There’s been a great deal of noise being made on the increasingly frantic left about the rapid rise of “Tea Parties” in the American political consciousness. Reporters from the so-called mainstream media cannot seem to stop themselves from focusing relentlessly on the ethnic composition of the varied groups that make up the tea partiers, and spend inordinate amounts of time looking for the supposedly hidden racism that at any moment will result in the production of white sheets and nooses. How soon they forget that such implements are the exclusive province of the Democrat Party?
In any event, while I can’t say that I’ve been a participant at any “Tea Party,” I am certainly sympathetic to their goals and find the hostility they arouse on the part of both the Republican and Democrat political establishment rather funny. I can also say that certainly in my lifetime I do not recall such a wide spread, grassroots, and persistent movement developing. I hesitate to compare it to the Civil Rights Era, but there are certainly parallels. And as we know, the Civil Rights Era utterly upended the existing socio-political order.
Are these tea party people racist? My guess is that they are not, at least not in any way that really matters. Mostly they are simply regular people who dislike the direction in which the country is headed under the current administration. Frankly many of them were dissatisfied with the country’s direction long before Barack Obama was elected, but if G.W. Bush’s spending could be compared to a mild marijuana addiction, BHO’s is a meth infused, heroin laced, crack cocaine binge the likes of which this country has never seen. This is not good for our country, and most definitely is harmful to Black Americans, many of whom continue to bear the brunt of the decidedly illiberal, statist, and frankly racist policies of the left. Of course no one wants to acknowledge that tea partiers are demographically just about like the rest of the country:
Are the tea partiers afraid of the president because he’s Black? I’ll let this video answer that one: