Under the guise of words like honor, tolerance and equality , Beck attempted to trample on a date (the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s I have a dream speech), a man (Martin Luther King Jr.) and a movement (the Civil Rights Movement). There is no plausible explanation for “overlooking” the fact that this massively publicized event oozing with extreme right-wing sentiment happened to miss the fact that it was scheduled on the date of Dr. King’s most famous speech, possibly the most famous speech delivered in US history, and at the exact same location. You do not have to be a Mensa member to arrive at this conclusion.
This act alone is enough to rip the veil off of this disgusting display of hate characterized as a march for freedom, equality and honor. The words freedom, equality and honor should never appear in the same paragraph as Glenn Beck and it is a disgrace to this country that this event even took place.
The group of people who gathered at the Lincoln Memorial today represent the exact polar opposite of what this rally was branded as. The PR scramble to address all of the hypocrisy was the only thing worth watching because as hard as you try you cannot cover up or spin a race baiting, bigot like Beck into an honorable, steward of equality and justice.
Let me tell you what this event was about:
It was an event for white people to speak to other white people and tell them that they better gather with white people because equality and social justice are just too close to arriving and they need to rally in order to stop real progress.
Things like social security, the minimum wage, affordable healthcare are just a few of the government sponsored programs that have done exactly what Beck claims to be in Washington DC for. They have attempted to bring equality and fairness to our society by closing the gap between the have and the have-nots and are now under attack from Beck’s mob. What has Beck done for equality? Nothing. What has Beck done for justice? Nothing. What has Beck done for anyone other than himself? Nothing.
In truth, Beck wants to seen nothing that relates to progress. He wants people to be divided based on class, race, gender and sexual orientation – this rally is his largest attempt to date to put a real road block in the way of progress and galvanize people to hate each other.
Beck was speaking to one very specific group of hateful people about one very sadistic agenda while Dr. King drove hatred from his heart to deliver a deeply meaningful and inclusive speech about equality, justice, acceptance and tolerance. Such diametrically opposing views should never be allowed to share the same day never-mind the same venue or stage.
I am having trouble imagining a more disrespectful, antagonistic, ignorant person and event than Beck and his rally. It was truly troubling to write this post and I can only imagine what people who actually fought tooth and nail for civil rights and social justice think about this.
I wish I had created a logo for negative baguettes but for now all I can do is give this person and his mob a very stern 0 baguettes