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May 09, 2012

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Hi Marc,
Yes, that young man is scary. I have been digging around the past couple of days following the money trail of the TEA Party and some of my finding were very interesting. I have learned the very establishment the so called TEA Party hates so much are in fact some of America's elite. This movement is NOT GRASS ROOTS! It's propaganda !
Propaganda is a coordinated effort to influence public opinion through the use of media. One of the greatest proponents of propaganda was Adolf Hitler.
In Mein Kampf, he wrote:
“All propaganda must be presented in a popular form and must fix its intellectual level so as not to be above the heads of the least intellectual of those to whom it is directed…The art of propaganda consists precisely in being able to awaken the imagination of the public through an appeal to their feelings, in finding the appropriate psychological form that will arrest the attention and appeal to the hearts of the national masses.”
In other words, to be effective, propaganda must be simple and play on human emotions such as fear, anger or resentment – not intellect.
Having said that here are some of the elite that has dumped millions and millions into the TEA Party Movement across the nation:
The Tea Party’s anti-government sentiment is being fueled through various astro-turf organizations. Its easy to spread anger, resentment and discontentment with unlimited funds, sometimes from anonymous donors. Sadly, discontentment means disenfranchised voters, and low voter turnout. This is exactly what these conservative front groups are banking on in November’s elections.
The anti-government Tea Party sentiment is being led by organizations like FreedomWorks which claims to advance less government, lower taxes, and more freedom, a very appealing populist message.
But who does FreedomWorks really represent?
SourceWatch.org says that FreedomWorks has been described as a “Wall Street front group that helped launch the Tea Party Movement! One of Dick Army's brain child organizations. Dick Armey, the former House Republican leader, considers himself a godfather of the Tea Party and is co-author of the book, “Give Us Liberty: a Tea Party Manifesto.” Writing in The Wall Street Journal, he called for a “hostile takeover” of the Republican Party, which sounds so very revolutionary until one remembers that he helped lead that party for many years, guiding its policies and raising its money. When he left office in 2003, he cashed in on his connections to become a very high-paid lobbyist at DLA Piper, one of Washington’s biggest law firms, which has clients that include health-care companies, energy producers and foreign governments.
Another elite was Carl Paladino, the Tea Party-backed Republican nominee for governor of New York. His bloodcurdling denunciations of Albany never seem to mention that he is one of the biggest landlords of state agencies, owning properties with $85 million in taxpayer leases in Buffalo alone that provide him with income of more than $5 million a year. He is the biggest property owner in Buffalo, and much of his empire has been constructed with state development incentives and tax breaks
Carl Rove, and Crossroads’ affiliate, Crossroads GPS, raised over $32 million to launch media attacks in 2009. These groups have not fully disclosed their funding sources.
Sal Russo established a group called the Tea Party Express. they spent $350,000 to elect Senator Scott
Brown of Massachusetts. $250,000 in Delaware on behalf of Christine O’Donnell.Mr. Russo and his group raised $5.2 million and were the biggest independent supporters of Tea Party candidates during the last election cycle.
There are undoubtedly thousands of Tea Partiers who would love to purge Washington of well-connected lobbyists, high-priced political consultants and others who take millions of taxpayer dollars while condemning the lawmakers who spend it. They should take a long look at the leaders and candidates who are driving their movement and decide whether purging begins at home!!

As a young person, I am worried about the extreme right..not sure where the compassion has gone.

Younger people like Paul because he's saying you don't have to yoke young people to a system they'll never draw benefits from to keep seniors protected.

The only way to have your cake and eat it too is to cut overseas spending and let go of the notion that we have to be everywhere, all the time, as Marco Rubio and Lindsay Graham advocate.

We could save billions by ending our overseas wars and foreign aid and plow that money into Social Security and Medicare, using it to keep our commitments to vulnerable seniors who have paid into the system all their lives and deserve to draw their benefits.

I can see no other logical alternative, and have heard of no other workable plan put forward by anyone else, from either side of the aisle.

I think this young man was speaking out against Obamacare, but I do see what you are saying. There is a very dangerous mindset at work here and I think he could be very easily converted to supporting cuts to medicare and social security.

Younger people just don't have the same values we "boomers" have. That's why they like Ron Paul. His version of "liberty" feeds into their desire for a self indulgent society. "It's all about me". Scary, it really is.

It is very scary indeed Mr. Marcus Carey. Have you read about the euthanasia problems in Europe? Some countries have started killing senior citizens.

We cannot treat life with disrespect, whether it is a baby in the womb or a grandmother in a nursing home.

I like what you have to say about this. I know the others all claim to be "right to life" but you are taking a very bold stand.

Good luck to you.

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