Friday, April 10, 2009
The end of the world is near. Only 5 days until National Tea Party Day.
Wyatt Shev, who declares himself an "unabashed atheist," writes for Examiner.com, and believes that our little Tea Parties could be the end of the world as we know it. Shev's biography declares that "although I have only been working for the Examiner for a few months, I have already established an extensive base, an eclectic mixture of fans, unapologetic haters and the obligatory gun-wielding, religion-clinging monkeys who infest any forum on the Internet that allows them to spew their crazy filth" [emphasis mine].
In describing the Tea Party movement, Shev writes: "On April 15th, hundreds of thousands of PO’d red meat eatin’ Americans will converge on the streets to protest the Obama administration’s policies and platforms. "
Misguided Shev misses the point, as do most liberals. It's not necessarily Obama we are protesting. It's the liberal agenda of Washington AND Congress (that includes at least three Republicans), specifically the pork laden spending bills that have been coming from Washington. We're protesting representatives who don't represent us.
If the thought of gun-wielding, religion-clinging monkeys doesn't scare you, maybe Shev's assessment of the potential of the Tea Parties will: "In reality, their ‘movement’ is incredibly divisive, a mindset that stands in sharp contrast to Obama’s calls for bipartisanship in this time of great national need. Their arguments have the potential to divide the country along titanic lines not seen since the bloody days of the Civil War."
I find myself more aligned with Professor William Jacobson who suggests that the scary thing here would be people like Shev.
Robert Stacy McCain gives Shev a bit of advice: "Don't talk about what you don't know."
Update: (Thanks for the link Le.gal In.sur.rec.tion! )