We are happy to see that our Jamaican friend Blipsterfarian (Yes. Blipsterfarian “Black+hipster+Rastafarian”) is back with a new blog after letting his old one fade away.
At Blipsterfarian Logic you’ll find an interesting mix of snippets on everything from politics and energy to passa-passa, Mad Men and True Blood. Not to mention Naomi Campbell and African blood diamonds.
Blipster sometimes reposts other writers or pounds the keyboard himself (OK, he taps, I pound). Today he’s wading into the Glenn Beck “Restoring Honor Rally” discussion with a repost that proclaims…
“Beck and his followers have sought to co-opt Dr. King’s dream and use it for their own nightmarish ends. They can no longer be ignored.”
Agree? Disagree? Hey, at least you’re free to do either at Blipsterfarian Logic which isn’t exactly the case in oh, Beijing, Tehran or the LA Times newsroom!
And like MLK’s niece, Alveda King, we will disagree with our friend over some of what he’s posted about the DC rally last weekend – but that’s what brings the spice to life and the internet.
We hope the Blipster really digs in, posts more and writes more of his own articles. He has much to add to the conversation and we’re happy to see him back at WordPress.
A few quotes from Blipsterfarian Logic
“We may not be where we want to be, but we sure as hell are not where we were.”
“There are few experiences in life that are as eye opening as international travel. One of the realisations I have garnered through travel is that governments could learn so much from their people. Specifically in terms of helpfulness and hospitality to outsiders.”
About Black music…
“I happily argue that black music is especially different because in the past it provided an outlet for black people to express their political, social and economic discontent and call for action to overthrow the structures which entrenched their marginalization.”
About True Blood and the Ground Zero Mosque
“With all the political drama surrounding the building of a mosque near ground zero, the way in which the rights of vampires are being contested reminds me of the struggle over islam and religious freedom currently gripping much of the west. The ‘are they just like us or are they different (and a threat)’ question is very obvious.”
About Glenn Beck…
“It’s that he is a moronic, racist provocateur.
Let us consider the background. In the dying days of the summer of 1963, Dr. King gave his monumental ‘I have a Dream’ speech to a crowd of hundreds of thousands. What is not often recounted is that a significant percentage of the crowd was white. That day was about freedom, inclusion and admonishing America to live up to its promise. It was not simply a watershed in the Civil Rights movement, it was a turning point in American history.
Decades later, enter Glenn Beck who convenes an orgy of hateful self-promotion called the Restoring Honor Rally on the same date and at the same place that Dr. King delivered his address. Glenn Beck? Honour? This is a man who has gone as far as to claim President Obama is a racist and has a long history of racist provocation in the media. Beck has consistently tried to portray President Obama as an un-American outsider. So how could Glenn Beck restore anything, much less honour? Look at some of his recent pronouncements…”
Read the rest at There’s Something About Glenn Beck