When the Tea Party first started up I was VERY excited about them. Being a conservative that isn't anal about it I found them to be reasonable and
rational, and very patriotic in a way we have been needing a group to be for a very long long time!
History is a huge topic of interest to me and while I am no expert by any means I can recognize patterns when I see them, and sadly...they don't say
history repeats itself for nothing!
I think what really gave me pause to wonder about the Tea Party was a quote I saw, can't remember who to give the credit to now but this is it:
When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in a flag carrying a cross.
That got me to thinking really hard.....
Anyone keeping up with the Tea Party has pretty much seen other groups trying to gain their support or take them over, absorbing the name but keeping
their own agenda.
The way I see our current events of the day is this administration has shoved this country rather abruptly and rudely to the left in a way that not
only made folks angry but scared them. The 2010 elections reflected that. What worries me about all this is if we continue going to the left of
center at this pace, especially if something significantly negative is the result of this shoving by a government not listening to the majority of The
In the right set of circumstances by the time we get to the next election cycle it could VERY possibly be that people are soooooooooo mad and
sooooooooooooo freaked out there is an intense and or severe push BACK that takes us too far to the right.
My father was not an educated man but he certainly seemed to understand government and politics. He use to say when the country goes too far left we
get welfare and communistic features. When we swing too far right we get warfare and fascist features. I have noted in my reading of history this
seems quite true.
We need both sides to strike a centerish balance. With the average Joe being very sympathetic to the Tea Party and the basic grassroots of it and the
simple philosophy, along with the red, white and blue and goofy costumes at times....they are a PRIME target for a coup if you will.
I think it would be a crying shame for that to happen but I think it is quite possible with the proper set of circumstances. I also worry about some
far left group committing some horrible act making it appear the actions of the Tea Party to discredit the sincerity of the movement.
The fact that calling them racists didn't seem to destroy or discourage them is (I believe, but only my opinion) is the reason for all this amped up
intensity against them and instead of flinging the race card continually at them we have graduated to the word terrorist replacing it. That scares
the hell out of me! Every movement needs an arch enemy and to the left the Tea Party is certainly the scapegoat