Friday, June 1, 2012
We're Becoming a Country of Euro Wimps
The real Tea Party, the Tea Party of Samual Adams was a lot different than the metrosexual Tea Party of today. The Samuel Adam's Tea Party, which helped contribute to the start of the Revolution, was made up of true believers, men willing to fight and die for their convictions.
Today's fight is pretty much the same as that of 240 years ago. The first Tea Partiers were not fighting because they were being shot at, or because their land was being overrun, or women being raped. They were fighting because taxes were too high, because their lives were being devalued. They were fighting against a form of slavery.
Today the term 'Tea Party' is almost blasphemy to the kind of men that fought and died for the cause of freedom. Even current Tea Party 'superheroes' like Paul Ryan and Jim DeMint are only willing to go so far. Give their lives, are you kidding?, they won't even risk their cushy $200k taxpayer salaries, or their status as 'distinguished gentlemen'.
This is painful, because if leaders like these would stand up to the establishment, it could change the tide. Instead the establishment uses them as examples to the unruly peasant class that it's time to get in line. But beyond the leaders, is there not even one elected official in Washington willing to risk, not his life, but simply his political career for conservative values he knows are true?
Ryan and DeMint are the rule and sadly there are no exceptions. The Republican rollover is virtually complete. Even media 'superheroes' Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin threw in the towel immediately after Santorum dropped out. Then there are the early rollovers, like Coulter, Drudge, Fox News et al. So what do all these poeple have in common?, as Rush always says: "follow the money".
I can just hear the admonition that went out at Fox News: "people you're all making really good money, shame if something were to happen to that". Yes even Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin are, to an extent, part of the ruling class, they're only willing to rock the boat so much. However, as voters, the ruling class can only 'play us', if we allow ourselves to be 'played'.
Samuel Adams said: "It does not take a majority to prevail but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men". Fortunately every American generation is made up of a few jerks like Samuel Adams. Sam could have rolled over and things would have been relatively fine in the short term, but thank God he had enough of the a-hole gene in him to help convince America to separate itself from the Euro socialists, 240 years ago. That a-hole gene is still alive and well today, just watch.