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What better way to ignore the greatest peoples movement since the 60s civil rights era than to announce a big, splashy bullshit rally for 10.30.10 devoid of all social justice or political content?  Let's just turn our deep concern into a big-assed empty-headed joke.  Never mind the suffering masses, the wars, the thievery, the massive rape and pillaging of the American people.

They claim the date has no particular significance, but the timing of the announcement of this little circus is too significant even for the clowns to miss.  I only blame Stewart and Colbert for going along with it.  I'd like to believe it's not their plan, but that of their corporate masters.  Still, there is such a thing as telling the brass to kiss your ass.  But that requires integrity.

Am I pissed?  You bet your ass!

Any other time I would welcome their mockery of that drooling fool Glenn Beck.  I actually like these guys...a lot.  Colbert's take down of Bush at the National Correspondent’s dinner was the bravest political comedy I have ever witnessed.  But this is beyond the pale.  If they are that politically blind as to be unaware of what they're doing to the working classes who are finally coming together to stand up for themselves when no one else will, they shouldn't be allowed on the air.  Such naivete is a danger to the public.  Of course I'd rather think they are just that boneheaded than that they too are nothing more than corporate tools and sellouts.  

For all their talk about Glenn Beck and their silly little rally, they never once mentioned or acknowledged 10.2.10.  They just blithely ignored what could be the most significant event since the 1963 March on Washington.  Just forget about the hundreds of thousands of working Americans who are finally coming en masse to Washington DC to voice the real concerns of the American people about jobs, justice and peace.  

These are who Comedy Central is dissing with this ill-advised attempt to suck up all the oxygen and distract the American people from what's really going on in this country.

A. Philip Randolph Institute
All Hands on Deck
Amalgamated Local 171 UAW
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
American Federation of Teachers
American Friends Service Committee
American Rights at Work
Americans for Financial Reform
Black Leadership Forum, Inc.
Black Women’s Roundatable
Black Youth Vote
Brooklyn for Peace
California Black League of Voters
Campaign for America’s Future
Campaign for Community Change
Campaign for Peace and Democracy
Campus Camp Wellstone
Campus Progress
Center for Community and Economic Justice
Central Jersey Coalition Against Endless War
Charlie Fink Productions
Chicago Democratic Socialists of America
Chicago Teacher’s Union – AFT Local 1
Cleveland Peace Action
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
Coalition on Human Needs
Coalition of Labor Union Women
Code Pink
Coffee Party Progressives
Color of
Committee of Correspondence for
Democracy and Socialism
Communications Workers of America
Courage Campaign
DC Vote
Equality Wisconsin, Inc.
Equality Federation
Ex-Offenders Association of PA
Fellowship of Reconcilliation
Fur Cultural Revival (Darfur Community Center)
Generation Change
Generational Alliance
Get Equal
Green For All
Human Rights Campaign
Injured Workers United
Institute for Policy Studies
Institute of Caribbean Studies
International Socialist Organization
Interfaith Worker Justice
International Union of Automobile Workers of America
Jewish Funds for Justice
Jewish Labor Committee
Jobs With Justice
Jordan Rustin Coalition
Latino Equality Alliance
Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Left Labor Project
Long Island C.B.T.U.
Maine Green Independent Party
Majority Agenda Project
Maryland and DC AFL-CIO
Maryland Black Family Alliance
Mass Equality
Midwest Academy
Minnesota Coalition for a People’s Bailout
National Action Network
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
National Black Justice
National Black Law Students Association
National Black Police Association
National Coalition on Black Civic Participation
National Congress of Black Women
National Council of La Raza
National Domestic Workers Alliance
National Education Association
National Exhoodus Council
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
National Immigrant Solidarity Network
National Nurses United
National Union of Home and Health Care Employees
National Urban League
New England Region – AFSC
New Haven People’s Center
New Jersey Black Issues Coalition
Pax Christi USA
Peace Action
Peace Action Education Fund
Peace Action Maine
Peace and Freedom Party of California
People’s Organization for Progress
Pride at Work, AFL-CIO
Progressive Democrats of
Rainbow PUSH Coalition
Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU)
Roosevelt Institute Campus Network
School of the America’s Watch (SoA Watch)
SEIU 1199
SEIU Local 32BJ
Stonewall Democratic Club
Stonewall Young Democrats
Teamster’s Local Union 808
The Gathering For Justice
The Maryland Black Family Alliance
The New Testement Revival Cathedral
The Other 98%
The Power Online
The William Kellibrew Foundation
Tikkun-Network of Spiritual Progressives
Transport Workers Union of America
UAW, International Union
Union of the Unemployed
Unite Here
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union
United Food and Commerical Workers Minority Coalition
United for Justice with Peace
United for Peace and Justice
United Mine Workers of America
United States Students Association
United Steelworkers of America
US Human Rights Network
US Labor Against the War
US Peace Council– Wisconsin
Veterans for Peace
War Resisters League
Ward 7 Business and Professional Association
Washington Peace Center
Welfare Rights Committee
Women’s Action for New Directions
Working America
Young People For

It's a good thing they weren't around to kick the civil rights movement in the balls.  We cannot afford to let Glenn Beck or Stewart/Colbert hijack the narrative and distract the American people from the pressing matters at hand.  We have very real and very serious problems to confront, and no time left for stalling and bullshit.  We need to just get our asses in gear and kick out the jams on 10.2.10!

10.2.10 March on Washington DC  

John, Stephen, if you can't help, get the fuck out of the way!



Originally posted to One Pissed Off Liberal on Fri Sep 17, 2010 at 08:58 AM PDT.

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