In the Time that it began to ascend and make national headlines, who amongst us has not heard of the phenomena known as the Tea Party? And in hearing, who has not been moved to observe and study? You? Why? Haven’t heard? How? Can you honestly tell us that you have not heard the ruckus? And in hearing, can you honestly say that you were not drawn to examine that which is at a center of that ruckus? Really, judging from the news coverage and attained notoriety, should one not conclude that there are plenty who have been moved in this way? And if so, can you blame anyone for taking to such an activity?
Now, was it not in hearing that one was moved to observe and study? But while studying, did one not help but to notice another activity that was also moving in its intensity? And in noticing, could one not help but to be drawn away to study and observe this activity whose proximity was so close that it had nearly become indistinguishable? What activity, you might ask? Well, was it not the chatter of the critics surrounding the Tea Party? Was it not the chatter whose voice was of the ruckus that had led one to observe and study? And again, in hearing, who can you blame? Can one study a phenomena such as the Tea Party without studying the voices that swarm around? Are they not plenty that have amassed around her? And if so, can you blame anyone for taking to such an activity?
So, was it not so that as one took to observing and studying the ruckus, there was heard in concert voices proclaiming the monstrosity that is this Tea Party? Or were we not there? Was this simply some fancy imaginings of Things that do not exist? And if so, did we then not hear of the terror that is this movement? Did we not hear of their insanity? Was it not heard of a “great evil” or ”sin” that she had wrought in the midst of a society? And in hearing, did we not say to the self “What is this “great evil” or “sin of which is heard?” And as one continued to hear and study, was the question not answered? Was it not seen that this “great evil” or “sin” that had so terrified the voices was the fact that this Tea Party is composed of a number of people of a certain race or stock? Was this not according to the ruckus a “great evil;” an unforgivable Act that in the religion of these is so vile and despicable that it deserved and merited ridicule and condemnations:
1. A What If... thought experiment on white privilege
Quote = Thanatos
Hi there. I'm white and I think the tea party is mostly white people. This is because the TP is, in fact, mostly white people - and their color vision is definitely working just fine.Don't deny the obvious just because it sucks.
2. Liberal logic
Quote = Thanatos
For better or worse, it's mostly rich white old farts at the rallies. Deal with it.
3. A What If... thought experiment on white privilege
Quote = Maryjane
“Blacks only see color? Does it escape you that this Tea Party participant is a white female? It does not (nor has it ever) escaped me that finding people of color at a TP rally is like a game of "Where's Waldo?"
4. Tea Party is working
Quote = Lsbskins
No, I claim what is true. That would be that the Tea Party is made up, disproportionately, of older white guys with a little bit higher income level than the average American.
5. Tea Party is working
Quote = RickSp
The facts are that the those who align themselves with the Tea Party are overwhelmingly white and has been documented by polling are more biased that the nation at large. At the risk of repeating myself:
6. Ann Coulter The Love of My Life
Quote = RickSp
You have your wish - a caucus for stupid white people. Michele Bachman unveils her Tea Party Caucus! Michele even hired a black woman and baby for the photo op! Now isn't that special?
7. Tea Party is working
Quote = Notthecheatr
Look at any tea party rally. If you see one black guy, you'll see a thousand rednecks.
As one continued to observe and study, was it not so that it appeared as if the condemnation of the Tea Party for its racial composition was indisputable? That is, would it not be so that the criticisms were unquestionable if it were not for the fact that these who have claimed the mantle of the most tolerant are those of the ruckus? Is it not so that these who have claimed the mantle of the most tolerant are these who attack the Tea Party for its whiteness? Or is it so that these who condemn have not sold the tale to each individual that a) they alone are without intolerance; and b) that in their own hate of the T-Party there lies no racial prejudice, hatred, or bigotry? But after hearing, how is this the case? Can you really despise the T-Party for its “whiteness” and there not be any intolerance in your despisition? Can you really despise the T-Party for its “whiteness” and there not be any racial prejudice or bigotry in you? How about hatred? Racial preference? Doesn’t exist? Why? Impossible? Why? Insane? How? Fantasy? Where?