Thursday, July 08, 2010

Beck's Scheme to Stain Dr. King's Memory Hits Snag: New Black Panther Party Plans to Attend

Glenn Beck, the racist clown with the tumbling Fox ratings, has outdone himself. It seems the racist paranoia-mongrel has gone one provocation too far with his scheme to hold a Lincoln Memorial event on the date commemorating Dr. King’s historic I Have a Dream speech. An organization that calls itself the “New Black Panther Party” plans to crash Beck’s in-your-face insult to African Americans with a little in-your-face pushback of their own. In prior events, the Teabaggers have swaggered onto capital grounds armed and obnoxious and unimpeded, waving racist signs endorsing violence if their confused and ignorant aims aren’t met.

Not this time.

According to New Black Panther Party leader Malik Zulu Shabazz, “Glenn Beck should not be allowed to have this rally. Glenn Beck is a sneaky little devil, and he does sneaky things, and tries to portray that he’s really not the neo-racist that he really is. And for him to go and to secure the Lincoln Memorial on Dr. King’s birthday will meet not only opposition from civil rights leaders, but it’s going to meet direct opposition from the New Black Panther Party.


Shabazz continued: “Since the Tea Party loves Glenn Beck and will be there, the New Black Panther Party can easily find the Tea Party, right with Glenn Beck. He can bring his Tea Party, and we’ll bring our party, and we’ll see Glenn Beck,” adding “I’m going to be there. I want to see him myself. Sneaky little devil.”

Other African American leaders, such as the Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, criticized Beck’s provocation but advised against direct counter-demonstrations. In any event, it was only a matter of time before right wing provocateurs created a confrontational situation. The National Park Service should revoke Beck’s permit to use the Lincoln Memorial to insult African Americans and every other person who admired Dr. King -- on security grounds.

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