The Tea Party is helping corporate elites role back decades of fighting for workers and other human rights in this country. They are helping corporate elites force us to have to repeat our history which is what happens when powerfully backed groups like the Tea Party who are ignorant of their history and angry with being disenfranchised by greedy corporate tyranny but fail to see who the real culprits are. The early 20th and late 19th centuries are soaked with the blood and suffering of the working class men and women who fought and were beat, shot and imprisoned by private and public police, militia forces and in the case of the Ludlow Massacre of 1914, the national guard was used to gun down and burn not just the miners but their wives and children. Basically the rights we take for granted such as the 8 hour work day, living wages, benefits, ending child labor, the 5 day work week and on and on, were all earned by our great grandparents taking to the streets and risking death at the hands of those doing the bidding of tyrannical corporate interests. Not one president ever made any significant changes in this country without having to concede to the angry masses who demanded our rights and fought long and hard, rose up in the streets in such great numbers that corporate commerce both nationally and internationally was threatened. Corporate masters needed to allow for example: FDR to make changes in order to bring back stability to the markets and factories. For people such as the Tea Party groups and other Republican extremists claiming to be such patriots, they either don't care or don't know anything about their history and why America was great. Therefore, I think these groups and their politicians should have their patriotism questioned. They're acting more like enemies of the people and agents of those powerful corporate forces that threaten to destroy our quality of life.
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