As Beck has the temerity to think that any rally which he could organise could possibly rival or equal, in importance or in substance, the speech given by King at the Lincoln memorial, it's worth looking at the whole thing one more time.
Notice, there is nothing vague about King's message. The people gathered here know what they are there for. They want to end discrimination towards America's black population.
Listening to this speech so many years later can still make the hairs at the back of your neck rise. Nor can one ignore the fact that a very large part of the crowd are white, in stark contrast to the lack of faces of colour at Beck's rally.
Sunday, August 29, 2010