Fox TV host Glenn Beck has announced that he will go to the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday, Aug. 28th to "reclaim the civil rights movement" -- since, as he put it, "we were the people that did it in the first place."
"We?" Who is that "we" for Glenn Beck? As far as I can tell, he and his "people" had absolutely nothing to do with civil rights. In fact, many right-wing leaders in the 1960’s opposed that movement -- vehemently.
It was courageous African Americans and their progressive allies in other racial groups, led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who created this movement as a magnificent quest for justice in the 20th century.
Yet on the May 24 edition of his radio program, Beck described himself and his conservative-activist legions as "the inheritors and the protectors of the civil rights movement." Choke.