Glenn Beck: My Nonviolence Pledge Same as MLK’s
January 17, 2011
(ChattahBox Political News)—While we honor Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King on this national holiday, Fox News conspiracy theorist and hate-monger Glenn Beck continues to hijack King’s legacy. On his website, Beck, who once attacked our first black president as a “racist” having a “deep seated hatred of white people,” urges his supporters to read his own pledge of nonviolence and compare it to Martin Luther King’s. In Beck’s warped mind there are “similarities” between the two documents, except there isn’t, not in the least. Beck’s document, issued in the wake of the Tucson massacre, is rife with thinly disguised attacks on Democrats, President Obama and progressive Sociology professor Frances Fox Piven.
Now, on Martin Luther King day, Beck, who peddles bizarre conspiracy theories and race-baiting hate talk on a daily basis, is trying to “reclaim” Martin Luther King’s achievements.
“Over four decades ago, Martin Luther King, Jr. led the Civil Rights Movement with a philosophy and pledge of nonviolence. In the wake of the tragedy in Arizona, Glenn put forth a similar call for nonviolence. Read both below and see the similarities,” writes Beck om his website.
As pointed out by Media Matters, “Beck’s pledge is steeped in politics and contains a very thinly-veiled attack on President Obama. Moreover, Beck has a long history of violent rhetoric with which potential pledge-signers may not want to associate.”
I think we can all agree that Glenn Beck, a self-described rodeo clown and fearmonger, is nothing like Martin Luther King, not in any way, shape or form.