This is how America rolls!
This is how America rolls!
Last weekend on Saturday, August 28th 2010, the good citizens in the area of Washington DC and thousands that traveled extensively to be there, made a conscientious choice about how they wanted our nation to exist! They had a couple of choices. 1(One) – attend Glen Beck’s rally appropriately called “Restoring Honor” or 2(two) – roll with Al Sharpton and load up on yesteryears civil rights rally to remember MLK.
At the Sharpton rally numerous reports from creditable sources place attendance in the 2,000-3,000 range. By contrast, the Beck event drew a minimum of 500,000 people. (Trust me, minimum.) What is sad is that the only people who will ever know just how historic the event was are those who were in attendance, because the media coverage was shameful.
The entire three hours of the Restoring Honor rally was filled with a spirit of goodwill and inclusiveness, with a focus on God as the answer to restoring the greatness that once signified America. By contrast, Sharpton’s pitiful attempt to counter the Beck rally was (according to news reports) filled with the same old angry rhetoric that smacks of black liberation theology. You know, the “You must give back that which you have taken” ideology that has clanged around the country for decades.
The people who still buy into this kind of angry theater are anachronisms of yesteryear, those who demand endless apologies, special treatment for past injustices, and never-ending free goodies from government (meaning, from taxpayers). They seem determined to make sure that white guilt remains alive and well in perpetuity. They don’t want to move on. It’s much more comfortable to continue promoting the security of “Uncle Sam’s plantation.”
The only statement at the Beck event that came close to being political was made by Sarah Palin, who said, “We must not fundamentally transform America as some would want; we must restore America and restore her honor.” (I would argue that it was simply a statement of fact that fit in perfectly with the theme of restoring honor to America.)
America is dying, and pretty much everyone knows it. It has, in fact, been dying at an accelerating pace throughout my lifetime. So Beck is right about the need to restore honor as the foundation for restoring America to its long-lost greatness.
Most Americans not only are without honor, they have no interest in even hearing about it. In the anything-goes America of the 21st century, we are witnessing the long-awaited triumph of Rousseau’s relativism. Certitudes are out; collective slavishness – in dress, eating, thinking, and speaking – are in. You see this type everyday ie: the person(s) that slap on a pair of jeans w/ t-shirt and wore out dirty sneakers at the fast food joint, with no respect for other people as they use vulgar language on their cell phones and cuss because they’re not being served fast enough. They have never figured out why Europeans coined the term “The Ugly American.”
I believe Glen Beck’s rise from a life of shame and failure to what is rapidly becoming the most powerful voice for good in America has been divinely guided. I believe he has been tapped on the shoulder by God to perform a Moses-like mission in a once-great nation that has devolved into a moral cesspool. Hopefully, there will be more “Restore Honor” rally’s across this nation and we will actually live with honor. Don’t forget the “Restore America Rally” at a polling center near you this November 2, 2010
And that’s how I roll!