Published: mic (March 31, 2013)
The Internet is aroar right now. Why? Because even though it’s Easter, Google decided to honor Cesar Chavez instead of Jesus Christ in its banner today.
A quote from Henry Cabot Lodge comes to mind:
“The facility of saying something is counterbalanced by the difficulty of saying anything worth hearing.”
Unfortunately, we live in an era in which the trivial becomes controversial with depressing regularity. “Easter” and “Cesar Chavez” are already among the top search engine trends, FoxNews Radio pundits from Glenn Beck to Todd Starnes are waxing apoplectic at the thought of a “leftist” being honored over their Lord and Savior, and Twitter is bursting with the outrage of God-fearing websurfers publicizing their resolve to switch to Bing, declaring that “Google goes left,” and telling the company to “take your Chavez doodle and your insulting snub to all Christians and go away.” Now that the furor is (inevitably) starting to be picked up as a major story by mainstream media outlets, an issue that by all rights should have remained in the realm of the meaningless has metamorphosed into the “newsworthy.” As such, the following deconstruction has been rendered regrettably necessary: