Not to be outdone in the hilarity department,Stephen Colbert, the founder and king of The Colbert Nation announced his march "to keep fear alive" on Washington DC on 10.30.10. This is the response to John Stewart's "Rally To Restore Sanity" on the same date. Dueling events on the same day may make for a much needed comedic relief in a very stressed Nation.
Both shows had kept the blogspere buzzing with excitement. Tweeter has been abuzz with comments as the show was developing with the anticipation of the announcements.
Some concerns were raised as to whether this comedy team will overshadow the earlier, and far more serious, event that is scheduled to take place on 10.02.10. Ed Schultz, an outspoken champion for the working class will be holding this event on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The rally is aptly named "One Nation March", it is scheduled to start at 12:00pm and end around 4:00pm.
What is the purpose of the "One Nation" march? (click on title to be taken to the site)
"The march aims to bring working people, young people, retirees, civil rights activists and many others together on the Mall to show the obstructionists in Congress that we are many and diverse, strong and that united-and we will fight together for the American Dream.
Many of our unions are already committed to work as a part of ONE NATION. The unions of the AFL-CIO proudly join this coalition and pledge to work collectively to add our support to this great effort. "
Those who wish to add their voices to the serious efforts to bring this country together in order to save American jobs, restore unity and move forward in rebuilding our country should attend the ONE NATION march in DC if they are able.
For comedy relief, a second trip to our Nation's Capitol at the end of October is highly recommended.