Opinion

August 27, 2010

Commentary: This is who 'we' really is, Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck's contention that his "we" were the architects of the civil rights movement is worse than nonsensical, worse than mendacious, worse than shameless. It is "obscene." It is theft of legacy. It is robbery of martyr's graves. Having opposed the freedom movement of the 20th century, some social conservatives seek, now that that movement stands vindicated and venerated, to arrogate unto themselves its language and heroes, to remake it in their image.

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