Monday, September 20, 2010
Monday Madness: Rallies I Can Get Behind
For the more politically minded among us, we are well aware of Glenn Beck's Rally to Restore (Honor? Tradition? Nazi Comparisons?) last month on the same historic day of MLK Jr.'s "I have a Dream" speech, essentially a "Fuck You" to the Civil Rights movement.
Anyone who knows me, is well aware of my disdain for Glenn Beck and basically everything for which he stands. He's a mouthpiece for extremists who offers little more than fear-based nonsense.
Predictably, the 200,00 or so people who attended the rally (collective IQ of 78) were exactly the types you would expect to attend a Glenn Beck/Sarah Palin rally: Badly misinformed, afraid of everything they don't see every day and, quite frankly, stupid.
Luckily, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, two of the most intelligent men in the country, are holding ralies of their own.
Jon Stewart is holding the "Rally to Restore Sanity", urging everyone to "Take it down a notch, America". Colbert is countering with his satirical "March to keep fear alive" because, as is custom, conservatives can't seem to function without constant fear.
Leave it to these two to take something completely ridiculous and make it awesome. Beck's rally had little to no meaning behind it and was highly confusing, and more than likely, just a publicity stunt.
Stewart and Colbert are trying to reach the population who is just completely annoyed by the popularization of idiocy and extremism in this country.
Were I in DC, I would absolutely attend, but, As Stewart so eloquently put it, "I have shit to do".
Have a great Monday everyone!