Follow the Leader

Let's not fret over the Left's response in the aftermath of the Austin plane attack; they're just boorishly engaging in their usual game of follow the leader.

Rewind to last July and remember that it was President Obama who asserted that the Cambridge police had "acted stupidly" before Obama knew all the facts regarding the arrest of Henry Louis Gates. Fast-forward and seven months later, the Left doesn't even bother to read Joseph Andrew Stack's suicide note before they formulate an uninformed response. If they had, they couldn't have possibly concluded that he was any way associated with the Tea Party Movement.

Let's take a look at several of his statements:

If you're reading this, you're no doubt asking yourself, "Why did this have to happen?" The simple truth is that it is complicated and has been coming for a long time. The writing process, started many months ago, was intended to be therapy in the face of the looming realization that there isn't enough therapy in the world that can fix what is really broken. Needless to say, this rant could fill volumes with example after example if I would let it. I find the process of writing it frustrating, tedious, and probably pointless... especially given my gross inability to gracefully articulate my thoughts in light of the storm raging in my head. Exactly what is therapeutic about that I'm not sure, but desperate times call for desperate measures. [Emphasis added.]

Tea Partiers have been fighting relentlessly to take back their country, while Stack had completely given up hope and went to the last page of his nonsensical playbook.

We are all taught as children that without laws there would be no society, only anarchy. Sadly, starting at early ages we in this country have been brainwashed to believe that, in return for our dedication and service, our government stands for justice for all. We are further brainwashed to believe that there is freedom in this place, and that we should be ready to lay our lives down for the noble principals represented by its founding fathers. Remember? One of these was "no taxation without representation". I have spent the total years of my adulthood unlearning that crap from only a few years of my childhood. These days anyone who really stands up for that principal is promptly labeled a "crackpot", traitor and worse.

Tea Partiers walk around with copies of the Constitution. They believe in it. They want leaders who also believe in it and will adhere to it, as opposed to those currently in Washington who are consistently plotting to infringe on it. Stack no longer believed in the Constitution.

Why is it that a handful of thugs and plunderers can commit unthinkable atrocities (and in the case of the GM executives, for scores of years) and when it's time for their gravy train to crash under the weight of their gluttony and overwhelming stupidity, the force of the full federal government has no difficulty coming to their aid within days if not hours? Yet at the same time, the joke we call the American medical system, including the drug and insurance companies, are murdering tens of thousands of people a year and stealing from the corpses and victims they cripple, and this country's leaders don't see this as important as bailing out a few of their vile, rich cronies. Yet, the political "representatives" (thieves, liars, and self-serving scumbags is far more accurate) have endless time to sit around for year after year and debate the state of the "terrible health care problem". It's clear they see no crisis as long as the dead people don't get in the way of their corporate profits rolling in.

In part, this sounds like a liberal argument for more government intervention, and it also sounds like some of the phony populist rhetoric we've been hearing from some of our representatives.

I learned that there are two "interpretations" for every law; one for the very rich, and one for the rest of us... Oh, and the monsters are the very ones making and enforcing the laws; the inquisition is still alive and well today in this country.


That little lesson in patriotism cost me $40,000+, 10 years of my life, and set my retirement plans back to 0. It made me realize for the first time that I live in a country with an ideology that is based on a total and complete lie. It also made me realize, not only how naive I had been, but also the incredible stupidity of the American public; that they buy, hook, line, and sinker, the crap about their "freedom"... and that they continue to do so with eyes closed in the face of overwhelming evidence and all that keeps happening in front of them.

Unfortunately, Stack no longer felt like a free man. If the Tea Partiers shared his sentiment, I'm not sure they would have taken their voices to the street. As it stands, they're fighting for the freedom, not succumbing to self-defeating thoughts about their lack of it.

I remember reading about the stock market crash before the "great" depression and how there were wealthy bankers and businessmen jumping out of windows when they realized they screwed up and lost everything. Isn't it ironic how far we've come in 60 years in this country that they now know how to fix that little economic problem; they just steal from the middle class (who doesn't have any say in it, elections are a joke) to cover their asses and it's "business-as-usual". Now when the wealthy fuck up, the poor get to die for the mistakes... isn't that a clever, tidy solution. [Emphasis added.]

Liberalism, is that you?

The recent presidential puppet GW Bush and his cronies in their eight years certainly reinforced for all of us that this criticism rings equally true for all of the government.

(snip)

It has always been a myth that people have stopped dying for their freedom in this country, and it isn't limited to the blacks, and poor immigrants.

So he hates Bush, and according to his narrow-minded view, our country comprises blacks, poor immigrants, and everyone else?

It is you!

Hi, liberalism!

I saw it written once that the definition of insanity is repeating the same process over and over and expecting the outcome to suddenly be different. I am finally ready to stop this insanity. Well, Mr. Big Brother IRS man, let's try something different; take my pound of flesh and sleep well.

The communist creed: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.

The capitalist creed: From each according to his gullibility, to each according to his greed.

When's the last time you heard a Tea Partier recite the communist creed?

Oh, and surprise, more anti-capitalism.

OK, let's put the cards on the table. Joseph Andrew Stack was an anti-capitalism, anti-government, anti-American health care, anti-Catholic Church loon. He hated his country, and when he no longer believed in what it stood for, he resorted to violence. The Left's assertion about him would be absolutely correct if it wasn't completely wrong. Stack's ideology and the history he made today are the antitheses of what Tea Partiers believe and what they have done-peacefully -- to demonstrate those beliefs.

I don't expect the Left to comprehend that, though. They've spent so much time mislabeling Tea Partiers that they can't even recognize one.

J.C. Arenas is a frequent contributor to American Thinker and welcomes your comments at jcarenas.com.
Let's not fret over the Left's response in the aftermath of the Austin plane attack; they're just boorishly engaging in their usual game of follow the leader.

Rewind to last July and remember that it was President Obama who asserted that the Cambridge police had "acted stupidly" before Obama knew all the facts regarding the arrest of Henry Louis Gates. Fast-forward and seven months later, the Left doesn't even bother to read Joseph Andrew Stack's suicide note before they formulate an uninformed response. If they had, they couldn't have possibly concluded that he was any way associated with the Tea Party Movement.

Let's take a look at several of his statements:

If you're reading this, you're no doubt asking yourself, "Why did this have to happen?" The simple truth is that it is complicated and has been coming for a long time. The writing process, started many months ago, was intended to be therapy in the face of the looming realization that there isn't enough therapy in the world that can fix what is really broken. Needless to say, this rant could fill volumes with example after example if I would let it. I find the process of writing it frustrating, tedious, and probably pointless... especially given my gross inability to gracefully articulate my thoughts in light of the storm raging in my head. Exactly what is therapeutic about that I'm not sure, but desperate times call for desperate measures. [Emphasis added.]

Tea Partiers have been fighting relentlessly to take back their country, while Stack had completely given up hope and went to the last page of his nonsensical playbook.

We are all taught as children that without laws there would be no society, only anarchy. Sadly, starting at early ages we in this country have been brainwashed to believe that, in return for our dedication and service, our government stands for justice for all. We are further brainwashed to believe that there is freedom in this place, and that we should be ready to lay our lives down for the noble principals represented by its founding fathers. Remember? One of these was "no taxation without representation". I have spent the total years of my adulthood unlearning that crap from only a few years of my childhood. These days anyone who really stands up for that principal is promptly labeled a "crackpot", traitor and worse.

Tea Partiers walk around with copies of the Constitution. They believe in it. They want leaders who also believe in it and will adhere to it, as opposed to those currently in Washington who are consistently plotting to infringe on it. Stack no longer believed in the Constitution.

Why is it that a handful of thugs and plunderers can commit unthinkable atrocities (and in the case of the GM executives, for scores of years) and when it's time for their gravy train to crash under the weight of their gluttony and overwhelming stupidity, the force of the full federal government has no difficulty coming to their aid within days if not hours? Yet at the same time, the joke we call the American medical system, including the drug and insurance companies, are murdering tens of thousands of people a year and stealing from the corpses and victims they cripple, and this country's leaders don't see this as important as bailing out a few of their vile, rich cronies. Yet, the political "representatives" (thieves, liars, and self-serving scumbags is far more accurate) have endless time to sit around for year after year and debate the state of the "terrible health care problem". It's clear they see no crisis as long as the dead people don't get in the way of their corporate profits rolling in.

In part, this sounds like a liberal argument for more government intervention, and it also sounds like some of the phony populist rhetoric we've been hearing from some of our representatives.

I learned that there are two "interpretations" for every law; one for the very rich, and one for the rest of us... Oh, and the monsters are the very ones making and enforcing the laws; the inquisition is still alive and well today in this country.


That little lesson in patriotism cost me $40,000+, 10 years of my life, and set my retirement plans back to 0. It made me realize for the first time that I live in a country with an ideology that is based on a total and complete lie. It also made me realize, not only how naive I had been, but also the incredible stupidity of the American public; that they buy, hook, line, and sinker, the crap about their "freedom"... and that they continue to do so with eyes closed in the face of overwhelming evidence and all that keeps happening in front of them.

Unfortunately, Stack no longer felt like a free man. If the Tea Partiers shared his sentiment, I'm not sure they would have taken their voices to the street. As it stands, they're fighting for the freedom, not succumbing to self-defeating thoughts about their lack of it.

I remember reading about the stock market crash before the "great" depression and how there were wealthy bankers and businessmen jumping out of windows when they realized they screwed up and lost everything. Isn't it ironic how far we've come in 60 years in this country that they now know how to fix that little economic problem; they just steal from the middle class (who doesn't have any say in it, elections are a joke) to cover their asses and it's "business-as-usual". Now when the wealthy fuck up, the poor get to die for the mistakes... isn't that a clever, tidy solution. [Emphasis added.]

Liberalism, is that you?

The recent presidential puppet GW Bush and his cronies in their eight years certainly reinforced for all of us that this criticism rings equally true for all of the government.

(snip)

It has always been a myth that people have stopped dying for their freedom in this country, and it isn't limited to the blacks, and poor immigrants.

So he hates Bush, and according to his narrow-minded view, our country comprises blacks, poor immigrants, and everyone else?

It is you!

Hi, liberalism!

I saw it written once that the definition of insanity is repeating the same process over and over and expecting the outcome to suddenly be different. I am finally ready to stop this insanity. Well, Mr. Big Brother IRS man, let's try something different; take my pound of flesh and sleep well.

The communist creed: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.

The capitalist creed: From each according to his gullibility, to each according to his greed.

When's the last time you heard a Tea Partier recite the communist creed?

Oh, and surprise, more anti-capitalism.

OK, let's put the cards on the table. Joseph Andrew Stack was an anti-capitalism, anti-government, anti-American health care, anti-Catholic Church loon. He hated his country, and when he no longer believed in what it stood for, he resorted to violence. The Left's assertion about him would be absolutely correct if it wasn't completely wrong. Stack's ideology and the history he made today are the antitheses of what Tea Partiers believe and what they have done-peacefully -- to demonstrate those beliefs.

I don't expect the Left to comprehend that, though. They've spent so much time mislabeling Tea Partiers that they can't even recognize one.

J.C. Arenas is a frequent contributor to American Thinker and welcomes your comments at jcarenas.com.

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