Christians weren't the only ones incensed by Glenn Beck's March denunciation of social
. Jewish Funds for Justice
organization dedicated to creating a "just, fair and compassionate
America," launched a "Twitterstorm" to protest Beck's disparagement of a religious "social justice," which he said
is "code language for Marxism." According
to the Washington Post's David Waters
, the group has
collected over 1,500 haikus to be sent to Glenn Beck's Twitter account
, primarily via their site Haik
, the online base for the Twitter assault that hosts an
explanation for the digital bombardment:
Why are we doing this? Because our
organization's purpose has been to increase the very work Beck disdains;
because we believe social justice can bring faiths together; because
Passover and Nazis don't mix; and because those suffering from this
recession need solutions not scapegoats. We are doing this to provide a
place for people to rebut Beck's slander.
The 24-hour protest,
which began today at 9 AM EST, is rife with poetic gems, ranging from
All this time I thought
helped those less fortunate,
What a fool I was.
anything about the poor?
It’s in there somewhere.
... to the adversarial:
D S DOT ORG
Word search, "Social Justice", Glenn
Now leave your
Does your mom know what you do?
would be ashamed.
Waters questions the effectiveness of this
large-scale Twitter-based protest. "As a protest, this is creative, but
it seems more likely to just create more publicity for Beck," writes
Waters. "And doesn't Glenn Beck seem like the kind of person who likes
attracting a lot of attention? Is this creative or just
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