The first “Tea Party” I went to was in my native St. Louis. Held downtown on the steps of the Gateway Arch, Bill Hennessy and a handful of other nascent rabble-rousers used a tiny, tinny black Radio Shack megaphone to rally the gathered citizens. Hundreds of men, women and children had taken off work, school and other pursuits to be there at lunchtime.
Later, thousands gathered for a Tea Party rally in Kiener Plaza downtown easily filling up 75% of the area. On July 4th, hundreds gathered despite the deluge that soaked our corner of the Show-Me State. August 22 saw hundreds more overwhelm the offices of our representatives demanding action.
The left does not know what to do with itself. They are rocked back on their heels. Like a bully who unexpectedly sees blood pouring from his nose after the scrawny kid finally punches back, I think they are trying to figure out what the hell just happened. For now, all they can think of is to curse.
Unused to being a populist uprising we don’t know if the left have a glass jaw, or are we in for a bruising fight? I don’t know, but I say once we are in a scrap we don’t quit until the opponent is in a deep, hot smoking crater. We must not let up. The American Left and their enablers among the “moderate” GOP have built the infrastructure of our enslavement, and we have learned that they mean to use it.
Marxist/Socialist/Fascist ideology is insatiable and knows no limits. Its elite purveyors have no compunction. They have scraped and clawed, grasping at power and aggregating to themselves more and more authority at the expense of the people who actually make the country work.
We normal folk who want nothing more than to live in peace and pursue happiness have indulged these appetites, many of us half believing the cynical appeals to our better angels. Help the poor, help the sick, shelter the homeless they say, even as their programs consume vast resources and make not so much as a dent in any of these problems they champion.
America is starting to hear the terrifying crackle of a civilization ablaze. Many of us are responding to the claxon and joined with our neighbors to fling buckets upon the flames. Tens of thousands have formed brigades to save their communities from power-hungry cynics.
Consider that hiss from leftist zealots in politics, media and the academy as proof that flames are being doused, but that does not mean the fire is out. We have to redouble our efforts, to make Leftists accountable for the harm they have caused, and plan to cause.
Many of our neighbors who support this government are well-meaning. To them we ought to be kind and patient. On the other hand, the leftist elite have earned our full, tireless fury. We must bring it to bear until Big Government, their infrastructure of tyranny, is utterly dismantled.