Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Who Are We?

As I am posting this blog, I would like to tell you that I am also playing Facebook Scrabble on the side. So if you see a sentence like this: Barack Oxyphene is very keen on stopping the Qi's played on the Xi's and triple word score! What!... I do apologize.

Now that the pre-script is out of our way, onto politics, jeez.

Glenn Beck is really, a misunderstood guy. By the Tea-party, I mean. I understand his stupidity just fine. Especially when he says that the 'I have a dream' speech has nothing to do with politics. Qua? This was one of the biggest political speeches of all time.

This saturday, August 28th is the 'I have a dream' speech anniversary. Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, and followers, are planning to rally in front of the Lincoln Memorial, where Mr. King Jr happened to give the very speech fourty-seven years ago.

The report from Washington states that "Glenn Beck did not intend to schedule a rally Saturday in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have A Dream' speech.

Civil Rights activists and Democrats however, are not so sure this coincidental setting was "divine providence" as Glenn Beck described it to be, and are also planning a march in front of the Lincoln Memorial in honor of the speech, and criticizing Beck for trying to "hijack King's legacy".

Still, however, Glenn recites the speech has nothing to do with politics, but with "who are we?

There is profound change happening in America, and there is a window of opportunity that comes in the lifespan of every republic, every civilization — a window of opportunity to reach for that brass ring or to miss it. We're not the people that we've allowed ourselves to become."

This statement, of course, accompanied by a soft piano in the distance, on his website video promoting the rally.

So, yeah. This is a different video than the piano one, but I thought this was equally hilarious.

I love how he starts off with "I will invite white people, black people, brown people, yellow people". I don't know about him, but I have never seen a yellow person, aside from the Asian stereotype. I have honestly never looked at someone, Asian or not, and said "Hm. He's kind of yellow." Nope, maybe a not-so-ripe peach color. Yeah, that's better.

All of the quotes in this video, they're all so great. Like the fact that he KNOWS the Lincoln Memorial is a sacred spot, because he used to watch the Sun Rise there! He would watch the sun rise, and he knows it's a sacred spot. So don't get sassy with this guy.

And to think, people like this guy. I'm so confused.

I'm excited to see this turn-out though. I hope there's lots of yelling and justice.

Here's a tee for this post:

It's one for the History books, guys and gals. We'd better pay attention.

Here's my long overdue excitement for California and the no more Prop 8-ness! Woohoo! Taking baby steps, but hopefully we'll be there soon.