March 6, 2005

MoveOn.Org's Lebanon Liberation


Since its inception, has championed the cause of People Power, harnessing the mighty force of millions of ordinary Americans from Park Slope to Williamsburg, from Los Feliz to Santa Monica, from Wicker Park to West Wicker Park and everywhere in between. Through our organization and fundraising efforts, we have inspired countless millions of everday Americans to log off of Craig's List, get up out of their Aeron chairs, and work together to change the world. And now this prairie fire of activist People Power, first kindled by MoveOn, is spreading across the globe.

Case in point: witness the street protests that took place in Lebanon this week. No doubt inspired by the election year example of MoveOn and other vital progressive organizations in America and Europe, thousands of young Lebanese people marched through the streets of their cities. The parallels to our 2004 anti-war actions were almost eerie: here was a spontaneous march of courageous young people saying NO to violence, and demanding things. Also, many of them were carrying signs. If you squint your eyes just right, and mentally PhotoShop in a jpeg of Madison Square Garden and a few "No Blood For Oil" banners, you can almost see the MoveOn protest at the GOP National Convention.

Please join me in saluting the global achievements of these great Americans by reading the whole thing at -- iowahawk: is Blowing The Winds of Freedom

Posted by Vanderleun at March 6, 2005 8:07 AM
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"No doubt inspired by the election year example of MoveOn and other vital progressive organizations in America and Europe"

What does it say about the reputation of that, even after reading that sentence, I didn't realize this was satire?

Posted by: Harvey at March 6, 2005 8:52 AM

I didn't get the satire either. I was too busy gagging.

Posted by: Amy at March 6, 2005 9:21 AM

Which is probably the sign of great satire.

Posted by: Gerard Van Der Leun at March 6, 2005 9:49 AM

I can agree with everyting in the title of iowahawk's post except "The Winds of Freedom."
Up til then, he had me.

Posted by: Jim at March 6, 2005 10:00 AM

Durn it. I feel so dumb. You are a trickster, Gerard.... if you'd only put in the part about 'rich loamy fertilizer of inspiration' and 'respected intellect of Moan Chomsky' I'd have not been so easily tricked. Of course, I admit to not clicking over to read the rest of the great missive.
I succumbed to the one-gag reflex and ignored further enlightenment - which, as it turns out now I've read the whole piece is just that.

I'm digging out 'A Modest Proposal' to prime 'n shine my satire antennae so I won't fall flat again. :)

Posted by: Amy at March 6, 2005 2:22 PM