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Washington, D.C. (Aug 27) – Glenn Beck has raised the hackles of many as he and other Tea Party organizers prepared to hold a weekend rally, August 28, 2010, on the site used by Martin Luther King to deliver his now-famous “I Have A Dream” speech on August 28, 1963. King stood in the very spot Beck and the Tea Party plan to use, angering those who well remember King’s stirring address 47 years ago.
Beck, claiming the rally was intended to support and thank American military families, has many questioning his motives and those of the Tea Party. Sarah Palin, John McCain’s running mate in 2008, was set to appear as a drawing card for the ill-conceived event.
Civil rights activists, among them African-Americans, are incensed at Glenn Beck and the Tea Party movements insensitivity to a location long associated as a turning point in American history. Using such an occasion in a blatant political format is fooling no one.
However, Beck claims he picked this weekend by “pure chance”, which would indicate, yet again, his total ignorance regarding American history. In addition, this is not the first time that the Tea Party, composed primarily of white, ultra-conservative individuals, has plowed ahead, choosing to create hostility over civility.
Taking advantage of a date and location set firmly in the annals of American history, associated directly with Martin Luther King’s immortalized speech, for political exposure, displays, once again Glenn Beck’s ignorance, along with a clear Glenn Beck/Tea Party Movement disregard for American citizens nationwide. It is a step, in the wrong direction, and outrageous to boot.
By: T. Cahill – WorldNewsVine