March on Washington, D.C., August 28, 1963.
Tomorrow, in the face of the “Beckoning,” a delusional attempt to “restore honor” and “reclaim the civil rights movement,” let’s pause and remember the Dream of a man with a godly vision and the courage to carry it out. Remember the Dream that many of our forebears fought and died for, so that we may truly realize what it means to be free; what it means to have and show respect for those that may not look like us; to carry and conduct ourselves with dignity and pride when no one expects much from us.
The Dream was never about whipping people into a fearful frenzy or suppressing the voice, rights and agency of those we don’t understand. Glenn Beck, you are no Martin Luther King. Not in your wildest stretch of your deepest, darkest imagination, could you walk in his shoes or truly understand what he was seeking to accomplish. Mr. Beck, please stop the madness. Either you will be part of the solution or a part of the problem. Stop disrespecting our President, Barack Obama. Stop disrespecting those whom you know little about. Stop taking us all to be fools. Stop spewing hate and lies in plain view for our children to see and hear. And most of all, please stop disrespecting yourself.
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- Martin Luther King: MLK ‘I Have A Dream’ Speech Anniverary,video (nowpublic.com)
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- Beck under fire for rally plans (bbc.co.uk)
- Celebrating Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech (beliefnet.com)
- Does Glenn Beck’s D.C. Rally Dishonor Martin Luther King? (politics.usnews.com)