Can everyone just stop being so disenfranchised and overly critical for just one day?
I’m a skeptic and probably a bit of a cynic, too, but I’m actually tired of hearing everyone’s moans of disapproval (said disapprovingly). PZ Myers and Chris Hitchens ripped the Rally to Restore Sanity
to Shreds. It’s not enough that this rally broke the record for the most passengers in one day on the metro. It’s not enough that people were there because they wanted to engage in civil discourse. It wasn’t political enough or it was too Liberal! People were disappointed in the music, the content, the posters…
First of all it was political satire. It was meant to be a sarcastic jab at Beck’s Rally to Restore Honor. Ridicule is the only way to handle the Tea Party, so Jon Stewart’s rally was one glorious collection of ridicule against the extremism of the Right. I thought it was extremely encouraging, even if it wasn’t as profound or [fill in the blank] as everyone would have liked.
As everyone on the right and the left levels infinite criticisms of the president and his administration, I’d like to know what they have done to support or encourage him… or us as disturbed U.S. citizens? What has anyone done but complain and complain? At least Jon Stewart roused people to some kind of action, even if that action was simply expressing “Be reasonable!” At least Barak Obama has fought tooth and nail to get where he is; has fought tooth and nail to pass the bills he’s managed to get past the Republican filibuster; has defended himself with dignity and without spite.
I feel that people are just ungrateful. They’re too busy finding fault with everyone and everything to see what good has come from the Obama Administration; to see what good came from the Rally to Restore Sanity.
Can we at least wait a week before everyone pisses on the parade?
I was feeling really encouraged by the turn-out alone! I didn’t care what bands played or even what was said on stage. What I cared about was seeing people from all walks of life gather together to say in unison, “Stop being crazy! Be reasonable! We're in this together!” It made me feel hopeful that maybe the GOP won’t take over and ruin the nation; it made me feel that there might just be a chance for REASON to take a hold. But there’s just too much discontent and in-fighting.
I really wish people would find the GOOD in this rally… and in Obama. I wish people would stop acting like movie critics; thinking they’re superior for disapproving of every word uttered or stance taken. Support each other, for the love of everything worth fighting for! Have each other’s backs! One of Obama’s main mission goals was to unify the nation, but we’re all just acting like a bunch of bickering, spoiled five-year-olds.
If you don’t like what’s being done or how it being done, organize your own rally!
P.S. Yes, I am complaining about the complaining. And now I'll stop complaining and write a blog about how awesome the Think Atheist meet-up was!