I somehow missed noticing until today that Glenn Beck is holding some sort of monster Tea Party event in Washington this weekend, on the anniversay and the specific site of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech back in 1963. Sarah Palin will be there too.
Beck claims he didn’t intend any parallelism with Dr. King:
Beck said in a recent broadcast that he did not intentionally choose the “I Have a Dream” anniversary for his rally – but that he believes the coincidence is “divine providence.”
“Whites don’t own Abraham Lincoln,” he said. “Blacks don’t own Martin Luther King. Those are American icons, American ideas, and we should just talk about character, and that’s really what this event is about. It’s about honoring character.”
So the man was too ignorant to know he was planning a major event on the exact date and the exact location of King’s defining event, but now that he knows about it, well, he’s happy to co-opt MLK into his bizarre take on American politics as well.
Get ready for some truly outrageous profanation, folks. Beck has clearly lost any sense of proportion or perspective about himself.