Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tea Party Express IV
Not much to say about this Tea Party rally because we are already so over-saturated with coverage. Just the reg. Lots of misguided, old, angry, paranoid white folks who seem to have absolutely no idea why they are so bleepin mad. I really get the overall feeling these folks are just flat out afraid of change. The World just got too big for its own britches and is in such a hurry. Although many things really bother me about this movement, the outright lies, the hypocrisy, the lack of common sense, individual thought, I came away feeling a sense of disgust at how they try to hijack patriotism. All the flag waving, Star Spangled Banner, Pledge of Allegiance, speaker after speaker telling about their military experience or about a loved one who was killed in the line of duty. It felt like such a cheap ploy to elicit an emotion that seems to not include a large majority of what America really is, young, black, brown, white, yellow, gay, straight, bi, poor, middle, class, etc.... It's almost as if it represents some kind of secret code. Well, I think many of us have an idea what this code is and it excludes a large majority of great Americans.