Saturday, August 28, 2010

King of the Teabaggers

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. opposed American militarism and called the U.S. "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today." He was a Democratic Socialist who supported quotas and reparations in pursuit of social and economic justice. He was a major figure in the Civil Rights movement, which was opposed by conservatives like Jerry Falwell, Barry Goldwater, Ronald Reagan and William F. Buckley. Yet if you read the Conservapedia's entry on King, you'll get the impression that Dr. King was a staunch Religious Right Republican.
Now, on the 47th anniversary of Dr. King's Fox personalities Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin are going to "reclaim" the civil rights movement for their loyal Fox following, which has an average age of 65 and less than 2% African American viewership. Maybe next year they can stage a "War is Peace" rally at the Viet Nam Veteran's Memorial.

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