Keeping Hope Alive

30 Aug

I, too, hope that someday Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, and thousands of other Caucasian Americans have the right to vote, not pay a poll tax, to use the same public facilities as other Americans, ride anywhere in the bus that they wish, not be discriminated against in housing, public accommodations, or employment, and are otherwise not treated as second-class citizens.

It’s therefore perfectly fitting that Beck’s revival meeting was held on the anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King’s 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Photo credit: NY Daily News

10 Responses to “Keeping Hope Alive”

  1. Andy August 30, 2010 at 7:50 am #

    Beck is a failed former morning zoo radio guy. Nuff sed.

  2. joker August 30, 2010 at 8:14 am #

    Pulled a pretty good crowd for being an insane person.

  3. Josh August 30, 2010 at 8:53 am #

    How insensitive to millions of Americans to host that kind of rally on a site some consider sacred to America.

    For people (like Beck and Palin) who are so hot about the Islamic Community Center being placed at a place they consider sacred to hold a rally like that at the same place on the same day as MLK’s rally is hypocritical. But then again, we already knew that.

  4. Patricia Ann Titus August 30, 2010 at 9:48 am #

    Every news outlet included the same racial comments…. YESTERDAY. Spewing hatred can be an interesting read when done well. You need intelligence and talent. Please realize that this pundit thing is not your forte. You title it “Dummies”? Come on, really? Even you have to regret that.

    • Alan Bedenko August 30, 2010 at 11:01 am #

      @ Patricia Ann Titus : After that comment? Not at all. Thanks!

  5. BobbyCat August 30, 2010 at 10:34 am #

    You didn’t need to call Glen Beck, Sarah Palin and their ilk “dummies”. That was uncalled for. Clearly there are more apt adjectives, but it’s not for me to say if these know-nothings are idiots, imbeciles, dimwits, goofballs, nitwits, halfwits or morons. That is for a higher power, on judgment day. Meanwhile I’m content to wait for Glen’s next rally where he promises to walk across the water of the reflecting pool, before lunch, then distribute loaves and fishes to the multitudes, and finally heal the sick and the lame. Remember, if he knew anything he wouldn’t be able to do these things. Hallelujah.

  6. Mike In WNY August 30, 2010 at 10:35 am #

    Although I disagree with Beck on some issues, and Palin even more so, overall their views are much closer to what our country needs than any recent inhabitant of the White House. If only we could resurrect Grover Cleveland.

  7. Ward August 30, 2010 at 2:37 pm #

    So–Alan–why does the “Related Posts” metatag listing “Dummies & dumb things” (above) include a post on Juneteenth?
    Bug in the new site, or somefing else?

  8. Adama D. Brown August 30, 2010 at 3:25 pm #

    Ward, it keyed in on that one because both posts mention Martin Luther King Jr.

  9. Gabe September 1, 2010 at 7:47 pm #

    “Pulled a pretty good crowd for being an insane person.”

    So did Hitler. What’s your point?

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