In five days, Glenn Beck will hold his rally in Washington, D.C. - the "Restorting Honor" event to be held on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech - and I had found it peculiar that conservatives applaud the gathering as an all-American bipartisan celebration. What got me thinking about all this was that Glenn Beck's rally is really an extension of his 912 Project, which called for Americans to go "back to the place we were on Sept. 12, 2001" - I found that interesting because here Glenn Beck was exploiting the tragedy of September 11th to push his political agenda, but as he may argue, his event was on the following day of the anniversary- much like the Park51 project will be built a few blocks from Ground Zero, not on Ground Zero - but then he decided to change the day of his followup rally from September 12th to August 28th because he claimed that he didn't want people to work on the Sabbath.
September 12th, 2010 is a Sunday, and Glenn Beck seems to want to observe the Sabbath, but what about other faiths that view Saturday as the Sabbath?
Seventh Day Adventists?
Glenn Beck could have easily picked September 13th, a Monday, or even the following week, so why did he decide to go back three weeks? Are they not included in his plan, after all, Glenn Beck has made anti-Semitic comments in the past?
I did find it interesting that Glenn Beck's fellow tea party friends, FreedomWorks, are having their own little rally on September 12th at the Washington Monument. Did Beck change his rally to give his tea partiers some more room, or even a boost?
It is odd that Glenn Beck announced his rally on August 28th conveniently after he had accused members of the Congressional Black Caucus for making false claims racist slurs were used against them as they had walked to pass monumental health care reform, and in the following weeks, Beck focused his show on the Civil Rights movement, aiming to redefine the history - Beck maintains his ignorance in the significance of his chosen date, but considering how much Beck claims to read, then it becomes pretty obvious that Beck knew exactly what he was doing.
While the event is trying to distinguish itself from it's tea party roots, it is clear that this is a tea party rally disguised as just a regular rally, presumably to try and propagandize those who have not already fallen victim to the tea party's assault on the truth. The only thing I wonder now is how many people the right-wing media will claim attended this event...