You’ve heard about the various groups determined to infiltrate the tea-party movement, embarrassing it with misspelled signs, offering counterproductive interviews to media and seeking to destroy the grass-roots effort by any nonviolent means necessary.
Having been a part of the political left as a young man, none of this surprises me.
This is the way the amoral left operates. The ends justify the means. You make up the rules as you go along. Whatever you have to do to win – just read Saul Alinsky.
But let’s look at this from another angle.
Why does the tea-party movement need be embarrassed and discredited by infiltrators?
The answer is very simple: because those actually in the movement are not embarrassing and discrediting themselves.
By actually organizing these brown-shirt tactics, the agents provocateurs are admitting that the tea-party membership can only be destroyed by the manufacturing of lies and by deceiving the public about the behavior of its members.
In a sense, then, the people hell-bent on destroying the tea-party movement by any means necessary offer among the most priceless testimonials as to the sincerity, competence and responsibility of those inside.
How do they explain why their disruptive and destructive tactics are even necessary?
“Let’s get to work. This Tea Party isn’t going to destroy itself … Or is it?” the website asks.
They’ve made my point.
They know full well the tea-party movement is a movement of personal responsibility. Even the recent New York Times–CBS Poll characterized tea partiers as wealthier and more well-educated than the average America. They are smart. They are fun. They are creative. And they are determined.
That’s what bugs outfits like Crashtheteaparty.org. That’s why they realize they must produce the embarrassments and the disruptions, because the tea partiers won’t do it themselves.
Look, all you tea-party bashers: this movement is the biggest spontaneous, grass-roots political movement in modern history – already. It is having a profound and positive impact on our country. It has galvanized political awareness among a populace grown apathetic about the idea of self-governance in the freest nation in the history of Earth. It has renewed the spirit of eternal vigilance as articulated by our Founding Fathers.
You can’t destroy a movement like that by posing as a tea-party member and giving a “wild interview” to the media.
Not that the media wouldn’t eat that tactic up with a spoon. They would. They hate the tea party. They would like them to implode. The media themselves have, for all intents and purposes, tried to do just what Crashtheteaparty.org is trying to do. Remember Anderson Cooper? Have you ever watched MSNBC or read the New York Times? You would think tea-party members are strange visitors from another planet.
What has all these people so scared? Why are tea-party opponents so hateful? Why is this movement so demonized?
It’s simply because of the tea-party movement’s size and effectiveness so far – and what it portends for Nov. 2, 2010, and Nov. 6, 2012.
Ordinary, hard-working Americans aren’t supposed to get off their behinds and into the streets to protest government actions. That’s just not the way it’s supposed to work! Street protests and rallies are the exclusive domain of the angry left, those who hate liberty and want more government intrusion into every aspect of our personal lives.
Well, the tea-party movement has shown them.
Ordinary, productive Americans have been pushed too far.
They want their country back.
They want something to leave to their children – not materialistic things, mind you. They want to leave them the legacy of freedom and opportunity that we had and our parents and grandparents had in America.
And that’s why I love this movement.