Mark Daniels
Global Political Awakening
August 29, 2010

While Glenn Beck, corporate media personality, and Sarah Palin wave the American Flag in Washington, D.C. to “restore honor” to “this great nation”, I ponder the real motives behind the hysteria.

First, Beck claimed that he would use the rally to “reclaim” the civil rights movement.  Reverend Al Sharpton on Fox News  last night, stated “Beck didn’t do what he said..he didn’t even mention civil rights” at his rally. Sharpton intensely criticized Glenn Beck for his apparent “hijacking” of the “hallowed” ground where Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his historic “I Have A Dream” speech in 1963.

Regardless, I must question the veracity of anything presented on Fox News since a News Corps, Inc. (Fox News parent company) majority stock holder is apparently funding the Ground Zero Mosque Imam,while failing to mention the connection during their relentless campaign to stir the proverbial pot of controversy.  I guess they have moved on to a “new” controversy, apparently dissatisfied with promoting religious intolerance, inciting bigotry and hatred between whites and blacks.

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Is Al Sharpton, a regular Fox News contributor, unwittingly playing into their deliberate engineering of racial, ethnic, and religious hatred?  That is a discussion for a later time.

According to Kurt Nimmo’s article, Glenn Beck’s Outrageous Lie: Racist Van Brunn is “Hero of 9/11 Truthers”, Glenn Beck is “a government disinfo operative tasked with taking down the 9/11 truth and patriot movements”.

Consider the following facts discussed in more detail in Nimmo’s article:

• Beck refers to 9/11 truthers as white-supremacists
• Beck equates 9/11 truthers with Al-Qaeda terrorists
• Beck joined the ex-Marxist neocon, David Horowitz, to denounce Ron Paul’s supporters as terrorists
• Beck labels Libertarians and the Anti-War left as threats to America

Apparently, Beck wants to “lead” the same people he has repeatedly called homegrown “terrorists”.  Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones, in their article, Glenn Beck For Dummies, clearly delineates Beck’s deceit:   “despite the fact that Beck claims to be ‘a Libertarian at heart,’  he has publicly supported programs and legislation that are universally abhorred by the vast majority of libertarians, such as the banker bailout and the USA Patriot Act…. Beck has also been aggressively pushing for new taxes in order to pay for the bailout that he supported. On December 4, he appeared on fellow neo-con Bill O’Reilly’s show to promote a 2 percent VAT tax to be adopted that would go directly to pay down the national debt.”

The only way to fully understand how deep Glenn Beck wades through the waters of deception is to examine the way he handled the money “patriots” contributed to his “charity” fund that was supposedly designated to provide college scholarships to children of United States veterans.  Beck reportedly spent approximately 2 million of the 5 plus million collected to promote himself at the so called “Restoring Honor” rally held in Washington, D.C.  yesterday.  It is also worth mentioning that Glenn Beck and his new sidekick, Sarah Palin, both hold millions of dollars personal bank accounts.  Do they sound like the sort of people needed to “restore honor” to America?

In his recently published book, Common Nonsense: Glenn Beck and the Triumph of Ignorance, Alexander Zaitchik explains:

Glenn Beck deserves every shell of heavy fire he’s getting for his “Restoring Honor” rally scheduled for August 28 on the National Mall. His critics are right about the absurd audacity of his loud claims on the legacy of Martin Luther King, who delivered his “I Have a Dream speech” 47 years to the day before Beck’s own planned (and long coveted) spotlight on the Mall.

But as perverse as Beck’s fantasies about being an heir to MLK may be, the most notable aspect of Beck’s planned August rally is its lack of originality. To grasp the extent to which the August rally is straight out of Beck’s playbook, all you need to do is review Beck’s biggest success of 2003. That was the year Beck organized another event he described as being “all about the troops.” Then, as now, he asked his listeners to send in donations to pay for what was little more than a massive Glenn Beck, Inc. promotional extravaganza.

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Well, I could go on, ad infinitum, to reveal the truth about Glenn Beck’s Big Lie; instead, I recommend that you do some research about Glenn Beck, Fox News, and his associates like Sarah Palin, et al, before you join “his version” of  “restoring honor to America”.

It is time to Wake Up!  You too, can join the “Global Political Awakening”!

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