On the Japanese earthquake and the kegs and eggs riot -- wait, what?

In case you didn't realize, America has the choice of being like the upstanding and stoic Japanese survivors -- or rioting college students in Albany. Thankfully, Glenn Beck is here to point these things out:

By the way: Glenn Beck is coming to Albany April 16 for a "show" at the Palace.

[via @jonathanrnash]

Comments

Is he telling us to be more like the secular Japanese? Should we employ reason rather than faith or emotion as a moral guide? Is giving unchecked power to people who look and think the same dangerous?!? Wow. That is a lot to think about! This guy is good.

Please don't give this wackadoo any more coverage.

Matt, actually I think Beck may idolize Japan. Many Japanese still adhere to nonrational spiritual beliefs (Buddhism) and there's a strong racist undercurrent in their culture (and that of most other east asian nations). Sounds like his kind of place.

@StanfordSteph: Wackadoo is a good word for him. And just a good word in general.

Glenn Beck offering advice on how to behave in a sane and rational manner must surely mean the end of times is near...I'm afraid...

I detest Glenn Beck, but on this particular point, he's absolutely right.

What would the inhabitants of the "student ghetto" act like if they saw a 30-foot wall of water coming down Western - after a 9.0 earthquake? I wouldn't want to be a convenience store in Pine Hills right then.

(Full disclosure: I'm also a UAlbany alum, class of '09.)

I think it's hilarious when Glenn Beck talks about ideals like "love and compassion".

Oh sure, this makes perfect sense.

Of course it ignores the fact that when their country is not busy dealing with a massive disaster, Japanese businessmen are notorious for getting drunk and doing terrible things in public.

Or the fact that when a massive disaster hits the US (like hurricane Katrina), many College students suspend their car flipping and volunteer their time to help those in need.

And there's no gray area, just total order or total chaos. That is Beck's biggest trick, making people believe that we are on the verge of destruction when we are no where close to it. While the behavior at Kegs and Eggs was beyond terrible, the actions of a few dozen UAlbany students is not the harbinger of our cultural demise.

You know, when other people criticize Americas while praising the values of another cultures GB and the rest of the wingnuts usually call that person unpatriotic or unamerican.

Can my birthday present be the Palace canceling the event?

well Albany is not Japan during a crisis. It was "parade day" glen. Anything may go on parade day. I do not condone destroying private property, but these people were not reacting in a crisis situation. If they were in crisis they would have not likely reacted that way. By the way, I did not see any vehicle destroyed or damaged on parade day, so this was an isolated incident that did not happen downtown.

Kegs and Eggs will never be the same.


www.isurvivedkegsandeggs.com


www.facebook.com/aroundtheworldandback

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

A quick recap of the week

Here are a few highlights from the past week on AOA: + We gave away tickets to The Lovely Feast at Takk House by asking:... (more)

Today's moment of construction

We happened to be near the Albany convention center site Friday so we stopped by to gawk at the progress of the construction. And gawk... (more)

Warehouse District wine bar, new supermarket among plans up for review in Albany

A plan for a new wine bar in a space along Broadway in Albany's Warehouse District is among a group of notable projects on the... (more)

Stuff to do this weekend

Just in time for Valentine's Day -- or maybe President's Day -- winter has decided to make a return to the Capital Region. Temperatures could... (more)

Morning Blend

Colonie murder/suicide investigation State Police said Thursday that an investigation has concluded that Colonie Police Officer Israel Roman shot his wife, his 10-year-old son, then... (more)

Recent Comments

I voted yes, but I think there has to be a revote. if not, then the school board is saying that votes don't matter, all that matters is that we got what we wanted. I think that is a very dangerous road to go down. They need to do it right and make sure everyone who is eligible to vote has the opportunity to do so. There were enough problems to easily say that people were denied the opportunity to vote. We don't want that hanging over our heard during this important project.

Checking out Blaze Pizza

...has 10 comments, most recently from Amy

Saint Rose faculty vote "no confidence" in college president

...has 2 comments, most recently from Mohenjo

Warehouse District wine bar, new supermarket among plans up for review in Albany

...has 6 comments, most recently from Anthony

Breaking down the Albany High School vote

...has 6 comments, most recently from William

Recommendations for cleaning services?

...has 6 comments, most recently from Kellen