Happy Tax Day. Today, across the country, people are gathering to protest the taxation and radical left tilt of the current administration. The tea parties, despite all of the media furor over alleged racism and violence, are exciting, energetic, downright friendly events. It is always surprising that they are portrayed in the press as angry, hostile mobs.
But are they a violent, fringe mob? All evidence so far points to no. This, however, is the narrative the neoPravda media, good lapdogs that they are, have decided to go with, whether due to personal bias or adherence to party talking points. The democrats' Alinsky based tactics require the demonization of opposition, and so, good radicals that they are, they are following the instructions to the letter. It's a sad illustration of their lack of creativity that they are resorting to the usual old, tired accusations of racism and stupidity. People, you really need to freshen it up a little bit. Recheck your Alinsky Rule #7 - "A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag." Even radical activists get bored.
After eight years of Bush is stoooopid and the past two years of any dissent from the current radical agenda being called racist, it is definitely time for them to try something else. It is a sad day when being called a racist is a joke or, God forbid, a badge of honor due to it's absurdity. These days you just aren't a tea partyer worth your salt if you haven't been called a racist at least once. Their overplayed, tattered race card is disintegrating before their eyes, but what else have they got? They certainly can't argue the merits of their plans - if they could, their master-orator-in-chief would have managed to make the health care bill one of the most popular pieces of legislation in recent history, given that he has been desperately trying to sell it for well over a year now.
The blatant lies about taxation that they have been attempting to disseminate are literally laughable. They are now dealing with an electorate that is wide awake and paying attention to every little thing they are trying to do. The usual lies just don't seem to work anymore. The electorate are also managing to put all of the disparate pieces of the agenda together and thus envision the entire scope of the "transformation" Pelosi, Reid and Obama are attempting. As with most arrogant foes who buy their own press, the lefties have completely underestimated their opposition and so are continuously being caught off guard by them and their grasp of what is happening. Tea partyers have even managed to turn around the "teabagger" epithet:
The radical left have now found themselves in quite a dilemma. They have carefully nurtured a narrative, but those rotten teabaggers have failed to prove their theory. No matter how they goad, poke, and provoke conservatives, they refuse to sink to the level they are being accused of. So now the left find themselves having to funlfill the narrative themselves and then blame the tea party for their antics. An interesting idea, but one that always seems to backfire. The recent blatant advertising for anarchists and other liberal allies to "crash" the tea parties is a perfect illustration of their desperation. A putz named Jason Levin set up a website calling for radicals to infiltrate and subvert the tea party. Apparently those stoooopid teabaggers are refusing to show their true racist, homophobic, mouthbreather sides, so the lefties are determined to do it for them. Levin, however, is experiencing a bit of blowback. He is a middle school teacher, and he is being investigated by the school board for using school computers to create and monitor his website. He is also being investigated for possible attempts at identity theft (via Fox News):
“Some other thoughts are to ask people at the rally to sign a petition renouncing socialism. See just how much info you can get from these folks (name address, DOB, Social Security #). The more data we can mine from the Tea Partiers, the more mayhem we can cause with it!!!!” he wrote.
The state agency is investigating whether this is a hint at identity theft, and whether it is appropriate behavior for a public school teacher. It also will investigate charges that Levin used school computers during school hours to work on his Web site. Levin works at Conestoga Middle School's media lab and teaches 6th, 7th and 8th graders about computers and technology.
Do they really not realize how their tactics hurt their own cause? Is this man really willing to steal people's identities in order to ruin their lives simply because they hold a different political philosophy? Have we really sunk so low in this country? When did the tenets of free speech and tolerance get stricken from the left's list of ideals? These people are having conniptions about tea partyers metaphorically putting Nancy Pelosi on the firing line, as in, getting fired, not incitements to violence as the left attempts to paint it, but they have no problems with trying to destroy the lives of common Americans, whether it be through violence, threats or identity theft and exploitation.
It almost seems that the anger directed at the movement is because of their refusal to live up (down?) to the expectations of the left. Let's not forget, too, that lefties expect screaming invective and violence at rallies because that is the norm for them. The fact that the tea parties, with crowds numbering in the thousands, are peaceful must just boggle the progressive mind. How is it that they are managing to get their point across without burning flags, smashing windows and torching cars?
And so the lefties continue to push their narrative as best they can. Unfortunately for them, camera phones are everywhere, and there is just no proof to back up their argument. They are still trying to milk the allegations that the n-word was hurled not once, not twice, but fifteen times during the Congressional Black Caucus' symbolic march through the protesters the day health care passed. Rep. Jessie Jackson, Jr. had not one but two video cameras panning the crowd as he walked, as well as numerous mainstream media cameras and the literally hundreds of camera phones in the audience, and yet there is not even a single instance of racist invective caught on film. There is no doubt whatsoever that if such footage existed, it would be all over the news, even now, nearly a month later.
Tea partyers, be careful out there today. Keep an eye out for protesters, and don't sign any petitions today - Jason Levin has made every petition suspect now. But don't let these attempts to discredit and intimidate keep you from assembling. Continue to prove the left's narrative wrong - be passionate but respectful, enthusiastic but controlled. Isolate the infiltrators and show them for what they are.
If you go to an event, please send me your pictures and stories. Let's show the world that democracy in action can be peaceful.