Wonder how many white, beer-bellied, racist rednecks were packin' heat
on the Mall.
Rumors have it that at some entrances, African Americans were
dissuaded from entering or the entrances were roped off as black
=========> "Beware the wolf and its twisted call"
By Courtland Milloy
Monday, August 30, 2010; B01
AND IT CAME TO PASS that a sign of the end times appeared as Glenn
Beck in the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s clothing. And as he reveled
in the rapture of his own twisted dreams, not everyone could see that
he bore the mark of the wolf and was, in fact, the Anti-King.
"Something beyond imagination is happening; something that is beyond
man is happening," the conservative TV talk show host told a massive
crowd of hero worshipers who'd gathered Saturday on the Mall. "America
today begins to turn back to God."
And he led them not back to God but to a rally that had to be the
whitest ever held at the Lincoln Memorial on the anniversary of King's
1963 "I Have A Dream" speech.
"We don't want to transform America," said Sarah Palin, Beck's
sidekick prophet of the day. "We just want to restore America."
Back to when? Before the "progressive movement" began to destroy the
country 100 years ago, says Beck. Which would make the restore date
somewhere around 1910 -- the nadir of the post-Reconstruction era.
Don't forget to bring your lynching rope.
But first let's pause to honor some soldiers. Beck told the crowd that
as recently as four months ago, he hadn't figured out how to do a
"nonpolitical" rally that would appeal to masses. Then he did some
research and learned that the military is the most honored institution
in America. And, voila!
He'd throw a fundraiser for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
A worthy cause. And by wrapping his political agenda in the blood of
fallen soldiers, skeptics would have to cut through the flag to get at
Having taken back the "hallowed ground" where King gave his speech 47
years ago to the day, Beck all but recast the civil rights leader's
message as a thing of the past.
"This country has spent far too long thinking about the scars of the
past and not the good things we have accomplished," he said.
When it comes to race, Beck's followers -- broadly characterized as
middle-aged "tea partiers" -- have certainly had changes of heart
worth noting. You're not likely to find any who'll admit to feeling
that blacks are racially or intellectually inferior anymore.
They've always believed that laziness, more than racism, accounted for
disparities in income, education and employment. But some black people
feel the same way, too. You might have seen one or two onstage with
And yet far too many whites have taken their attitude shifts to mean
that they have been rendered "colorblind" and now have a greater claim
to King's legacy than blacks.
That's just what the Anti-King and other archangels of right-wing
radio racism would have them believe. How devilishly delightful,
scaring up white folk with end-time tunes about "reverse racism."
If nothing has changed during the past 50 years, it's the profits to
be made -- politically and economically -- by using blacks to startle
whites out of their rational minds. Get them staring at scapegoats
while you pick their pockets.
"We've given our country over to a bunch of corrupt politicians
because we had faith in the system," Beck wrote about his plan. He
need not call the threat by name; just let the frightened believers
fill in the blanks with the spook of their choice.
And it came to pass that America's honor was restored, thanks to Beck
the savior, who took it on himself to "chart a course to a new world,"
as he put it. Never mind that it sounds eerily similar to the "one
world" satanic kingdom that he often accuses President Obama of trying
"I'm going to teach you how to be a community organizer next year, oh,
because two can play that game," Beck wrote.
He asks his faithful followers: "Why did Congress pass a stimulus bill
and health-care reform?"
And he answers, saying: "Because we don't have teeth. Well, it's time
to find our teeth and sharpen our teeth and we're going to do it."
Beware the Anti-King, a howling wolf that shreds truth like so much
floss on a werewolf's fang. And do repent. For the end is near.