Saturday, August 28, 2010

Night and Day

The difference couldn't be more stark. On August 28 1963, a great man with a vision and hope for his fellow man's ability to put centuries long injustice behind them, inspired people to summon the courage to stand up to their oppressors and gather peacefully at the Lincoln Memorial and share their dreams for their nation. Later today, in contrast,  a rodeo clown with delusions of grandeur and profit in mind is going to the same hallowed ground to exploit the fears of people who probably feel the world is passing them by.

Think Progress takes the time to show that these two men are diametrical opposites -- if anyone other than the idiots in the MSM needed to be reminded of this. An example: King believed that it was America’s collective responsibility to provide economic justice for all. Beck, on the other hand has repeatedly insulted any government attempt to help the poor. Go read the whole thing.

For those of you who never tire of hearing the original speech in all its moving glory and heartfelt humanity, enjoy:

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