‘I Have a Dream” Nightmare

'I Have a Dream' Nightmare
August 28th will mark the 47th anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King’s “March on Washington.” To commemorate this landmark of nonviolence and the martyred  moral leader, media demagogue Glenn Beck and the National Rifle Association will throw a party. It will be in the same place as the 1963 march: the Lincoln Memorial, shrine to an American president who was shot to death.

Instead of Dr. King, the mob will hear consummate orator Sarah Palin; instead of singer Marian Anderson, the music of noted patriot and guitarist Ted Nugent. What could be more respectful or fitting?


“Glenn Beck’s Disturbing Plans to Co-opt MLK’s ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech,” Alexander Zaitchik, AlterNet.org

“Guns, Divisive Rhetoric to ‘Honor’ Lincoln and King?” Paul Helmke, HuffingtonPost.com

“Glenn Beck — ‘Restoring Honor’ or Exploiting a Noble Organization?” Rob Diamond, TrumanProject.org

“Dr. King and the ‘Guys With the Guns’ at the NRA,” Dennis A. Henigan, HuffingtonPost.com

“Helicopter Ride With Glenn Beck? Priceless!” Stephanie Mencimer, Mother Jones


Hat Tip: Mikeb302000.


Image by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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One Response to “‘I Have a Dream” Nightmare”

  1. DC With Glenn Beck: Tea Party Tourism « NotionsCapital Says:

    […] Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech next Saturday (August 28, 2010) by gathering at the Lincoln Memorial with the National Rifle Association. Very fitting, since President Lincoln and Rev. King were assassinated by […]

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