I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
"No religion is true, but some religion, any religion, is politically necessary. Law and morality are insufficient for the large majority of men. Obedience to the law and to the morals are insufficient for making men happy. […]Law and morality are therefore in need of being supplemented by divine rewards and punishments."
Comparing the two is akin to comparing a 60+ bingo parlor group and the Black Panthers. There's not much "radical" to the Tea Party other than lower taxes and halting government spending and reducing the deficit. Wow... real radical! Compared to a group who bombed buildings ... it's not a comparison whether or not the WU is around now or not - who cares if they're around or not now, or what have they done lately. That morons pick blue haired middle income retirees as radicals.... it's just precious.
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
If The Weather Underground had the kind of power and influence as the Tea Party, then there is no doubt they would be worse. However, what makes the Tea Party dangerous is that while they are not violent, they have some extreme ideas and enough influence in politics to screw things up for everyone else. What is worse, a few violent nuts, or tons of nonviolent nutters with some congressman beholden to them?
Think about this way. How dangerous would the Occupy bunch been had they had political power. That is how dangerous the Tea Party is.
Last edited by SouthernDemocrat; 12-23-13 at 02:10 PM.
"You're the only person that decides how far you'll go and what you're capable of." - Ben Saunders (Explorer and Endurance Athlete)
1. I don't think the Tea Party as a movement is "Fringe"
2. I don't think that The Weather Underground and Tea Party are a reasonable comparison of political movements or groups
3. It's kind of transparent towards your intent when you reach back purposefully roughly 4 decades rather than grabbing a left leaning political movement from just a few years ago that was more comparable in terms of make up, impact, and scope to the Tea Party in regards to OWS.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.