Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend

Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites (# of views)   3 comments
OpEdNews Op Eds

Facts Don't Get in the Way with This "Crowd".

By       Message Dave Lefcourt     Permalink
      (Page 1 of 1 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

Must Read 1   Well Said 1   Valuable 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H3 4/16/10

Facts don't get in the way of this "crowd".[1] The "crowd" in question is of course the "tea partiers" who yesterday "celebrated" their first anniversary nationwide (at some 700 different locations across the country on "tax day") of their amorphous movement against well--government, health care, taxes, the tax code, national debt, "Socialism, all incumbents", pretty much the full array of generalized soup to nuts me'lange of rants we've had to listen to and endure from these mostly white angry protesters over this past year.

Astonishingly, there didn't appear to be any "birther" signs questioning Obama's birth in the U.S., none of his being a "Muslim", and no senior citizen was heard shouting, "Don't let the government take away my Medicare" as was heard during one of the Town Hall meeting "shout downs" last summer.

The crowds yesterday seemed more orchestrated although Rep. Michele Bachmann (R. Minn.) roused the crowd on the National Mall with, "We're on to this gangster government." I say it's time for these little piggies to go home." [2] One wonders if she considers herself one of the "gangsters" she derides or just Democrats the only "gangsters" roaming Capitol Hill?

This being "tax day" the tax code was one of the day's villains as Jim Tomasik of "Fairtax Nation" exclaimed, "We have got to take the country back by taking back the money they take from us."[3]

Hmm? No tax money for government!? Therefore no public schools, no police, no fire departments, no roads and bridges, no water treatment, no--well you get the picture. All the services we Americans take for granted (one guesses) would miraculously be taken over by, who knows? They certainly aren't advocating anarchy or maybe they are and they don't know it!

When anger is so generalized and then propagandized and stoked by the likes of Glenn Beck, the ranting of Rush Limbaugh and roused still further by the inanity of Sarah Palin it becomes "We" against "them" i.e., "everyone" not like "us".

There are serious problems facing this country (the economy, unemployment, financial regulation of the "banksters", home foreclosures, our endless undeclared wars, our resort to torture in combating terrorism (and our complicity in creating it with targeted assassinations, wars and occupations in Muslim countries, the killing of innocents [in those countries] with drone attacks, support of dictators of those countries that are corrupt and oppress their own people), global warming and despoiling the environment (and on and on). And all exacerbated by a dysfunctional Congress of Democrats and Republicans who are beholden to big moneyed corporate and special interests which underwrite their campaigns and who essentially control the political process and the agenda to the continued benefit and power of those interests. Can we expect "tea partiers" to see the reality out there, reflect and understand and work to rectify the true situation we Americans face?

The fact is the "tea partiers" have no clue. They are pawns, manipulated and used by charlatans whose only interest is their own self aggrandizement and notoriety. They are fools, apparently too dumb and ignorant and so anti intellectual they lash out verbally and blindly and fired up for--who knows what.

One suspects if you asked 100 of them what it is they're so angry about you'd get 100 different and incongruent responses. They are lost and don't seem to exhibit the wherewithal and the sense to try to be open minded, listen and take the time to discern the facts and the reality we all face.

They apparently don't and that's why they are potentially dangerous.


[1] "Tea party protesters join national rally", by Mary Gail Hare, "The Baltimore Sun", April 16, 2010.

[2] See footnote #1

[3] See footnote #1


 

- Advertisement -

Must Read 1   Well Said 1   Valuable 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

dglefc22733@aol.com
Retired. The author of "DECEIT AND EXCESS IN AMERICA, HOW THE MONEYED INTERESTS HAVE STOLEN AMERICA AND HOW WE CAN GET IT BACK", Authorhouse, 2009

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon



Go To Commenting
/* The Petition Site */
The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

An Ominous Foreboding, Israel vs Iran

The Evolving Populist Political Rebellion in the Arab World

A Nuclear War Would Be Insane

The Rich Get Richer, the Poor Get Poorer, While the Middle Class Gets Decimated

CIA in the Crosshairs

Iran Offers 9 Point Plan to end Nuclear Crisis, U.S. "No thanks".