Sunday, October 18, 2009

Glenn Beck, Chairman Mao and Unions

When I saw Beck talk about Obama's cabinet member talk about Chairman Mao in a positive light, I don't know if he knows how close he is.

The headlines will speak for themselves.

Indian companies unaffected by Maoist union’s strike in Nepal

Nepal: Concern Over Maoist Union Strikes

Maoist Union Stops Distribution of Popular Newspaper in Nepal

Maoist trade union halts Nepal’s sole cable car

There is an irony in that unions in the U.S. will be affected by China.


Tom Degan's Daily Rant said...

A tale of two marches on Washington....

One took place in the late summer of 1963, the other in the late summer of 2009. One was promoted by a preacher from Georgia named Martin Luther King, the other by a former "shock jock" from the state of Washington named Glenn Beck. Ouch! Even mentioning the two of them in the same paragraph is somehow disconcerting.

In 1963, the the people were singing, We Shall Overcome.

Forty-six years later, the chant was, We Shall Undermine.

In 1963, a vast and varied demographic of the American people - all races and religions - descended on the nation's capitol to peaceably and nonviolently protest an injustice that was occurring in certain areas of the country to people of a certain skin pigmentation.

Forty-six years later, a Convention of Pissed-Off White People - united only by the fact that they were all habitual viewers of a single cable news channel - rolled into Washington to hurl invective at an African American president for creating a mess that he had absolutely nothing to do with creating.

In 1963, the signs people held up were optimistic: "With Liberty and Justice for All."

Forty-six years later, the signs were ominous: "We Came Unarmed - THIS TIME!"

On August 28, 1963, the hearts of people who marched on the city of Washington DC were filled with love and hope.

On September 12, 2009 they were just full of shit.

Let us boil the comparisons down to their juicy essentials, shall we? Martin Luther King had a dream. Glenn Beck has a scheme.

Tom Degan
Goshen, NY

Tom said...

And your point other than waxing poetic on your last sentence?

King is dead and the dream was his not yours.

So please do not try to shoplift his words.