The Little White Lies About the Tea Party’s Racism

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“You might be a racist if you’re waving a traitor’s flag to protest the Black man in the White House.”

The Tea Party is not racist. The TEA Party is not racist. The Tea PARTY is not racist. THE Tea Party is not racist.

No matter how many times or how many ways you say it, you can’t deny it: The Tea Party IS racist. As hell.   Let us not dither or waffle or obfuscate.  When something is obvious, you must call it what it is, not what it protests it is not.

An arsonist is not someone who loves fires.   An arsonist gets his rocks off by burning shit up.

A pedophile is not someone who loves children.  A pedophile screws kids and screws up their lives.

The Tea Party is not made up of firebugs and scum that bugger children.  A Tea Partier is not someone who simply has a philosophical and political difference with President Obama.   A Tea Partier is a White person who didn’t give a shit about politics under there was a Black man in the White House.

Morgan Freeman is not my default go-to guy on politics, but he’s been around long enough to know the nativist, regressive, reactionary language of the Tea Party is merely old-fashioned racism remixed for the 21st Century and he let the bullets fly in an Daily Beast interview.

The lengths that people will go to show their prejudices!  You see some of these signs that say, “TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK!” What the fuck is that? Whose country are you talking about? They are being pushed to the side, which is a good thing for them to realize: you don’t have the power you think you have in this country. Obama was legitimately elected president. If you don’t like that, fine, either move out, or make your point and get yourself elected, but don’t tear the country apart! That’s not going to get you anywhere. I think the Republicans have pretty much destroyed themselves by allowing themselves to be controlled by a small contingent of people with a lot of money.

My position on The Tea Party has evolved as their politics have regressed.   They have zero tolerance for anything and anyone that does not conform to what “America” is and so too has my position that these nitwits, half-wits and dim wits should be met with tolerance and understanding.  Tried that and it doesn’t work.   You can’t reason with idiots whom are impervious to understanding and view even attempting to as a sign of weakness.  That’s when they pounce and go for your throat.

My stance for the Tea Party is the same as Michael Corleone for the Five Families;  I don’t have to wipe all of them out.  Just the ones whom are my enemy.

Guys like Larry Klayman.

Before the shutdown ended,  there was a rally of right-wingers in Washington to show their support for the GOP’s extremism and one speaker, Larry Klayman, an attorney, a founder of the advocacy group Freedom Watch, and a contributor to World Net Daily upped the ante for suggesting the U.S. military should overthrow President Obama to calling for a second American revolution to force Obama from power.

In a day of provocations and incendiary language at Tea Party-type protests Saturday in Washington D.C., WorldNetDaily.com author and Birther attorney Larry Klayman stands out.

“I call upon all of you to wage a second American nonviolent revolution, to use civil disobedience, and to demand that this president leave town,” said Klayman, a founder of the conservative Freedom Watch political advocacy group. Before a crowd at the “Million Vets March on the Memorials” Klayman demanded that President Barack Obama “… get up, to put the Quran down, to get up off his knees, and to figuratively come out with his hands up.”

The rallies had been pitched as a protest by veterans opposed to the shuttering of monuments, but have turned into Gadsen and Confederate-flag festooned rallies reminiscent of Tea Party rallies, complete with calls by some speakers for “people to stop obeying this government.”

“In 237 years, our country has declined more than Rome took 2000 years to do,” he said. “We are ruled, quote-unquote, by a president that bows down to Allah.”

Birds of a feather:  Republican Sen. Mike Lee, Sarah Palin and Larry Klayman

Birds of a feather: Republican Sen. Mike Lee, Sarah Palin and Larry Klayman

The Constitutional right of freedom of speech does not absolve citizens of responsibility for our speech.   If Klayman’s incendiary words don’t  rise to the standard of sedition, it skirts the edge of it.   This isn’t the first time Klayman has advocated the overthrow of President Obama.  In August he wrote a column pleading for the military to depose their Commander-in-Chief.

Standing by while Klayman called for a revolution were former Governor and noted quitter, Sarah Palin and Sen. Ted Cruz and neither of them distanced themselves from Klayman’s remarks.   Probably because they agree with them.

This isn’t your normal Republican vs. Democrat slap-fight.  This is more than a simple difference in politics.  This is hate, pure and simple and no amount of apologizing for the Tea Party excuses it.

When Rep.  Alan Grayson (D-Fl) said in an interview the Tea Party “was no more popular than the Klan” the conservative press was annoyed and demanded other Democrats denounce his remarks.

Which few did, because while the Tea Party is more popular than the Klan their hatred of the President is exactly the same and there’s no denying that.

The Tea Party isn’t racist? Suuuuuurrrre, they aren’t.

Up Against the Wall Street

I wanted to say something about the Occupy Wall Street movement.  I admire the activism and the energy being exhibited by people whom are fed up with being part of the many who don’t benefit while a select few make out like bandits.  There’s plenty in America to make it a better place for everyone.  But there are those who are greedy and have no intentions of giving up anything they have so others can have something.

When the mainstream news media isn’t ignoring the demonstrators, it’s ridiculing and sneering at them as being too White, too liberal, too motley and too unfocused.  What do these over-privileged, pampered and spoiled hippie liberal brats and ragged Socialists want anyway? is the message coming from CNN, Fox News and others.

It seems to me those that are pissing all over the Wall Street protests the most are the same ones rushing to defend the Tea Party raising hell.

Apparently its fine to challenge the status quo when it’s the right-wing doing the challenging. Not so much when it’s coming from the left though.   Double standards and situational ethics are fun to watch. The stench of rank hypocrisy does get to be a bit much though.

Why is there so much criticism levied at the protestors for lacking specific demands?  I don’t remember Fox News bitching about this when it was the Tea Party raising hell.  What did they want?  Take back our country?  From who?    What makes you think it only belonged to you in the first place?

You are not rich.
You do not get bailed out.
You do not own politicians.
There are no tax loopholes created especially for you.
You may work hard for what you have and you may hate to associate yourself with dirty liberal hippies, but guess what?

You are the 99%!

It’s amazing how many of yesterday’s radicals are today’s conservatives. I suppose they had to come from somewhere. If they had started off as conservatives and ended up even more conservative look how much evolving they would have missed out on since 1968.

When the Tea Party raised seven different kinds of hell at the town hall meetings of some scared Congresscritters, they were derided as loudmouthed bullies, kooks and worse. I know because I was one of those deriding them.

I could not disagree more with the Tea Party’s principles. However, I support their right to organize and raise seven different kinds of hell because it got results. If anything the Left has watched and learned.

Wall Street is not going to crumble and fall because of these protests. Capitalism isn’t going to crumble and fall because of these protests.  So what the hell are so many in the media and elsewhere so worried about? At some point the protests will pass and we all get back to our football games and the new fall television seasons. Maybe some talent deprived pop tart will get out of a car without her underwear on and we can have a good old scandal to amuse us for a while. Maybe somebody famous will die and that can distract us for a weekend or so.

And maybe we can let the bankers and the brokers and the dealers and hustlers and smart guys get back to business of nickel and diming the rest of us when they aren’t robbing us blind with billion dollar bailouts to get them out the messes they made for themselves.

If what’s happening on Wall Street is just street theater by a handful of malcontents, posers, anarchists and spoiled rich brats, what is there to be afraid of? One might think the charade might not simply collapse, but blow away by one stiff breeze out of sheer weightlessness.

It seems the rich and powerful don’t like being reminded just how well things are working out for them when compared to everyone else.

Every movement starts with a few dissatisfied souls. It’s only from them reminding the rest of us how dissatisfied we should be too that anything ever changes around here.

Dissent is not only the highest form of patriotism, it’s as American as the flag and mom’s apple pie. Faced with a broken system where no one is held accountable and nothing seems to work for the people, you can hardly blame the occupy Wall Street groups for finally saying, “Enough! No more!”

This isn’t about covering Obama’s ass for his failures and coziness to Wall Street. It’s about a general sentiment of “mad as hell and not going to take it anymore” types and all politicians are being held equally accountable for the state of the economy.

If you want the rulebook changed you go to the guys who paid off the officials and gave them their jobs in the first place.

I have no idea why Americans cheer on protests in Middle East countries against elitist oligarchs over there and sneer at them as being smelly hippies here.

Maybe it’s simply easier to dismiss them as malcontents than concerned citizens who give a good goddamn about the raw deal everyone but the bankers and brokers got with their Wall Street bail out while everyone else just takes the assault and bleeds out quietly.

It’s a terrific story. I just wish the corporate media cared about covering it as much as they do about some fucking English twit getting married.