Unlike Dr. King’s march, Sharpton’s “Reclaim the Dream” march had to ride on the coattails of a white man’s march. Based on attendance at the Sharpton event, a lot of black folks don’t feel the need to reclaim the dream.
That didn’t stop Sharpton from telling the world that Beck is distorting what Dr. King’s dream was about. According to Sharpton, Beck is trying to steal the dream! And who is better to step up to reclaim the dream, but the top law enforcement officer in the Liberal black community!
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If Beck is allowed to steal the dream, he wouldn’t know what to do with it! After all, white folks can’t know what Dr. King meant. Who does Beck think he is; a black hustler?!
Sharpton declared that the people who are marching on 8-28 are having an “anti-government march.” Wasn’t Dr. King’s march an anti-government march?
The reason King’s action were anti-government is that laws that had been established by government to prevent blacks from voting, to obtain proper housing, and to deter blacks from achieving the American Dream were all established by government…Democrat governments!
King wanted to change government, not make blacks increasingly dependent on government. King wanted blacks to receive a fair opportunity to exercise their God-given—not government-given— rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. He needed government to right some wrongs, but King did not want more government.
King’s protest was in recognition of one such act of discrimination of Marian Anderson, a famous black Opera singer, who was the object of discrimination. Her treatment represented exactly what King was fighting against.
Though Anderson had an amazing singing career, performing all over the world, in racially charged America of her time, there were constant reminders by Democrats that she was black.
When Anderson returned from her European tour, she was denied permission to sing at Constitution Hall by the Daughters of the American Revolution, and then again, when she requested to use the auditorium of a white public school.
Because of Eleanor Roosevelt, Walter White of the NAACP, and Anderson’s manager Sol Hurok, Marian Anderson was allowed to perform on Easter Sunday on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. What a tribute to the man who began the emancipation of black people. 75,000 people were said to have seen that concert, as millions more listened on radio.
King’s goal was to bring civil rights and economic issues to national attention, beyond the Civil Rights bill that was under consideration by the Kennedy administration. King realized that government was not going to be the solution, and took his cause the people. King’s referendum on racism was so powerful that ultimately LBJ would be forced to acknowledge the “uppityness” of the Negro, as he would go on to create the InGrate Society which would “keep those n*ggers voting Democrat for 200 years!”
Black people who believe Sharpton would be better off playing the Nigerian lottery. The odds of winning that lottery are certainly better than getting even a nickel’s worth of good from Sharpton.
Sharpton and his ilk who are the one’s distorting Dr. King’s dream. Representative John Lewis, Democrat oft touted for his participation in the Civil Rights’ movement, said back in the ‘60’s,
“For the party of Kennedy is also the party of Eastland. The party of Javits is also the party of Goldwater. Where is our party? Where is the political party that will make it unnecessary to march on Washington?”
That party is the Tea Party, John Lewis!
Sharpton would never admit that the group that created Dr. King was Democrats—racist to their core. It was they who had set up all the programs that dehumanized and disenfranchised blacks. Sharpton and other so-called black leaders have been sleeping with the enemy for decades.
Beck’s march on Washington provides Sharpton a target—white meat—to blame, and a white man’s back to jump on. It makes no difference to Sharpton that Beck has NOTHING to do with the oppression of blacks…in any decade! Sharpton can see his livelihood slipping away with the Tea Party movement, and he sees Beck as a potential meal ticket.
That’s my rant!
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