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Hypocrites, One And All

(Been a rough week for me. Too many hands on my time, and my posting suffered for it. I really wanted to comment on the "Restoring Honor" rally sponsored by Glenn Beck when it happened, but now that is has, looking back to examine what the expectations were by its detractors proves much more instructive than what was said about it afterward.)

Old news.

Glenn Beck held his "Restoring Honor" rally at the National Mall this weekend.

The rally was, by any measure, quite the success. Officially held from 10am to 1pm, tens of thousands of people participated, who helped to raise more than $5 million dollars for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

White devil bastards.

Here is the event description, taken from www.glennbeck.com/828 :

Throughout history America has seen many great leaders and noteworthy citizens change her course. It is through their personal virtues and by their example that we are able to live as a free people. On August 28, come celebrate America by honoring our heroes, our heritage and our future.

Join the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin and many more for this non-political event that pays tribute to America's service personnel and other upstanding citizens who embody our nation's founding principles of integrity, truth and honor.

Our freedom is possible only if we remain virtuous. Help us restore the values that founded this great nation. On August, 28th, come join us in our pledge to restore honor at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC.

That's it.

There were a few requests of what visitors were allowed to and not allowed to bring as per the National Park Service, out of security concerns.

One of the few requests asked directly of the organizers was there be no political signs, which, from most reports, was honored.

Beck spoke about his feeling that the country has veered away from virtue, mainly virtue obtained by a belief in and closeness to God.

Such hateful speech.

Sarah Palin talked of the special pride she felt from being the mother of a combat soldier.

Evil, vile words.

Obviously spoken by people who purely wished to take away the historical meaning and vision of a colorblind society preached by Dr. King 47 years ago.

Now, instead of finding out what liberals, especially leaders within the black community had to say about the event afterwards, it would be more useful to juxtapose what actually happened against what were the "expectations" of the harmonious black liberals to whom race is not an issue of politics, but one of deeds and actions. These fair-minded, colorblind leaders spoke of their heartfelt concerns regarding what we were all going to see and just how racially divisive the "Restoring Honor" rally was to be.

Here are what some said was to be expected from this rally. Or, more to the point, what they wished would be said:

-"I hope that's not what he's trying to do. I hope that this is a coincidence," Jealous said. "But more than anything, I hope that he, having chosen this day and this locations, pushes himself to really honor the unifying legacy of Dr. King." (Ben Jealous, President, NAACP)

-"We will not stand silent as some seek to bamboozle Dr. King's dream," said Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League. "We reclaim the dream of Dr. King for the 21st century. We reclaim this dream because we are here to say we must be one nation. We stand on the shoulders of our fathers and mothers, grandfathers and grandmothers."

-Cynthia Butler-McIntyre, national president of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority, said the racial divisions between the rallies show that America has not yet become the "post-racial society" some claim it to be. "We came today to say that is a lie and the truth is not in it," she said.

-Avis Jones DeWeever, executive director of the National Council of Negro Women, drew thunderous roars when she challenged those gathered to stand up for their place. "Don't let anyone tell you that they have the right to take their country back," she said. "It's our country, too. We will reclaim the dream. It was ours from the beginning."

-Jaime Contreras, president of SEIU-32BJ, said those gathered at the Mall with Beck "represent angry white people and hate-mongering." He added: "We will not let them stand in the way of the change we voted for!"

-Reverend Al Sharpton organized a "counter-rally" with the above citizens, telling CNN that Beck was mimicking King and "humiliating the tradition."

-The Rev. Walter Fauntroy, who formerly represented the District of Columbia in the U.S. House, said Beck's rally organizers "seized the hallowed ground of the 47th anniversary ... to promote their universal vision of exclusion."

-"Their purpose is to turn the clock back in a time in America" when blacks and other minorities lacked rights, he said.

-"It would be wrong for us to allow those who espouse the universal value of exclusion to hijack the site and the message of that marvelous day and to use it against the very vision that Martin Luther King Jr. articulated so magnificently," he said.

Yep. The whole Beck event was a determined effort to "turn the clock back" to a time when we had water fountains for whites and blacks, back of the bus segregation, and a whole underclass of ignant, cotton-pickin' slaves.

THESE PEOPLE ARE CRAZY.

This is what they profess to believe America has become.

Most of these influential black representatives are somehow involved with black churches. Is this what they teach to their flocks?

Just take a second to re-read what these people, who profess to be pillars of racial harmony, told thier followers to expect out of this event.

The most unfortunate aspect that comes from this type of blanket ignorance is not that it should or should not be surprising to anybody that these people believe this garbage, but that the people who listen to these voices don't have anything to say for themselves. They go along with it and except it because that is what is expected of them.

Do not the black people, to whom these immoral and forked-tongued racists speak, have the desire to condemn the type of racial division these "leaders" espouse and expect?

It can't be solely political demagoguery cloaked in black religious outrage used for divisive purposes.

Can it?


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Comments (20)

Kinda reminds me of the sil... (Below threshold)
epador:

Kinda reminds me of the silence of the imams [on Islamic terror being a REALLY REALLY BAD thing].

As I stated before, I am no... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

As I stated before, I am not a huge Beck fan of television but his radio show is much more entertaining. I do watch on Fridays when he does Founding Fathers. Good show every time with audience. I did watch the entire event on C-SPAN and it was a totally positive rally.

What did the left do: Totally tried to label this event as racial and political. The left is the most divisive and hateful group of politico's I have ever met. What Beck did needed to be done and again and again. This country is too divided almost to the point of no return. We do not need another civil war even thought that is an oxymoron. ww

Jesse Jackson, Ben Jealous,... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Jesse Jackson, Ben Jealous, Al Sharpton have all become rich off of demagoguing the racial problems in this country. Despite the fact that compared to the '60's these problems are nearly non-existant they continue to fabricate protests and boycotts for the purpose of shking down corporations and other institutions. Jackson has landed some of his children highly lucrative business positions through this activity.

Why should anyone think that having become rich on race baiting and racial victimhood, that any of these creeps would have the smallest desire to stop? Racial protest is the goose that laid the golden egg for these people. They don't care if continuing on in this manner requires keeping minorities teid to a failing public school system or making them victims of unions that have no interest in the community's advancement.

The opposition of these so-called "Black Community Leaders" is based not in any moral standing but in their own financial interests. One need not look any further than the SPLC to realize that an organization purporting to repsent the legal interests of minorities that steadfastly refuses to hire any of those same minorities is not dealing honestly with the public.

Jackson, Sharpton, Jealous et al are cut from the same cloth. They are not interested in helping race relations they are not even interested in what others have to say. They are only interested in advancing their own interests.

"Let's take back our cou... (Below threshold)
Dane:

"Let's take back our country" when yelled by a bunch of white folks with pitchforks, has a chilling effect when viewed through the historical precedent set by Obama as the first black president.

"Lock and Load" when proclaimed by Sarah Palin as gun shots ring out at the construction site of the Murfreesboro, TN has a chilling effect.

In other words, the right engages in hateful, over-the-top, racist spew aimed at motivating their base and people take notice.

For Glenn Beck, former Morning Zoo DJ and all-around idiot, to suggest that he can "honor" MLK's memory is a joke. The guy is three fries short of a happy meal, and that's on his good days when he's not crying on camera.

Sorry - Beck leads a pack of racist losers and you do indeed frighten people. Get used to it. Children are being taught to stay away from your types, and many Americans are wondering just how brain damaged the right has become.

And what's with the estimate from Bachmann that there were a million people there when credible estimates put the number at under 100,000? What kind of bullshit is she smoking?

Leftists and race baiters c... (Below threshold)
oldpuppymax:

Leftists and race baiters cannot discuss facts and issues. It's a LOSER for them and they KNOW it. So these intellectual giants must call anyone who dares disagree with them, racists, bigots, mean-spirited, homophobic, Islamophobic...on and on. But actual Americans are growing VERY wearing of the race card. It just ain't workin' the way it used to.

The only estimates that I h... (Below threshold)
jim m:

The only estimates that I have heard under 100,000 were from CBS and they are hardly credible when you look at the pictures available and the US Park service estimates. Park service estimated the crowd at 300,000-500,000. I find it very reasonable to accept the lower bound of that estimate.

On the other hand Dane finds it very reasonable to call people racist when they meet to express an entirely non-racial idea. When they attract a crowd of all races. When they are promoting equality and unity as Americans and not racial identity.

The libs are the ones preaching (quite literally in some cases) racial identity. You can choose to accept the crap spin the media puts out, but unless you actually look at what is happening with some honesty you will only see what your masters tell you to see.

Libs have used the epithet ... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Libs have used the epithet 'racist' so often that it has lost its meaning. I think of Ingeo Montoya saying, "I don't think that word means what you think it means" as they say it so frequently it has lost any significane or emotive power.

Once it was revealed that the JournoListers were coordinating personal attacks on conservatives to call those conservatives racist without any cause to do so other than to create cover for obama it became clear for anyone who hadn't already realized it, that the libs didn't really mean it when they called someone a racist.

Racist today just means that you oppose the progressive/fascist agenda. It has little or nothing to do with racism.

Note how quikly libs like Dane jump to calling everyone racist. Like Lee Ward he does not even bother to address the content of the event or the actual words of the speakers. People are becoming deaf to the charge of racism and rather than bothering to defend themselves against that charge they are pointing out the emptiness and lack of thought behind those charges.

It's easy to see how the libs have nothing to contribute to a national discussion about immigration, secure borders, economic policy, jobs and energy. Every answer from them is "you're a racist!" If they had something useful to say they would say it. They know that their economics has failed. They know that their imigration and border policy has failed. They know that their energy policies have failed.

All they have left is name calling.

Dane,I was going t... (Below threshold)
Shawn:

Dane,

I was going to pull quotes from your post, but, I'd have to copy it all to showcase just how out of touch with reality you are.

"Pitchforks?" "Morning Zoo." "three fries short of a happy meal."

You contribute nothing to foment insightful thought.

Do you have nothing at all to "help" your hateful race-baiting compatriots and their descriptions of the rally before it even started?

Many of the other authors have been subjected to your, uh, "thoughts," if they qualify for that distinction, but, your entire post is completely useless, to me or anyone who may agree with you.

I don't believe you are, for one second, "Dane." You are a ghost of a troll which was banned not so long ago. You'd think you might attempt a more reasonable, thoughtful tactic, and yet you resort back to name calling, pugnacious posting, and just being fucking stupid.

And, if I am mistaken by Dane=Other, then, congratulations. You made it to the other side!

Of course.. Considering their above quoted contributions, it's not that exclusive a club.

Anyway, you are now officially a corn niblet in their undigested bowel movement of life!

-Shawn

Shawn, Beck was a ... (Below threshold)
Dane:

Shawn,

Beck was a Morning Zoo DJ back in his twenties. If you don't know what it means look it up.

As to the rest of your "rebuttal" - I can't find anywhere which you've addressed the topic of the post or my comment, so I'll just write the rest of your comment off to more pitchforking.

Shawn, what you heard from ... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Shawn, what you heard from the black "leaders" was 'stay away from my dinner ticket'.

As for Dane, what more can you expect from a troll? If you say water is wet, he'll deny it. If you say fire is hot, he'll scream that he bathes in it daily.

However, I do look forward to his "insightful" comments on November 3rd.

Looks like Dane got a hold ... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Looks like Dane got a hold of his mommy's keyboard again. Someone throw him a cookie and distract him. Bad boy, bad boy.

Beck did more in three hours for this country's unity then the liberals and Danes of this world have ever done. ww

To gauge the depths of pure... (Below threshold)
Mike G in Corvallis:

To gauge the depths of pure evil in that racist Glenn Beck, consider this: he not only usurped the sacred ground of the Lincoln Memorial to talk about God, he defiled the memory of Dr. King's most famous speech by agreeing with it -- on the incredibly significant 47th anniversary!

I'm still waiting for the e... (Below threshold)
jim m:

I'm still waiting for the explanation of how Albert Pujols is some right wing racist. Maybe we can be treated to an explanation of how the very game of baseball is nothing more than a metaphor for racism and slavery, what with its 'farm system' .

I just find it amazing that... (Below threshold)
Deke:

I just find it amazing that black folk in this country had a higher standard of living, some of the greatest scientists, institutions of higher learning, schools that compared with the most elite of "white" ivy league schools, and had a family structure and community that was the envy of everyone. This was happening in the 1940's and 50's at the height of Jim Crow and open racism in the U.S., particularly the South.

What happened? It wasn't until the Great Society and the Deomocrats subtle and unfort., successful attempts to put African-Americans back on the plantation, paint the Republicans, who did more for Civil Rights in this country than Robert KKK Bird and his supporters did, as the "evil" ones and whereby locked up almost near universal support and set back race relations in this country by 50 years.

Of course people like Sharpton and Jackson find racism everywhere, thats how they make their living and you do have to give them some credit for entreupernship. It's the race baiters in congress and the Facist/Socialist fringe, such as Dane, that continue to play the politics of race in order to garner support for their agenda that pisses me off.

One thing that the rally this weekend has shown is that 1: the charge of "Racism" does not automatically equal shutting up, Republicans remember that when you take over the house and the charges are thrown out there every other breath, and 2: Unlike 84, Americans of all classes, races, creeds and orientation realize that there is something wrong with America and were heading down a dark path.

Jim M & Deke -That... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Jim M & Deke -

That's the sad thing - there's no desire among the race-baiting poverty pimps (Jackson, Sharpton and the like) for mutual respect or any real resolution to their grievances - they need there to be 'problems' for them to solve. No problems? Then there's no reason for them to be in front of the camera, no reason to gather money and power. In a way they're a lot like ol' Arafat w/the Palestinians - if they ever managed to peacefully coexist w/Israel it would have meant he would no longer have the status and control.

So if there's no trouble, create it. If it looks like there's peaceful coexistance, find some way to whip up the animosity or tear down the person who's actually smoothing things over. If there's no racism, find someone who'll claim it or something like it - Tawana Brawley's hoax and the Duke Lacrosse team accusations come to mind immediately, and make sure they're splashed across the front page as long as possible. The accusations were sufficient to start a witch hunt with immediate condemnations and shouts of how it proved racism was alive and well - yet when investigated proved to be false.

Go figure.

If you can't keep the focus on whitey keeping you down (one way or another) then pretty soon the uncomfortable question's going to be asked - "If it ain't whitey's doing, then why are we as a group in shit shape?"

When that question is asked by the people who need to ask it, the answer will become clear. For a long time it's been the liberals who are heavily invested in maintaining racism. After all - if there isn't a problem how can they feel good and superior to those evil conservatives by throwing shitloads of money out to 'fix' it?

The race-baiting poverty pimps are enabled and supported by the left - rather like whores sell themselves to keep the pimp happy. They need an intervention, something to make them realize how badly they're being used.

Don't think it'll happen, though. One good thing (if you can call it that) - the NAACP doesn't have the clout it used to have, and both Jesse and Al are getting up there in age. It may be that the old guard passing on will be necessary before the fires of racial animosity will die down.

Am I saying there's no racism? Nope. There will always be people of one color or another who dislike people of one color or another. But if we ignore those who want to stoke that dislike into a passionate hatred, and give a hand up to those who we don't like - we might find there's a lot more in common than we think and we'll all be better off.

From DANE: "Bec... (Below threshold)
Shawn:

From DANE:

"Beck was a Morning Zoo DJ back in his twenties. If you don't know what it means look it up.

As to the rest of your "rebuttal" - I can't find anywhere which you've addressed the topic of the post or my comment, so I'll just write the rest of your comment off to more pitchforking."

Wow.

So fucking deep you are, DANE.

You HAVE to be kidding.. Right?

How about YOU address the topic of MY post?

That way, at the same time, you can shove your pitchfork up your tight, two-faced, racist, cop-out ass!

Sweet Moses.

Are you an actual human, or just play one in your Mom's basement?

Have her give me a call..

We'll get you some therapy, pronto!

By the way..

The bird shit is supposed to be on the OUTSIDE of the windows, you freakin' pervert.

PLEASE tell me this idiot is a planted troll...

-Shawn

Maybe the dems could have t... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Maybe the dems could have their commemoration at the Kennedy eternal flame in Arlington. after all Kennedy voted against the Civil Rights Act as a senator and had his brother Bobby investigate MLK Jr, have the FBI wiretap him, and tar him as a communist.

Yes, that would be a fitting place for the dems to remember Mr King.

Dane. . . go boil your head... (Below threshold)
Ryan:

Dane. . . go boil your head. Obviously the brain matter in their isn't fully cooked.

The definition of racist is "Someone who is winning an argument with a Liberal. . . .

Sounds like Shawn's other r... (Below threshold)

Sounds like Shawn's other ride is Dane's female parent?

Glenn Beck addressed peacef... (Below threshold)
olsoljer:

Glenn Beck addressed peaceful coexistent of Americans, tolerance, love of fellow man, and the plea for ALL AMERICANS to pull together and keep America free.

Conversly, the little fat racist ranted and raved about how MLK was "theirs" and needed to remain so. In interviews afterward he was very surly and petulant. Of course he blamed Beck for his poor turn out, and rightly so. Beck did not say the things the race baiter thought he should have, and it made him look (exposed him) for the totally bigoted, racist asshole he really is.

One preached love and fellowship for all, one preached continuation of racial separation. Wonder which rally MLK would have attended? Seems to me he and Beck would have shared a common goal.

As for the precentage of racial attendance, the LSM sure doesn't take into consideration that Black Americans make up only about 14% of American population. I saw quite a few Black Americans among the crowd at Becks's rally. I didn't see many White Americans at Al's.

As for the religious aspect of Beck's rally, to return to the Judaeo Christian beliefs we once had, as of neither group, I understood exactly what Beck was saying and agree. You do not have to be of a particular religion, or of ANY religion to do the right things. I found it puzzling that on the O'Reilly Factor, that O'Reilly didn't seem to have a grasp on that theme.

Oh, and one more thing. Dane you are a total ignorant and disconnected jerkoff.




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