On Monday, August 30th, 2010 Reverend Al Sharpton said Glen Beck “hijacked the Civil Rights Movement” with his Restoring Honor rally, ranting on about how Martin Luther King Jr. day is sacred . . . like it belongs only to people of color because no white man or women could ever understand the true meaning behind King’s dream of equality. And with his gleaming-I’m-with-you smile, Matt Lauer practically paved Sharpton’s way with palm fronds. Please!If you ask me, Sharpton does not live in the same America as the rest of us. It has been my experience, as well as every middle-class-white-American I have ever known, any hope for equality has long been deposed because prejudice is now the white man’s burden. Every Black, Hispanic, and ethnically different person, at the hand of hypocrites like Sharpton, hate everyone, especially us plain-old average love everyone because God tells us to kind. Sharpton and others like him deliberately perpetuate the perception of prejudice and cultivate white-supremacy conspiracy, because without the Equal Rights soapbox under foot they’d be heading for has-been TV with the likes of Jeremy Miller and Joey Lawrence. I’d be willing to bet Sharpton wasn’t nearly as happy as he looked the day Obama was elected—he probably prayed over his Maypo for it to be the sixties again. In fact, he and men like him, with all their finely-tuned pomposities and self-glorifying biases, sanctify the divide and offer it as an excuse for everything. I mean, why is it when I get stopped by the police I wholly expect to have to provide my drivers license and or proof of identification, but requesting the same from black, or God forbid Hispanic persons has become a civil rights grievance—Big News! that keeps Sharpton and his like-minded cronies on morning talk shows. Way to go Matt. In the end, Sharpton made the comment that Beck’s rally didn’t do much—guess that’s why he felt the need to stoke embers of hate. Funny thing struck me about that though. Apparently Sharpton only bothers to listen to himself talk. If the Reverend heard anything Glen said while promoting or during the rally, he’d of seen how in one soulful speech Beck did more about erasing the lines that divide than he’s done in a lifetime. And as far as I’m concerned, Beck’s speech deserved to be heard on the day that honors the only other Patriot who seemed to truly get it—whether it was on purpose or not.
Causes Laurianne Macdonald Supports
The arts as President of Coral Springs Artist Guild and coordinator for the Signature Artist program for the Coral Springs Festival of Arts....