Mythical Beast: The Tea Party Animal
The Tea Party Animal is an artificially engineered life form. It is created to be an ersatz patriot, a faux populist, and a militant climate change denier. By means of occult media technology, it's brain is artificially imprinted with an obsessive-compulsive drive to "take our country back," to return our nation to its "Christian Foundations", and to repeal health insurance reform, financial industry reform, and all other forms of public interest legislation.
Most of the sheep who get transformed into Tea Party Animals are the unsuspecting victims of modern-day corporate robber barons such as the Koch Brothers, venal Spin Merchants like Dick Armey, or demagogues like Glen Beck and Sarah Palin.
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Some liberals think there is an overlap between the progressive agenda and tea-party populism. Nope. Liberalism (from the Latin liberalis, “of freedom”) doesn’t mean anarchy, predatory capitalism, or white supremacy.
Conservatives and corporatists have been trying to appropriate “freedom” forever, but freedom is a function of checks and balances– a balance of rights and responsibilities, a balance of individual and collective interests. The tea-bagger philosophy is bankrupt, and it was not shared by George Washington, Adam Smith, Aristotle, or any of the people that neo liberals, neo conservatives, and neo libertarians try to claim for their narcissistic, selfish, and mean-spirited cause.
The baggers think they are victims but they are actually collaborators–the lowest kind of criminal in my book, in some ways more repugnant than the corporate criminals whose water they carry. Sure, there were some French patriots who felt compassion for some of the witless peons who collaborated with the Nazis. More often than not they still slit their throats, because if you aren’t part of the solution you are part of the problem.
The vast majority of baggers can not be reached or rehabilitated. They abandoned their reason with the rest of their virtues in exchange for an SUV.
Half of the tea-baggers are white middle class whiners who want a government that will save their privileged asses from immigrants, minorities, and godless liberal intellectuals. The other half are blue-collar tea-tards that hate minorities, foreigners, and unions and don’t have a clue where their real self interests lie. They are all about as persecuted as the rest of the white Christians in the USA.
The few tea-baggers who qualify as working poor also belong to the relatively small category of the stupid poor who don’t have a clue and aren’t going to take any hints.
The myth that the tea-baggers represent the working poor who are victims of a liberal socialist elite and a big government run amok is part of the phony, corporate public relations BS that the tea party is made of.
- Tea & Crackers, How corporate interests and Republican insiders built the Tea Party monster (October 15, 2010 issue of Rolling Stone)
- Secrets of the Tea Party: The Troubling History of Tea Party Leader Dick Armey (Truthout, March 26, 2010)
Tea Party Politics & Economics: Brews Too Bitter to Swallow (Huffington Post)“If the Tea Party’s policy proposals ever come to be widely embraced, our economy as we know it will collapse in a heap of unfairness and imbalance. Even the Tea Party will then be asking, “what have we done?”
- “Covert Operations: The billionaire brothers who are waging a war against Obama” (The New Yorker)
- “US oil company donated millions to climate sceptic groups, says Greenpeace”. The Guardian (London)
- “Secretly Funding the Climate Denial Machine”. Global Warming. Washington: Greenpeace. 2010-03-29