Marette Parker will be taking a bus from Charlotte to a different Washington destination. Parker, 42, who is organizing a North Carolina chapter of National Action Network, is attending the group’s rally, starting at Dunbar High School and followed by a march to the site of the proposed King Memorial, which she said is “long overdue.”
Parker said that if King were alive today, he would “be proud that times have changed,” but would be saddened by problems that still exist. “We all have to come together as a community,” she said, “to mentor and motivate our young people.” She thinks Beck’s rally is “trying to hijack this particular day and steal media coverage,” she said. “We can’t let this happen.”
I honestly cannot imagine what Beck is doing on the Lincoln Memorial today - but I haven’t bothered to find out from the man (sic) himself about it; I figure that has to do with having no respect for him. I could imagine that the title Restoring Honor comes from some frail sense of self as an American, as if our nation’s problems were too great to rationally consider. How about a bad analogy: If the USA was a morbidly obese man, I figure that The Right Wing isn’t worried about his feet because he can’t see them standing up while the Center-to-Left is trying to get everyone to decide on a diet plan.
I see the right-wing ginning up all of these events promoted by Fox News and all of these twisted interpretations of the world and I find it, well, tiresome…exhausting to have to keep shouting that the Emporer has no clothes and he looks ugly when he’s naked.
No judgment about Ms. Parker’s plan for the day, but I’d just turn my back on what ever the denizens of Beckistan were doing today in Washington just as I would understand the rants of a schizophrenic were not about me or anyone else around them in the real world.