posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 11:32 PM
reply to post by fnpmitchreturns
Perfect example of the successful derailing of the Tea Party movement. In the early days, when the "Tea Party" was smart libertarians, I considered
myself a "Tea Partier." then, seeing the momentum the movement was quickly gaining, it was quickly co-opted, beginning with the likes of Sarah "I
hate most Americans" Palin. When she nudged her way in, I thought, "well, there goes that...". instead of being smart, reasonable Americans of all
walks of life wanting a return to Constitutional principals (albeit, with a realistic world-view, not straight anarchy), it devolved into being
largely made up of un-intelligent, lower-middle-class racist Caucasians who despise the Constitution and embrace Permanent War, who tremble in fear at
the thought of Muslims, Mexicans and African-Americans, who believe that tax breaks are for oil corporations, and that, while we should have a
socialist highway system, we should also, through our policies, encourage by far the world's highest healthcare costs, and only allow treatment to
the top 50% income-earners. In short, they turned into Neocons.
Well played by TPTB. Don't shut the tea party down, just convert it into something totally different than its original intent. We need to try again,
and try to keep the anti-Americans posing as patriots, and the anti-Christians posing as Christians out of it.
I for one am a true American, a white male who isn't afraid of brown people, and a Christian who doesn't kneel before my masters and lay down my
rights in fear of terrorists. That makes me, well, certainly NOT a member of what the Tea Party has devolved into.
I knew the advantage of NOT being organized would succumb to the power vacuum and end up co-opted. I had only hoped we could have changed a few things
before it happened.