I'll be going on Saturday to DC to the Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert "Rally to Restore Sanity" / "March to Keep Fear Alive." I'm guessing that the attendees will be heavily liberal, and I'll be interested in seeing whether the civility message will be interlarded with implicit or overt liberal self-praise for being more open-minded and tolerant than conservatives.
Allowing for my reservations, I'm also very excited about the rally for personal reasons that may (or may not) resonate with others who are interested in civil politics. In my own negative reactions to liberal and conservative righteousness, I sense more than a bit of another form of righteousness--"I'm better than all of you foamers!" I like very much the emphasis on humor in the Stewart/Colbert confab, as reflected in the website's vox pop feature in which visitors vote "Sane or Not?" on proposed rally signs. Thinking about a sign I'd like to make and carry was an intriguing exercise that has convinced me I need to go to the rally, whether or not I wind up with a sign.
The prospective slogans I've come up with:
1) [one side] "Weenies of the World, Unite!"
[other side] "Extremism in Defense of Moderation is No Vice or Versa!"
2) [one side] "Recovering Morally Superior Person"
[other side] "Addicted to Moral Superiority Anonymous, Chapter 827"
3) [one side] "In Solidarity with the Black Lesbian Conservative Caucus--JFGOLC "
[other side] "In Support of the Jesus-Freak Gun-Owning Liberal Coalition--BLCC"