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9-12 DC Tea Party - A View From the Street

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posted on Sep, 12 2009 @ 11:35 PM
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"Wahhhh, those pesky conservatives are protesting our socialist govt"

You know whats funny to me, is the fact that only the left feel that they have the right to protest. When its not them who are protesting, they start flinging mud and nasty childish comments [snip].
I thought you were in the military before? Didnt they teach you anything about respect, and being a man and not acting like a 10 year old?
Yes you see fat people at these events, there are fat people everywhere in this country if you havent noticed.

You are attacking and calling your fellow country men names for having different opinions than you, its sad, and its these typical responses I hear from people hanging on Obamas sachel.

On Topic- Great turnout for today. Im happy to see that people are still willing to stand up.

 


Removed reference to particular member. Please kick the ball and avoid the shins.

[edit on 12/9/09 by masqua]




posted on Sep, 12 2009 @ 11:39 PM
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Originally posted by ElectricUniverse

Originally posted by Solomons
Cheers for going down there! I have to say though,I was laughing my pretty little bum off at the socialism is not American banner


Could you let us in your joke? It is a matter of fact that Socialism is not American, and it should never be part of the Republic....

Where are you from btw?


Actually, Socialism is as American as apple pie and baseball. Go ahead, look it up. Socialism as an ideal has long and deep roots in American history.

In fact we have the second oldest socialist party in the world.



posted on Sep, 13 2009 @ 12:01 AM
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It's difficult getting through all of the conditioning isn't it?

Most who post anti-Obama rhetoric calling him Socialist have no idea...


The party was founded in Newark, New Jersey, in 1876 as the Workingmen's Party of America. Renamed in December 1878, the SLP was a confederation of small Marxist parties from throughout the United States, becoming the first nationwide Socialist party. It was especially strong in New York City where there was a very large community of German immigrants.[1]

In 1881 a radical anarchist-oriented section left the Socialist Labor Party and formed the Revolutionary Socialist Labor Party. This venture was short-lived.

In 1886, the SLP took an active part in the New York City mayoral campaign of Henry George, who lost to Abram S. Hewitt.[1][2]

In 1890, the SLP came under the leadership of Daniel De Leon, a lawyer who lectured at Columbia Law School until he quit to devote himself full time to the SLP. De Leon concisely articulated the SLP's concept of socialism: Socialism "is that social system under which the necessaries of production are owned, controlled and administered by the people, for the people, and under which, accordingly, the cause of political and economic despotism having been abolished, class rule is at end. — That is socialism, nothing short of that."



posted on Sep, 13 2009 @ 12:32 AM
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To settle a bar bet, the label liberal comes from the name libertarian, which was the closest ideology that the founding fathers believed. However, I would not say that the label liberal best describes the existing democratic party.

Both parties have changed and don't represent the original parties they were founded on.

So now someone owes me a beer.



posted on Sep, 13 2009 @ 12:44 AM
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That would be me... next time your in Atlanta, look me up and I will remit payment.




posted on Sep, 13 2009 @ 12:55 AM
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Actually, Socialism is as American as apple pie and baseball. Go ahead, look it up. Socialism as an ideal has long and deep roots in American history.


Wasn't the guy who wrote the Pledge of Allegiance a socialist?

I remember something like that... I'm too lazy to google.



posted on Sep, 13 2009 @ 01:03 AM
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i dont know much about the socialist party's history. But I do know that socialistic ideology is the foundation for the Council on Foreign Relations.

And Obama just so happens to be a member of the CFR. His wife is the Chicago chapter president of the CFR.

So its safe to say Obama has socialistic leanings.



posted on Sep, 13 2009 @ 01:08 AM
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Originally posted by jsobecky
Wasn't the guy who wrote the Pledge of Allegiance a socialist?

I remember something like that... I'm too lazy to google.



Francis Bellamy was a Christian Socialist which from the reading I did after a quick google search seems a bit different than the currently accepted idea of Socialism, but not radically different.



posted on Sep, 13 2009 @ 01:33 AM
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It was kind of a weak showing of people, at most I would say there was about 80 000 people. I find it hilarious the loonies are trying to say over a million showed up and are using 15 year old photos to "prove" it hoping people are too stupid to notice. So pathetic.


[edit on 13-9-2009 by DraconianKing]



posted on Sep, 13 2009 @ 02:03 AM
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some say upwards of 100,000 people gathered to protest not only Obama's healthcare reform which does NOT offer a single payer option which would eliminate the denial of treatment for profit by insurance companies. they are also protesting the bailouts. most importantly, these people have given up on trusting the 'experts,' media, and politicians and CZARS!

AMERICA HAS AWOKEN

they scream over top of the CNN shill for her to 'tell the truth!' they let her ask them a question and cheer wildly for Congressman Joe Wilson who recently called Obama a liar in the 'emergency' congress/senate meeting.

this is the beginning of a revolution. mark my words.




posted on Sep, 13 2009 @ 02:05 AM
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larouchepac has alot to do with this, and i think their principles are the best ideas to actually transform the nation into a productive, and prosperous nation again.. End the Fed and focus on developing the country and the people!
time for a new rennaissance!

larouchepac.com...



posted on Sep, 13 2009 @ 02:11 AM
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If you want to really know what America needs desperately, check out my picture album in my profile.! Well, and comment it ,plz!



posted on Sep, 13 2009 @ 03:26 AM
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Originally posted by DraconianKing
It was kind of a weak showing of people, at most I would say there was about 80 000 people. I find it hilarious the loonies are trying to say over a million showed up and are using 15 year old photos to "prove" it hoping people are too stupid to notice. So pathetic.


[edit on 13-9-2009 by DraconianKing]


I have yet to see any 15 year old photos. You're post is as pathetic as you claim the movement to be.



posted on Sep, 13 2009 @ 03:41 AM
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Hardly any coverage or hype of this event by the MSM suspects. Certainly no where near the coverage of the million man march.

By the way...I am sure the MSM will comment on how white the crowd was.



posted on Sep, 13 2009 @ 03:41 AM
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Hunka, Hunka,I know you love to believe you have all of life and the universe figured out and you are so much more advanced than everyone else which may be a result of your immaturity, your lack of logical reasoning, or a combination of the both; but life is much more simple than you apparently have a capacity to handle.

There is a saying; a democracy is the wolves to deciding what to have for dinner. A republic is the wolves deciding what to have for dinner while the one sheep at the dinner table has a gun.

I do not understand if you believe in socialism so much why don't you go somewhere else instead of trying to spread your verbal feces on the constitution of a country founded on the opposite principles of what you believe in.

The problem with you in this situation is the sheep outnumber the wolves and on top of that the sheep have guns while the wolves believe in gun control. Continue your idealism; should the real world rear it's ugly head, you are the last person I would ever be worried about standing in the way of my freedom or the freedom of the person standing next to me.



posted on Sep, 13 2009 @ 05:44 AM
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This looks like one of the best protests/demonstrations I've ever seen. Lots off effort went into the signs, props and organisation.

Were this in the UK, a small number of yobs (or agent provocateurs) would have started violence, or the police would have rushed a crowd full of women and children, forcing most home, and surrounding the rest in a circle keeping them there for 6 hours.


Saying that, it sadly won't achieve anything. Over a million people marched on London to protest the iraq war. Factor in that as a proportional % of the population (including those who couldn't go but would have), that is a massive indicator of public mood. Doesn't mean it had an effect.

Unfortunately the people will need to use violence to achieve change, or vote a different government.

[edit on 13-9-2009 by AR154]



posted on Sep, 13 2009 @ 07:32 AM
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Excellent work! Thanks for taking the time to post your images. It is nice to see an ATS member pounding the streets. I wish I could have been there. My nephews birthday party trumped the protest.


The images of average people speak volumes. I saw no one concealing their identities with head scarves and balaclavas.


[edit on 13-9-2009 by jibeho]



posted on Sep, 13 2009 @ 08:41 AM
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Originally posted by Hal9000
To settle a bar bet, the label liberal comes from the name libertarian, which was the closest ideology that the founding fathers believed. However, I would not say that the label liberal best describes the existing democratic party.

Both parties have changed and don't represent the original parties they were founded on.

So now someone owes me a beer.



Actually the first political group to use the word "libertarian" were french anarchists, AKA the Libertarian Socialists. Look it up. It's true.

They were opposed to all forms of coercive political and economic authority. I count myself among their ranks.



posted on Sep, 13 2009 @ 08:48 AM
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The MSM will never give an accurate count because it's not in their interest to do so. They quit, as did the DC Fire Dept., when the "Million Man March" turned out to be the 150,000 Man March. The Left will never actually understand that they will NEVER be a majority in the US. Obama won the 2008 election because the GOP propped up a corpse for the nomination and the the really motivated conservatives couldn't tell the difference in the two candidates' positions. I predict that 2010 will be a bloodbath in many states. There were many "traditional" GOP districts that went Democratic "for a change". They see what change is now. Americans, in general, find dogmatic political ideology repugnant. The Democratic base is nothing but dogmatic, and if they continue down that path, the only place you'll be able to find a Leftist in America is in a museum display.
I sincerely hope we don't have another civil war, but if we do, it will look more like the French Revolution or Spanish Civil War than anything we've seen here yet. In the Spanish Civil War, poets, writers and artists volunteered for the Republic, yet it was the Right that knew which end of the tube the round came out of. History decided in favor of the competent.



posted on Sep, 13 2009 @ 09:04 AM
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I will go out on a limb and say that 99% of the people at the Capitol and on the Mall for the protests were Caucasians.

The strange thing...right at the same time was the annual "Black Family Reunion" on the Mall...so they were mixing.

Trust me you could tell the difference.

I was at the Anti-war protests, the World Bank protests and the 9/11 movement protests in Washington D.C. and New York. All and All I can see the protesters at the Tea Party were totally different in age, ethnic diversity and local origin.

Being in the middle of the crowd...observing the crowd (it was my job) and watching the protesters leave...it seem to me they were from all the same place. (in a round about way)


Originally posted by Sundancer
From the photo's it would appear most of the people there were Caucasians, however it really is hard to tell now days. My maternal Grandfather was born in Spain, my Grandmother born in Mexico which makes me half Latin American and I'm about as blonde as they come. I too am curious to know if it was all Caucasians, as my Hispanic American brothers and sisters are feeling the need for a change in America too.

But... There is a difference in the events as Sancho pointed out. My brethren (many in the military who spilled blood for this country's corporations) would be more apt to be found at an original Ron Paul type freedom fighter (constitutionalist) tea party, rather than a 912 anti Obama FOX Glen Beck type event.

SD... Did you cover the 911 event as well? It would be awesome to be able to compare the people and signs and the all around differences.

Thanks




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