MLK’s DREAM vs Glenn Beck’s “honor”

On August 28, 2010 Celebrate the Dream, a group of faith leaders and community organizers, erected a “People’s Memorial to Martin Luther King” on the National Mall on the 47th anniversary of his “I Have a Dream” speech. Just a stone’s throw away, Glen Beck and his teabaggers rallied in the name of “Restoring Honor.”

Both groups were asked what MLK’s Dream meant to them…

This was the thought of one video viewer:

Glenn Beck preaches to people who long for a past that never existed, a “purer” time when the quality of life was based on yet more extensive racial and economic injustice. Most of his sycophants are cautious not to use explicitly racist words so they can continue to tell themselves they believe in something more than “I’ve got mine.”

Still another reaction with their interpretation of Beck’s dream:

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will be judged by the color of their skin not by the content of their character. And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true. And so let intolerance ring from the coasts of California, to the coasts of Maine.

Rich at last! Rich at last!

Thank God Almighty, I’m Rich at last!”


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