On August 28, 2010, Glenn Beck and his Merry Pranksters will be descending upon the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC to hold a rally with the dubious moniker, “Restoring Honor”. The purpose of this rally is totally non-political, according to Beck’s propaganda, and the carrying of signs and wearing of t-shirts is being discouraged. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge. Sarah Palin will be there, (you betcha) and will no doubt give a rousing and rambling screech speech while simultaneously trying to Tweet to her cadre of twits.
In an odd coincidence, Dr Martin Luther King made his March on Washington on August 28, 1963. This was a watershed moment for the Civil Rights Movement, culminating in one of the most compelling speeches ever made, the “I have a dream” speech. Beck claims the choice of August 28th was purely happenstance, but I have a theory. Let me share with you the (possible) sinister conniving of this self appointed Messiah.
First of all, Glenn has a book coming out on September 14th. So what if it’s a paperback reprint of a previously released book, he needs to sell that baby and sell it he will. So Glenn gets out the old schedule because he is a busy man. He has a radio show (let’s not forget that Glenn is, after all, a failed disk jockey,) and he has a TV show. He is in the midst of juggling many other projects, like the start-up of a university that will never have the remote chance of being recognized as a place of higher learning. But I digress. It has to be a Saturday or Sunday because he has the radio and TV shows on Monday thru Friday. The book comes out September 14th, so how about the anniversary of September 11th, then Glenn can plumb the depths of the 9/11 tragedy. Ohhh, September 11th falls on a Sunday and many of the folks he wants to attend his rally are church-going people. Saturday would be better anyway because then people could have Sunday to get home because Glenn hopes they will come from all around this fair land. Never mind they will be using the Sabbath to travel. The weekend before is Labor Day weekend. That’s no good. Either Glenn has something planned personally or he figures most people already have their own plans. What about the weekend before that? Oh, and guess what? That just happens to be the anniversary of Dr King’s March. Wow! Thank you Jesus.
The proceeds of this rally (after all expenses are deducted, natch) will be going to Special Operations Warrior Foundation. SOWF is a worthy cause. You should definitely contribute to SOWF. I looked them up and only 7% of the funds they raise go to overhead, the rest “provides full scholarship grants and educational and family counseling to the surviving children of special operations personnel who die in operational or training missions and immediate financial assistance to severely wounded special operations personnel and their families.” Will Glenn Beck be publicizing the amount he contributes to this cause? I, for one, would like a full accounting. Please Glenn, do up a little financial report with all the corporate donations and the bits of cash you make from the tchotchkes you sell, subtract the costs of the rally – the permit, cleaning up the site, the portajohn rentals, Sarah Palin’s private plane, Sarah Palin’s clothing allowance, Sarah Palin’s private chef, Sarah Palin’s hotel bill, etc., and what remains is the amount you donate to the very worthy cause SOWF. Please give me an audited accounting of that report. Thank you. Your pal, Dharma.