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Sunday, August 29, 2010

New Civil Rights Leader - Glenn Beck, Oh Hell NO!

I have been saying for some time,  the self-absorbed leaders of the national NAACP , civil rights groups,  and many black politicans, have become irrelevant and a national joke.  These so called civil rights leaders, including Rev. Al Sharpton and NAACP President Benjamin Jealous make me sick. They make me sick, just as much as Glenn Beck makes me sick. 

Yes a bigoted Glenn Beck (a wolf in Martin Luther King's clothing) has drawn as many as 300,000- 650,000 angry white people, and a few ignorant blacks, like Alveda King, Ph.D., daughter of the late Rev. A.D. King and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who attended the rally on the National Mall this past weekend.

"I am attending this rally to help reclaim America," she told "Good Morning America's" Ron Claiborne from Capitol Hill. "I'm joining Glenn to talk about faith, hope, charity, honor. This woman has no honor, joining Glenn Beck.

Glenn Beck at Saturday's 'Restoring Honor' rally

Yes, she has lost her mind!  Glenn Beck and his public, bigoted, color aroused comments don't demonstrate a consistency with the vision of Martin Luther King. Glenn becks lilly white, White Citizen Council or Klan type of a rally in Washington, was not the dream of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Glenn Beck

This is the same Beck, who last year accused the president of possessing a "deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture," during an appearance on Fox News, adding, "this guy is, I believe, a racist."  

That being said, it still kills me that the NAACP and others in the black Civil Rights types, are pissed off with Glen Beck who has said he plans to reclaim the mantle of the civil rights movement have followed up with his plans. You see, the dreamers children have been fighting about money for some time.

I agree with Liam Fox over at newsjunkiepost.com who writes:

"The general consensus seems to be that Beck’s rally was little more than another of his attempts at race-baiting and an affront to the civil rights movement, as in fact it was. It was primarily deemed a self-aggrandizing religious revival and motivational speech, which it also was. But, what seems to have been missed was the redefinition of the civil rights movement to suit a very specific, very political, and very conservative agenda."

Read more HERE

If the NAACP, Al Sharpton, The National Urban League and others would talk with the President Barack Obama, and get him to spend the of the Stimulus dollars on people for a real jobs program such as the *Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (or CETA, Pub.L. 93-203) - that would truly addresss joblessness in America, and other poverty issues, maybe, just maybe, Beck would not have the opportunity to distort Dr. King's dream.

Note: CETA was a program that offered work to those with low incomes and the long term unemployed as well as summer jobs to low income high school students. Full time jobs were provided for a period of 12 to 24 months in public agencies or private not for profit organizations. The intent was to impart a marketable skill that would allow participants to move to an unsubsidized job. It was an extension of the Works Progress Administration program from the 1930s. The Act was intended to decentralize control of federally controlled job training programs, giving more power to the individual state governments.

How can this bigoted Conservative commentator Glenn Beck and tea party champion Sarah Palin appeal to the predominantly white crowd on the National Mall to help restore "traditional American values" ? This is truly a dishonor Martin Luther King's message.

More on the bigot, Glenn Beck and the decaying Civil Rights leadership later...

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