Another March On Washington
So, today I joined this group on Facebook:
I was sort of hesitant, as I have seen protests against the war in Iraq devolve into “Free Mumia” embarrassments.
The webpage for the group has a “What We Stand For” area that has three major categories:
- Putting America Back To Work
- Quality and Affordable Public Education
- Equality For All
In reviewing the material under these headings, I found that I agreed with most of what they are calling for, including funding for infrastructure, loans to small businesses, ensuring access to education, and improving consumer protections.
They are planning a march on Washington, DC on 10/02/10 at the Lincoln Memorial.
Yeah, I know. Another march.
In this case, however, I think it’s important to show the Glenn Becks of the world that his cynical attempt to subvert the message of the Civil Rights movement in favor of corporate greed and bigotry isn’t going to go unchallenged.
If the inarticulate masses who attended Beckapalooza and the Tea Party rallies really believed any of the non-specific generalities they have been shrieking for the last two years, this would be an opportunity to embrace some of the solutions to their complaints.
Of course, they won’t. They really don’t give a shit about our problems. Their movement is an expression of an inarticulate, unreasonable fear of the man in the White House, and of what they have been sold by the corporate media and their political puppets in Congress:
When it comes to actual solutions to our problems, these folks come up empty.
And we certainly DO NOT need a push for theocratic government. Especially one inspired by a clip-job view of history foisted by a former shock jock drug addict, recently converted to Mormonism who reveres Orson Welles because he was able to fool millions of Americans with his famous “War of the Worlds” broadcast.
I hope this movement grows doesn’t get polluted with fringe agendas pursued by the nutbags on the far-far left.
Depending on my fall schedule, I might be making that trip to DC.
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