Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tea Party?

So here’s what I read! ( NYTimes )

“Poll Finds Tea Party Anger Rooted in Issues of Class

The fierce animosity that Tea Party supporters harbor toward

Washington and President Obama in particular is rooted in

deep pessimism about the direction of the country and the

conviction that the policies of the Obama administration are

disproportionately directed at helping the poor rather than

the middle class or the rich, according to the latest New

York Times/CBS News poll.”

We have a problem in this country. The middle class is not willing to help those next to them. We have become a society of me first. A society of get mine and whatever’s left is for the others. The rich are not exempt from this criticism.

I am a long time member of the middle class and have been since my working class father, a foreman at General Electric and my mother, a grade school teacher each struggled through the forties, fifties and sixties to get me through school and on to a career.

I am not impressed with or willing to embrace the Tea Party folks. They are using multi-media to deceive and delude those people who do not, or will not take the time to check for themselves. The Tea Party folks seem to be locked into a stubborn ideology that everything is wrong with Democrats, or anything that isn’t conservative, green, republican or supportive of their cause is wrong and needs to be changed.

This kind of thinking is wrong. It is inimical to the tenants of Democracy

Not everything in a democracy can go the way of one’s hopes or beliefs.

And since we are a quick gratification society, not everything can go the way we hoped for in a Presidential election, but to dump the vision, the results, so quickly is ludicrous. The Universe takes years to unfold positive results, yet the Tea Party participants want it instantaneously.

We need to give time for things to work. Nothing but the illusions of the mind can change instantly.

The Tea Party needs to remember that the original tea party was a protest against taxation without representation. Not Democracy.

They also must remember the Tea Party participants of the mid 1700’s were disguised as Indians. I wonder what the disguise is today and for what purpose?

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