Not a Joke

During the Vietnam War, Richard Nixon extolled a “silent majority” of older voters who disagreed with protesters. Decades later, there still may be a silent majority consisting of a new generation disturbed and amused by screaming Tea Party participants and bloviating cable news hosts. Today’s younger voters do pay attention to national affairs, provided the news is presented by someone who doesn’t treat them as idiots. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are this generation’s leaders, providing an hour of topical humor every weekday. The comedians offer laughs and inspiration during today’s Rally For Sanity And/Or Fear on the mall in Washington, D.C. Locals too busy or cash-strapped to get there can show their support for Stewart’s call for a rational discussion and Colbert’s call for the exact opposite during a satellite rally starting at 11 a.m. at Mill Creek Park (47th and J.C. Nichols Parkway). See Kansas City Satellite Rally to Restore Sanity on Facebook.

Sat., Oct. 30, 11 a.m., 2010