The Tea Party Plan: A brilliant descent into madness
…helping these powerful and wealthy interests achieve their objectives will be the sad, dimwitted Tea Party, enabling their masters to diminish their lives and those of their loved ones in the interest of obtaining more wealth, power and profits
With less than a week to go before voters head to the polls to cast their votes for the mid-terms, it seems that the nation has spiraled into madness, as epitomized by the candidates that are running under the banner of the Tea Party Movement. What is hard to fathom for most reasonable Americans with any sense of history about our nation, is how this has been allowed to happen, and how we have ended up facing a future that would be unimaginable at any other time in our country’s history.
Consider these facts about the high-profile Tea Party candidates, many of whom actually have a chance of winning in their respective races…
The list of the bizarre and extreme beliefs and behaviors, all of which would have summarily disqualified a political candidate from running for office in the past, grows by the day as the election approaches and the intensity of the campaigns grows. It’s as if we’ve descended into an alternate universe in which what would have once been regarded as bizarre is now the accepted.
Of course, underpinning all of this under the guise of the so-called Tea Party Movement are extremely powerful and extremely wealthy special interests, most of them from Corporate America and Wall St., such as FreedomWorks, Americans for Prosperity, and the fabulously wealthy and stunningly immoral Koch Brothers of Koch Industries, the second largest privately held company in the United States.
Now, for the objective observer with no skin in the game, it is easy to admire the sheer magnitude of the effort that has been orchestrated and that has brought us to the current madness. The secret forces and power brokers behind the Tea Party and their candidates have embarked on a masterful strategy ever since the 2008 Presidential election when they realized that their most important benefactor, the Bush Administration, had royally screwed the pooch and now they had to face an administration that would rein in their unfettered power and out of control exploitation for profits. With so much at stake, they designed and executed a brilliant plan that started with rallying the average American to do the bidding of the rich and powerful by essentially lying about all of the hot button economic and social issues that would play to people’s fears;
And on top of manipulating the power of the angry masses with lies and deceit, the forces behind the movement doubled down to insure nothing was left to chance by getting a law passed (with the help of a Supreme Court that has one of its key members wed to the Tea Party) that allows them to funnel unlimited corporate and special interest money, with no strings attached, into the elections so that victory would be assured.
The final piece of the puzzle was to leverage Fox News and the rest of the corporate-controlled mainstream media so they would continue the desired narrative of the angry voter and glorify the dishonest Tea Party movement, something they were all too happy to do given the ratings and revenue that were generated as a result.
Of course, executing this brilliant plan has done nothing to slow down these same corporate and Wall St. powerbrokers from selling out our country to foreign interests or exploiting American consumers and workers to benefit the bottom line. Hey, after all, they have to look out for the shareholders right?
So here we are, facing the most bizarre set of candidates and circumstances ever seen in a mid-term election, and for those that have conveniently forgotten the recent past under Bush, it is presented as if it all makes perfect sense. But of course, it doesn’t make perfect sense.
What we will ultimately end up with is a government that is less able to govern, with corporations gaining more and more power. The result will then be a widening between the wealthy and the middle-class, with the disproportionate weight of sustaining what’s left of our democracy being placed on those least able to afford it, while the powerful and wealthy secure even more power and wealth. And helping these powerful and wealthy interests achieve their objectives will be the sad, dimwitted Tea Party, enabling their masters to diminish their lives and those of their loved ones in the interest of obtaining more wealth, power and profits.