Friday, August 27, 2010

Glenn Beck and the “Restoration of Honor” Rally

At this point in American history, it’s entirely fitting that a celebration entitled “Restoration of Honor” be held in Washington D.C.

America is, indeed, in the process of reclaiming the right to hold its head up among nations. Torture is no longer a policy sanctioned and openly practiced by the national government. We’ve essentially ended the unjustifiable war in Iraq. Science is once again replacing superstition as a basis for public policy. The nation’s real leaders, in general, are seeking justice and telling the truth. We’re on our way to health care for everyone, fair banking practices, safety in the workplace, and energy policies that don’t strip the planet of clean air and water. We have much to celebrate.

It’s farcical, of course, that such a meeting should be convened by Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin, unscrupulous entertainers who have helped to turn a major American political party into a propaganda machine for the purpose of enriching them and their various corporate sponsors.

I’m sure Beck and Palin are hoping to orchestrate a riot, ginning up baseless anger among their constituents—as they and other conservatives did with considerable success last year over the health reform debates. They’re hoping for a riot.

But a great man who gave an historic speech in the same place, and on the same day in 1963, had this to say about rioting: “It invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility.”


Idna said...

Well the only ones hoping for a riot are the crazed libs on the left who demonize Tea Party patriots at every turn. They will infiltrate Tea Party gatherings, pretending to be one of them and do outrageous things to make the Tea Partiers look bad. We have seen this in the past ... we will see it again.

As far as your rosey scenerio about the state of the nation, Jane, you forgot to mention: an economy that is in the toilet, caused by "The Most Fiscally Irresponsible Government in U.S. History" (according to Mort Zuckerman article), unbelievable government deficits, horrible GDP numbers, rampant moral hypocricy and incompetency of our so called "leaders", etc. The list goes on and on ... but you must take off your rose colored glasses , Jane, to cure the myopic views of the Obamaniacs and see reality.

Idna said...

Here's an article by Martin Luther King's niece explaining why she supports Glenn Beck's Rally and why she will be speaking at it: Glenn Beck 8/28 rally: It's a matter of honor

Idna said...

Well, Glenn Beck's Rally has come and gone and it was a spectacular success with an unbelievable turnout. Funny thing though ... the only place in D.C. that had ugly rhetoric, hateful signs, anger and racist divisivness was at the protest rally organized by that digusting little, race-bating worm, Al Sharpton.

See for yourselves ... Sharpton Rally