Glenn Beck Is Not Martin Luther King Jr.


By Robert Greenwald

August 28th is an important day in American history. On that day, forty-seven years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream Speech” at the Lincoln Memorial. His message gave voice to the voiceless and his vision promoted a just, equal, diverse and compassionate country.

This year, a very different message is going to be spread from the very ground on which King once stood. Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin will hold a rally at the Lincoln Memorial.

The racist, raging and hate-filled tenor of Beck, Palin and the Tea Party movement is in direct contrast to the noble vision of Dr. King. We cannot sit idly by and let King’s vision and legacy be hijacked for political purposes.

Dr. King once declared that “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter”.

We will not be silent on this matter. Honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s struggle for a just and equal America.

Sign our pledge and leave a comment to commit to stand with his vision, and against Beck’s hate, on August 28th.

Joining us in this effort are our friends at Alternet, Credo, Celebrate the Dream, Campaign for America’s Future, Media Matters for America, True Majority, PowerPAC and Progress Now.

Let’s stand together as a collective voice against those who wish to hijack history.

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