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Sunday, February 21, 2010

MundiMuster! Time to Join the Cocktail Party!

An army of lovers cannot fail, people! Get Rachel Maddow on the phone, I need a gimlet, stat!

Immoderated by Lisa Duggan. Yeah, they're on Facebook.
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Are you nauseated and frightened by the growth of Tea Party organizing, and the zany old white people in funny hats at the center of the current media blitz? It’s time to fight back! Join The Cocktail Party, a barstool-roots movement for left wing urban homosexuals and the people who love us. The major planks of this new movement’s platform include:

*Nationalize the banks
*Soak the rich with high taxes
*Abolish the Senate
*Abolish the Electoral College
*Free public education through college for all
*Free day care for elders and children
*National health care
*Universal accessibility
*Abolish all student loan, credit card and mortgage debt
*Withdraw from Iraq and Afghanistan, shift resources to the Arts, and to an independent Haiti
*Forgiveness of all debt of developing countries
*Outlaw invidious discrimination
*Abolish prisons for all non violent crime, prioritize community rehabilitation for all crime
*Decriminalize sex work and drugs
*Open borders
*Abolish marriage

This platform is a work in progress. We seek additional ideas from all leftist urban homosexuals and their comrades. We acknowledge that this platform will take some time to implement. We crafted this list of policy goals with the intention, minimally, of driving the Tea Partiers crazy with rage. Because we are exactly who they think we are–a motley crew of miscegenated sex crazed lushes who read Marx and Fanon, seeking to support our lifestyles by taking resources from the rich and powerful and redistributing them with abandon.


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5 comments:

jimf said...

> I need a gimlet, stat!

I'll take a Bloody Mary.

> Join The Cocktail Party, a barstool-roots movement for
> left wing urban homosexuals. . . Because we are exactly
> who they think we are–a motley crew of miscegenated
> sex crazed lushes who read Marx and Fanon, seeking to
> support our lifestyles by taking resources from the
> rich and powerful and redistributing them with abandon.

Is this what they call "the homosexual agenda"?

Dale Carrico said...

Is this what they call "the homosexual agenda"?

I prefer "homosexualist."

Matthew said...

Decriminalize sex work!?

But, but, but... wouldn't that be likely improve a sex worker's physical and financial security?

Who would support such a thing?


Same thing with abolishing the Senate. What will the 35 people who in live in Wyoming do without their two Senators?


This list is bullshit.

jimf said...

> I prefer "homosexualist."

Is that anything like "bunburyist"?

Martin said...

We crafted this list of policy goals with the intention, minimally, of driving the Tea Partiers crazy with rage.

I should hope so, since some of those goals are a recipe for disaster -- like abolishing all student loan, credit card and mortgage debt.

While I sympathize with some of those aims, like decriminalizing drugs, it is precisely because such crimes exist that I'm currently on probation and can't participate in any cocktail drinking, barstool or otherwise. :-)