Friday, January 29, 2010

Neo-Nazis, Militants Eye Tea Party for Recruitment

Fertile ground for radicals apparently.

Am I wrong or are radical right-wingers scarier than tree hugging hippies?


Neo-Nazis, Militants Eye Tea Party for Recruitment

"Tea parties are proving very attractive to both white supremacists and the militia movement"

7 comments:

Kevin Scheunemann said...

Mark,

You are just bound and determined to smear the tea party participants, aren't you?

It must have something to do with the fact the tea party has double the web membership of moveon.org.

First you discounted them as insignificant and unimportant. Now that they are a force, you need to smear.

You would denounce the very same tactic if I said, Hugo Chavez and other murderous leftist thugs are running around recruiting from daily Kos or moveon.org.

Mpeterson said...

Are you calling me a murderous leftist thug, you murderous right wing thug? :^)

kevin scheunemann said...

Mark,

No, but that is essentially what you are doing, by association, to the tea party with this post.

Mpeterson said...

Let's see... people who disrupt and scuttle the democratic process in order to push for an agenda written by big monied interests?

Maybe 'thug' is a bit too harsh a term. How about dupe?

More seriously, I completely share the Tea Party movement's (assuming there actually is such a thing) fear about an unresponsive government. It's just that the Tea Partiers seem to believe this is the fault of something called "the Government" and I believe it's the fault of corporate interests now writing their own ticket by using the government.

Tell me Kev, how could it be a bad thing to increase access to control of the government by the people? But the Tea Party bunch seems bent on increasing the control of the government by those who are already in power -- the oligarchs running the economy.

And you're siding with this?

Is it because you believe that being a franchise owner puts you at the same economic table as CitiBank or BoAmerica? Dude, you're at the kiddie table, eating scraps and canned cranberries and dreaming about real drumsticks.

John Jost said...

Kiddie table, right. You know, Mark (and Kevin), I always thought that Reagan got himself elected by basically saying: "Vote your wallet".

People believed he meant theirs and voted for the Big Wallets, lured by the Legend of Trickle Down.

Grant said...

The photo is illustrative.

Kevin Scheunemann said...

Mark,

So you are admitting tea partiers are the "little guy"?

You are also admitting they are "dupes"?

This is the marketing problem for you, you want to (seemingly) protect the "little guy", but you seem to have contempt for the "little guy" at the same time.

I share your contempt for Bank of America, Citibank, Chase, etc. Part of the reason tea partiers are complaining is: the mechanism of government, regulation, barriers to entry, etc. create these giant institutions, and Democrats are just as responsible.

The solution is to decentralize power, not centralize by giving more power and control to corrupt politicians in Washington D.C. Tea Party participants want more control back home.