by Trever Bierschbach
I was waiting for the final number, but I guess the guys Glenn has working on it aren’t done counting. Anyway, did anyone else see this, or better yet, attend? If you don’t know what I am talking about, Glenn Beck hosted an event this past Saturday billed as an American Revival to restore honor. It was a multi-cultural, quasi-religious gathering of people who have little in common except for their belief in the American people, the need for faith, family, hope, and charity. The event raised money, 5.5 million dollars, for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. This is a great group, that takes care of families of fallen special forces operatives. As far as I know you can still donate to them at Glenn Beck’s website. There are pictures of the event there as well.
Well anyway, I had to watch it on C-Span, but it sounded like this will happen again and you can bet I will be there next time. Many of you already know, I am not a christian, and even though I don’t agree with any of the people at the even on faith-based specifics, I can agree that we need more of what was seen there at the rally. People were kind, hopeful, cheerful, and giving. Stories abound of attendees helping each other, complete strangers going out of their way to assist others. There was not one sign. Not one incident. Not one arrest. People were respectful. It was inspiring, and gave me hope for the future of this country.
Now, there were some counter protests, and some sour grapes out there. First off I would like to address Al Sharpton. He said that everyone at that Rally was disgracing Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream. Tell us Al, was King’s dream that only black people would be judged by the content of their character? Was it really King’s dream that only black people would stand together in defense of the civil rights of everyone? Readers, I already know the answer, but what sounds more like King’s dream. That every American should be treated equally, and judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin? Or is his dream a black dream, that only black families, and black children are entitled to equal treatment? In case you were wondering, the speakers at Beck’s event were preaching the first message. Al Shaprton was presented with an opportunity. He was shown a way to take a step in the right direction, to stand with people of faith, and honor. To hold the hand of someone who is different, racially and politically, and shout from the rooftops that EVERYONE should be treated equally. He was given a chance to show that when you put politics aside we are all Americans. That color doesn’t matter, and faith, hope, charity, honor, integrity, and love is the answer. Sharpton spit on that opportunity, but you know what? When it comes to the people I saw on Saturday, he will be presented with that opportunity again. I know he will, because I know these people. The left would call us haters, racists, bigots, but look at the stories. Compare the MSNBC coverage of the event to the actual thing. Where is the hate? Well, I know that Sharpton has been offered the hand of peace, and he spit on it and slapped it away. It will be offered again, and again, and again, because he isn’t dealing with people like Ed, or Keith.
Now, to Ed, from MSNBC’s Ed Show. You said you can gather that many people, if you had the funding. Did you fail to notice that the funding from this event came from the people who attended? No one paid 500,000 people to be there. There were no ticket sales. It was half a million like-minded individuals helping out a great cause…two great causes. The SWOF, and Amercia. This event was as much about raising money for SWOF, as it was raising hope for America. I challenge you Ed, do it. Announce an event, and ask your audience to foot the bill, and STILL raise 5.5 million dollars for a charity. Do you have 500,000 listeners and viewers? You know Ed, and all your ilk, you keep talking about the hate mongering from Beck, the advocating of violence, etc. From your own radio show you talk about violently attacking Fox news. As if Fox were a person, you would kick them, beat them up. Find a message like that from Beck. Oh I know, you say ‘well, he means it. It’s hidden in his message.’ Well, you must be more perceptive than I am because I don’t see it. What I do see is violence and hate from you, Olbermann, Maddow. I see bigotry from you, and yours. I see the advocating of violence from you and yours. I pity you, Ed, and your buddies. You are so full of hate and anger that you can’t see it. You are blinded by it, and seek to put it on others so we won’t notice. We see you Ed, and we pity you.