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Larry Elder on Glenn Beck and charges of racism

Glen Beck is another of the “darlings” that the main stream media and other liberal opponents have denigrated, but most especially recently as Glenn Beck dared — DARED I SAY! — use the occasion of the 47th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream” speech, to promote Martin Luther King’s racial equality and spiritual ideals to promote — get this — racial equality, and spiritualism in today’s America.  How dare he!

I have to say I’m completely lost on the left’s outrage.  I simply don’t understand it, as no one on the left seemed to mind Louis Farrakhan, the controversial leader of the Nation of Islam, from organizing and conducting his “Million Man March” in 1995.  I remember well the press coverage at the time when his controversial statements and attitudes were brought out by the right and literally ignored by the left.  I remember at the time too the mantra was “judge the message, not the man”.  So what’s changed with the left?  Why now is all thought of “judge the message, not the man” thrown out the window?  Is it because it’s a white man and a Conservative, that is trying to bring the country together?  That couldn’t be it, because we all know that those on the left who constantly preach the necessity for tolerance, can’t be racist.

Yet racism is the card the left has turned to more and more often since 2000 when the left begin to lose all of their dignity, and credibility in it’s use running television ads against then candidate George W. Bush, blaming him for the death of James Byrd.  And the charges of racism are coming faster and faster, from many on the left.  It’s as if the racism charges are being orchestrated, or something.

So heres poor Glenn Beck.  Like his politics or not, his August 28th rally in DC — the Restoring Honor rally — was billed a non-political and was meant to be a spiritual and inclusive event.  An event that was meant to make people think and to reclaim the memory of not only the founders but also the meaning of Martin Luther King’s dream.  The left could not allow someone like Glenn Beck to evoke the memory and message of someone like Martin Luther King, that they claim as theirs, and theirs alone.  No indeed, as Al Sharpton of all people launched his own counter-rally called “reclaim the dream” where many claims of racism were made.

Yet in all of this back and forth the one thing I haven’t heard is how, exactly, Glenn Beck is racist.  Larry Elder published an enlightening article on the subject that lays the left and these claims of racism on Glenn Beck bare.  I say the left, and especially these people making these ridiculous charges, should be utterly ashamed of themselves.  If the ideal is to be completely color blind, they are the ones most standing in the way of that.

  1. mrreeve
    September 23, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    I am glad Larry Elder is coming back to L.A. radio. He is an amazing radio host. 790AM 9-12 Mon-Fri. I missed him and now he is back!

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