Two women visiting Portland from Bemidji, Minnesota were stopped by a reporter and asked their impression of the fine arts on display at Pioneer Court House Square. They both said they enjoyed the event very much. However, one of the women commented on the number of homeless congregating there. She said it was sad and added she would pray for these poor souls. The other lady said it made her very uncomfortable walking by some of the people hanging out there. She was afraid someone might try to snatch her purse; a purse she had strapped over her shoulder and securely tucked beneath her arm. Those comments didn’t, somehow, make the news reported that day.
These two women had never before experienced the “Keep Portland Weird” crowd. Case in point, Butch, a 26 year old, going on 40 in terms of his physical appearance. At Butch’s side, his black Pitbull Spike. Spike looked menacing, but also incredibly under fed, as his ribs protruded much farther than they should. Butch was probably a meth user, thus the advanced aging. His good friend, Krisa (16-17), a presumed run-a-way from who knows where, praised Butch for how cool he was when he was high, but what an a**hole he was when he wasn’t.
Butch was talking to three or four other individuals, along with Krisa. Butch liked to grandstand, so his voice could easily be heard from some distance. The topic of discussion, believe it or not, was Glenn Beck, the Conservative Television Talk Show Commentator. Butch said, “They ought to take that S.O.B. and hang him. Then drag his sorry a** through the streets! He’s a racist, hate-monger that doesn’t know s**t about nothin’.”
The ironic thing about Butch’s perception of Beck is it mirrors the image portrayed by the liberal media in their “reporting” of Beck’s event held in Washington DC in August. While Beck was talking about returning to God, having a rebirth of national pride, and maintaining our personal freedom promised us in the Constitution, he was made out to be a monsterous racist of the worst kind.
While many Conservatives do not subscribe to Beck’s Mormon religious beliefs, they praised him for his efforts to reunite this nation; a nation continually barraged by individuals like Reverend Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson with their continuing quest to create polarity and division between the races.
It was also ironic that Butch was talking about wanting someone killed and dragged through the street in one breath and then calling that individual a racist hate-monger in the next. The “Keep Portland Weird” crowd should be very proud of Butch.