Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Glenn Beck fulfilling MLK's dream...

... if MLK's dream was for the nation's first black President to be constantly race baited by a racist lunatic.

I can't begin to express how sickening (literally) I find Beck's utterly shameless and repeated attempts to co-opt Dr. King's memory to serve his agenda - an agenda that appeals to the sort of racism and prejudice that MLK gave his life to put a stop to.

Is there anyone left at Fox News that has any sense of decency? At all? This is the same Glenn Beck who has been telling his audience how awesome and great Cleon Skousen is, that Skousen is the backbone of the 9/12 movement. That would be this Cleon Skousen:

The tendency was to sell families as units, if for no other reason [than] to keep the slaves contented. The gangs in transit were usually a cheerful lot, though the presence of a number of the more vicious type sometimes made it necessary for them all to go in chains. At the other extreme, when the Central of Georgia railroad company in 1858 equipped a Negro sleeping car to assist in the slave trade it set a standard not always maintained in a later generation. When on the block, the slave was as likely to hinder as to help in his sale. Some, out of a vain conceit in bringing a high price, would boast of their physical prowess, in which case an unwary purchaser would likely be cheated. Others would malinger, because of a grudge against owners or traders or in order to bring a low price and be put at less tiring labor. Dealers, also, adopted the tricks of horse traders to make their merchants more attractive -- the greasiest Negro was generally considered the healthiest.
Yep, I'm sure this is exactly the sort of fair and balanced history that MLK dreamed of one day being taught in schools.

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