Of Money and Mouths
As its conclusion approaches, there’s still not a single representative from the left side of the blogosphere in the Spirit of America Blogger Challenge. How sad. How typical.
Sarah at trying to grok makes an excellent point:
My old roommate writes poetry to speak out against the war. Atrios’ readers use their filthy mouths to denigrate right-leaning bloggers. But what have they done of substance? If you oppose the war, shouldn’t you support helping Iraqis put their country back together? Regardless of whether Bush looks like a chimp or not, shouldn’t the idea that someone is raising money to help the common people of Iraq be a good thing? If you believe the war was wrong, shouldn’t you believe the people of Iraq were right and thus want to help them?
It’s warmongers and chickenhawks who have raised $62865.72 so far for the people of Iraq. As far as I understand, there’s not a lefty blog among the participants. I find that very sad.
My old roommate writes anti-war poems. I donated to Spirit of America. Which one of us has done more to help the people of Iraq?
Meanwhile, I’m incredibly proud of the LGF community for raising more than $14,000, making us the leading overall fundraiser. Give yourselves a pat on the dorsal spine, lizards, for opening your wallets and your hearts and making a real difference.