An Open Letter to Glenn Beck
Dear Mr. Glenn Beck:
Ok! I know that you aren't really stupid, at least not in the intellectual sense. Your show is both informative and entertaining. There is little doubt that you are bringing information to the public that may not be easily obtained anywhere else.
But how can you be so naive about one of the biggest con jobs ever foisted on the American people. I am sickened by your praise of Martin Luther King. I grow weary of hearing you tell us of his noble exploits. I am tired of and astonished at your ignorance of this man. Why don't you know? Indeed how can you NOT know?
I have to admit, I am a little annoyed by your mendacity concerning the life of Martin Luther King.
How can a person who has a first class research staff at their disposal not be aware of the sinister life and political associations which King embraced? Maybe you should ask your research staff why this information has been kept from you?
Perhaps it is because you are of a generation that grew up under the propaganda ministry of public education that voided your knowledge of King and his activities. The biggest social change brought about by the progressives was the Civil Rights (Social Justice) act of 1964.
After all, you were only 4 years old when King was fatally shot as he stood on the balcony of the Loraine Motel in Memphis. You don't remember the OLD America. You were never a part of it. Though you attempt to speak of it, inspire others to grasp it, you fail to understand it. This OLD America with its grounded principles of Faith, Hope and Charity is an ideal which you tout but fail to grasp.
Martin Luther King was a progressive which worked to destroy the old America with a new vision. He associated himself with progressives, socialists and admitted Communists. His vision of "Civil Rights" (read Social Justice) was the destruction of property rights. Certainly you know property rights is the central theme by which individual rights are obtained. Individual rights can only exist within the context of property rights. The theme of the Civil Rights movement was "Human rights are more important than property rights."
But that was before your time. You are a victim of the very progressive propaganda that you are seeking to protect others from.
In your show you like to look at the associations that various people in the Obama administration have with socialists and progressives. Then you proclaim if they have these associations they are apparently in league with each other or at least they are a bad judge of character.
What about you Mr. Beck, are you in league with the ideals of Martin Luther King and his associates? Or was King simply too stupid to know the character flaws of those he associated with. And what about you. You want to embrace Martin Luther King, but will you also embrace his associates?
I recall that you stated on one of your shows the principle that if you hang out with rotten, nasty people, then you will become a rotten nasty person. So who did King "hang out" with. who were his mentors?
I wonder if you even care. Is it easier to hide under the pillow?
In 1972 , J Michael Arisman, a Midwest Training Consultant for the National Education Association authored an article titled Alinsky for Teacher Organizers, which shows the power of teachers to organize communities for social change. To help show the success of Alinsky's teaching, Arisman says, "Martin Luther King, Ho Chi Minh, and Fidel Castro, suggest the wisdom of this advice"
It is interesting that he points out Martin Luther King, North Vietnamese Communist dictator Ho Chi Minh, and Cuban dictator Fidel Castro as excellent examples of those who followed the radical progressive and socialist agenda of Saul Alinsky.
You want to glorify King's non-violent tactic to bring about social change - the same tactic used by Gandhi. Was King a brilliant strategist? Did he successfully manipulate the press and our compassion to bring about his objectives? The answer to both questions is,"yes." There are few who would deny that he was a sagacious advocate for the civil rights movement.
King used Gandhi's tactic of "non-violence,"as advised by Alinsky, so that he could successfully manipulate our compassion. I have no objection to those who want to admire the tactics but only to those who want to admire the man. Martin Luther King differed from Stokley Carmichael and H. Rap Brown only in tactics not in objectives and his associations certainly prove my allegation.
What do you think?
King 's mentor was W.E.B. DuBois. who died one day before King's I have a Dream speech in Washington D.C. At the urging of King a moment of silence was held to commemorate the life of W.E.B. DuBois. However, DuBois, King's mentor, was a well known Communist and upon the death of the brutal Soviet dictator, Joseph Stalin DuBois wrote in the March 16, 1953 edition of The National Guardian,
"Joseph Stalin was a great man; few other men of the 20th century approach his stature."
Dr. Martin Luther King, the man you want us to honor and respect, chose as his mentor a man that admired the most brutal dictator of the 20th century.
That seems odd - don't you think?
But DuBois' communism didn't seem to bother King. Just forty days before he was assassinated, King spoke at Carnegie Hall in New York City honoring the hundredth anniversary of Du Bois' birth, stating, "It is time to cease muting the fact that Dr. Du Bois was a genius and chose to be a Communist. Our irrational obsessive anti-communism has led us into too many quagmires to be retained as if it were a mode of scientific thinking."
How can you not have known this?
King admired the Communism of DuBois!
Is this the man you want us to idolize?
Who Were King's Other Associates?
How about Bayard Rustin, who, along with King and Alinsky had studied Gandhi's teachings. Rustin was another one of King's mentors and advisors. He was the main organizer of the 1963 March on Washington. This close associate of King was also an open homosexual, supporter of democratic socialism and had cozy ties to the Communist Party. Many of Kings supporters were concerned that his close association with Rustin would damage the civil rights (Social Justice) movement and advised King to distance himself from Rustin.
James Farmer, was a close associate of King. He was in jail at the time of King's 1963 March on Washington. However a speech he had prepared was read to the audience. During the 1950s, Farmer served as national secretary of the Student League for Industrial Democracy (SLID), the youth branch of the socialist League for Industrial Democracy. SLID later became Students for a Democratic Society. He was also named honorary chairman of the Democratic Socialists of America. The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is an affiliate of the Socialist International, a federation of social democratic, democratic socialist and social progressive.
Progressives - remember those are the guys you keep warning your viewers about. But are you telling your viewers about how King surrounded himself with these progressives?
Why don't you make King's progressive associates a topic of your next show?
Stanley David Levison was a life-long activist in progressive causes. But he is best known as an advisor to, and close friend of Martin Luther King, helping to write speeches and organize events.
Levison was instrumental in all the activities of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the organization established by King. He was in charge of much of the fund raising of the organization and took on many of the publicity tasks, in addition to serving as King's literary agent. He was also a close adviser of King.
Levison was introduced to King by Bayard Rustin, in 1956 and was in active leadership of the Communist Party USA in the 1950s.
Gosh, Glenn, did you over look that little tidbit?
Robert Williams. In the 1960s, Williams, fearing an arrest by the FBI, fled to communist Cuba as a guest of Fidel Castro and made radio addresses to Southern blacks on "Radio Free Dixie," a station he established with assistance from the Cuban dictator. He advised American Negroes to arm themselves and prepare for war. In 1965 he left Cuba and lived in communist China. He returned to the U.S. in 1969 and it was assumed by the United States government that he aspired to fill the vacuum of influence left after the assassinations of his good friend Malcolm X and Martin Luther King,
At his funeral in 1996, King's friend and associate Rosa Parks, who launched the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott which ignited the popularity of Martin Luther King, spoke of the high regard civil rights activists had for Robert F. Williams.
Another associate of Martin Luther King was James Dombrowski. Dombrowski along with Myles Horton and Don West created the Highlander Folk School in Mounteagle, Tennessee in 1932.
Paul Crouch, who defected from Communism after serving for many years as the top U.S. Communist in the South, and who taught revolution and subversion for the Communists in Moscow, testified before the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee as follows: "Dr. Dombrowski told me on several occasions that he preferred to be called a Left Socialist rather than a Communist; that he could serve the revolutionary movement better under the Socialist label than the Communist label."
The Highlander Folk School was closed down in 1961 by the state of Tennessee for conducting subversive activities. Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King both attended the Highlander Folk School. The school later reopened as the Highlander Cultural and Research Center in New Market, Tennessee.
The FBI web site clearly states that Don West, one of the co-founders of the Highlander Folk School was the district director of the Communist Party in North Carolina. Myles Horton, an avowed socialist, claimed he had first met King during his junior year at Morehouse College. He invited King to participate in Highlander’s anniversary celebration in 1957. While attending the celebration, an undercover agent sent by the Georgia Commission on Education took a photograph of King sitting along side well know communists such as Abner Berry and Jack O'Dell.
During the 1950s, Jack O'Dell was a member of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA). When federal marshals attempted to serve O'Dell with a subpoena he fled. However, enough party documents were found to establish that O’Dell was in fact the district organizer of the Communist Party in New Orleans.
In the late 1950s O'Dell withdrew his membership from the communist party to work in the Civil Rights movement in the South. He worked with Martin Luther King, Jr. and was a director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Because of O'Dell's involvement with the Communist Party, King was advised by many to distance himself from O'Dell. After conferring with King, O'Dell decided to accept a less prominent post within the movement in order not to alienate important allies of the Civil Rights (Social Justice) struggle; nevertheless, he continued to play a decisive role in the SCLC, as well as in King's move towards the political left.
King also had close ties and admiration for Ann and Carl Braden. Ann Braden was one of the white Southerners singled out for praise by King in his celebrated "Letter From Birmingham Jail" in 1963.
The Bradens were life long socialists who also worked on Henry Wallace's campaign for the presidency on the Progressive Party ticket in 1948.
It is not surprising that socialists such as King's friend Carl Braden would support Henry Wallace who advocated friendly relations with the Soviet Union, an end to the Cold War, an end to segregation, full voting rights for blacks, and universal government health insurance.
Upon the death of King, Henry Winston, National Chairman of the Communist Party, USA led a delegation of mourners to the funeral of King. The Soviet Union sent messages of sympathy as well. Memorial meetings took place all over the Soviet Union: factories, halls, and theaters, even Moscow University. Waldeck Rochet, general secretary of the French Communist Party sent his warm regards and Poland’s Communist paper The Worker sent condolences to Corretta King. William Patterson, secretary of the Negro Department of the Communist Party, USA sent a telegram to Coretta King, wishing her the best: "Tonight we will join with all progressive mankind in expressing the deep pain and anguish at the monstrous assassination of your illustrious husband."
My dear Mr. Beck, certainly you can't be ignorant of these socialist connections of Martin Luther King. But maybe you are. But at some point this open letter is going to fall in to your hands. At some point a colleague is going to hand you this open letter and you will have to face the facts I have presented here.
Will you have the courage of Franklin, Adams and Washington. Or will you sacrifice the truth for expediency.
In that day, will the image in your mirror be proud of you?