SAT April 25, 09: END THE FED - Invite your lefty friends!Submitted by Michael Nystrom on Fri, 04/24/2009 - 12:08
I'm excited about Saturday's End the Fed rally. The forecast for Boston is for 81 degrees and sunny, the first day over 80 -- actually, the first day over 70! -- this year. Last time it was about 20 degrees!
There is little chance that this event can be accused of being "Astroturf." I haven't heard a thing about it on Fox news or any other corporate media outlet. This is a pure, self-organized grassroots events.
Therefore, I urge all of you to invite your friends on the left - the ones who are starting to look at you with fishy eyes like you're a terrorist for hanging out with the Fox news crowd. Let them see the face of the new "right wing terror" with their own eyes. Tell them it'll be okay - you'll protect them. One of my best friends, a NY Times-reading, CNN-watching, Paul Krugman-loving self proclaimed liberal is admonishing me to "be careful of the company you keep," based on what the corporate media is feeding him.
This tells me that there is a full-scale, high level political and information war being fought out in the corporate media. Average Americans are caught in the crossfire, and it is certain only to get worse. This is why I urge you to invite your friends and allow them to see who we are and what we stand for with their own eyes.
The media is trying to drive a wedge between us, based on manufactured, false divisions. Invite your friends so they can that we have more in common - that we're all concerned Americans, worried about our kids and our future, and about being ripped of by the banks and the government - than corporate media would have us believe.
The media is playing a divide and conquer strategy - pitting Americans against one another. The only way we can combat it is though personal contact and understanding. This Saturday, turn off the TV, shut down the internet, grab your friends and hit the streets.
And above all, have fun!
Feel free to download one of the above posters, print it off and pass it around. It is supposed to both get chuckles, and hit people in the gut. My friend Frank had big ones printed at a local shop for a few bucks each. Here is the .pdf version, and here is a high resolution Photoshop file if you want to do the same.