By Professor Fred Whitted NORTH CAROLINA (BASN) — The title above...
Living in a Color-Blind Society: Part 2
“Fool us once; shame on us. Fool me twice; shame on me.”
– Glenn Beck.NORTH CAROLINA (BASN) — Three months ago on his radio program, Glenn Beck was a fire-breathing dragon spitting flames of fury to his faithful fans when he fearlessly said:
“This is a moment…… that I think we ‘reclaim’ the civil rights movement.
It has been so distorted and so turned upside down….We are on the right side of history. We are on the side of individual freedoms and liberties and damn it, we will RECLAIM the civil rights moment, because we were the people that did it in the first place!”
This is one reason why Malik Zulu Shabbazz (New Black Panther Party), Reverend Al Sharpton (National Action Network), Jesse Jackson (Rainbow Coalition), and Pastor Timothy McDonald (Concerned Black Clergy of Atlanta) were so infuriated with Beck’s bigoted attempt in their opinions to hi-jack Dr. Martin Luther King’s historic 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
Beck’s march is a slap in the face of the established legacy of Dr.King and others,” said Rev. Timothy MacDonald of the Concerned Black Clergy of Atlanta.
“This march is nothing more than an attempt to hijack and distort the civil rights movement.”
But Glenn Beck insisted-that we (they) were going to RECLAIM the civil rights movement.
Yes, this is what Glenn Beck told his loyal listeners or occult members before his highly publized “Restoring Honor” rally on August 28th in the nation’s capital on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his historic “I Have A Dream” speech.
Let me repeat Beck’s words once again, “….DAMN IT, we will RECLAIM the civil rights moment, because we were the people that did it in the first place!”
By definition of the word reclaim means to take back, reform, bring under cultivation, or improve by study, care, or work.
Unfortunately, on the day of the march, Beck cleverly tuned down his racist rhetoric about RECLAIMING the civil rights movement which seemed to disappoint his flag-waving, red, white and blue wearing, white-Jesus loving, Tea bagging brothers and sisters, who attended the event expecting to see a right-wing revolution.
But Beck’s right-wing revolution, mixed with his paranoid version of politics, and his never-ending stories of a New World Order appearing on the horizon, quickly became a water-down religious rally and a good ole fashioned Billy Graham revival by the time he walked on stage.
Beck, honestly, didn’t sound any thing like a patriot or a politician.
He sounded more like a preacher at a Saturday morning church picnic.
He was more Rick Warren, author of Purpose Drive Life than conspiracy theorist Alex Jones of Prison Planet, from whom he secretly borrows information from.
He didn’t mention Black helicopters, the Illuminati, concentration camps, the end of paper money or buying gold, but he did talk about George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, …….and Jesus Christ.
And oh yeah, he also mentioned Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as well.
Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally, in fact, ended up being a hyped up-version of Promise Keepers, who stole their concept from the Nation of Islam’s Louis Farrakhan’s Million Man March in 1996.
Beck, in fact, brilliantly borrowed and slyly stole several pages from everybody’s playbook and selfishly “reclaimed” them for himself. He claimed Farrakhan’s (March), Dr. King’s (Dream), and President Obama’s (Hope).
“I have been told today that no single individual has every called 500,000 people to the mall and they arrived. Ever….” lied Beck.
According to the radio shock jock “The rally was about God and prayer.”
But let’s not forget, historically, the government has always allowed a westernized version of God to flourish before bringing in the military to conquer the people. It’s a successful military tactic that has been used over and over again throughout history.
First, you send in the missionaries to convert the people, and then you send in the military to occupy the land. (Didn’t we learn anything by watching the movie Avatar?)
As result, we must not be moved by the voices in Glenn Beck’s head and his Jimmy Swaggart-like tears, or by a few poorly sung gospel songs or by a cheap medal ceremony in which St. Louis Cardinal Albert Pujols and manager Tony LaRussa participated in.
Because it was a well-planned and orchestrated event designed to soften the American people’s heart to Beck’s hidden agenda. As one of the brothers in the 5% Nation of Islam said, “This event was trick-knowledge at its highest form.”
Therefore, let’s remember what our Native American brothers and sisters taught us when they unapologetically said, “the white man speaks with a fork tongue” even though there was one of our lost indigenous brother on stage supporting Beck’s rally.
Because despite all of this peace, love, and unity preached by Beck on Saturday, the very next day, he was back to his old self again saying, “President Obama is a man who sees the world through Liberation Theology and that approach is a perversion of the gospel of Jesus Christ as most Christian know it.”
As they say “a leopard can’t change its spots”, and this is one reason why we have to be careful with a man like Beck, who all of a sudden has become a televangist overnight, speaking in tongues and quoting bible verses.
Oddly, many Christian think Beck, who is a Mormon, also preaches a false gospel.
Beck, however, concealed his falsehood by hiding behind Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream Speech” even though most of the people attending his “Restoring Honor ” rally “probably” hated Martin Luther King Jr. and would consider him to be Communist by today’s standards, especially when most of them still believed in their hearts that President Obama is a socialist and a Muslim.
But Beck took full advantage of the opportunity to utilize Dr.King’s historic march on Washington by white-washing it and making it his own.
And to an unlearned population, Beck’s rally may one day overshadow Dr. King’s march when the new history books are written.
Beck even called Martin Luther King’s naive niece on stage to justify his “Restoring Honor” Rally. Dr.Alveda King (MLK’s niece), however, seemed to be overjoyed with happiness to be on stage with Beck.
Sadly, some of our people like Alveda still wear white acceptance and white approval as a badge of honor not totally understanding the consequences of their action from a metaphysical standpoint.
During an interview with Larry King, Ms. King said her uncle once said, “We must live together as brothers (and sisters) or die together as fools.’ Well, Alveda, you were a fool to join Beck on stage for the August 28th rally.
Keep in mind, this is the same Beck that said boldly without hesitation: “This President (Barack Obama) has exposed himself as a guy, over and over again, who has a deep hatred for white people…”
But yet, despite that, many of our people chose to stand with Beck, pray with Beck, and accept his medals of hope, faith, and charity.
Dear Alveda, don’t you know that the enemy always infiltrates the family which holds the legacy by earning the trust of one delusional family member in order to divide and eventually destroy the entire village.
(Honestly, haven’t you seen Avatar yet?)
Despite all of this, Beck and his foolish followers as well as the United States government have “masterfully” reduced the greatness of Martin Luther King to that one “I Have A Dream “speech and a one sentence sound-bite but have never truly analyzed the man behind the myth.
But I wonder what Beck, Sarah Palin, or Fox News would say if they heard Martin Luther King Jr’s 1967 speech at Riverside Church in New York titled “A Time to Break the Silence” when he called the United States “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world”
I tell you what they would have said, “They would have called him un-American and unpatriotic. They would have even gone so far as to call him a terrorist sympathizer.
Even Martin Luther Kings’ view on Black power and photos of him sitting with the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and shaking hands with Malcolm X would have caused Sean Hannity to spin around in his chair and calling him a Muslim.
It would also have Palin claiming Dr. King was a practicing an evil form of “Black Liberation Theology” like Reverend Jeremiah Wright.
Beck, on the other hand, would have started writing on his chalkboard trying to connect the dots to some make-believe conspiracy theory involving Dr. King and the Black Panther Party.
You know I’m telling the truth. As a result, let’s examine what Martin Luther King said about Black Power. And let’s see if Fox News broadcasts it.
“Black Power, in its broad and positive meaning, is a call to black people to amass the political and economic strength to achieve their legitimate goals. No one can deny that the Negro is in dire need of this kind of legitimate power.”
“Indeed, one of the great problems that the Negro confronts is his lack of power. From the old plantations of the South to the newer ghettos of the North, the Negro has been confined to a life of voicelessness and powerlessness.” explained King.
“…The plantation and the ghetto were created by those who had power both to confine those who had no power and to perpetuate their powerlessness. The problem of transforming the ghetto is, therefore, a problem of power – a confrontation between the forces of power demanding change and the forces of power dedicated to preserving the status quo.”
Dr. King’s words were truly prophetic. Because even in 2010, Glenn Beck and the Tea Party are still trying to preserve the power of the status quo while Black people and people of color are still demanding a change in power.
And we all know, two forces can’t occupy the same space at the same time.
As a result, Beck was on the mall and Sharpton was at Dunbar High School.
Yes, even in 2010, we still remain divided by race in their so-called color-blind society because a Black man named Barack Hussein Obama became the President of the United States in 2008.
(To be continued)