Participants in Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally can take pride in Saturday's positive message and uplifting spirit. But just down the road, Al Sharpton's "Reclaim the Dream" rally--dubiously dubbed by many in the media as a "counter" to Beck's--carried a significantly different tone. Many of the people "marching" with Sharpton arrived with very specific agendas.
NAACP President Ben Jealous marked the anniversary of King's speech with a laundry list of Democratic agenda items and radical political allies:
Another group who marched with Sharpton this weekend was the People's Organization for Progress--a New Jersey-based group whose no. 1 priority is slavery reparations for African-Americans, or what they call "full and just" compensation.
Also high on the POP's agenda list of demands: guaranteed employment, guaranteed income, "free" health care, "free" higher education and "adequate food, clothing, housing employment, health care, education, legal repreentation, recreation and culture for every person in the United States of America.
And, as Jon points out over on the blog, there were other nefarious characters (with notoriously bad spelling skills, apparently) in attendance to "reclaim" The Dream...