Here then are the Tea Party’s non-negotiable core beliefs:
|This could be the US….just deregulate!|
What? What does that even mean? Suppose we were to give the framers of this constitution the benefit of the doubt; let’s assume that they mean that it would be preferable to employ domestic workers than to have American companies export jobs to 3rd world countries. No American would disagree. Except perhaps for corporate America which has been exporting jobs as fast as they can despite tepid government regulations to keep them in this hemisphere. Tighten up the laws? Oh, but to do that would require regulation….can’t have that, can we? Better to deregulate America, so that corporations can pay American workers on a par with Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan and China.
|And remember, squeeze, don’t jerk…|
Protected by the constitution, arguably. Sacred? The dictionary, most churches, and any rational person would suggest that sacred is the wrong word here. It is fascinating to see what the TeaPartiers consider sacred, but there is either a misunderstanding of the word “sacred” or a deep insanity running through this fringe element. There are many forms of worship and many objects of veneration, but this form of worship and that class of objects as items for veneration is profoundly disturbed, and suggests a need for treatment. It is also sacrilegious if you are of a religious bent.
Who could disagree? Right now the US congress is populated by people, 98% of whom are among the top 2% of the wealthiest US citizens. That should change. The Tea Party is represented by an enormously lopsided percentage of right-wing evangelical Christians. That by definition does not represent the “average” citizen. Just who would be an “average citizen” to the Tea Party?
|There oughta be a law!|
Required? I don’t know. By whom? Why? What does “core language” mean anyway? All congressional proceedings are in English. All laws are published in English. All government services are provided in English (some services in some areas as a courtesy are provided in a widely used local language). Okay, I’ll go with “desirable” if you insist, since it is what appears to be the “core” language anyway. What the hell; I like the English language and it’s the one I’m best at. Either way, I’m willing to negotiate.
It is easy to see the Tea Party as a leaky lifeboat containing a ragged, desperate group of those whom the world has passed by. The modern world is just too complex, too sophisticated and requires too much thought for people such as these to cope with. These dimwits are simply bewildered by things they don’t understand; things like science, economics, history, geography, in short anything they should have learned in elementary school. As a consequence they lash out and oversimplify, distort, obfuscate, and demand the impossible, with absolutely no thought for anything but their immediate desires. They cover their ears and go, “La La La! I can’t hear you!” when their demented world view is challenged. As I have said, more to be pitied than scorned.
Am I wrong? Is there something in this right-wing fanaticism that I’m missing? I’m open to anything that could clear up my bewilderment at people who have (statutorily, at any rate) arrived at the age of reason spouting and apparently believing their own nonsense.As it stands, all I can see is sheer, blind ignorance, supported by rank stupidity.