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Tea Parties and One Party

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Tea Parties and One Party

Jon Larsen

I have to admire the Tea Party folks. They're pissed off with the United States Government and they're letting us all know. They've got energy. They have leaders to follow. They have Michael Johns and Sharon Angle. They have Sarah Palin. They have Tom Tancredo. They get the front pages in big daily newspapers and in small weekly papers.

However, there are two things that they don't have.

The first thing that they don't have is us. Where are the liberals, the highly educated, the used-to-be- working middle class, the working poor and the poor? Where are the protestors of the continual wars of aggression and of the high-jacking of Democracy and of the U.S. Government by the psychopathically greedy mega-corporations? We're not there. We're not vocal. We're not organized. We're not marching in the streets.

It's as if we don't exist.

The second thing the Tea Party folks don't have is a clear 2010 view of what is really wrong with the U.S. Government. Republicans have historically been against Big Government. What they don't seem to realize is that Big Government has beentaken overby the enemy we know as the international mega-corporations and banks. The mega-corporationsare the enemies of the Tea Partiers and the non-involved liberals, "We, The People."

I suggest that Tea Partiers' perception of reality is colored by the lack of truth in the media. For years the press has been called "the liberal press" but it hasn't deserved to be called that since before the days of Ronald Reagan. Independent newspapers went into decline and the corporate voice was given to the newspapers and to TV "news" as well. Now it is "the corporate press." Tea Partiers haven't caught on and the corporate "news" cancer doesn't want any of "We, The People" to know the truth. The truth isn't put out for us to view because the mega-rich don't want us to know the truth. They choose to put out entertainment and trivia and to call it "news." Does the private life of Tiger Woods, for example, really qualify as being news? While our country goes down the toilet we hear about the clothes and hair styles of Sarah Palin and Michelle Obama.

Does this tell us anything?

It tells me that lies and trivia are tools of the mega-corporations which they use to distract us, confuse us and enslave us.Us. That includes both conservatives and liberals.

"Liberal" means believing in 1) freedom for individuals 2) a government of, by and for the people 3) being generous and caring about others and 4) having a belief in all of the civil rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights in our U.S. Constitution. Admittedly, there are some who are called "liberals" who don't believe in all of our civil rights.Anti-gun people such as Obama and Hillary Clinton never have seemed to grasp the validity of the 2nd Amendment and other rights of "We, The People."

Tea Party leaders talk about returning to the goals of the U.S. Constitution. The Preamble says," We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America." So, we're supposed to have equal justice when we go to court even if we might be poor. We're supposed to have armies to defend us, not armies of aggression and conquest for the benefit of the rich. Our government is charged with the task of helping us with health, education and retirement and care for our poor. It is also charged with keeping us free.

These benefits are supposed to be ours. We've already paid for them. We aren't supposed to be expected to have to purchase these from the very wealthiest in this country at a price which they determine by the extent of their greed.

It has been said that Tea Partiers support the mega-rich because mega-rich is what they'd like to be, too. Don't count on getting filthy rich, folks. The mega-rich don't want anyone else to berich because theirvoracious greed won't allow it. Their goal is always more money, more, more, more and more.

"Whoever loves money never has money enough: whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income"....." (Ecc. 5:10)

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Jon Larsen is a retired educational psychologist and carpenter/contractor who lives in a small town in southern Arizona. He enjoys nature and being an amateur primatologist, playing tennis,golf and writing. He volunteers at the Food Bank, the (more...)
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