The US is a racist madhouse full of right-wing nut jobs who want a holy war with Islam, a return to segregation and the death penalty for liberals and gays. And also spineless cowards who don't know what they want and are afraid of everything.
Or maybe not. Maybe the media voices controlled by rich crackpots are distorting the message and telling us lies? Maybe the US is actually filled with reasonable people, nice people, people who respect each other and want to coexist? Maybe the nice people outnumber the nitwits?
Lets find out. How about on October 30th this year we all go to the Mall in Washington DC to attend either the Rally to Restore Sanity or the 'opposing' March to Keep Fear Alive. Yes, these are marches proposed by comedians, but PEW surveys repeatedly tell us that the viewers of these two shows are the most informed US citizens of all. There is also a distinctly serious undertone.
This could be the best opportunity we have for moderates to be heard above all those strident assholes who dominate the public discourse today. Maybe it's time to show them that even though we have busy schedules (as Stewart said in his video, "You've got shit to do.") we can still make time for what is important. Maybe this is the one. It sounds like it might be. Maybe we moderates are not as spineless, unmotivated and lethargic as they tell us we are. Maybe we have it in us to take a little stand now, rather than wait until we're once again up to our necks in the crazies. Maybe we can also send a message to the world that this is a country that is more than the angry echoes they are currently hearing. Much more.
Or maybe we'll all say, "That's cool, but I have shit to do," and just phone another one in. Or maybe you're as broke as us and have not yet worked out how to pay for it. But I think this one is likely worth trying for. Come on folks! At a minimum you'll have fun and hang out with cool people. Think of the conversations! And the photos.
You can watch both the announcement of the rally and the announcement of the march.