In the interest of disclosure, and making sure credit is given when due, Brother Roland S. Martin's blog started this stream of consciousness. Here is his podcast from the Tom Joyner Morning Show:
Not since 2008 have I really ventured much into the political landscape, to be honest it became quite exhausting, an endless debate with people who's appeal to xenophobia and ignorance would allow them to dismiss the simplest of fact. Polarized bi-partisan politics have no logic...
Last night Jon Stewart and The Daily Show won an Emmy. I take a fair amount of satisfaction that even in the self-congratulatory industry of Hollywood, “The Daily Show” is recognized for it's voice of reason when there are outlets that thrive on misinformation, and stoke the fires of hatred and discord. Don't make me say it... it's Faux News. They make it up as they go along... It's a Right-leaning tool of Rupert Murdoch to maintain an agenda. If this were a chess board, Glenn Beck is the White Pawn.
So the White Pawn is going to take the Black King. They coincidentally choose the anniversary of the “I Have A Dream” speech and claim that they are going to “reclaim the Civil Rights movement.” This co-opting of the “Rodney King” portion of the Movement. “Can't we all get along?” Doesn't seem like it if there's an effort to make the playing field level.
What we have here, is a case of “White Victimhood” as Brother Roland so succinctly put it. The Tea-Hadist Movement doesn't have any new moves, but they don't really need them. It's the same old attack points over and over again. “Barack Hussein Obama”. Here...we...go...again. It's like these people have a pocket watch swinging back and forth in their face, or they have a trigger word like that old Three Stooges Episode... “Niagara Falls... NIAGARA FALLS?! Slowly I turned...step... by step... inch.. by inch...” Public Enemy, “Fear Of A Black Planet”.
Here we have those who claim they are trying to protect us from “...the spread of radical Islamic elements within the United States...” yet the ones who are setting pipe-bombs are of faiths other than Islam. I won't assume that it's “Christian”, but I doubt that the Buddhists are up-in-arms. Kinda goes against the whole ideology. A wise man once said “Don't judge people by their words, but by their actions.”
How many times does someone have to say “An eye for an eye leaves everyone blind” before someone GETS it??? Beck and the Tea-Hadists played much in the way of lip service to the “Dream” of King, but tried to separate it from the core message of economic equality.
And where were the Black Radio Stations throughout this literal white-wash of Dr. King? Why did they not give time to scholars who could have provided clarity on the Message and Mission of King? Where was Brother Cornell West? Dr. Laura called her caller “hyper-sensitive” and proceeded to “de-sensitize” her by saying the n-word repeatedly. Sarah Failing then comes out in support of her and says “She's no racist.” Then she and Beck (who incidentally called the bi-racial president “...a racist.”) put on this 3-Ring Circus under the guise of “...putting God back in...” and coming out “...for veterans.” Cone on, Son! What criteria do you run on? Do you have to have your lynch-card punched or hang out with David Duke to fully qualify for your Grand Wizard Bobblehead? If it quacks like Daffy Duck, gets its face shot off like Daffy Duck, and is painted black like Daffy Duck, it's the n-word duck.
When it comes to rights, it's pretty damn simple... use 'em, or lose 'em. Don't vote? Lose the right to do so. Don't speak up? Have others dictate your place and position. Like Roland, I won't sit here and drink the Kool-Aid. Let yourself grow weary of due diligence, you'll find that people like Glenn Beck are only-too-happy to liberate you from all this “hard-thinkin'...” you don't have to do that when you're being told what to do.
Dr. Laura has a label for you, you just have to put “dumb” in front of it.
-ere'bodee's favorite mega, blogninja