Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Thanksgiving and the US Tea Party (Jon Kofas, Greece)

Posted on November 24th, 2010

Making news after it questioned the role of the Federal Reserve Bank when it tried to stimulate the markets and economy by purchasing $600 billion in bonds (the day after the mid-term elections of 2010), and teaching the Democrats a lesson of what it means to support the “Obama-Reid-Pelosi oligarchy” leading America in the embrace of Socialism, the US Tea Party is now determined to repair the damage that Rockefeller Republicans and the biased liberal media have caused in recent years. How to accomplish such ambitious goals? First, by redefining history and then identifying the enemies of Tea-Party America.

Countless of Tea Party community groups will be promoting conservative and Libertarian principles of small, limited or decentralized government, free markets, above all, devotion to God and country. This means, no Democrats, no gays, no feminists, no commies, no liberals, no moderates, no pro-UN or pro-NGO activists, no Obamafascists, no Rockefeller Republicans, no liberal media, no leftist academics, no Hollywood elite, no neo-conservative statism! “As the pendulum swings, we appear to be returning from the leftward most swing of Obamafascism on a trajectory far back to the Founding Fathers’ perfect, small government vision.”

In a controversy that erupted in July 2010 and lingered throughout the summer and fall, Tea Party Express conservative radio personality and CNN guest commentator Mark Williams apparently insulted NAACP by stating that it was led by “Tom’s nephew and head colored person.” Williams, who has called Allah “monkey god,” blasted the “US media and our domestic enemies,” writing that: “We are in a war for the future of this country and the left and their allies in the news media have decided to use my personal comments and views as a weapon to injure the Tea Party movement and conservative activists. I am going to continue to fight on the side of liberty, but it is clear that doing so with any affiliation with the Tea Party Express is not the best way to do so.”

The Tea Party is about to make history again, not by what it hopes to accomplish in the next presidential election, but by the manner it wishes to define the historic Thanksgiving holiday. Hold on to your cranberry sauce and put that turkey wing down before you say your prayers. The Tea Party has officially declared America’s early settlers Socialists! Thanksgiving is nothing but a left-wing holiday that must be exposed as sure as the gravy is drying on the roasted turkey that is the symbol of primitive American Socialism. Ham any one? Yes, the primitive Socialist pilgrims were engaged in collectivist operations that led to crop shortages and famine until they realized the errors of their Socialist ways and the only way to save themselves was to embrace Adam Smith’s free enterprise theory and Ronald Reagan’s distaste of the welfare state!

This Thanksgiving holiday, think of the parallels between the early settlers in America sitting down and sharing their food with native Americans–imagine sharing an anomaly of nature and a perversion of the American way of life. This Thanksgiving holiday, reflect on current issues facing the nation, issues like entitlement programs, universal health care, and other New Deal Socialist policies the Washington insiders push with the help of the liberal media. That’s the result of decades of Democrat administrations, and some misguided Republican ones, influenced by distorted liberals and Socialists alike and backed by a biased media that never had the gumption to expose for the dangers of Socialism cloaked behind the welfare state.

Think of those early Pilgrims living in a communal system where they shared the fruits of their labor; think of the chaos, crime, and devastation that their collectivist lifestyle invited until they saw the errors of their ways and reverted to private property they appropriated from native Americans; think of rugged individualism that suddenly resulted in prosperity for all and a place in Heaven for the predestined few.

Who are the Tea Party promoters of such “fast-food tales” that a segment of the American public buys more readily than fast food burgers and fries? Former House majority leader Dick Armey, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, among others are among the leaders, with Sarah Palin waiting on the sidelines to declare her candidacy for President in 2012. Are they serious; can they possibly be serious? Absolutely! Many people are very angry and disappointed after the election of 2008 when so much was expected and so little delivered. They respond emotionally to such extremist populist rhetoric that appears cathartic to the tormented psychic amid hard times for so many, designed to permit people to vent against government that has failed them again, and again…

There is indeed widespread cynicism, frustration, anger, and disillusionment that pervades American society about the body politic–just as there is in many countries suffering amid this economic contracting cycle. Some people find expression in the Tea Party that appears to have the sole version and copyrights to patriotism. The enemy is not just official Washington, but all Washington insiders and that includes the media. In these difficult times for so many disgruntled millions of people, all one has to do is resort to angry populist rhetoric wrapped in the flag, ultra-nationalistic rhetoric that demonizes what otherwise was once a sacrosanct like Thanksgiving.
“Tea Party blogs have reposted ‘The Great Thanksgiving Hoax’ from a Web site celebrating the work of the libertarian economist Ludwig von Mises, a favorite of Ron Paul devotees. The post concludes: "Thus the real reason for Thanksgiving, deleted from the official story, is: Socialism does not work; the one and only source of abundance is free markets, and we thank God we live in a country where we can have them." Armey   ---  ---- --- ---- ----

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dr. K.

Religion was not the original motivating factor. And, Dr. Paul did not vote against homosexuals in the military.

I promise.