Monday, January 10, 2011

Tea Party's UberNationalism Religious Fervor & Anger A Dangerous Mix

Tea Party's UberNationalism Religious Fervor & Anger A Dangerous Mix

"Words have consequences"

Violent Rhetoric by Media Uberconservatives and even Hillary Clinton et al in reference to Wikileaks & Julian Assange.
They argue that Julian Assange and anyone who is a bit too vocal criticizing American domestic or foreign policies should be shot.
But haven't Gingrich et al also been extremely and unfairly critical of the Obama administration. So should Sarah Palin for promoting taking out certain politicians or supporting Secessionists be prosecuted or just shot.
Should Glenn Beck be arrested or shot for calling the elected president a secret Muslim/Marxist/Maoist anti-Christian racist anti-American -

Should the "Birthers" all be rounded up . That is those who claim Obama has no right to be president because they claim he was born in Kenya not the USA

Either we have the rule of law and judicial process or we kill with impunity those we hate or fear. Someone accused of a crime ordinarily we are supposed to assume they are innocent until proven guilty.
The Tea Party/ Western frontier or Cowboy way is just to lynch those accused.
Legal process as such is seen as just another bit of politically correct liberalism.
Gingrich , O'Reilly et al claim to know who are the guilty ones and so believe those accused should be executed by US covert ops or FBI or CIA.
Trials Judges and juries are only for white Christian Americans. Everybody else is out of luck.
These uberconservatives are it can be argued giving excuses and cover for those who may act out violently on what these reckless agitators keep repeating in their speeches.

For instance they state that the so-called "Ground Zero Mosque" in New York is a symbol for " Muslim Triumphalism ".
They also argue it is being financed by Muslim extremists and that it will be used to train or enlist Muslim extremists who will then carry out terrorist actions in the USA.
According to their beliefs anyone who supports this Mosque is either being duped or is in fact supporting anti-American extremist Muslims who are out to destroy America.
Therefore if the government refuses to act then is it up to individuals to take action even violence against those building the Mosque and those who defend them.
The creators of the Tea Party movement may have created a movement and an environment in which violence of one sort or another becomes in the minds of their followers legitimate. They have as it were let the Genie out of the bottle and US society will be left to deal with the consequences.

Hyped up over heated rhetoric obscures truth and nuance and complexity of issues.
The Tea Party thinks they will solve all of America's problems by reading the US constitution outloud and on record in the House.
What next more flag waving , praying, sentimentalism , nostalgia and more phoney tears from Glenn Beck et al.
Things are so bad it seems that manly men are reduced to tears.

First a little song from a Tea party enthusiast.

Compare to Cabaret - chilling not inspiring
The passion with which he sings shows the depths of anger and fear of a significant portion of Americans feel which has been fueled by extremist Republicans and Tea Partiers

The scene reminds me of the film version of Cabaret in which at the last scene several young boys begin to sing what appears at first a rather poetic and innocent song but then as more join in the camera shows their swastika arm-bands and suddenly we are filled with revulsion.
The song is emblematic of how the German People were so beaten down that Nazi thugs in the guise of populism , patriotism, passion and a vision of a return to old fashioned values were able to play on their fears, their anxieties their dreams of a Germany that never was.

From film Cabaret "Tommorrow Belongs To Me" spontaneous singing
Michael York in the last line of the film asks "You still think they can be controlled" ( as in Nazis and today in America The tea Party Gang of thugs who have been whipped up into a frenzy by a few true believers and a lot of opportunists hoping to achieve their own particular agenda.)

Der morgige Tag ist mein

Hitler too wrapped himself in the Flag, patriotism, honor ,an a-historical national mythology and a revisionist history which explained how Germany and the German people were betrayed by weak liberal leaders who were either in league with or being used by in their view as puppets in the great conspiracy by the Jews and the Communists whom they claimed stabbed them in the back.

This fleshed out bizarre and unreasonable conspiracy theory helped to explain to the people why Germany had lost the First World War and then lost control of their own country.

So now the Tea Party talks about how America lost the Vietnam War and has not been as successful in their War on Terror and the economic woes are all because of the Liberals and progressives who are in league with Communists and with the Muslims and Latino immigrants and of course the Gay community and the radical feminists and academics and intellectuals who are all out to reshape and remake America into what an Islamic Hispanic Communistic Effeminate Nation where Christians are rounded up and dumped into FEMA re-education camps etc.

and compare these two videos to this chilling & sickening American Nazis Party version:
I'm not sure if these people get the irony that the song at the end of the musical Cabaret is far from hopeful but rather shows that the Nazi thugs were in Germany on the rise about to turn the world into a graveyard.

Tea Party Extremism

In case You Missed it - rhetoric on right is not just overheated in regards to immigration, Muslim Americans, fighting terrorism, calling Obama and other democrats and liberals as the real threat to America .
They believe that the Obama administration and democrats and liberals have sabotaged the war on terror while working to undermine America as a Christian nation.

These Tea party loons crack jokes while insisting on murdering Julian Assange and his friends and any who dared to help Wikileaks.
They see no difference between Julian Assange's freedom of speech criticizing his critics and that of his critics who do not just criticize him but call for his extrajudicial murder.
When Salamun Rushdie was attacked by Islamic critics that was fair enough but to issue a death Fatwa on Rushdie was not mere criticism or even baning his book or his speech. Calling for someone's execution is beyond the Pale.

"They're Talking About Assassination & Censoring The Press!" WikiLeaks Debate

and on a final note on America's latest assassin.
Excerpt from Shooter Jared Lee Loughner's Youtube account classitup . Note he speaks in the past tense was he expecting his own death that is if this is in fact his account or a fraud.

And what does his list of books say that he was torn between one form of extremism or another? Ayn Rand, Marx, Hitler & anti-establishment works such as One flew over the Cuckoo's Nest or Plato's Republic a favorite of Leo Strauss and the Neocons on the one hand mashed into the anti-Communist novel Animal Farm and placed alongside the apolitical Siddartha which is finally about withdrawing and finding one's place no matter how humble.

My favorite interest was reading, and I studied grammar. Conscience dreams were a great study in college!
(*My idiom: I could coin the moment!*)
Pass me the strings!
I had favorite books: Animal Farm, Brave New World, The Wizard Of OZ, Aesop Fables, The Odyssey, Alice Adventures Into Wonderland, Fahrenheit 451, Peter Pan, To Kill A Mockingbird, We The Living, Phantom Toll Booth, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Pulp,Through The Looking Glass, The Communist Manifesto, Siddhartha, The Old Man And The Sea, Gulliver's Travels, Mein Kampf, The Republic, and Meno

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