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America's 3rd Revolution: The Neo-Fundamentalist Tea Party (Must Read)

First there was 1776 when the fledgling 13 colonies revolted against
various taxes imposed by Britain including the tax on tea that caused
for starters, the Boston Tea Party, where bales of tea were dumped
into the ocean to protest against the various taxes being imposed on
the colonies from afar. Then in 1980 when Reagan got into power,
there was the revolution on the right as it was called when the
economy was deregulated that led to the collapse of 2008. Right on
the heals of all this came a new protest movement when the middle
class began its descent into the ranks of the impoverished working
class. Out of the “broken promises” of “stay the course”
Obama, the fundamentalist right began to organize the lower middle
class Evangelical and Fundamentalist Christian middle class to create
the seeds of the latter day Tea Party that has rocketed in the poles
to eclipse both Democrats and Republicans together. Thus the
neo-fundamentalist Tea Party is a further move to the right and does
nothing to represent anyone but their own interests.


The erstwhile leader, Keli Carender, of the movement was originally a supporter of Obama just because they wanted George Bush out of the
way. Unfortunately, all they got was Democratic version of Bush in
the form of Obama who continued Bush's polices to the letter. It was
clear to almost everyone that both traditional parties were
identical. Hence, the response was to create a third party. George
Bush and company representing big oil, big banks and CEOs of
mega-corporate America followed by capitulating Obama are all
described as neo-cons, a.k.a. new conservatives. Thus to have another
neo-conservative party in reaction to the established neo-cons places
them to the right of Obama who they call a socialist. Believe us,
Barack Obama is no socialist, unless helping the rich at the expense
of the toilers and poor is socialism, which it is not! Socialism is
all about collectivism and not collecting the bill.


The new leader of a new and reworked neo-con so called libertarian Tea Party began in Seattle right after a protest against Obama's stimulus
package for the rich in 2009. From there it mushroomed into
burgeoning national movement. Part of the reason for the rapid
expansion was the internet that helped the movement “go viral”
due to the 30 something crowd being at home in this environment. A
video aimed at a growing and disaffected population won a landslide
of support. As of now, the Tea Party has some 89 % of popular support
and the other two neo-con parties only 11 % between the two of them.


Watch words of the Tea Party shouted out loud and clear are “Freedom, Liberty, Capitalism and Leave me alone”. These middle class do not
want to fall into the working class as has been going on a lot over
the last couple of years. In volume 1, Issue 12 in an article dealing
with the collapsing American middle class entitled “American
Middle Class & Jobs Shrink in Sub-Prime Shock” we stated the
reasons.


Why are we witnessing such fundamental changes? Among what we have
stated, globalizing and "free trade" that capitalist
politicians and business leaders insisted would be so good for the
middle and working class have had some nasty side effects. They
didn't tell us that the "global economy" would mean that
middle class American and Europeans and working class would have to
directly compete for jobs with people on the other side of the world
in “developing nations” where there is no minimum wage, no health
or safety standards, environmental controls and very few regulations.
The global mega-corporations have greatly benefited by exploiting
third world labour over the last several decades, but particularly
since the economic collapse of 2009-09. But American middle class and
workers have increasingly found things to be very tough at home.


Some statistics suffice to tell the story:


  • 83 percent of all U.S. stocks are in the hands of 1 percent of the people.

  • 61 percent of Americans usually live paycheck to paycheck in 2009-10, which was up
    from 49 percent in 2008 and 43 percent in 2007.

  • 66 percent of the income growth between 2001 and 2007 went to the top 1% of all
    Americans.

  • 36 percent of Americans say that they don't contribute anything to retirement
    savings.

  • A staggering 43 percent of Americans have less than $10,000 saved up for retirement.

  • 24 percent of American workers say that they have postponed their planned
    retirement age in the past year.

  • Over 1.4 million Americans filed for personal bankruptcy in 2009, which represented a
    32 percent increase over 2008. There are even more for 2010 which is
    not completed yet.

  • Only the top 5 percent of U.S. households have earned enough additional income to
    match the rise in housing costs since 1975.

  • For the first time in U.S. history, banks own a greater share of residential housing net
    worth in the United States than all individual Americans put
    together.

  • In 1950, the ratio of the average executive's paycheck to the average worker's paycheck
    was about 30 to 1. Since the year 2000, that ratio has exploded to
    between 300 to 500 to one.

  • As of 2007, the bottom 80 percent of American households held about 7% of the liquid
    financial assets.

  • The bottom 50 percent of income earners in the United States now collectively own less
    than 1 percent of the nation’s wealth.

  • Average Wall Street bonuses for 2009 were up 17 percent when compared with 2008.

  • In the United States, the average federal worker now earns 60% MORE than the average
    worker in the private sector.

  • The top 1 percent of U.S. households own nearly twice as much of America's corporate
    wealth as they did just 15 years ago.

  • In America today, the average time needed to find a job has risen to a record 35.2 weeks.

  • More than 40 percent of Americans who actually are employed are now working in service
    jobs, which are often very low paying.

  • For the first time in U.S. history, more than 40 million Americans are on food stamps, and
    the U.S. Department of Agriculture projects that number will go up
    to 43 million Americans in 2011.

  • This is what American workers now must compete against: in China a garment worker makes
    approximately 86 cents an hour and in Cambodia a garment worker
    makes approximately 22 cents an hour. In India, the average worker
    makes about $40-$41 US per month, which is less than the 22 cents
    per hour in Cambodia for the 14 plus hours they work in a day.

  • Approximately 21 percent of all children in the United States are living below the
    poverty line in 2010, the highest rate in 20 years.

  • Despite the financial crisis, the number of millionaires in the United States rose a
    whopping 16 percent to 7.8 million in 2009. This figure is somewhat
    deceptive due to devaluation.

  • The top 10 percent of Americans now earn around 50 percent of our national income.

  • The highest per capita rate of incarceration on the planet is in the US with nearly
    a million in jail for mere possession of marijuana. Many prisons
    being built are private prisons where chain gangs and torture are
    now used as incentives.

  • The US has gotten around child labour laws with private for profit, delinquency
    detention centres for youth. Youth can end up there for years for
    misdemeanours like graffiti or “inappropriate behaviour” in
    school. Corrupt judges accepting payola from big companies sentence
    children to these centres for years at a time under loose “community
    service” legislation.

  • The existence of camps since the turn into the 20th century that have been
    periodically used now number some 800 detention centres mostly under
    the direction of FEMA. Many New Orleans victims of Katrina still
    live three. Photographs of these centres show them to be nothing
    more than fenced in concentration camps.

  • New extradition laws means that the US can harvest detention labour from other sovereign
    nations.


The reality is that no matter how smart, how strong, how educated or how
hard working American workers are, they just cannot compete with
people who are desperate to put in 10 to 15 hour days, and up to 7
days a week at less than a dollar an hour on the other side of the
world. What corporation in their “right mind” is going to pay an
American worker 10 times more (plus benefits) to do the same job? In
the Auto sector, some workers were getting as much as $90 per hour.
Needless to say, those jobs were packed off to the east with the
means of production. The world is fundamentally changing. Wealth and
power are rapidly becoming concentrated at the top and the big global
corporations are making massive amounts of money. Meanwhile, the
American middle class is being systematically wiped out of existence,
pushed into the working class and U.S. workers are being merged into
the new "global" labour pool. In America, the workers who
are “benefiting” from jobs, are those in private for profit
prisons where prisoner workers produce and manufacture goods to pay
for “food and lodging” without a wage of any sort, New
legislation means that prisoners waive rights under the Constitution
and therefore have no recourse to object or lodge a complaint.”


The Tea Party offers the same solution as kerosene offers a fire fighter
for fighting an inferno. They are right of the right and fulfil the
same role in history as the Nazi party functioned during the
depression in the context of the Versailles Treaty between 1929 and
1939. We add to the statistics that the state admits that there are 4
million new cases of extreme poverty in the richest country on the
planet. Clearly something is terribly wrong and we know just what it
is. But we will examine that solution after we expose some of the
outrageous lies of the Tea Party. Lie number one equates Obama is a
Muslim and therefore by implication; a terrorist possibly allied with
the Al-Queda. There are no doubts that Obama is not for the people,
but all he has done is “stay the course” for war against the
Muslims, thus cannot be a Muslim or part of the Al-Queda. He is four
square for big capitalism with his TARP program and bailouts as the
major historical proofs as to what he is about. When he attempts a
weak reform at Medicare, suddenly everyone gets squeamish. One thing
the Tea Party has right is to “Vote No One” which is similar to
our “None of the Above” at voting time, but the Tea Party is
included in none of the above!


The charge that Obama is collecting increased taxes from a shrinking
middle class and giving it to the poor is fallacious; the money went
to bail out big banks and the war effort for resources in the Middle
East. The poor got squat, but are the target of the
neo-fundamentalist Bible waving Tea Party because they are an easy
patsy. This is because, like we have often repeated, that poverty is
the most effective means of censorship. The poor have no voice and
thus the victims of the sub-prime and economic collapse are being
blamed for the circumstances that the Federal Reserve, Barack Obama
and both main parties put them in. Now the Tea Party vituperates
against a helpless victim to gain support for themselves. This
compares to the recent mass eviction of Roma Gypsies in France who
were targeted when they were no longer required in the equation of
shock capitalism. Instead of going to these victims with a genuine
solution and an offer of support, the Tea Party is adding insult to
injury and are thus no revolution except in name only and to the
extremist right, just like the Nazis and Fascists of yesteryear. We
have also warned against this kind of danger in the past when we
commented on a popular online article, “
The
History of the Future
”.
We commented in the website of the Revolutionary Liberation Gospel
about this cycle:


The ruling class learns from history and the slaves, peasants, labourers, beggars and
criminals learn a censored version riddled with myth that raises the
ruler to the state of infallibility and absolute perfection, like a
god as defined in myth. The ruler knows and learns the lessons of
history and makes sure that these lessons are kept from the ruled,
who are doomed as a consequence to repeat errors almost on a
generational cycle. The rulers do everything they can to keep from
repeating historical errors; they learn from mistakes! The rulers
pass on their knowledge to heirs and the "worthy" among
them
[like Obama] to
take forward this torch to keep in ruler-ship and the ruled in the
dark. In fact; historically, some rulers have elevated themselves to
the status of self appointed gods, demanding worship of the ruled on
pain of death. The history they learn and the history they give to us
are two different accounts of past events that lead to the common
present moment of class division. More than at any time in history,
the secret history is being revealed and the ruled must learn this
time and have an understanding equal to the oppressor. This way the
battle field of understanding will be on a more real, materialistic
and balanced playing field than ever before.


Historically, those who ruled, whether church, aristocrat, bourgeoisie or tyrant, did not
even want the people to have the ability to read or calculate. Famous
in this regard is the Catholic Church that conducted masses in Latin
and made no Bibles available to the masses. It took the Luther
revolution of printing Bibles in the people’s language and the
rising bourgeois who learned to read to put an end to the dark ages
of ignorance under the Catholic theocracy, where even kings had to
bow. The masses were kept ignorant so they could be more easily
manipulated. This basic fact is still true in the class war of
opposing classes; the exploiter and the exploited.


Another example is the destruction of the First Nations people by "re-educating"
the children away from traditional values of their own parents. This
created an ignorance of the old ways and total dependency on the
exploiters, who as it turned out, were in no way dependable. This
separation between generations allowed a reprogramming and the
destruction of entire cultures and civilizations for the benefit of
the conquering exploiter, who used desperate, equally ignorant
settlers to force open the "new territory". Settlers
usually formed the front lines in the Indian Wars against the First
Nations.


From youth on up, we among the proletariat are raised in patriotism which is the other
side of the coin of xenophobia, upon which all wars and divisions are
based. Wars of course make huge profits, but they are also tools of
pain compliance by example, where the healthiest youth are murdered,
injured or driven insane. This leaves the weak and sick to reproduce,
weakening the exploited as a class in entirety. It is the furtive
side of eugenics on an international scale. Eugenics and racial
hygiene were invented to justify genocide, which has been going on
virtually since 1492 in the "New World". It really picked
up in 1540 and thereafter in the first of the Indian Wars. From there
it spread to Africa, the Middle East, Asia and beyond in a world wide
program to keep people at war with one another. This divide is
artificial and forms the boundary between those who know the truth
and those who know falsely by what they are taught.”


The November 2010 mid term elections are coming up and so far, there is a turn away from
the Democrats to the Republicans, but also a turn toward this
extremist neo-fundamentalism. Neo-fundamentalism appeals to the
Christian right wing in the US, who have had runs at power in the
past with their choice presidents of Reagan and Bush senior, but they
were not a “Tea Party” then. The Tea Party label harkens back to
the Boston Tea Party in a revolt against unfair taxation from the
British monarchy. Today's revolt is against the collecting of taxes
ostensibly to hand out to beggars, but instead is going to banks,
CEOs and the industrial military complex. In reality, the US people
are going though the shock doctrine of absolute capitalism of Milton
Friedman that has been projected in past on the southern cone of S.
America and in Iraq. Now the dirty buzzard of the Chicago School of
Milton Friedman has come home to roost with a vengeance. The Tea
Party hopes to gain in the mid term elections and lead an ignorant
mass deeper into the capitalist morass. They protest the spending
during record high debts and the increase to taxes at the same time.
But it is the Fed with the nod from Obama that is doing a mass print
of script money that is devaluing the dollar and driving up debt.
This is reflected in the gold prices that continue to rocket upward.


The problem is not Obama as they say, unless we acknowledge that Obama was a problem at the
get-go, because he is the front person for the real, behind the
scenes government run out of places like the Federal Reserve, and by
oil magnates Rockefellers, Bushes and the like for private benefit of
a handful of people at everyone else's expense. Obama has no real say
other than the fact that he was used to forestall a potential
revolution. He was and is doing the job they hired him to do and this
is why he is so much like Bush. Before he got elected, we commented
on the closeness of Bush and Obama. Now that he is installed, the US
military is on 18 hour standby notice against potential domestic
instability.


As far as the Bible is concerned in which these neo-fundamentalists claim to believe in and
support, they clearly do not know, or at least do not support the
social gospel of the Prophets, Jesus and the Apostles. If they did,
they would not be victimizing the real victims of the financial melt
down, but instead would ally with them for a real Christianity that
has almost never been practised. But as communists, we take a
dialectical materialist approach to the problem and analyze it from a
materialist perspective and have a materialist answer. The answer is
not the extremist fascist right that is right of the neo-cons of the
Democrats and Republicans. The answer lies in the hands of the
toilers of the world who produce all real value and wealth and not in
the hand of robber barons and fake “tea party” right wing
revolutionists. Our program is one that includes all the disaffected
and exploited of capitalism and recognizes the need to establish an
international collectivist socialist planned economy. This must be
effected by education and organization into a single world wide union
of toilers, unemployed, seniors and oppressed minorities. When this
single world wide union goes on a strike of mass occupation in an act
of dual power, then we will have made a major step toward real world
communism for the people. All liars and exploiters will then have to
give account for themselves to councils of the toilers for the crimes
they commuted against humanity and nature. Don't be fooled by look
alike types in the form of the Tea Party and any other such middle
class laissie faire capitalist sycophant clap trap. They are more of
the same and we must move away from it all. In November vote; None of
the Above! Then move in the only real direction for humanity.

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