The Tea Party: WIKI
The tea party was a political movement started a few years ago by grass roots movements across the United States. These groups of people were fed up
(pun intended) with the massive amount of federal spending going on within government including the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and basically anything
that the government spent their money on. These people were high spirited people who organized a march to Washington DC to show how frustrated they
were with the current form of government that is still in place. These people were of all race and creed. They were not primarily right wing, or left
wing or center. They were you; they were me and anyone else in between.
However since its base insisted on cutting spending, being fiscally responsible, and yes even wanting to end THE FED they were labeled as right wing.
The republicans in Washington DC (And the right wing media) took full advantage of this movement and use it (And still do use it) as a means to
describe what the right wing should be (and use these ideals as their own to get elected.) The so called leaders of the tea party movement say they
share the same views as this group but in reality – DON’T! (You have been used!)
This movement was started by the people, for the people but has been taken over by the right wing and used as a political tool to get elected by the
same tea party members.
Occupy Wall Street: WIKI
A recent political movement started by many small groups across the country using social media as a means to communicate with their peers. This group
isn’t protesting the government, but the hub of the US financial system known as Wall Street. This movement was started because they believe Wall
Street has gambled away their future. They believe that the 1% of the US or world’s population control 99% of the wealth. These people are
idealistic, and seem to be willing to sit through a winter to make their point. They believe that social programs will benefit society. They believe
that the elites should share the wealth and let everyone have a slice of the pie. They disagree with capitalism PERIOD! They believe capitalism as
well as the Wall Street elitists have purposely crashed the economy to the point where they have all the wealth and the people don’t. Some there
want the FED to end, some don’t care; hell even some people want the fed to print more, WAY more and believe it would fix the economy!
These people are not all socialists. The initial bunch of protesters were, but it has grown to where it includes everyone on the political spectrum;
Left/right/center. They are all there right now! (At least within the media) they are seen as left wing liberals. In the end, this movement was
started by the people for the people.
So far this is pretty much my summary of both movements. Notice a similarity though? Notice that both of these movements feel the same, yet are
completely different (From an ideological point of view.) but one in the same because ‘we the people’ have basically had enough of our broken
system. The tea partiers wanted to limit government because all the spending would bankrupt this country. OWS is fed up with the global elitists that
control, hoard, and have a stranglehold on all the wealth in the world while leaving the 99% behind.
Isn’t it strange? Yet are from completely different political ideologies, But they are really one in the same; you, your neighbor, your ATS friends
in the US and abroad. We are both affected by the government spending that has sunk the world in an economic hole, and Wall Street and the central
bankers are doing NOTHING to seal this hole.
Strange both movements want something out of this based on their ideology (Left/right & center) yet you have to think for a moment… who is the left?
Who is the right? And who is dead center? I would have to say its everyone at this point.
We have to take a step back and realize the trap we setup ourselves in. Soon the OWS protest/movement will be hijacked by the left, like the tea party
was hijacked by the right. Don’t you see it’s the same people who pull the strings on these movements? These supposed movements of change are
allowed to happen only to be used against you and yourself . You thought the tea party is stupid but not OWS? What about vice versa? You see if you
think along those lines you are just arguing and disagreeing with yourself. Both movements were started by everyone… but since it has a label (left
or right.) you immediately disagree instead of taking a better look at the big picture.
Now that The idea has been planted into your head, what do you do next? Support both sides? No not going to work? Join one side and not the other?
Sure you can, but that won’t help. Realize that both movements are one in the same VIA changing who is in power in the financial sector and
government? YES! I believe that’s where both sides can agree on.
Maybe you should stop fighting both sides… fighting with yourself… Look forward and kick the door down that’s blocking you from making a real
EDIT: Thanks Open2Truth for proof reading my thread!
edit on 10/10/2011 by ugie1028 because: Almost forgot to give the shoutout!