We at Irregular Times are ardent admirers of the burgeoning new online culture. But it's important to remember that we live in a real flesh-and-blood world as well. In that world, what we see strongly influences the way we think and feel about issues of the day. If you want to get the word out about a message or a person, you've got to give that word physical, not just virtual, reality.
In the wake of the 2006 elections, candidates and their posses are already summoning strength in preparation for the 2008 elections. As John Kerry recedes into the political shadows, the bureaucrats in the Democratic Party are jockeying with each other to make room for their favored candidates on the next presidential ticket.
As citizens, we can either wait for the Democratic party apparatus to figure out who should run for president, or we can take some responsibility for that process ourselves. If there's a political figure you strongly admire who has what it takes to be in the White House, now is the perfect time to get the word out. Putting a bumper sticker on your car will help spread the word and get people talking. If you don't drive a car, put a button on your lapel to let everyone on the street know where you stand. Wear a campaign shirt to the park. Stick a poster up on your wall for a message of greater permanence. Mail postcards of endorsement to your friends and family.
We offer these campaign buttons, bumper stickers, shirts and more through our online shop of generally progressive paraphernalia, our shop devoted specifically to the 2008 elections, and our shop featuring combinations of candidates to form dream tickets of president and vice president. We hope that you'll go and grab a couple, and incite a little subversion amongst your friends and family. Keep in mind that because of our dedication to progressive political causes, we spend 20 percent of our profits on furthering progressive political causes. This helps you send a message in two ways at once: Through the mail and with your wallet.
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