We have to find a way to interrupt the false consensus of military-industrial America at the level at which it wages war and engages with the rest of the planet. Doing so takes persistence and courage -- and sometimes a breakthrough occurs.
This ideological dichotomy in our body politic has become the defining feature of the upcoming November elections, and it was put on full display this past Saturday at two mass rallies in our nation's capitol.
Political conservatives are not the heirs to Dr. King's legacy, and to suggest otherwise is not just fanciful, but farcical. Unfortunately, too many Americans don't know enough about history to separate fact from fiction.
If a supreme being did in fact decide that Beck should hold his self-branded Tea Party rally in the shadow of Martin Luther King, then we should take this as proof that God has a very dark sense of humor.
We now know that the NRA will be joining Beck and Palin for Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally at the Lincoln Memorial on the 47th Anniversary of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech. Is it possible to imagine a greater offense to the legacy of Dr. King?