August 28, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
Today the very popular, Glenn Beck, who has risen to fame and fortune on the FOX Network, is holding an event in Washington, DC. To say it has caused a firestorm of nasty projectiles from all camps is an understatement.
While billed as a non political event, Restoring Honor, one of the key note speakers is one of America’s premiere political animals and opportunist extraordinaire, Sarah Palin, who has also risen to fame and fortune with her quaint, folksy, ‘tough’ gal image. Knowledge of the U.S. Constitution and how government systems actually work isn’t part of her rhetoric.
Race baiting money grubbers like the “Reverend” Al Sharpton have their jockeys in a twist because today is the commemorative date for Martin Luther King’s famous speech, ‘I Have a Dream.’ How dare anyone else hold a rally in Washington, DC on the same day and cut into Sharpton’s day of glory! Beck insists he was unaware of the date; it’s up to you to believe him. I happen to think it’s likely he didn’t remember. If not for the dust up, would you remember “this Saturday is the date MLK gave one of his famous speeches”? As someone who planned a major rally back on September 29, 1993, at the nation’s capitol, my biggest consideration was the rally had to take place before Congress adjourned for the year, not who might have given a famous speech on the same day. Beck claims he scheduled it for Saturday and not Sunday for religions reasons.
Let me get on everyone’s bad side here by pointing out a few inconvenient truths.
I monitor talk TV and by that I mean, I catch a segment here and there with Beck, O’Reilly, Van Susteren, Anderson Cooper and others. It’s about all I can stomach at one time. Beck is big on books. So am I because I love to read and learn. Which is why I cannot understand Glenn Beck’s constant praise of Abraham Lincoln and why he would hold his rally in front of a memorial dedicated to the original white supremacist who hated ‘the Africans’, wanted all of them deported, spit on the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights and damn near destroyed the Union. How can Glenn Beck be so blind?