The rise of the Tea Party is being chronicled as a threat to democracy, or a grassroots collective unlike anything we have seen in many years.After thus proving the old adage that a blind pig can find an acorn in a stopped clock twice a day, he jetted on back to Bizarroworld, but it was refreshing to see at least this much honesty from someone with whom I am largely diametrically opposed.
As Public Enemy wisely put it with their hit song in 1988, "Don't Believe the Hype!"
First, let's deal with the Tea Party haters. Please, shut up.
How can any liberal, progressive, moderate or conservative be mad about a group of Americans taking to the streets to protest the actions of the country? What they are engaged in is constitutional. The freedom to assemble, march, walk, scream and yell is right there in the document we all abide by.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
We interrupt this weltanschauung for an accidental brief moment of lucidity...
Roland Martin, a man who spends very little time on the same planet as me, actually managed to squeeze a couple of paragraphs about events here on planet Earth in his last column: