I had been concerned that the upcoming anniversary of Martin Luther King’s brilliant, uplifting “I have a dream” speech might go by unmarked in any significant way, given that we’re fighting multiple wars in the Middle East, and trying to sort out healthcare and the economy here at home, but it looks like someone is stepping up to make sure that King’s legacy is honored.
And that someone is Glenn Beck.
That’s right – Glenn Beck, the media whirlwind known for, among other things, bravely accusing Barack Obama of being a racist, announced, before a crowd of 25,000 angry white people in Florida this weekend, that, on the anniversary of King’s historic speech, he would be addressing the American people from the Lincoln Monument in Washington, DC. Here’s a clip from Beck’s announcement:
Here’s how it’s going to work: I’ve done a lot of reading on history in the last few years. And I was amazed to find that what we’re experiencing now is really a ticking time bomb that they designed about a hundred years ago, at the beginning of the Progressive Movement. And they thought, if we just do this, and this, and this and this, over time, if we do it in both the Republican and Democratic parties, we will have our socialist utopia. Well, I say again, two can play at that game. I am drafting plans now to bring us back to an America that our founders would understand … We need to start thinking like the Chinese. I am developing a 100-year plan for America. We will plant this idea and it will sprout roots.
So, we have that to look forward to next summer… Glenn Beck standing before an ocean of angry white faces, talking about taking America back from the affirmative-action-loving, America-hating, book-reading progressives. It took 47 years, but someone’s finally going to attempt to cosmically cancel out the defining moment of the American civil rights movement. Isn’t it exciting? The long-suffering white Americans are about to get the break they’ve been waiting for.
And, here, for those who are interested, is video of Beck making his historic announcement.