posted on Apr, 19 2009 @ 08:55 PM
I would have to disagree with some of the respondents who see this as a problem of media bias, left or right. That old dichotomy outlived it’s
usefulness for the powers that be as soon as it became apparent, as witness Mr. Res Ipsa’s discomfort with what is clearly an attempt to cast the
participants of the Tea Party Protest in the light needed to marginalize them, and thereby disparaged the reason for their protest. No, this is a
concerted effort to ‘spin’ the protest from the right and left in a way that will keep the vast majority of Americans, who are upset about the
very same issues, from standing up and joining this surging undercurrent to return our government to its constitutional boundaries.
Knowing that this is not a right or left issue, both sides of the media are working overtime to attempt to make it one. With the attempts to return
Republican control to the movement by some media outlets and with other media outlets attempting to make this movement nothing more than angry white
men, the desperation of the powers that be is clear; a movement of all American’s united MUST be divided into camps to conquer, and why we must
avoid this at all cost. The moment this becomes an issue of a particular political party or demographic constituency the movement is lost. This is why
you see the desperation on the right and left to label this movement so it can be marginalized.
This movement to restore the Constitution means that we do so for all, many whose beliefs and political affiliations we disagree with, even in some
cases, hate. For this is the beauty of our Republic; that if what you do, say or think does not hurt me or mine, nor infringe on our rights, then it
is your RIGHT if it makes you happy. What has been our destruction is this perpetual ‘nanny state’ thinking of imposing what WE think is best on
those we disagree with; for when you deign rights to others with whom you disagree, you set the legal precedent for the deigning of your rights also.
This is therefore the time to put away our petty differences and remember that we are Americans.
[edit on 4/19/2009 by SGTChas]