So did you go to or watch the 8-28 event that Glenn Beck had? I watched it on C-SPAN – I would have liked to have gone but time, money and scheduling wouldn’t permit it, but as soon as I’m caught up I will have nothing to do which is the joy and stress of self employment – and I DO NOT need any more stress right now, but that’s a story for another day.
So anyway I’m watching Glenn on TV Saturday and Glenn being Glenn was choking back tears and putting forth the doctrine that we need to get back to God – I’m not one to talk a lot about God and religion after all it is said you never talk about religion and politics and I’ve alienated enough people talking about both, so I tend to stick to just one volatile subject – politics. As you know Glenn’s rally was more about faith and religion than it was politics and that’s fine. His current mission is “faith, hope and charity” and I get how those play into rebuilding America. Then Monday morning I was going to stay home a little later and work on my books – so I when to “Streaming Radio Guide” to stream Glenn’s show and it wasn’t there. Well it was there under conservative shows as it had been for years and at the top of the page I saw a link to a post from the guy (Art Stone) that started Streaming Radio Guide…
Where did Glenn Beck go?
Today Glenn told us we have to choose. Either you believe that the U.S. is based on Deuteronomy and the Law of Moses or you are an enemy of God and the United States.
When any group or person says “You’re with me or you’re against me”, I’m against you. Glenn is now way over the line in turning his program into a religious preaching forum.
You can now find his program under the category Religion.
Well I watched the rally and that is not the message I came away with and judging by the 100′s of comments to the post he made I’d say a lot of other people failed to hear that message too. While I could go back and quote sections of Glenn’s rally and say I THINK he meant this or that it would be pointless. My take on the rally was that we as a nation regardless of religious or non-religious beliefs need to get back to the fundamental principles that made this country great in the first place.
So based on Art Stone’s rather rigid ideology of “You’re with me or you’re against me” … I think Streaming Radio Guide is the great site ever and you are either with me or against me on that.” What say you Art? (Art by default would have to be against me – it’s you’re own words.)
Now granted it at times I think Beck wanders too far down the preaching path and injects more religion than politics into his show but it’s his show he can do what he want’s… the irony is that a so called Preacher Al “Not-So” Sharpton had a rally too and claimed that Glenn Beck was desecrating the day. Disrespecting the day? That 8-28 was their day, that Beck was destroying the honor of Martin Luther King Jr – and to add to the irony Beck had one of King’s relatives speak at the Restoring Honor Rally – there were no King’s relatives at Sharpton’s Rally and just what does ‘Not-So’ Sharpton mean when he refers to 8-28 as “their” day? Who are “they”? The blacks? Somehow I don’t think that was Dr King’s message – one of division and separation in fact I thought that was what he was against. Maybe Sharpton knows more than every one else does, but I doubt it.
Sharpton and the Main Stream Media went on to criticize Beck and Sharpton appeared on O-Reilly and for once Bill called Sharpton on his BS… complaining that there were to many White people at Becks Rally – but no one pointed out that Sharpton’s Rally was predominately Black – but really would you expect racial diversity in a rally from a well known poverty pimp and race hustler.
At Lincoln Memorial, a Call for Religious Rebirth
Across town, several hundred people, most of them black, packed a football field at Dunbar High School to commemorate Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
“We come here because the dream has not been achieved,” said the Rev. Al Sharpton, the civil rights activist. “We’ve had a lot of progress. But we have a long way to go.”
Referring to Mr. Beck’s event, he added, “They want to disgrace this day.”
Glenn Beck crowd: Not so white as advertised
Here is a question – MLK spoke 47 years ago and I was 3 days old so I didn’t go – Sharpton has had 47 year to hold a rally and he hasn’t until Beck held his – why?
Al Sharpton aside I think something like a half a million people attended Beck Rally (Sharpton had a few 100) another 100,000 plus watched in on UpStream and I have no idea how many watched on C-SPAN as I did – make note that C-SPAN was real careful not to show the size of the crowd. But aside from not hearing about one single arrest it would seem that those evil right-wing conservatives that attended Beck’s rally left the DC Mall cleaning than they found it.
Glenn Beck’s Happy Warriors
After the event, walking from the Lincoln Memorial’s reflecting pool through Constitution Gardens, this reporter scanned 360 degrees and could not see a scrap of trash anywhere. Participants and volunteers had collected all their refuse and left it piled neatly in bags around the public garbage cans. Near Constitution Avenue, I did encounter one stray piece of paper—but too old and faded to have been left that day.
How dare they pick up after themselves – remember what the mall looked like after Obama love fest in Jan 2009 – remember? Check out the way-back machine to see. Quite the difference between tax paying conservatives and handout hippies of progressive liberals isn’t it?
All in all the Beck rally was in my opinion anticlimactic on TV as most events are it was just one of those things that you really had to be at to get the full effect – the real entertainment has been watching the left try and make head or tails out of the event all these people being nice to one another and not demanding handouts… crazy.
Oh one last thought – Obama said he didn’t pay any attention to the rally, but the people that attended are full of anxiety – whatever Barry. You know this event made Dopey drop a load in his Huggies.