Monday, August 24, 2009

Go Larry, Go Larry

Larry Flynt has been doing some thinking:

I'm calling for a national strike, one designed to close the country down for a day. The intent? Real campaign-finance reform and strong restrictions on lobbying. Because nothing will change until we take corporate money out of politics. Nothing will improve until our politicians are once again answerable to their constituents, not the rich and powerful.

Let's set a date. No one goes to work. No one buys anything. And if that isn't effective -- if the politicians ignore us -- we do it again. And again. And again.

The real war is not between the left and the right. It is between the average American and the ruling class. If we come together on this single issue, everything else will resolve itself. It's time we took back our government from those who would make us their slaves.

I'm not sure why exactly we need a national strike when we can just vote them out of office. I'm also not sure that the sight of me, and the 3 other people I know who support publicly funded elections, taking the day off to hang around the Hustler offices would produce the desired economic crippling and media sensation. But if Larry wants to throw a party, count me in.

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