You Say You Want a Revolution?
We'll pick it up where last night's Keith Olbermann's worst person in the world got interesting:
And the worst person in the world is Jim Koch of the Boston Beer Company, purveyor of the popular beer brand Samuel Adams. Samuel Adams, leader of the American revolution, leader of the Boston Tea Party, America's first terrorist act. This week a new beer has been added to the Samuel Adams lineup, Revolutionary Rye Ale, the very same week a "revolutionary" gunman shot Rep. Giffords in the head.
Jim Koch is so fond of revolution, it's used over and over again on the Sam Adams FAQ page:
Jim Koch wanted a name that might represent that revolutionary idea. Samuel Adams was a leader of the American Revolution and was a Boston brewer and patriot. A fellow brewer and a fellow revolutionary, Samuel Adams was the perfect namesake.This violent imagery of "revolution" has no place in our post-Tucson society, it had no place in our pre-Tucson society. How many killings can be traced back to Jim Koch's irresponsible language? Columbine? Oklahoma City? Virginia Tech? 9/11? No one can say.