Friday, April 2, 2010

Tea Party Worries

Gateway Pundit reports that anarchists are planning on disrupting April 15th Tea Parties across the country. 

Mr. Hoft quotes from the Jawa Report--I won't link to the anarchists website they linked to, but the included screenshots--as saying 
On April 15th thousands of right-wingers will attend rallies in cities and towns across the United States. The organizers of this nationwide day of protest call it a tea party.
Thousands, or tens, or even hundreds of thousands of Tea Partiers, yes.  "Right Wingers"?  Well, some.
This tea party movement that emerged only a year ago is a coalition of conservatives,
Again, some.
There was, in fact, one anti-Semitic whackjob at last years  Seattle Tax Day Tea Party.  He was also protesting the Trilateral Commission and the New World Order, and, IIRC, passing out Lyndon Larouche literature, although on that last I may be getting my whackjobs confused...
Bzzt! Thank you for playing, but go look up Fascism.  None of that at Tea Parties, unless you count the SEIU's Purple People Beater counter-protesters.
Again, all the racist whackjobs were counter-protesters.
This is like complaining about Liberals being at a Progressive rally:  The Constitution is what it's all about, you twits!  

BTW, did you know I swore an oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic?  Just wondering...
militia men
Look up the definition of "militia" in Title 10 of the US Code, then we'll talk.
gun freaks
I prefer "Members of the Gun Culture", although some are quite comfortable with "gun nuts" or "gun cranks." 
Maybe.  With that many people, it's possible.  But I've met more homosexual Tea Partiers than homophobic ones.  Easy, since I've never actually met any homophobes, but then, "How do you feel about gays?" is not a normal topic of conversation for me.
Ron Paul supporters
Yes, there will be Wookie Suiters.  Better company than the Larouchies, I can tell you that.
 Alex Jones conspiracy types
I don't know who that is.  Relative of Van Jones?  I suppose I should Google it--if I cared. 
and American flag wavers.
The mere fact that you say that like it's a bad thing speaks volumes about you.
 If the tea party movement continues to grow in size and strength there is a big chance they will dominate this country in the near future.
One may hope.

This is the good part:
If the tea party movement takes over this country they will really hurt poor people by getting rid of social programs like food stamps, unemployment benefits, disability benefits, student aid, free health care, etc. 
 So, what kind of anarchist believes in that stuff, anyway?  As Chris and Andrew B point out in comments (at Gateway Pundit) 

Modern anarchism is basically the bastion of idiot college students. How else do you reconcile a philosophy that calls for no government whatsoever with this laundry list of entitlement freebies:
“food stamps, unemployment benefits, disability benefits, student aid, free health care, etc.
Perhaps my dictionary is broken, but I can’t help but join in wondering why anarchists–whose entire political theory is based on the absence of government–would favor vast, costly social programs. Shouldn’t they, instead of shilling for food stamps, welfare and “free” healthcare, tell the poor to build a yurt and raise goats?
Again, my defective dictionary also seems to have a definition of “irony” that is not found in the anarchists’ edition. 
Alas, one thing these modern "anarchists" tend to have in common with the bomb throwers of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries is a nihilistic philosophy which revels in chaos and destruction.  We saw that here in Seattle with the anti-World Trade Organization riots.  Alas again, Eugene, Oregon is not too far away, and is a major center of anarchist activity.  (Again, how can anarchists be said to have any organization?  I guess I share a lack of a certain kind sense of the ironic.)

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