Tuesday, June 28, 2011

If Dick's Armey is leading your Tea Party . . . You are getting screwed.

As I have said before to my conservative friends, if your Tea Party is being led by Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Glenn Beck or Dick FreedomWorks Armey, you are getting screwed.

And it's not the fun kind of screw either. It's the kind that gives you burning urine, puss-oozing sores and a lower sense of self-esteem.

Well, according to an article from yesterday's Michigan Messenger, it seems that FreedomWorks is sliding closer to another long-time divide-and-conquer establishment front group:
The Institute for Research and Education and Human Rights has a report on the Tea Party group FreedomWorks, led by Dick Armey, and their increasing association with the John Birch Society.

I remember a number of years ago, when I was starting to become politically aware, I sent for a free packet from the John Birch Society to find out more about their organization. When I received the information I quickly got the message of their mission:
To bring about less government, more responsibility, and — with God’s help — a better world by providing leadership, education, and organized volunteer action in accordance with moral and Constitutional principles.

As far as I'm concerned, God and politics are like oil and water . . . fire and gasoline . . . the Detroit Lions and success. Neither should be mixed together for very long or the entire time-space continuum could be compromised.

While the Birchers are most famous for their efforts to combat Communism in all it's forms, I don't think replacing Pinko Commies with the jackboot march of Fascists is a good thing either. Because, as Sinclair Lewis warned in his 1935 book, It Can't Happen Here:
“When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross.”

I don't know about the rest of you, but for me, some days it sure seems like it has already happened here. . . .

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