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. . . .