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Originally posted by silent thunder
It's real sad to see what has become of the whole Tea Party debacle.
When I first heard the term it seemed terrific to me...a bunch of Americans taking it to the street in a non-partisan effort to fight unfair things. Like a embryo before cellular devision, there was no "left" or "right." Just Americans.
Then a bunch of necon shills like Sarah Palin jumped to the head of the parade and started trying to co-opt it, declaring their own personal fiefdom without any consent of the people who actually were out on the streets. The left was no better -- they instantly crystalized in opposition to it, dragging out the stale old leftist cliches about the thing being made up of gun-toting hillbillies, blah blah blah. Suddenly, the first movement in living memory that looked like a possibe escape from the stale old left-versus-right punch-and-judy show was mercilessly reduced down into the broken, outdated, one-dimensional ideological spectrum of left-versus-right. The very thing it had been a spontaneous eruption against.
Now people are trying to make it a racial issue, of all things. This is really going off the deep end and has nothing whatsoever to do with the original spirit of the tea parties.
Sad how quickly the usual vultures descended from above while the bacteria rotted the corpse from below -- all before the thing even got off the ground in the first place.
[edit on 7/12/10 by silent thunder]
Originally posted by dreamwalker74
Do you actually know anything about the Tea Party, or what they represent?
The tea party is a group of normal everyday citizens
who decided that the government had overstepped their boundaries one too many times.
The Black Panther party has talked about ways to "Kill all the crackers we can". "Kill Cracker babies" "Start with the police" "Take out the crackers in the corporate field."
To date, no member of the tea party has done violence, preached violence,
or used violence for political gain. For you to even put freedom loving, individual citizens
Originally posted by hawkiye
Yep just more divide and conquer! Keep us at each others throats and we stay unorginized and easier to control and manipulate. Even the tea party is infiltrated also to pit it against whomever. What do you say we not buy into to it and make this a time of peace and reconciliation?