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Jon Stewart’s Speech-Rally to Restore Sanity

October 31, 2010Jon Stewart’s Speech-Rally to Restore Sanity was likely the highlight of the rally and a moving, rare honest look at politics in America.

Editors Note

His speech spoke of the passion and the good in Americans which is exceptionally different that what has been displayed in the 2010 mid-term election.  The radical elements of any country are drowning out the good in Americans -the mainstream Americans that work hard, have a soul and are just trying to live their lives.  The Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow song depicts the movement towards stopping the insane hatred in this country, lest we become an Iran or Pakistan with radicals overtaking the voice of America.  We are drowning in hate, anger, bickering and partisan differences but as a whole we are all part of this country.  The point being stop the insane anger and get with treating each other with some respect and dignity.

The world watches as the US becomes the butt of jokes, and the words “crazy Americans’ becomes a reality for all to see. Angry voters are not thinking rationally and if one vote can make a difference -don’t stay home and do nothing. Vote and expect the results you seek but exercise the right to vote, sitting at home will continue the hatred and anger that is making this country irrationally insane.

Editor

P. Neisman

The Speech Jon Stewart gave at the Rally to Restore Sanity/and or Fear


“I can’t control what people think this was.  I can only tell you my intentions.   This was not a rally to ridicule people of faith or people of activism or to look down our noses at the heartland or passionate argument or to suggest that times are not difficult and that we have nothing to fear.  They are and we do.  But we live now in hard times, not end times.  And we can have animus and not be enemies.

But unfortunately one of our main tools in delineating the two broke.  The country’s 24 hour political pundit perpetual panic conflictinator did not cause our problems but its existence makes solving them that much harder.  The press can hold its magnifying up to our problems bringing them into focus, illuminating issues heretofore unseen or they can use that magnifying glass to light ants on fire and then perhaps host a week of shows on the sudden, unexpected dangerous flaming ant epidemic.

If we amplify everything we hear nothing.  There are terrorists and racists and Stalinists and theocrats but those are titles that must be earned.  You must have the resume.  Not being able to distinguish between real racists and Tea Partiers or real bigots and Juan Williams and Rick Sanchez is an insult, not only to those people but to the racists themselves who have put in the exhausting effort it takes to hate–just as the inability to distinguish terrorists from Muslims makes us less safe not more.  The press is our immune system.  If we overreact to everything we actually get sicker–and perhaps eczema.

And yet, with that being said, I feel good—strangely, calmly good.  Because the image of Americans that is reflected back to us by our political and media process is false.  It is us through a fun house mirror, and not the good kind that makes you look slim in the waist and maybe taller, but the kind where you have a giant forehead and an ass shaped like a month old pumpkin and one eyeball.

So, why would we work together?  Why would you reach across the aisle to a pumpkin assed forehead eyeball monster?  If the picture of us were true, of course, our inability to solve problems would actually be quite sane and reasonable.  Why would you work with Marxists actively subverting our Constitution or racists and homophobes who see no one’s humanity but their own?  We hear every damn day about how fragile our country is—on the brink of catastrophe—torn by polarizing hate and how it’s a shame that we can’t work together to get things done, but the truth is we do.  We work together to get things done every damn day!

The only place we don’t is here or on cable TV.  But Americans don’t live here or on cable TV.  Where we live our values and principles form the foundations that sustains us while we get things done, not the barriers that prevent us from getting things done.  Most Americans don’t live their lives solely as Democrats, Republicans, liberals or conservatives.  Americans live their lives more as people that are just a little bit late for something they have to do—often something that they do not want to do—but they do it–impossible things every day that are only made possible by the little reasonable compromises that we all make.

Look on the screen. This is where we are. This is who we are.  (points to the Jumbotron screen which show traffic merging into a tunnel).  These cars—that’s a schoolteacher who probably thinks his taxes are too high.  He’s going to work.  There’s another car-a woman with two small kids who can’t really think about anything else right now.  There’s another car, swinging, I don’t even know if you can see it—the lady’s in the NRA and she loves Oprah.  There’s another car—an investment banker, gay, also likes Oprah.  Another car’s a Latino carpenter.  Another car a fundamentalist vacuum salesman.  Atheist obstetrician.  Mormon Jay-Z fan.  But this is us.  Every one of the cars that you see is filled with individuals of strong belief and principles they hold dear—often principles and beliefs in direct opposition to their fellow travelers.

And yet these millions of cars must somehow find a way to squeeze one by one into a mile long 30 foot wide tunnel carved underneath a mighty river.  Carved, by the way, by people who I’m sure had their differences.  And they do it.  Concession by concession.  You go.  Then I’ll go.  You go. Then I’ll go.  You go then I’ll go. Oh my God, is that an NRA sticker on your car?  Is that an Obama sticker on your car? Well, that’s okay—you go and then I’ll go.

And sure, at some point there will be a selfish jerk who zips up the shoulder and cuts in at the last minute, but that individual is rare and he is scorned and not hired as an analyst.

Because we know instinctively as a people that if we are to get through the darkness and back into the light we have to work together. And the truth is, there will always be darkness.  And sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel isn’t the promised land. Sometimes it’s just New Jersey.  But we do it anyway, together.

If you want to know why I’m here and want I want from you, I can only assure you this: you have already given it to me.  Your presence was what I wanted.

Sanity will always be and has always been in the eye of the beholder.  To see you here today and the kind of people that you are has restored mine.  Thank you.”  Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity Speech
Rally To Restore Sanity -Speech

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Rally To Restore Sanity Live Feed

Live Feed of Rally to Restore Sanity or Fear -John Stewart


Updated Sunday October 31, 2010  We had the live feed of the Rally to Restore Sanity however it is now over. We have put Stewart’s highlight speech of the Rally here and we think Jon should run for President in 2012.
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Highlights from the Rally to Restore Sanity-and-or-Fear

Sheryl Crow and Kid Rock Song on Rally to Restore Sanity -Best Song

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Cramer and Stewart Square Off on the Daily Show

Jim Cramer has an illustrious record of accomplishment of picking stocks for those dumb enough to follow someone pushing one stock or another for payment.  The CNBC and NBC morning sage has tarnished his picks in the last couple of years especially since the decline of Wall Street and prior.

Jon Stewart -Smack Down with Cramer
Jon Stewart -Smack Down with Cramer

Cramer was a stock market guru/financial analyst of some sort however he has been ducking pot shots from the likes of a variety show star in the name of Jon Stewart.

The au pair have been trading not stocks but shots on the airwaves ranging from Stewart’s quip “you weren’t suggesting to buy Bear Stearns”.

Don't listen to me ....anymore!!!
Don't listen to me ....anymore!!!

To Cramer’s lame defense “Oh oh, a comedian is attacking me!” On the Today Show. It would appear in today’s market no one trusts what Cramer the buffoon says anymore much to NBC’s dismay who may rethink the morning show. Cramer is not giving NBC their money’s worth from his salary and has made millions making big mistakes for stock investors.

The big one came when Cramer told -advised and announced that no one should sell Bear Stearns, which went bankrupt days later. It may appear that Cramer at CNBC is one of those biased stock boosters even though their data is meant to help the stock, which is illegal and is very wrong. When should a TV network be blasting stock recommendations on their viewers using ponzi stock pickers?

Cramer trying to boost his ratings is ranting back at Stewart knowing that by his own recommendations he has been gambling with viewers investments.

Since he can’t make a living at being a financial advisor that anyone would trust he is responding to comedian cracks about himself.

That would make him just short of a Wall Street banker who went bust because they knowingly invested in fake derivatives with bad mortgages.

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Thursday March 12th -The Daily Show- should be a fun watch.

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