Glenn Beck is making a march on Washington where Martin Luther King made his “I Have a Dream Speech.” Beck is apparently having a “Restoring Honor Rally.” I don’t really know what Glenn Beck is trying to prove, and I’m as conservative as they come. However, is that the story?
Ben Adler has a column in Newsweek titled “The Gaggle: Press, Politics and Absurdity,” with the most recent submission being “The Racial Politics of Glenn Beck’s March on Washington.”
I’m not going to criticize Adler or Newsweek. It is a stereotypical liberal column. Adler has just as much of a right to be liberal as I do to be conservative.
Of course, in my mind, the column loses a little credibility when I note there are advertisements all around it; the almighty dollar is at play here (and always is).
Adler indicates there is a cycle: Conservatives make an untoward racial remark;, conservatives get criticized, Conservatives apologize and then get angry. Citing Shirley Sherrod, Adler says liberals get ripped just as often.
I agree with one thing. Beck should stay home. He’s just trying to make money, as is Sarah Palin. The problem is they make people mad and they also attract people. I remember when Obama was running in the primary, and he said people who ran had big egos and liked attention; he is right. Unfortunately, these people don’t always do the right things. If they need any proof that what they are doing is questionable. they should be aware the Democrats are happy about it.
There was a newspaper printed by the Islam community that blew into my front yard titled “The Final Call.” It was shocking to read because it basically promoted segregation from the African-American Islamic community and suggested we may be headed for a civil war. I’ve linked to it.
I am writing about Glen Beck because he represents a situation that causes trouble. Yes, he has the right to do it, but where does it really get our country? Nowhere.
If you disagree with Obama, don’t vote for him at reelection and vote for change this November; don’t “bash” him. This country provides for civil disagreement if you aren’t happy with a president. And, change should be civil.
Beck represents one extreme; “The Final Call” represents another. It’s up to Americans to decide if they want to be fractured and divided, or find reasons to keep this country together.