Just look at Keith Olbermann here who is known for such subtlety on tv living in a house that practically screams for green. I bet he's IM-ing Rachel Maddow about his organic cotton cargo shorts. Can we get them in colors to match his siding? Yes we can.
A dark olive Anderson? Can we finally see him for his true self and accept him no matter which way his political staff swings? Yes we can.
That chartreuse wall behind Leonardo is so blatantly saying "yes we can" but his eyes are saying "go fuck yourselves you racist pigs." Once you go green then you're always clean.
Alec Baldwin is so liberal he doesn't even need to wear clothes to show you how green he is. We will use the raw sex appeal of this shirtless man beast to distract Sarah Palin from her 2012 campaign.
But what can the rest of us oppressed citizens do to stand up for our cause? Although we lack the power of fame and fortune we will NOT be shackled down by the tyranny of forced color palettes. We will design our living spaces to reflect who we are and shamelessly use green to reflect our fresh attitudes and the harmony we feel towards our brethren and country. We will pair it with shades of orange, spice and sunshine because it's warm and delicious and frankly it's better than this.
But this is real nice. Real nice...
When we lay our heads down at night we will know that we are safe from Turquoise terrorists and the kind of people that want to see an end to our way of life. We will buy monogrammed sheets and Hollywood Regency chinoiserie accents because we will not let them win.
A change is gonna come. I can feel it. Lift your voices and paintbrushes high unto those mountains and declare the truth that we will pick trends and forecast colors because our country needs a palette emphasizing renewal and growth and warmth like a summer field after a thunderstorm. And when times have us struggling we don't need an "effective escape from the everyday troubles of the world" as Pantone believes (I'm pretty sure living in a fantasy land nobody could afford is how we got into this mess you assholes). What our country needs is a big fat dose of dirty, earthy, loamy reality because guess what grows out of the blackened mud that was our last year? Beautiful green things that are delicious to the eye and also a promising future. That budding promise is a reminder that no matter how dark our soil (substitute 'soul' here too if you want) we are part of a larger living organism and that with a fresh start (and a color wheel) we will always overcome. Yes we can!
Maybe with a little help from Benjamin Moore...
*ModSauce note - it helps if you read parts of that in your best campaign Obama voice... Or your Jesse Jackson voice. I know you have one.