I spent an incredibly boring 3 hours or so watching Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” on C-Span. Most channels had switched to other things. What seemed to be the content was a series of 20 or more fundamentalist Protestant sermons given by various invitees — which looked to be be boring the Lincoln Center audience as much as me. The things not included or mentioned while I listened were Roman Catholics, traditional Protestant denominations or their leadership, Muslims, or political issues.


This was Beck the nice guy heading up a fundamentalist Christian event with some kind words thrown in now and again about our battered military heroes out there. The only recognizable speakers were Beck and, and, of course, Sarah Palin. The implicit attack on Obama and Democrats lay in the title of the event.

Traditional Martin Luther King, Jr. commemorators on the King dream speech were meeting elsewhere and plan to hike to meet Beck’s crew at Lincoln Center when they finish their own event.

What a waste of time!

“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

Ed Kent [blind copies]

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