Saturday, August 28, 2010

AMERICAN MELTDOWN: Palin & Beck Leading the Lemmings

Two unabashed self-promoters polishing their rhetoric for the big event: leading their pack of lemmings to the edge of the abyss. What an aberration spewing this vitriolic diatribe to honor a man so full of compassion and love; a true minister who believed that God would give his oppressed followers the strength to carry on against violence and hatred. A peaceful visionary who believed that all should be equal in America and that by facing this injustice, without hate or violence in their hearts, they could defeat it.

Now does this sound anything like the hate-filled bile that spews out of Beck's mouth every week on television? Does this sound like the agenda of the elitist, exclusionary Tea Party Conservatives? This whole gathering is an insult of the highest order to MLK and "his dream" of America providing hope and opportunity for EVERYONE, regardless of race, color or creed.

Beck, Palin, Limbaugh and all the rest of the rabid lemmings who follow these self-proclaimed "visionaries" believe in a policy that excludes the very people Martin Luther King embraced: the homeless, the long-termed unemployed, the poor, the sick, the elderly and the oppressed.

These are the same groups Jesus would have embraced. Perhaps the ultimate blasphemy is continually invoking the sacred names of God and Jesus in his evil, exclusionary clap-trap. (It seems likely that if Jesus showed up at the rally, he would take the microphone, chastise these people for accepting this hate-filled man as a messenger from God and tell them to all go home and break open their Bibles.)

It is likely, and sadly ironic, that the only person involved in the triumph and tragedy of Martin Luther King's legacy who would have been a Beck/Palin supporter is the man who assassinated him.

God grant us the strength to discern the good from the bad, the lies from the truth and self-proclaimed demigods from God Himself. Amen.

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