to deal with these pirates. And you know what’s even more amazing is you’ve got a show on animal planet, this is, what is it, whale hunting? What is the name of it?
STU: Whale Wars.
GLENN: Whale Wars. What they are doing is they are coming in and these are pirates. Play one of the commercials for it, will you?
VOICE: Some believe whaling should stop. Others don’t. Fridays, two sides collide. The high seas battle, the whaling has intensified. Japan says the activists are horrored. We have never stood by to see a whale die and we never will. But is one whale’s life worth war? Until you find something worth dying for, you haven’t really lived.
GLENN: Stop, stop, stop, stop. Until you found something worth dying for, you haven’t really lived. Ooh. Whales? I mean, I can’t bring myself to say I love the whales. I love the whales just as much as I love any other animal and it’s great and everything, but really? Really? That’s your priority? Life? To go in and pirate ships for whales? Something that is legal. I know, I know, I know. Now, let me ask you this: Let’s just draw the line a little bit more from the pirates on Whale Wars and let’s just look what’s happening here. Here are environmental extremists that say they are not willing to see any whale die and they will die for that whale. They are a hero. Tonight on the animal planet. At the same time we’re seeing, you know, green week. It is the environmental movement. But it’s not the environmental movement like, hey, I care about the environment, and I do care. I really do care about whales and other animals. I do. I care about the planet. But I’m not willing to go and be a pirate for it. Afraid of whales! I’m not really willing to do that. Although you do get a cool eye patch, but you have to earn the reason to wear the eye patch. No, thank you. Well, where else is this happening? You have William Ayers now and there doesn’t seem to be a backlash of a guy who is writing books. Do you remember what it was like when Ward Churchill came out and we found out and we all went, wait a minute action wait a minute. William Ayers is worse! He is a guy who’s actually blown up federal buildings and is on television now saying that’s not violence. They are trying to paint me into a dangerous guy. And at the same time he’s coming out and saying that people, that, you know, that Fox is doing horrible things, that it’s a virus, et cetera, et cetera. Well, if you really believe that, why didn’t you just blow up Fox, William Ayers? I mean, as long as people don’t die. This is the kind of place that we’re going to. And let me speak not to the left. Let me speak to the right and the anarchists and anybody else who loves the Constitution, those people who just love the Constitution. You’re going to have to ask yourself at one point, well, what is justified? Is it okay to do any of those things? No! You work inside the framework of the Constitution! This is what we are! We have our revolution every four and two years. We have it at the ballot box. And we are headed towards a nation on all sides that are starting to think these things and think it’s okay to be a pirate. Well, what about, why are these pirates bad? Because you need oil? I thought oil was bad. There is no right and wrong anymore. At least that’s what people are trying to tell you. It’s only what’s popular. You can do whatever you want as long as it’s popular. That’s a spooky world.