27 August 2010

Honor Restored

Over the past year I have learned a lot about an amazing and beautiful woman named Dr. Alveda King. She is a niece of the late civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. and daughter of the late civil rights activist Rev. A. D. King. Read this, from Wikipedia:
 [King] is the director of African-American Outreach at the Roman Catholic pro-life group Priests for Life. She is currently a Senior Fellow at the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution, a conservative Washington, D.C. think-tank She is a former member of the Georgia House of Representatives and the founder of King for America. King is a pro-life speaker and often speaks on college campuses about abortion issues. After having two abortions herself, Ms. King joined the pro-Life movement, crusading to offer women alternatives to abortion.
Dr. King is obviously a Christian.  The King for America website states the following:

"Uniting the dream of civil rights 

and moral justice for abundant life."

"Where Jesus Christ is Lord."
Dr. King is scheduled to speak at "8/28 - Restoring Honor", a massive effort for a vision that  Glenn Beck has had for a revival for American values; specifically, faith, hope and charity.  He has worked with Dr. King over the past year to bring about an awakening in this country, very much inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" (which you should watch. again.) historic moment at the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963.

The criticism received regarding the event, especially from the uber-liberal Democrat Leftists elites has been nothing less than astounding.  It suddenly occurred to me that these people likely sound just like the critics of Dr. King when he spoke those amazing words almost 50 years ago.

Let's start with The Huffington Post, and contributor Jason Linkins who likely patted himself on the back with this:
In his piece he suggests that conservative zombies are so dumb they don't know the difference between Martin Luther King and Glenn Beck by sourcing with the George Soros media brown-nosers at Media Matters:
I'd have never imagined this was necessary, but on the off-chance that you're confused about whether Glenn Beck and Martin Luther King are the same personhere's some exhaustive research from Media Matters demonstrating this is not the case
Here's one more from Salon.com, who is incredibly disrespectful of Dr. King by suggesting she's the new conservative movement's darling and calls her a "foe" of those who support abortion and homosexual marriage:
Glenn Beck is smitten with Alveda King, a fundamentalist Christian and outspoken foe of gay rights and abortion -- and niece of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
Her statements have garnered her increasing press attention, and she was even included by Keith Olbermann in a recent "Worst Persons in the World" segment. 
Incidentally, all proceeds and donations for this event, as well as a prayer vigil held on August 27 at the Kennedy Center, are going for  the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.  This is an organization that "provides support and assistance to the U. S. military's special operations community, which consists of Army Special Forces (Green Berets), the Army's 75th Ranger Regiment, the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Navy Small Boat Teams, Navy SEALs, Air Force Combat Controllers, Air Force rotary and fixed wing squadrons, and Marine Corps special operations personnel."  And of course, this has garnered criticism and insults as well.

Henry Rollins of Vanity Fair Daily online "gave" the event the "Comedy Critic's Choice" award, yet insinuating it is just a gathering of angry white people. What?
"I get the feeling that this pitiful gathering will be more about angry white people who think they have lost something. These are people who can’t handle the fact that with time, things change. The restoration of honor they strive for is nothing more than regaining a perceived position of superiority they feel is rightfully theirs, that has been taken away."
Rollins also quotes former Georgia Senator Richard Russell "speaking on behalf of the Southern Block, or the southern states if you will, about the Civil Rights Act." What he conveniently leaves out is that Senator Russell, speaking for that "Block" had co-authored the racist Southern Manifesto and was, like the other 99 "Block" members who signed it, a liberal  DEMOCRAT:
“We will resist to the bitter end any measure or any movement which would have a tendency to bring about social equality and intermingling and amalgamation of the races in our states.”

As the leftist liberal media and elites get nastier and uglier, and they will, as we get closer to the election we should know that they are acting this way because they have become defensive.  They have backed themselves into a corner.  Their tactics of lies and insults, their Rules for Radicals playbook, isn't working. The Socialists and uber-Democrats are looking so foolish. The truth is what works.  This weekend's events hosted by Glenn Beck and all those participating is a giant leap forward toward an awakening that started oh-so-slowly just a couple of years ago. The bad guys continue to lose ground.  One of these days those bad guys will remember: It's the good guys who always win.

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