I got pretty "tea'd off" at a "newscaster" this morning, who tried to portray the Occupy Wall Street movement as the "Dawn of a Liberal Tea Party." I've got news for her -- the people represented by this movement aren't necessarily liberal, and what the mainstream media refers to as the "Tea Party" is an astro-turf (as opposed to truly grass-roots) attempt to co-opt the anger that was already fueling many in the current Occupy Wall Street movement. Many of these people are big fans of Ron Paul and far-right libertarianism. Ron Paul was one of the guys who started the modern "tea party," but the original idea, I think, came from 9-11 truth activists. I participated in among the first of these kinds of "tea parties" by throwing a replica of the flawed 9-11 commission report into San Francisco bay.
The mainstream media wants to paint the #OccupyWallStreet folks as the "Looney Left" (the news lady actually used those words) and associate the movement with Michael Moore and George Soros. This is bigger than that, and the people are smarter than that. Corporatism is Fascism, and you don't have to be a liberal or a communist to see the banks are wrecking the country.
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