As you may be aware, the Lincoln Memorial has now been the site of two rallies pertaining to focus on civil rights and liberties, on the same date (albeit some 47 years apart) and by two cultural icons (albeit for vastly different reasons). Here’s a quick comparison flowchart point out some of those minor differences between the characters of Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights hero, eloquent speech-maker and all around great man, and Glenn Beck, conservative pundit, professional conspiracy theorist and failed disk jockey.
|Flowchart comparing accomplishments of MLK and Glenn Beck
One one side, we have personal suffering and sacrifice to achieve a much-needed goal of liberation. On the other, we have … dumb radio pranks and paranoid demagogy.
Gee, I wonder how history will look back upon these two figures.