Monday, May 15, 2006

 

Unofficial Manifesto

Obviously, this is all a front for a liberal agenda. Allow me to do this in the form of a Q&A.

What do I intend to do with this? I don't know. I'll do whatever needs doing to fix the problems with the United States.

Why me? I dunno. I figured I had enough know-how and enough motivation to try it. I read about the German Apple Front, and I got inspired to make some sort of change.

What are the problems with the US? Read a blog, turn on the news for 5 minutes, read the front page of a newspaper, look around you: there are tons of problems. The government wiretapping citizens without warrants. The war in Iraq started on false pretenses. The neoconservative religious right deciding what's best for everyone else and then trying to force it through Congress. One political ideology having control of all three branches of the federal government. Rampant jingoism. Fascism in the guise of patriotism. Corrupt politicians eating out of the hands of lobbyists. And a "liberal" media that's afraid of covering any of it out of fear of getting badmouthed by those in power. That's what's wrong.


So, this really isn't about toilet paper?
Nope. Sorry. You actually believed that stuff?

How do we fix it? By sticking it to the man using the same methods that they use on us. By drawing attention away from the neocons with a message so absurd that people can't help but pay attention. I mean, come on: who's actually gonna believe that too many choices in the toilet paper aisle is the cause of the AIDS epidemic? It's absurd, and it draws people's attention away from the spin machine. And then, once we have their attention, we start using that focus to make a difference.

How do I get involved? Subscribe to the RSS feed and pay attention. Then, tell your friends. It won't be big at first, but we'll schedule some events like meetups and email discussions. Once we have a base group established, we'll try a flash mob. If all of this works, we'll take this baby out for a spin and see what we can do with it.

You sure it's not about toilet paper? I was really hoping it was... Ew. Just... Ew.

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