I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen “Glenn Beck is a moron” (and variations thereof) posted online in the last few days. Is anyone else as sick of it as I am?
Whether you support Glenn Beck or not, is there really any good coming of the name calling and crap throwing about it all? Honestly, those that support what he’s doing seem, from what I’ve noticed, to be doing it quietly (maybe they’re all at the rally in DC?), whereas those who think “Glenn Beck is a moron” are the ones screaming it from the rooftops, making post upon post on Facebook and Twitter, creating creative new twitter #hashtags to ensure their tweets are seen by as many fellow anti-Beck folks as possible.
If I was anti-Beck I’d be embarrassed by all of this behavior. Heck, even though I’m not anti-Beck I’m embarrassed by this behavior on behalf of a lot of whom I call friends.
I’ve heard things like “Martin Luther King’s niece must have really needed the money for the speaking engagement in order to convince her to go over to the other side” (I’m sorry I don’t have the quote exactly right, but the paraphrase is pretty accurate, and I’ve seen similar more than once). Who says MLK’s niece isn’t sincere in who and what she’s supporting? What if it were a black man instead of Beck holding this rally that Dr. Alveda King spoke in support of? Would you be supportive of her then? Why? Because she agreed with YOUR agenda? I don’t think it has anything to do with whether she supports her uncle’s dream or not, it’s that she’s supporting something that you don’t.
Oh yea, and because she supports Glenn Beck – and he’s a moron.
I have yet to see any anti-Beck/anti-rally comment that says anything intelligent about exactly how Glenn Beck is making a mockery of Martin Luther King’s dream. Spell it out for me, please. I’ll be truthful – I don’t follow a lot of politics, my education consists of high school, the school of hard knocks, and 21-plus years as a U.S. Marine – but I don’t consider myself a stupid person. Ignorant, yes – about a lot of things, but I can read at a decent grade level and have an open mind. So go on, spell it out for me. What is it that Beck is saying or doing that anti-Beck individuals find so repulsive? What is it about restoring honor that isn’t consistent with Dr King’s dream of equality for all races?