Part II: Tea Party – Americans?

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Yesterday The Pink Flamingo wrote:

We are witnessing a perfect storm where the right is having a temper tantrum because they lost in 2008.  They are acting exactly like the liberals did from 2000 – 2008.  They are no different.  Where the far left goes to their idiocy, the far right is now being manipulated by some very nasty creatures.

They come directly from Ron Paul’s game plan.

“…When the Tea Party movement emerged in late February 2009, it was a rather staid affair.  The signs were respectful, even humorous, towards President Obama.  The announcements asked conservatives to exhibit good behavior.  Yes, in some cities there were Gadsden flags, there were signs for revolution, and there was some of the America is Nazi Germany theme.  In some cases, local elected Republican officials addressed the crowds.  At some locations, the GOP officials were invited but then the organizers decided to use local radio talk show hosts.

But, in Davenport, Iowa, there was a physical glimpse of the real Ron Paul network.  Todd McGreevy, a local journalist or blogger, reported that many of the protestors wondered if there were going to be another Tea Party protest.  At this protest were two individuals, James Getmann and Mike Angelos, from the group SuperLiberty.com.  They told the crowd that they held meetings twice per month to “educate citizens about the Constitution” and invited the crowd to come to the next meeting.11

The SuperLiberty.com website bills itself as the “local central hub to unite like minded members of the following national and local groups: Continental Congress of 2009, the John Birch Society, the Campaign for Liberty, Opt4Better, Fully Informed Jury Association, NORML, and SuperLiberty TV.  The SuperLiberty.com sponsors were the Ron Paul Revolution, We the People, WallBuilders, ResistNet, the John Birch Society, and the Campaign for Liberty.  In the last couple of months the only sponsor to be taken down is the John Birch Society, but the description as a “central hub” remains the same.

In a microcosm, SuperLiberty.com represents all aspects of the Ron Paul network: the John Birch Society; WallBuilders with its Christian nationalist agenda; ResistNet with its links to the militia and anti-immigrant nativist movements; WeThePeople with its links to the militia movement; and, the two Ron Paul groups that are linked to the neo-Confederate movement, the militia movement, and other white nationalist organizations…”

They are manipulating the fear of anyone who looks different, who has a different skin color, different nation of origin, and different accent.  Not only are people of African ancestry to be hated and feared, but now the real enemy is the Hispanic invader – ergo the whole anti-immigration industry.  They are one in the same with the tea parties, far far right, and the Ron Paul Bunch.

Political Chili

Just remember the mime….there are no Nazis.  The first person who uses the word “Nazi” loses.

“…Neiwert pointed out that Ron Paul “attended a Patriot Network banquet in his honor in 2004,” that he has “been operating within those same circles since 1985,” and spoke before the racist Council of Conservative Citizens.45

The Patriot Network has a photograph of the 2004 event with Ron Paul’s 1998 statement to the group: “If we stuck to the Constitution as written, we would have: no federal meddling in our schools; no Federal Reserve; no U.S. membership in the UN; no gun control; and no foreign aid.  We would have no welfare for big corporations, or the ‘poor’; no American troops in 100 foreign countries; no NAFTA, GATT, or ‘fast-track’; no arrogant federal judges usurping states rights; no attacks on private property; no income tax.  We could get rid of most of the cabinet departments, most of the agencies, and most of the budget.  The government would be small, frugal, and limited.”

The head of the Patriot Network, Robert Clarkson, characterizes himself as the “South’s most famous IRS fighter” and he is the “founder of The Carolina Patriots, The Patriot Network, cofounder of the S. C. Libertarian Party and S. C. Constitution Party and the south’s most active tax patriot.”46

Sara Robinson reported that Ron Paul had been endorsed by the “Dixie Daily News, a neo-Confederate website full of articles on states’ rights, gold-backed currency, and how the South was right all along.  Paul writes for this site frequently—as does his friend and former legislative aide Gary North…At the moment, the headline at the site is promoting Ron Paul’s appearance at the group’s ‘FreedomFest’ in Las Vegas next month.”47

Daniel Greenfield at SultanKnish reported that the Ron Paul presidential campaign had been endorsed by Pat Buchanan, Larry Pratt, David Duke, and the neo-Confederate Reverend Jacob Bogle, the latter the “Chairman of the Southern Party of Tennessee, the Tennessee Division Commander of the Southern Confederate Front, the former Vice Chairman of the Southern Independence Party of Tennessee and oh yes, the creator of the Jefferson Davis Fan Club.”48

The David Duke websites, DavidDuke.com and WhiteCivilRights.com, posted many articles by Ron Paul, many articles praising Ron Paul, and some containing fundraising links for Ron Paul.
James Buchanan, the main writer cheerleading the Ron Paul candidacy, hailed Ron Paul as “our king” in the political game of chess.49 In the midst of all his cheerleading and more or less urging his readers to fund Ron Paul’s campaign, Buchanan managed to post an article on “Ten Reason Why the Holocaust is a Fraud” on the White Civil Rights.com website.50

As Ron Paul was gearing up his efforts for his “money bombs” which would raise millions dollars of Internet donations in a single day, Buchanan and Charles Coughlin wrote highly favorable “horse-race”  articles on Ron Paul, his fundraising status, and his need to run nation-wide campaign ads in order to attract even more supporters.51 The articles either had links to a Ron Paul fundraising site or a phone number to call the Ron Paul campaign….”

A week or so ago, Richard Viguerie hosted a group of conservative “leaders” defending Jim DeMint.  Among them was Larry Pratt.  No one bothered to notice Pratt, and his background, nor did they bother asking why he was defending Jim DeMint.  And – why DeMint has not denounced his support.

“…on February 15, 1996, Larry Pratt, head of Gun Owners of America, voluntarily resigned from the Patrick Buchanan presidential campaign when Pratt was linked to Pete Peters, a Christian Identity preacher—a religion that is anti-Semitic (Jews are the descendants of Satan or agents of Satan) and racist in that it believes that African Americans are ‘mud people’ (formed before Adam but without a soul).  Pratt was also the key Christian Right leader who helped form the strategy that led to the emergence of the Christian Patriot militia in the early 1990s.  The very next day, Ron Paul was touting Larry Pratt’s endorsement of his congressional candidacy.  When challenged by incumbent Republican Representative Greg Laughlin to repudiate Pratt’s endorsement Paul refused.  Pratt endorsed only one other candidate that year, a challenger who had once worked for David Duke’s 1991 gubernatorial campaign…”

WARNING:  You will need a shower after reading this post.

“…We know that this structure is embedded in and operates within precincts and that it is headed by a precinct leader.  We know from Part IV-F that the Ron Paul presidential campaign’s donors, which form the virtual and grassroots structures, were drawn from such groups as Stormfront and David Dukes websites, as well as neo-Nazi groups.  We know from previous sections that Ron Paul has built his network (and donors) around three major components—the John Birch Society (with its structure), the Constitution Party (and its structure), and the neo-Confederate movement (and its structure)…”

Political Chili

But…

“…The SPLC reported one two Stormfront posters talking about using the protests as a venue for future organizing: “‘Don’t go there [Tea Parties] with flags and uniforms, and don’t try to preach the truth,’ advised one Stormfront writer. ‘Go in civil, meet people with whom we might do things later, and try to get into the organising [sic] circles.’ Another writer said in response that white supremacists shouldn’t ‘fail to push to envelope’ but cautioned them to ‘dress inconspicuously’” (emphasis added).

While the SPLC suggested that the purpose was to “recruit new members to their cause,” there is no reason to assume that the recruitment was into Stormfront.  That is an unwarranted assumption and written at a time when the SPLC was unaware that Ron Paul’s Campaign for Liberty had been planning the Tea Party protests for two years.  The clear implication of the Stormfront writer was to get into the “organizing circles” of the Tea Party movement and through stealth tactics influence its direction of the local groups. After all, why else would a Stormfront trooper urge his fellow troopers to hide their flags, uniforms, and not speak the truth, if not to engage in “stealth politics” as Gary North suggested?…”

The tea party types like to quote Ayn Rand as their intellectual creator.  The problem is that Rand was something of a racist.

“...One could argue that Paul’s principled defense of states’ rights is derived from Ayn Rand’s philosophy, but this hardly constitutes a morally defensible position.  Lee Stranahan, an Ayn Rand devotee and insider, noted that “the Objectivist movement and its purported belief in individual rights stayed completely on the sidelines during…Rand’s intellectual heyday of the 1960s” and when she did write on racism she “spent as much time blaming ‘the Negro leaders’ as it did the ‘Southern Racists.’”…”

Political Chili

This is the second of three posts about the roots of the tea party. The Pink Flamingo has been on record, from day one, that the tea party is part of a very nasty movement promoted by white supremacists, and even nastier people, along with the minions of the anti-immigration movement.

So much for the mime that there are no white supremacists in the tea parties.

“…Leonard Zeskind points out, that Willis Carto from 1984 onwards was building the Populist Party using his Spotlight newspaper.  Though a small party, the newspaper built a “significant subscriber base in the Midwest.” Zeskind characterized the nascent party, “As a matter of style, Carto’s Populist Party was a picture of white-sheeted racism in a Grant Wood frame of pitchfork Americana.” The party’s ideology was more of an anti-elite “political style” in which “the government of white elites…[was] on the same side as the black poor” and opposed them both.15 This is the target audience Ron Paul was pitching his congressional campaign solicitation letters and newsletters.

It was also around 1986 when Paul’s newsletters and fundraising letters were going out that Holocaust denial and the Confederacy became “relatively fixed,” according to Zeskind.  As he put it, “by the mid-1980s Klansmen, Aryan warriors, Posse Comitatus sovereigns, and Populist Party members knew that the Holocaust was a hoax invented by the Jews to trick white society.”16 It was also around this time that David Duke was starting to hone his message of white dispossession (read Take Our Country Back) with white economic grievances, “tariffs, preserving the family farm, and cleaning up Wall Street,” combined with a demographic fear of too much immigration and non-whites with too high birthrates.  In early 1989, David Duke was elected to the Louisiana state legislature as a Republican.17 Sanchez and Weigel noted that David Duke was considered a role model for the outreach to these dispossessed white voters and the language describing Duke was similar in the 1990 Ron Paul Political Report and a 1992 Rothbard-Rockwell Report.

It was in 1988 that two of Ron Paul’s closest associates, Lew Rockwell and Murray Rothbard, “formed a schismatic ‘paleolibertarian’ movement, which rejected what they saw as the social libertinism and leftist tendencies of mainstream libertarians.” Sanchez and Weigel reported that in 1990 they began the Rothbard-Rockwell Report.

Essentially, in its treatment of race they fused together the idea of a libertarian market of personal affinity with the white supremacist agenda of separate but unequal.  As they put it in their 1990 newsletter, “‘State-enforced segregation was wrong, but so is State-enforced integration (read all civil rights legislation).  State-enforced segregation (read Jim Crow laws) was not wrong because separateness is wrong, however.  Wishing to associate with members of one’s own race, nationality, religion, class, sex, or even political party is a natural and normal human impulse.’”…”

From Political Chili:

Political Chili

It is very nasty and goes right back to Ron Paul:

“...Daniel Greenfield at SultanKnish reported that the Ron Paul presidential campaign had been endorsed by Pat Buchanan, Larry Pratt, David Duke, and the neo-Confederate Reverend Jacob Bogle, the latter the “Chairman of the Southern Party of Tennessee, the Tennessee Division Commander of the Southern Confederate Front, the former Vice Chairman of the Southern Independence Party of Tennessee and oh yes, the creator of the Jefferson Davis Fan Club.”48

The David Duke websites, DavidDuke.com and WhiteCivilRights.com, posted many articles by Ron Paul, many articles praising Ron Paul, and some containing fundraising links for Ron Paul.

James Buchanan, the main writer cheerleading the Ron Paul candidacy, hailed Ron Paul as “our king” in the political game of chess.49 In the midst of all his cheerleading and more or less urging his readers to fund Ron Paul’s campaign, Buchanan managed to post an article on “Ten Reason Why the Holocaust is a Fraud” on the White Civil Rights.com website.50
As Ron Paul was gearing up his efforts for his “money bombs” which would raise millions dollars of Internet donations in a single day, Buchanan and Charles Coughlin wrote highly favorable “horse-race”  articles on Ron Paul, his fundraising status, and his need to run nation-wide campaign ads in order to attract even more supporters.51 The articles either had links to a Ron Paul fundraising site or a phone number to call the Ron Paul campaign.

Final Thoughts
Ron Paul has courted white nationalists, neo-Confederates, militia supporters, and neo-Nazis from the start of his career in politics to the present day.

In 1996, those newsletters generated two million dollars in a congressional campaign that he won by around 6,000 votes with the entire Republican establishment arrayed against him.  He defended those newsletters out of strategic necessity.  He could not turn his back on Larry Pratt and those newsletters without his base of support evaporating.  Those are his people, those are his ideas, those are his words.

Why did Ron Paul balls-it out when Don Black, other neo-Nazi, David Duke, and other white nationalist linkages came pouring out of the Internet?  The same reasons as in 1996.
Money and names.  And, political strategy.

On November 5, 2007, Guy Fawkes Day, a Ron Paul “money bomb” raised 4.2 million dollars from 40,000 donations.

On December 16, 2007, the 234th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, a Ron Paul “money bomb” raised 4.3 million dollars from 33,000 donations.52

According to the Federal Election Commission records, Ron Paul raised just over 34 million dollars and spent just over 30 million dollars.53

According to Gary North, his informal presidential campaign and Campaign for Liberty adviser, Ron Paul’s fundraising and acquiring a “postage-free data base” was “Phase 1 of Ron Paul’s political strategy.”

Gary North outlined Phase 2 of what would we would eventually know as the Tea Party movement…'”

National Policy Institute

From the National Policy Institute.  This is another of those little bouncing ball kind of things.  Peter Brimelow is the editor of Vdare, a white supremacist, neo-nazi, kkk kinda’ publication.  Fact is, his identical twin brother was once the head of the national socialist party.  Can’t get any whiter than that.  The “National Policy Institute”‘s piece from Brimelow is taken from his Vdare piece.

Please, explain how this is NOT racist:

“…To put it another way, VDARE.COM has long argued that simple arithmetic indicates the GOP should focus, not on outreach to unappeasable minorities, but on what we call “The Sailer Strategy“—“inreach” to its white base, still the giant demographic actor in American politics.

With the Tea Party triumphs, it is clear that—blindly, confusedly, painfully, goaded by demographic and cultural insult—the white giant is stirring….”

Now, follow the little bouncing ball.  Please.  Guess who writes for them?

Vdare Michelle Malkin Page

This specific page flaunting Malkin’s work has been up at Vdare since 2002.  She has done nothing to disassociate herself with Vdare or demand her work be removed.

Why?

What about the list of people who write for Vdare?  To quote Obi Wan “You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.”

Vdare Author Archive

You think the above is wrong?  Try Dave Neiwert’s Orcinus.  He has more.  Sure, he’s a liberal, but so what?

Orcinus

Oh, and Larry Pratt was one of those “conservative leaders” who demanded that Mitch McConnell treat Jim DeMint nicely.  It is like a meeting of the “Usual Suspects”.  They are always the same.

You know those CofCC Tea Partiers The Pink Flamingo has reported on in South Carolina?  They’re part of the same little cabal.

Google Search "CofCC Tea Party"

James Edwards of the Political Cesspool is defending this bunch.  Then again, Edwards hangs out with some very bad people.

Political Cesspool

Right now the right has their undies in a wad because the SPLC has declared that some of the “Christian” groups who detest gays – in love only – are hate groups.  Can’t say that I blame them.  So, this is the new way to attack the SPLC.  It is from the WTimes, which The Pink Flamingo rarely quotes because it is so outrageously biased.

“..Of course, the tired goal of this silly meme is to associate in the public mind’s eye mainstream conservative social values with racism, white supremacy and neo-Nazism. The ironic result, however, is that, as typically occurs with such ad hominem and hyperbolic attacks, the attacker ends up marginalizing himself and galvanizing his intended target (I’m rubber, you’re glue and all that).

Hence, beyond a self-aggrandizing liberal echo chamber, the SPLC – and by extension the greater “progressive” movement – has become largely, as it stews in its own radicalism, just another punch line.

It’s often said that the first to call the other a Nazi has lost the argument.

Congratulations, conservative America: They’re calling you a Nazi. Carry on….”

This is the right’s usual answer to any criticism.  So….calling them Nazi?

Political Chili

Let’s have some fun….

White Reference

From Stormfront – I’m not linking – I guess this is not racist – not Nazi?

Or – how about this?

“…Kevin MacDonald: James Edwards is becoming a very important force in the movement for White advocacy. He hosts the The Political Cesspool, a weekly 3-hour radio show where he interviews a range of personalities on their ideas (including me on more than one occasion). And he has become a director of the American Third Position, a political party that aims makes an explicit appeal to White identity and White interests.

James is exactly the kind of young person who is making a big difference for our cause. He is articulate and well-informed.

Now James has come out with Racism, Schmacism, an important book cataloging the ways that White people are intimidated by the charge of racism. This fear makes people like John McCain rather lose an election than be called a racist for bringing up unpleasant things about Obama:…”

What about David Duke?  I guess he’s pure and a good American, right?

David Duke

FYI – you see the name Roan Quintana?  He’s the big founder of the Tea Parties in South Carolina!  Note the links to South Carolina.

CofCC

There are no Nazis?  From White Reference.

Then there is the Cof CC – and all those lovely little connections.

CofCC

No Nazis?

CofCC
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One thought on “Part II: Tea Party – Americans?

  1. For me it is a Christian thing. I cannot and will not vote for non-Christians. Period. No way.

    The so-called Christian Right was bad enough with their sometimes whacky misinterpretations of scripture to meet their political needs. But at least they WERE Christians! They might not have been perfect Christians and a few are borderline heretics but at least they are TRYING to be Christians.

    And I have never been a fan of the Charismatic Word of Faith Pay to Pray TV preachers that substitute Jesus Christ with ‘Jesus Cash’ and their divine prosperity gospel. But they still are Christians.

    I can’t say that about the Religion of Tea. They are NOT Christians. They are a conglomerate of Pagans, Wikians , Atheists, Heretics, Libertarians, Constitution Worshippers, Founders Worshippers, Nationalists and a few Christians just for fun.

    They don’t behave in a Christian like manner and the party’s roots support Abortion and Drug legalization (because it will cut down on minorities who will be able to vote). The dead can’t vote.

    They also believe that Prostitution and pornography and just about every vile disgusting perversion known to man is their RIGHT and should be legalized.

    The Tea People (Libertarians) are even worse than the damned Liberals when it comes to moral issues. They are defiantly not a Christian movement. So I’d have to say “Something Else Entirely” Pagan

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