Rally round the rallies boys, rally round the rallies. Shouting the battle cry of freedom.What else can we say? Here’s the latest salvo in the battle of wits andrally provocateurs (in their own words) from the left and right, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert (see them here): The Jon Stewart Show: “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore!”
Who among us has not wanted to open their window and shout that at the top of their lungs?
Because we’re looking for those people. We’re looking for the people who think shouting is annoying, counterproductive, and terrible for your throat; who feel that the loudest voices shouldn’t be the only ones that get heard; and who believe that the only time it’s appropriate to draw a Hitler mustache on someone is when that person is actually Hitler. Or Charlie Chaplin in certain roles.
Are you one of those people? Excellent. Then we’d like you to join usin Washington, DC on October 30 — a date of no significance whatsoever— at the Daily Show’s “Rally to Restore Sanity.” Ours is a rally forthe people who’ve been too busy to go to rallies, who actually havelives and families and jobs (or are looking for jobs) — not so much theSilent Majority as the Busy Majority. If we had to sum up the politicalview of our participants in a single sentence… we couldn’t. That’ssort of the point.
Think of our event as Woodstock, but with the nudity and drugs replaced by respectful disagreement; the Million Man March, only a lot smaller, and a bit less of a sausage fest; or the Gathering of the Juggalos, but instead of throwing our feces at Tila Tequila, we’ll be actively *not* throwing our feces at Tila Tequila. Join us in the shadow of the Washington Monument. And bring your indoor voice. Or don’t. If you’d rather stay home, go to work, or drive your kids to soccer practice… Actually, please come anyway. Ask the sitter if she can stay a few extra hours, just this once. We’ll make it worth your while.
The Colbert Report: America, the Greatest Country God ever gave Man, was built on three bedrock principles: Freedom. Liberty. And Fear — that someone might take our Freedom and Liberty. But now, there are dark, optimistic forces trying to take away our Fear — forces with salt and pepper hair and way more Emmys than they need. They want to replace our Fear with reason. But never forget — “Reason” is just one letter away from “Treason.” Coincidence? Reasonable people would say it is, but America can’t afford to take that chance.
So join The Rev. Sir Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, D.F.A. on October 30thfor the “March to Keep Fear Alive”™ in Washington DC. Pack an overnightbag with five extra sets of underwear — you’re going to need them.Because, to Restore Truthiness we must always… Shh!!! What’s thatsound?! I think there’s someone behind you! Run!