Glenn Beck hosted a massive rally today in Washington, D.C. whose theme was “Restoring Honor”. Though not officially a “Tea Party” event, there is no dispute that Tea Party activists comprise a large component of the organizational effort and more than likely a majority of the participants in attendance.
The “Restoring Honor” rally is billed as non-political and a benefit for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Obama Dimocrats and even some well meaning people attacked the rally because of this or that reason.
The biggest reason cited in attacks to the “Restoring Honor” rally is that it takes place on the 48th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s great “I have a dream” speech. The attacks are tedious and unoriginal and to be expected. The rally itself, from what can be seen on TV, is likewise tedious and unoriginal – but it is very effective.
Not only is the “Restoring Honor” rally an effective organizational tool, but it says something much greater about the evolution of American politics. One question is: why is this mass rally organized by the “right” and not by the “left”?
Such is the depravity of today’s Obama Left, that the first reaction is a resort to the “racist” cry. Instead of asking why the Left cannot or will not mount massive protests in the streets, there is a whiny rebuke of Glenn Beck for actually pulling off something quite impressive.
Perhaps the depraved Obama Left does not know the history of the great 1963 Civil Rights March. The actual march on Washington’s name is the “March On Washington For Jobs And Freedom“. [One would think that “freedom” could be dumped by these drones and at least the call for a “jobs” march adopted by today’s corrupt Obama Left.]
“The Great March On Washington”, as it later became known was the brainchild of A. Philip Randolph. Randolph was the president of the union The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters in an age when air travel was not so ubiquitous. Together with the brilliant Bayard Rustin (a black Gay man who deserves more credit and study than he has ever received), the gentlemanly Randolph stitched together the event which the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would usurp with a speech that shook heaven and earth.
What was the purpose of the great march? Why did the great march take place?:
“Randolph had planned a similar march in 1941. The threat of the earlier march had convinced President Roosevelt to establish the Committee on Fair Employment Practice and bar discriminatory hiring in the defense industry. [snip]
The march was not universally supported among African-Americans. Some civil rights activists were concerned that it might turn violent, which could undermine pending legislation and damage the international image of the movement. The march was condemned by Malcolm X, spokesperson for the Nation of Islam, who termed it the “farce on Washington”.
March organizers themselves disagreed over the purpose of the march. The NAACP and Urban League saw it as a gesture of support for a civil rights bill that had been introduced by the Kennedy Administration. Randolph, King, and the SCLC saw it as a way of raising both civil rights and economic issues to national attention beyond the Kennedy bill. SNCC and CORE saw it as a way of challenging and condemning the Kennedy administration’s inaction and lack of support for civil rights for African-Americans.”
A. Philip Randolph would not recognize the garbage which is today’s Left. Randolph lived in an age when leaders and organizations fought for their constituencies. World War II and Democratic President Franklin Roosevelt in office did not deter Randolph from representing his union and his people. John F. Kennedy in the White House did not deter Randolph from the fight.
“The Kennedy Administration applied great pressure on Randolph and King to call it off but without success. The march was held on August 28, 1963.”
Imagine today’s depraved Left calling for a march on
Martha’s Vineyard Washington. In 1964 the progressive labor movement, liberal organizations and all the major civil rights organizations took on a young and popular president who took office after years of Republican rule. No longer is this possible.
Today, mainline women’s organizations, along with Gay organizations, many Jewish groups, labor, and the rest of the corrupt Left do not represent their constituencies. The corrupt Left can only whine and complain about Glenn Beck and the Tea Party movement. The corrupt Left today is incapable and unwilling to organize anything to match the Tea Party movement. Today’s corrupt Left will only protect Barack Obama with shouts of “racist” at every turn and development.
The great march on Washington in 1963 was not just about great speeches. It was part of a movement. Today’s corrupt Left has forgotten the effect of riding buses for hours in pursuit of a cause you believe in, along with other like minded people. Every bus becomes a political convention and life long friendships. Every bus becomes a strategy session. Every bus becomes a canvassing effort. Every bus reveals unknown allies in local communities who then establish a connection – which becomes a stronger and more powerful movement.
Today’s “Restoring Honor” rally is a bookend rally which closes a door and opens another door. The new door the rally opens today is that the fruits of today’s rally will reflect even greater organizational muscle and even stronger vote operations in the November elections to come.
The closed door is the precursor rally to today’s rally. On April 15, 2009, the first Tea Party rally was held in Washington, D.C. The Obama Dimocrats tried to stage counter rallies that day. When the counter rallies fizzled, mockery of the Tea Party became the only card left to play. But that first Tea Party rally was successful and it led to today’s rally and it also led to the horrible for Obama August of 2009.
Obama Dimocrats thought this year’s “Recovery Summer” series of publicity stunts would not only be a time to trumpet how they wasted money on “stimulus” projects. Obama Dimocrats also thought that the series of “Recovery Summer” publicity stunts would preempt another horrible August like the Tea Party summer of Town Hall protests in 2009. Problem is the economic data do not cooperate and Obama and Biden are increasingly out of touch and obviously so.
So let the Obama Dimocrats, the Obama Left, the “creative class” fools allow themselves to feel superior to the Tea Party activists with the same vinegar disdain they held and hold for Hillary Clinton supporters. We haven’t gone away and neither will the Tea Party.
Let these sybarites luxuriate in their smugness. Let them whine. While today’s corrupt Left whines Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin organize. Today’s corrupt Left is not only corrupt it is also useless and stupid. The Black Agenda Report:
“That’s what happens when progressives maneuver themselves onto the same side of the battlefield as Goldman Sachs, as they did with abandon in 2007-08, deliriously fighting their way into a cul-de-sac in which they are now surrounded.
The leftish brigades rallied to a commander who styled himself an incarnation of Abraham Lincoln, but turned out to be a General George McClellan, the Union’s first commander of the Army of the Potomac. McClellan was great at rousing the troops and putting his army on parade, but constantly overestimated his Confederate adversaries and, in Lincoln’s final estimation, refused to fight. [snip]
The question is, how in the hell did lefties conclude that Big Capital’s and Big Oil’s “greater good” candidate was also the progressive side’s fountain of Hope – or even a “lesser evil” – in 2008? Both camps placed their bets on Obama, but only one side could possibly win.”
Oh, you gluttonous Left, or what pretends to be the Left. The Left that enabled Barack Obama will never overcome it’s shame. After November and the losses in the election, the Left that was so stupid it supported Barack Obama will attempt to wash the blood from its hands by claiming Obama is not one of them. But you bought him, you own him. And what a great price you paid for such a cheap tinny product.
Two years ago today, we outlined our strategy. We failed in that Barack Obama, only because of a near collapse of the financial system and exhaustion with George W. Bush, was elected. But our words and strategies are still right on target:
“Yesterday, the Democratic Party of the FDR coalition committed suicide.
True Democrats will remember and regret the suicide of the Democratic Party. Hillary supporters must not only cherish the memory of the FDR coalition Democratic Party but fight to breathe life anew and restore that coalition for justice.
For Hillary supporters at Big Pink, and everywhere else, the duty is to remember and fight. Like patriots in occupied France, patriots in the 13 colonies when Royalists commanded at the point of gun American cities, real Democrats will not only preserve the memory of the great Democratic Party of FDR, but gather in resistance. We will organize and fight to galvanize the Democratic Party from death and to great purpose.
For us no Greek temples. Hillary supporters have many more fights left to fight. [snip]
Big Pink will not allow the voter disenfranchisements of 2008 to be forgotten. Like Banquo’s ghost we will not go away. Like King Hamlet’s ghost we will shout “Remember”. We will not allow the glories of the Democratic Party of FDR to be forgotten nor buried. We will fight to restore the party of FDR to life and glory.
Here at Big Pink we continue the fight against the sexism and misogyny of Obama/Dean/Brazile/Pelosi. Here at Big Pink we continue to remind every day, by our very existence, by our very name, the travesties and treacheries committed by Obama/Dean/Brazile/Pelosi and Big Media.
The corpse that labels itself as the Obama Democratic Party must be defeated in NOvember. The Obama Democratic Party must not be rewarded for sexisim, misogyny, and voter disenfranchisemen with electoral successt. The Obama Democratic Party must be punished with devastating, wakeful, DEFEAT.
We will not go away into the good night. We fight on.
We live to continue the struggles for justice but the Democratic Party is dead.
For Hillary supporters, for those of us here at Big Pink issues do matter and are worth fighting for. For us Obama must be defeated in NOvember. We have written before and we repeat today our reasoning to oppose Obama in NOvember: Better to fight McCain and the Republicans with Democratic majorities forced to fight than to bow to Obama’s betrayals of core Democratic principles and appeasements to Republicans. Obama cannot be trusted by neither friend nor foe. We want Democratic elected officials to fight for core Democratic principles. Obama would betray Democratic principles, appease the worse of Republican demands and anyone who opposed Obama as in the past would be called a “racist”.
Two years ago we honorably pledged to continue the fight with words and strategies that have proven prescient and wise. Two years ago, the once great Democratic Party was in convention to nomination the sorely unqualified, ruthlessly race-baiting, hatefully gay-bashing, and woman hating, flim-flam man Barack Obama. We opposed him then and we oppose him now.
Obama simply cannot be trusted. Obama cannot be trusted on any issue. Obama cannot be trusted by his friends. Obama cannot be trusted by his enemies. Obama cannot be trusted.
Today Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin and hundreds of thousands of others rallied under the banner “Restoring Honor”. Here at Big Pink we’ve been “restoring honor” long ago.