Originally Posted by scott snedeker
The Tea Party seems to be a Thoreau/ Emerson libertarian group who have been invaded By every sort of discontent and portrayed as extreme fringe right wing or militia group.
I fear that the original organizers will see it succumb to existing fringe groups who have an agenda of their own.
I find the core creators idealistic naiive and spirited, but there is a general trend toward oppressive and violent fear-driven religioous right trying to usurp this popular and naive group of folks for their agenda.
It also seems to be dominated by blamers and fearful Whiners who want to be revolutionary iconoclasts. and start over and somewhat passion driven, but poorly organized.
I see the Tea Party as the invention of David and Charles Koch, who, with several other funders, molded the anger and discontent of a minority into a movement. The Koch brothers agenda has everything with their 'freedom' to make money via the energy industries without government regulation.