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"Obama is a secret Muslim planning a socialist takeover of America so he can force his radical black liberation Christianity down our throats."
Or that: "George Bush let 9-11 happen to help pad Dick Cheney's Halliburton stock portfolio"
It's so nice of Stewart to lump those in who even begin to question or challenge the "official version" of what happened on 9-11 as crazies.
I'm not holding any rallies myself, but I'd think some steps towards "Restoring Sanity" on a national level is to ignore Tea Party rallies that have a dozen people (but somehow gets national MSM press coverage), and take a hard look at the military industrial complex, false flag operations, and the ridiculous string of "coincidences" we are forced to swallow in regards to 9-11 (hey, you probably already know the list.)
Nah, let's consider sanity to be: laughing at the Daily Show, getting an American Express Gold Card, shopping at Best Buy, buying an iPod Nano, eating at Taco Bell, while praising Bill Clinton for his visionary ideas on how to build the Democratic Party and restore jobs, while forgetting about NAFTA, and how he was one of the main architects of policies that shipped good-paying jobs overseas.
That kind of sanity is pretty f*ing overrated.
"Nah, let's consider sanity to be: laughing at the Daily Show, getting an American Express Gold Card, shopping at Best Buy, buying an iPod Nano, eating at Taco Bell, while praising Bill Clinton for his visionary ideas on how to build the Democratic Party and restore jobs, while forgetting about NAFTA, and how he was one of the main architects of policies that shipped good-paying jobs overseas."
Thank you. The very notion that the "other" 85% of the country is somehow sane because they've got shit to do is what's really funny. Our whole way of life is insane. We are poisoning the well, and all most people can talk about is the latest episode of American Idol or the exciting new consumer product.
If you think the president is a socialist, you're just stupid. If you think there may have been people within the Bush Administration who had foreknowledge of the 9-11 attacks you are just speculating based on the very limited amount of verifiable facts available. If you think George Bush is really an alien lizard wearing a skin suit, you might be crazy or stupid. If you believe every word of the "official account" of 9-11 you're definitely stupid.
The sign these people ought to carry should read, "I don't really know what's going on, but I have a bad feeling about it." or "I gave up watching several hours of TV in order to be here." or perhaps, "I deserve to have my own studio audience laugh at all the clever things I do and say."
"The sign these people ought to carry should read, "I don't really know what's going on, but I have a bad feeling about it." or "I gave up watching several hours of TV in order to be here." or perhaps, "I deserve to have my own studio audience laugh at all the clever things I do and say."
Don't forget, "I listen to NPR so I know what's going on." Definitely seen it fit the type... tooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo many times.
Clinton is a war criminal and an enemy of the working class. It's a real bummer watching Stewart serve as a the court humorist for the Democratic Party. Not very funny. Definitely depressing.
And you know, I don't really like code pink sometimes either, but attacking them in the same context as the Tea Party is indicative of the kind of bland, uninformed political analysis that Stewart has, which is why i bet no one will show up except fellow comedians.
Attacking the 9/11 Truth movement is also insulting. As they say Stewart, never let a few facts stand in the way of government lies.
I really hope no one goes. I'd like to see Stewart's smug smile turned into humiliation.
Well said - I stopped listening to them both a while ago. Still some funny stuff, but they only go so far, and will not challenge real authority. The ruling classes are just re-arranging the chairs. They play people who look for the middle ground like fiddles. For 30 years they convinced people the middle was further and further right. Now that something appears wrong, they tell them: 'Sure, let's re-adjust, but remember there are wacko's on both sides! Here's the middle, right over here, here it is, this is what you want!'
I agree with all of the posters above. Stewart is defintely afraid to look at the deeper truths. If he did, would he still be able to be friends with people like Brian Williams? No, he would be forced to call out Williams for what he is, just another media whore for the plutocracy.
These power liberals or whatever you want to call them need to start putting it all on the line and getting radical. But they wont.
What we the people need to Rally in Solidarity for is to regain COMMON SENSE!
"Soon after I had published the pamphlet "Common Sense" [on Feb. 14, 1776] in America, I saw the exceeding probability that a revolution in the system of government would be followed by a revolution in the system of religion... The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion."-Tom Paine
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Only in Solidarity do "we have it in our power to begin the world again."-Tom Paine
One of the few things that Thomas Paine was horribly wrong about.
Yesterday and a few minutes to day were spent rereading over 200 comments on Michael Moore’s CD post. The commentators swarmed on Moore, his work, values and contributions through his films to the citizens like ants on a chocolate bar. The only thought that stood out for all their dumping on him was that he didn’t follow the CD commentators "progressive club" line on Obama- he doesn’t distance himself from Obama or trash his policies.
Finally,out of this someone with the 'handle' twoamerica did offer some sane perspective to the discourse.
So now I read, over at Abby Zimet's reference regarding the same 10-30-10 Rally and March comments from 'Birdbrainalley and the “snooty four against the Daily Show”much the same line of reasoning.
Why- golly Daily guests personages like President Clinton, Brian Williams or Naomi Kline on his show, he is even respectful to right wing pigs, and of course he is a big Obama supporter,why else would he allow himself to be the DP’s court jester?
Come on- where in the world are you folks coming from? –LIGHTEN UP-
Daily and Colbert are not Rodeo Clowns out to sell you some fairy tales but true comics-(political)comedians spoofing and making fun of all the delusional politics and trash from the the likes of Faux Fox, Beck, Palin et al.
Forget reading into these events political agenda- not hyping October 2 or October 10 gatherings, fears of neutralizing any efforts of any left-leaning movements that might emerge.
Rather –think of Carnival,Gay Pride parades,Renaissance Fair gatherings where people come out to have fun, meet and chat with real people and enjoy the moment. That is a good way to restore and experience sanity- to take it down down a notch for America.
I think what is pissing most of these people off is that while they take themselves and their opinions far too seriously, doing next to nothing else but watching the fascist tyranny that they have allowed to rise and engulf their world, a couple of clowns can go out there and raise a march on the capitol, "just for a good laugh", and the self proclaimed serious activists cannot even drum up a descent crowd for love or money. As they say in Scotland, they couldn't organize a piss-up in a brewery.
This is not a reflection on them, their sincerity, or their "serious" concerns. This is a low mark to note the indifference that the population at large has come to in the face of the success of the brainwashing by the power elite of the NWO and their corporate media with their hypnotic boob-tube; the masses being pummelled by self inflicted, endless and mindless so called entertainment made up of grinding triviality. The citizenry have now become just another part of the joke. Hell, they accepted what they were told about 9-11. They'll believe anything. Reality has been made totally irrelevant. As Bill Kovach wrote, "deep research into the use of information allows those in the political sphere to create reality for us, as an advisor to George W. Bush told Ron Suskind for his report in The New York Times Magazine. Remember the quote? "[Journalists] are in what we call the reality-based community .... That's not the way the world really works anymore .... When we act, we create our own reality. While you are studying that reality ... we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study, too...."
Democracy, and political activism in the face of this new fascist tyranny has become impotent, pointless, second hand opinions on meaningless commentary, an disorganized water cooler debate on the topics framed for the spectators by the game producers, brought to you by the promoters of..... Now these, poor, self important, narrowly informed yet highly opinionated souls are the new and "progressive" bleating sheep.
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The message is that you can only remain sane if you, sit back, relax and watch the show. It's your life. Just enjoy the end of it and the world as you know it and accept that there is nothing you can do about anything anyway. You cannot even change the channel. If you could, the other 400 have just the same shit on them anyway.
A real revolution would mean you’d have to risk all this comfort, leave the party. You would have to switch off and face the truth. It might get nasty, like it is for some of those people out there in Gaza, Afghanistan, Iraq or Yemen that we always comment on.