Last time on Benign Humor, I posted a scathing blog, about how people don’t make sense and are destroying my beloved America by being illogical. I ranted about how there’s no rational reason for anyone to save the day because there’s a disincentive for exhibiting positive behavior.
Well, fear not, 14 people who read my blog! Jon Stewart is here! Not here, here. Like ubiquitous here. The Royal here?
Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (AKA The Daily Show, TDS, or The Jon Daly Progrumm), is coming to DC for a tasteful double-dip.
Perhaps the most brilliant thing of all is that the rally is not about politics. In fact, that’s the point. Those who partake in politics could really learn something from us regular folks. They’re so focused on winning a zero-sum game that they can’t even govern anymore. They see constituents and common folk as a forkful at a chili cook-off, a pit stop on the campaign trail, and as a way to hold on to that seat.
But I ask, what’s the point of attending the pig roast if once you get to Congress all you are is hamstrung?
It’s widely pronounced, or at least CJ Cregg from The West Wing once said, “Decisions are made by those who show up.” So show up. Count yourself. Do something to reclaim sensibility. Show your public officials that you aren’t a lunatic. Show the media that its fear-mongering, conspiracy-theorizing, and sensationalizing are both irresponsible and the plot of John Grisham novels.
Your country needs you, America. Please come. I have room in my house if you need a place to stay. I’m not even kidding. Come and just be normal. Bring a cooler. Wear layers.
There’s a sincere sense of purpose that underscores most of Jon Stewart’s comedy, and he is giving that purpose lights, cameras, and action. All you have to do is come and laugh.