"Have you ever watched preschoolers play team sports? There is always some kid in the outfield who, in the middle of a pop-fly, yells, "Look! A bunny!" and goes scurrying off the field to chase it."
CHASING THE BUNNY
There has been much discussion in the Coup2K activist community about the media's relentless hammering on President Clinton since the Infraudulation of George W., and a good amount of concrete action in opposition to the spurious and baseless attacks he has suffered up to this point (and continues to be the target of, on a daily basis). I fully support these activism efforts on Clinton's behalf, but since we are going to "chase the bunny," and respond to the media's intentional distractions from the illegitimate administration now in power, I have some recommendations.
TWO-TWO-TWO MESSAGES IN ONE
Every time that we respond to the attacks on Clinton; every time we act to oppose the nomination or naming of another rightwing zealot or criminal to a position of great national power; every time we challenge the media on their lack of objectivity, their journalistic standards, or their pandering to the corporate powers that pull their strings, pay their salaries, and own their souls; we MUST also voice our dissent to the outcome of Coup2K. For instance, if you are writing to CNN to take them to task for altering embarrassing quotes by The Resident (a.k.a. "Bushisms"), it is important to add something like, "Your refusal to quote Bush accurately, coupled with your refusal to cover the widespread grassroots opposition to Coup2K, brings into question your journalistic ethics, and your competence."
OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS IN MANY DIFFERENT FORMS AND FORUMS
Traditional actions -- letter writing, faxing, phone-calling, voter registration, party volunteering -- present excellent opportunities to spread the message of the stolen election, but that is only the beginning. Look for situations in your day-to-day life to get the message out to the politically uninvolved. If you are talking to a sports fan about the Super Bowl, you can say, "It's a good thing the Court didn't step in and give the trophy to the loser." If you are talking to a person who is concerned about crime, you can say, "Too bad they don't make The Club or a Lo-Jack for ballots." If you are having a chat with someone who is concerned about famous role models with criminal records, you can say, "I know what you mean. Look at Bush-- arrested three times, and that doesn't even count stealing the election."NEXT: (SATIRE) "DON'T MAKE FUN OF HIM"
Every day, in every way, spread the message of resistance and remembrance. Don't wait for an obvious conversational opening that may never come. Learn the art of the creative segue, and practice it religiously. It's okay to react to the bunny, so long as you keep your eye on the ball... and so long as you "keep your eyes on the prize."