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Tea parties targeted for disruption by anarchists?
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It’s a note by an anonymous blogger, but it’s making the rounds on the Internet because it urges citizens to disrupt April 15 tea-party rallies from the inside.
“Organize counter-protests against the tea party demonstrations, same time, same place,” the message states. “This is probably the best option. We need to get in the streets on April 15th and show the tea-party movement that there are lots of people out there who oppose their agenda.”
The tea parties are a general assortment of people with issues ranging from opposition to high taxes to concern over massive government expansion through President Obama’s socialist-type health care program and industry bailouts. If there’s a common factor, it’s opposition to Washington’s agenda and a promotion of individual rights and responsibilities.
The note posted on an anarchist blog urges the nation’s anarchists to carry out demonstrations to break up tea-party rallies.
The writer calls the tea parties “a coalition of conservatives, anti-Semites, fascists, libertarians, racists, constitutionalists, militia men, gun freaks, homophobes, Ron Paul supporters, Alex Jones conspiracy types and American flag wavers.”
The message warns of consequences if the tea party movement is not derailed.
“If the tea-party movement continues to grow in size and strength there is a big chance they will dominate this country in the near future. If the tea-party movement takes over this country they will really hurt poor people by getting rid of social programs like food stamps, unemployment benefits, disability benefits, student aid, free health care, etc,” the note said.
The note accuses tea party activists of malicious intent.
“The tea-party movement will say these programs must be gotten rid of because hard-working taxpayers cannot afford to pay for these things especially when the economy is in a depression,” the author claims.
Under no circumstances should opponents ignore the tea parties, the note warns.
“This is the worst option because without anyone opposing them they could easily gain power,” the author wrote.
The letter, noted by bloggers Gateway Pundit and Jawa Report, was posted at Infoshop News, which is edited by Chuck, who asked that his last name not be used.
The site’s homepage says it provides “Anarchist news, opinion and much more.”
Chuck describes Infoshop News as “an independent news service, online since 1997, which publishes a wide variety of news and opinion from various authors,
groups and organizations. Our group does not have a position on tea
party rallies. We are just a news service.”
The site acknowledges that its posting about the tea-party rallies “has generated quite a controversy beyond our website” but stated the call to disrupt tea-party rallies “was not written or authored by Infoshop News.”
“The Tea Party rally
story was probably written by one individual, so people should assume
it reflects the views of one particular, anonymous person,” the
The site explained Infoshop News “is run by anarchists and libertarians and features news and opinion from anarchists, libertarians and anti-authoritarians. The news service also includes material from non-anarchist sources, as we think it’s important to provide news, information and opinion from different sources. We aim to buck the dominant trend among American political news projects, which focus on providing selective news and opinion for people who already agree with that news and opinion. We favor a cross-pollination of ideas, within some parameters. While our news service is popular with anarchists, we also have many readers from other political persuasions.”
Tea party leaders have not responded to requests for comment on this story.
One of the major tea party groups, Tea Party Nation, along with ResistNet and several other groups, is setting up a National Tea Party Unity Convention July 15-17 at the Palazzo Las Vegas Resort in Nevada.
“The speakers will speak on the subject of uniting the conservative movement,” Tea Party Nation President Judson Phillips told WND. “One of the major purposes is to get the groups to work together because we all have the same common goal. We want to stop liberalism and socialism, and we need to be working together, not against each other.”
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