Thursday, December 16, 2010

Stem Beck

While discovering that the Fox News description of Glenn Beck's show "provides an unconventional look at... everyday hassles" I thought, finally a teary-eyed Andy Rooney. But then I thought "Have you ever noticed that the product displayed above the description which is labeled Stem Cell Therapy is at odds with Beck's stance on Stem Cell Research? I mean, him being a Christian and all." So when I watched the advertisement posted below, I wondered, why the change of heart?

So I dug around to find out what Glenn has to say on the topic of stem cell research. Short story, he's against it. Long story, he spoke about Michael J. Fox on his radio show and how you shouldn't let the family of victims make decisions in the court room because wanting scientists to research Parkinson's Disease is purely emotional and if his daughter was raped, he'd want to cut the guy's head off. I mean, you know, you listen to the recording, but that's the gist of what I heard.

"Barack Obama going in and spending the money on embryonic stem cell research, and then some, fundamentally changing – remember, those great progressive doctors are the ones who brought us Eugenics. It was the progressive movement and it science. Let’s put science truly in her place. If evolution is right, why don’t we just help out evolution? That was the idea. And sane people agreed with it!

And it was from America. Progressive movement in America. Eugenics. In case you don’t know what Eugenics led us to: the Final Solution. A master race! A perfect person."

But if stem cell researchers are Nazis, why would he allow a product called Stem Cell Therapy to advertise on his show? And then I realized that HIV, Parkinson's Disease, diabetes, infertility, paralysis... had nothing on the most unforgivable career killer of them all... wrinkles. And that looking "up to 15 years younger starting the very first day" is the most important research that this nation can conduct. You know the old adage: To age is human, to greatly slow down the process of aging is divine.