Iowahawk Special Guest Commentary
by Joshua Markos Mikos Atrios
For the Angels of Indignation
Two weeks ago, millions of Americans watched in horror as the city of New Orleans was savaged by the relentless, pollution-fueled fury of Hurricane Katrina. Later, we witnessed the human rights atrocity as George Bush's incompetent racist henchmen dynamited the levees, unleashing a tidal wave of contaminated Halliburton turdwater which forced thousands of our fellow citizens to flee into the dank slave ship-like bowels of the Superdome.
Now, as the floodwaters recede, the survivors of Bush/Katrina face an even greater danger: the danger of complacency. Even as you read this, Chimpy's pals in FEMA and the Red Cross are buying off evacuees with food and cheap blankets and debit cards, slowly robbing the survivors of God's most precious gift -- the gift of focused political rage.
The statistics are staggering. If we do not act soon, tens of thousands of Katrina victims will soon succumb to false hope. Many will return to Louisiana and begin rebuilding, lacking even the most basic idea of BushCo's culpability. Worse, many other poor and minority survivors will remain where they are, anonymously absorbed into the overwhelmingly Repugnican districts that were suspiciously ready to "set up" evacuee "help" "centers."
That's why we in the online progressive community have teamed up to form the Angels of Indignation, a new charity dedicated to getting the survivors of Bush/Katrina disaster back off their feet and on the road to class action. Angels of Indignation is proudly supported by a coalition of some of the top reality-based political sites -- sites like FrenzyBloc, RetardedChimp, Don't Bogart That Truth, BushTard, ConspiraScream, Puke Uprising, Dubyacide, Sanity Underground, Zit Popper, ScreamPukeRageScream, Screamette, and my own online community diary, The Daily Shriek.
Together, we represent the "can-do" sites that millions of progressives like you turn to for clear, level-headed political insight and activism to help you survive the coming holocaust schemes of the Rupugnican Xtian Jihadis in Washington. And now, we are asking for your financial help on behalf of the needy people of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. As you think about your decision, please consider just a few of the things Angels of Indignation can achieve with your one-time contribution of $100 :
- 1000 printed leaflets to inform survivors about Cheney and Rumsfeld's secret ties with the Klan
- Enough red plastic kegger cups to equip over 100 Sean Penn flood rescue safaris
- Limo service to whisk the Reverend Al Sharpton from the airport straight to a waiting French Quarter video news appearance
- A flack jacket for an emergency MoveOn voter registration worker
- Over 25 hours of video tape for a cadaver-hunting camera crew
- Enough reserve battery packs to power 3 protest bullhorns for 24 hours
- Enough bottled water and mints to supply an emergency 2-day Duke University hurricane racism symposium
- Thousands of more important fundraising emails like this one
And that's just for $100; just think of what larger contributions can accomplish! For example, your generous gift of $1000 will make a thoughtful campaign donation for a needy progressive Senator on an important investigative committee; a Founder's Level gift of $10,000 will retain a top plaintiff's attorney for almost two days.
Whatever level you choose, your gift will prove the cynics wrong: sometimes a tragedy can bring out the best in people, as we all unite in a joyous harmony of blame. So please, give what you can, whether it is $10,000, $100, or even $1. In the fight against premature Hurricane recovery, every single bit hurts the cause of the illegal BushCo regime.
PS - remember, your gift is probably completely tax deductable. At least according to Al Franken and the Air America lawyers.