Tuesday, 26 April 2011

The Tea Party...

...has there ever been a popular movement like it ?


Our news, filtered as it is through a liberal, left leaning news media gives us only scant detail of what these Tea Party protesters are on about. A friend sent me a newsletter from an expat Kiwi living in the USA which contained this link...


As he explains...(the link) has become enormously popular with 6 million “hits” in its first four days. Why I ask you to view it is because it encapsulates the psyche of America – the distinctiveness of the country. Within the oratory of the narrator lies the heart of what made America great – rugged individualism and freedom of expression. Notice the devotion to the military and its place in society. When America goes to war it is always about freedom; freedom to maintain the American way of life. So those who die in these wars are exalted. You will hear an excerpt from Abraham Lincoln, “that unfinished cause for which our soldiers willingly go to battle...” It is very easy for this country to engage in war, because the cause is never finished.


The Kiwi expat quoted above however, is not necessarily a cheerleader for the anti-Obama brigade. He points out inaccuracies and hyperbole. They are there for sure, but compared to the years of psychotic anti-Bush venom and hate, these anti-Obama protesters seem quite restrained. Judge it for yourself, check the link out...

3 comments:

Mark Brentano said...

Tea party? I'll pop the kettle on. Hello again, Micky.

Ayrdale said...

Nice to see you back...and what a party it was too Butch, fascinator silly hats, Union Jacks, top hats and tails, and this was just at my place. Did you get an invite to sit with the nobs ?

Mark Brentano said...

Sadly, no, although I am getting married myself come September, having duped a woman into tying the knot. It was warming to see the nation's Lefties getting so exercised about the wedding...