At the finale of Saturday’s “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear,” Jon Stewart asserted, “But we live now in hard times — not end times. And we can have animus and not be enemies.” That depends, Mr. Stewart, that depends.
The purpose of the Rally to Restore Sanity was to shine a spotlight on the caustic discourse on 24-hour cable television. Mr. Stewart, it will be there after the election as it was before the election. There’s money to be made. And MONEY is what now drives America — not values, not value.
For two years we have been subjected to obstructionism from the Republicans in the U.S. Senate. We have been subjected to the Tea Party and the lunatics that attend their rallies, proudly displaying their racism and promising threats of violence if they don’t get their way on November 2nd.
False assertions of socialism will be replaced by genuine fascism if Republicans should have their way. They’ve made no secret of this. They don’t call it that, but their agenda shouts it. However, as long as Barack Obama holds the presidency, there will be no totalitarianism to seal the fate of the nation.
Amongst the crowd of attendees estimated as high as 250,000, a sign emblazoned with the Fox News logo, hoisted by an attendee at the rally, read “This is my comedy channel.” The other side of the sign, illustrated with a Comedy Central logo, read: “This is my news channel.”
Don’t give up, Jon Stewart and your alter Stephen Colbert.