Beck’s Lincoln Memorial rally inspires insight, memories

Lloyd Marcus offers his perspective on Glenn Beck’s upcoming Restoring Honor rally as a self-avowed “(black) unhyphenated American!” Here are some excerpts, or you can read it all here.

I am a black American who wishes to thank brother Beck for honoring Dr. King in such a powerful way. Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally is linking the restoration of our great nation’s Godly principles, freedom, liberty, and culture to the black civil rights leader. Beck’s rally is a wonderful tribute to the man I remember, when I was a little boy, as being larger than life. I was there, August 28, 1963, in Washington, D.C. with my dad — yellow school buses lined up and black people as far as I could see. I do not remember feeling hate in the air. Dr. King spoke of all Americans yielding to God, righteousness, and brotherhood. Sounds like Beck to me.

MLK was amazing: incredibly articulate, dignified, strong, powerful, and bold. And yet, he was also warm, calm, and confident. To say I was in awe of him is an understatement. As a little black kid, I proudly viewed MLK as our Black Moses, leading us, by God’s grace and guidance, to God’s Promised Land of Brotherhood and Freedom in America.

Thus, you can understand my total revulsion for those who dishonor and exploit MLK’s legacy while deceitfully claiming to preserve and celebrate what he stood for.

National Urban League President Marc Morial said Beck’s rally is “an effort to embarrass and poke a finger in the eye of the civil rights community because Glenn Beck and his public utterances don’t necessarily demonstrate a consistency with the vision of King.”

Give me a break! MLK was a Republican. Glenn Beck’s values and principles are far more consistent with MLK’s values than are those of the black civil rights leaders who have sold their souls for political power to the anti-God, anti-family, and anti-America progressives.

The modern-day black civil rights movement has morphed into the Black Civil Rights Mafia, lead by Godfather Rev. Al Sharpton. They make everything about skin color. Content of character is irrelevant to them — totally inconsistent with the vision of MLK.


The Black Civil Rights Mafia uses their hit men and enforcers in the media to shut up opposing whites by bullying them with the race card. They attempt to shut up black runaway slaves from the liberal plantation by bullying them with the Uncle Tom card.

The Black Civil Rights Mafia are the true racists, guilty of betraying their own people. While claiming their mission is “black empowerment,” these race-peddlers cripple blacks by convincing them they are victims. In reality, black Americans are truly blessed to be born in the greatest land of opportunity on the planet.

Glenn Beck and MLK are also on the same page in their belief that in order for America to be restored, we must turn back to God.

The Black Civil Rights Mafia and President Obama take issue with America as we know it. Both seek to correct what they perceive as America’s sins by implementing social justice/redistribution of wealth which is a part of their socialist/progressive agenda.

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