As tax day draws near, the economically concerned are prepared to reignite (or continue the pulsing momentum of) the Tea Party movement. But just as any innocent bystander can be certain that tea partiers will protest in droves on April 15th, one can also be sure there will be those that harbor a one-dimensional view of the movement, and its intentions. Tea partiers are a bunch of hateful, racist, bigoted, homophobic Neanderthals who routinely demonstrate their incapacity for rational and reasonable thought; right? (Insert sarcastic tone.) Why then would they possibly need an ounce of help to discredit their cause? But a group of “anti-tea partiers” are preparing to crash tea parties around the country. The Tea Party Crashers, found cleverly at crashtheteaparty.org, is comprised of a group of people who are determined to discredit and ruin the intentions of the Tea Party patriots.
Their mission is openly declared on their website, along with their wholly biased and perverted view of the tea party movement. “WHO WE ARE: A nationwide network of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents who are sick and tired of that loose affiliation of racists, homophobes, and morons; who constitute the fake grass-roots movement which calls itself The Tea Party.” . . . Obviously this is a group of poorly enlightened observers with prejudices and bigotries of their own. The outright hate spewed toward a movement of concerned citizens is not nearly as disturbing as the fact that such hate can be spewed without a sense of irony or self awareness.
But the mission of the party crashers is just as inherently disgusting: “WHAT WE WANT: To dismantle and demolish the Tea Party by any non-violent means necessary. HOW WE WILL SUCCEED: By infiltrating the Tea Party itself! In an effort to propagate their pre-existing propensity for paranoia and suspicion…We have already sat quietly in their meetings, and observed their rallies. We will act on behalf of the Tea Party in ways which exaggerate their least appealing qualities (misspelled protest signs, wild claims in TV interviews, etc.) to further distance them from mainstream America and damage the public’s opinion of them. We will also use the inside information that we have gained in order to disrupt and derail their plans.”
Of course, their mission begs the question: If the tea party is a manifestation of such desperately fringe irreprehensible behavior, why would there be any need for an organized sabotage of their message? The simple existence of the Crasher’s should illustrate the effectiveness and marketability of the tea parties principles. Moreover, the existence of such indecent tactics reflects far more poorly on the perpetrators of the sabotage rather than its intended victims.
And while apprehension for such an organized assault on the tea party movement is quite appropriate, the attack on conservative principles should be seen as a compliment, and a barometer for our success. Few movements would garner so much hate, or objection, if they remained a fringe movement. It is only because of the widespread palatability of conservative values that the tea party movement has merited such a fervent opposition.
So if you intend on participating at a tea party this April 15th, keep about you a sense of awareness. Peaceably protest, and take any and every opportunity to interact, politely, with the media. Let the pure numbers of legitimately concerned citizens speak with civility for the tea party movement. The media will, as could be predicted by anyone who has ever witnessed an MSNBC “news” program, concentrate on the horrid and inappropriate. But America is not buying the rouse that tea partiers are a bunch of hateful, racist bigots. Moreover, no attempt by the left to portray them as such will marginalize the volumes of average Americans who have only recently stepped into the realm of political activism.
The thing that the “Crashers,” and Left, does not understand is that the Tea Party movement is not about politics. It is about the preservation of American values. It is about independence and freedom from unreasonable governance. It is about Liberty, and resistance to Obama’s brand of “fundamental change.” Animosity toward the overreaching bureaucracy of Washington DC will not fade. Watch for tea party Crashers this coming week.
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