The Tea Party is a fascist organization having either all or most of the common elements of Fascism.
1. You are obsessed with national power and pride and believe your
country doesn’t have to follow the rules and shouldn’t ever apologize
for doing things that are wrong. You think your nation can do whatever
(The Tea Party believes in American Exceptionalism, isn't that exactly what's described here?)
2. You believe in the rule of the few, election rigging, political
decisions being made by a select group of officials behind closed doors,
embrace the informal and unregulated exercise of political power,
arbitrary deprivation of civil liberties, and little tolerance for
(Notice how the Tea Party pushes for new voting laws.)
3. You believe in survival of the fittest, an every man for himself
mentality that causes you to believe that poor people and sick people
are weak and must be punished. You think rich people are strong because
they are wealthy and that they should rule us. You also believe your
race is superior to all others.
(Notice how the Tea Party objectifies poor people as weak and believe that the rich somehow are entitled to outrageous business practices.)
4. You use the media as a political propaganda machine to target a
specific audience and to push your agenda on others. You make sure the
media demonizes your opponents and takes your side on nearly every
issue. You use your propaganda machine to play on the fears of others.
(Isn't this the purpose of Fox News?)
5. You are obsessed with security, and war. You feed this obsession
by spending trillions of dollars building up a large military force and
are willing to sacrifice domestic programs your people count on to keep
your military huge. You start unnecessary and costly wars and you are
paranoid of other nations.
(Note it is the Tea Party that is talking about nuclear preemptive strikes on Iran.)
6. You are driven to indoctrinate others into your way of thinking.
So much so, that you try to re-write history, change the way school
children are taught and you brainwash the ignorant. You use your
propaganda machine as a tool to achieve this.
(What does the Tea Party do concerning Global Climate Change or trying to define a fetus as a sentient being?)
7. You fear and demonize intelligent people who have a higher
education because they are the ones who can thwart your effort to
brainwash people. You then attempt to prevent others from achieving a
higher education because you want the people as ignorant as possible so
you can convince them that your way is the right way.
(The Tea Party believes that the Schools and the Teachers Unions are part of a Communist conspiracy.)
8. You have a deep hatred and fear of communists and you instill your
followers with hatred and fear of others by accusing your political
opponents of being communists. This gives you an easy scapegoat to blame
when things go wrong. Any person or policy you don’t like is branded as
(The Tea Party constantly mocks there political adversaries as Communists or Socialists.)
9. You disrespect women and think their place is in the home. You
believe women are weak and cannot do things that men do. You believe
that sexual harassment or assault is no big deal and that the only thing
women are good for is cooking meals and having babies.
(Isn't it the Tea Party that wants to ban abortion and deny birth control coverage for women?)
10. You strongly align yourself with corporations and you support
corporate money and influence in government. You despise government
regulations that keep corporations honest because you believe everything
should be controlled by the free market and that corporations should be
allowed to do whatever they please.
(ALEC backs the Tea Party)
11. You are obsessed with Christianity. You seek to declare a
Christian State and to impose religious laws on all the people across
the country and the world. You believe other religions are inferior and
that those who practice them should either be converted or destroyed.
(Name one Tea Party candidate running for office in recent years that wasn't christian or on the rare occasion Jewish?)
12. You believe your race is superior and seek to disenfranchise or
humiliate other races. You believe in legalized discrimination and
fantasize about a return to times when the races were separate or when
those of color were enslaved. You use code words in an attempt to hide
your racism and you make laws that weaken the influence of those of
color. Immigration and voting laws in particular.
(May I mention the use of the Confederate flag, a flag that symbolized the rule of large white plantation owners owning millions of slaves from Africa.)
13. You absolutely despise unions. To you and those like you, labor
unions represent the empowerment of workers. Since you believe
corporations can do whatever they want, you see organized labor as a
threat because they fight for higher wages, health care, safety
regulations, less hours, vacations, sick days, and holidays off. This
obviously threatens the amount of money corporations can give to you and
your cause so you brand unions as proponents of socialism and make laws
that severely weaken them so that corporations can have a cheap,
mindless labor force.
(Is there anything the Tea Party hates more than Unions?)
14. You are obsessed with crime and a major supporter of punishing
those who commit crimes. So much so, that you don’t care about the
concept of ‘innocent until proven guilty.’ You are proud of executing
people and aren’t bothered if an innocent person is killed. You seek to
make harsher laws, especially laws that target specific groups of people
such as immigrants, women, and people of color. You also oppose Miranda
rights and using humane interrogation tactics and you seek to undermine
the independent judiciary.
(Conservatives are more likely to support laws banning Marijuana for no reason.)
15. You believe every election should go your way and to reach that
goal, you push voting laws that disenfranchise those who traditionally
vote for opponents such as people of color, the elderly, college
students, and the poor. You even stoop to fixing elections in some cases
and complain when your opponents challenge the vote counts.
(Remember all those Voting Laws ALEC tried to get passed and succeeded in a few states.)
16. You believe in rewarding your friends with positions when you
gain power and you reward those who support you with government
contracts and money, especially corporations. You also do your best to
aid your supporters in any way you can, such as repealing undesirable
pieces of legislation and regulations. You often have something to gain
financially from this.
(The Koch Brothers give extensive amounts of money to the Republican Party and the Republican Party does favors for the groups like ALEC.)
17. You create scapegoats to blame when problems arise. Whether it’s
communists, liberals, minorities, homosexuals, the poor, or
non-Christians, one thing is for certain. You and your propaganda tool
will blame each and every one of those groups for bad things that happen
even if you were the cause of the problems in the first place.
(how many times has the Tea Party demonized Atheists, Homosexuals, Liberals, and the Poor.)
18. You take advantage of a national disaster such as an economic
collapse or an attack to demonize your opponents and push your agenda.
You use these events to strike fear into the population in an attempt to
scare people into voting for you and your cause. It’s all about fear
and scare tactics.
(Not unlike using the deficit to scare people away from voting for democrats.)
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