As you may recall, liberals around the country have embarked upon a nationwide hunger strike to protest the mean and immoral budget cuts proposed by the GOP. The Blaze reported on the antics of HungerFast.org last week.
Their very earnest cause now has a very earnest theme song to go along with it--and lest you're in the dark, the song's music video spells out its political message!
Over 30,000 Americans joined together to fast, in protest against Republican budget proposals that will leave children hungry, veterans homeless, and thousands without jobs. Tell Congress: Don't cut vital services for the most vulnerable among us.
Moby, the ambient singer-songwriter, partnered up with MoveOn.org to put together this music video featuring sad-faced liberals silently holding up paper plates with banal sayings on them, decrying the budget cuts as "immoral," and "un-American," among other things:
Some of the liberals are less sad-faced and more angry-faced:
The Nation explains the protesters' preoccupation with the plates, and hunger, and stuff:
Thus far, 30,000 people have announced their intentions to participate in the rolling fast to protest what they call the immoral budget cuts. The movement’s official website HungerFast.org recaps how Congressman Tony Hall fasted for 22 days back in 1993 in response to budget cuts that would have devastated poor people at home and abroad. Now, Hall is fasting again in solidarity with the vulnerable who will once again be negatively impacted by austerity.
Among the cuts are a $500 million slashing of WIC, the federal health and nutrition programs for women, infants, and children. The program was estimated to serve 9.3 million people this year, according to Reuters. Over a billion dollars will be cut from HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, STD and TB prevention in addition to a $600 million reduction in the funds for community health centers. Transportation and housing and urban development also suffered a 20 percent cut, and another $194 million was cut from foreign food assistance, including food aid donations and a global meals program.
And--voila--here is the theme song: