The Dark Side And The Tea Party Movement
Politico serves up an unrefined mess of slop from somewhere. But when did the dark side of anything go out of vogue on the Left? From the 1960's on, they've always been about not fearing the darker side of things, because there was no dark, as in demeaning, not color, but simply different. I'm telling you, Leftism today is becoming old-fashioned and even archaic in tone.
Tea partiers also have echoes of a well-known grass-roots movement of the 1950s and ’60s — the John Birch Society. The JBS organized in upper-middle-class neighborhoods and among business groups for anti-Communist and conservative causes.
In tone and substance, tea partiers even sound like the JBS did. When they claim that a moderate American president is a “Communist,” it recalls the old JBS attacks on “Communist” President Dwight Eisenhower.
All hail the Dark Side!