The New Anarchists

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Tea Party:The New Anarchists
by Jack Random
At some time on our journey from childhood naivety to youthful rebellion and before we advance to the relative cynicism of adulthood, many of us are intellectually attracted to those who identify themselves in the pages of history as anarchists. 

We eventually learn by instinct and simple reasoning that anarchy is not so much a philosophy as it is an anti-philosophy.  While its song of individual freedom is appealing, its vision and its dream are the destruction of the established order. 

Historically, anarchists have bogged down on the question of property rights.  It is the anarchist conundrum:  If you reject all rights of property, you relegate the movement to the perpetually poor and barely relevant.  How many political parties would ask you to sacrifice all that you own (even your words and ideas) as a condition of acceptance? 
 
If, however, you acknowledge the rights of property you begin the evolution to government as a necessary if not desirable entity.  After all, property requires protection and the authority to uphold it.  Unless you are willing to raise private security forces and yield the spoils to the powerful, property requires government.  It means a police force and a judiciary.  It probably means a fire department.  Once you acknowledge the public good, you open the door to public schools and agencies of social welfare.  You quickly arrive in a place that no card-carrying anarchist can live. 

Little wonder the anarchists, for all their romantic appeal, have never risen above the level of curiosity on the American political landscape. 
 
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Merriam Webster:  
ANARCHIST
1.  A person who rebels against any authority, established order or ruling power. 
2.  A person who believes in, advocates or promotes anarchism or anarchy, especially one who uses violent means to overthrow the established order. 
ANARCHISM: a political theory holding all forms of governmental authority to be unnecessary and undesirable and advocating a society based on voluntary cooperation and free association of individuals and groups. 
ANARCHY:  A. absence of government; B. a state of lawlessness or political disorder due to the absence of governmental authority; C. a utopian society of individuals who enjoy complete freedom without government.
 

Today there is nothing resembling a viable Anarchist party or movement that worries even the most paranoid defenders of the social-political order.  Anarchists will continue to be blamed for any eruption of violence at public protests but that is the extent of their role in contemporary politics. 

There is another movement, however, that is gathering momentum and owes much of its appeal to the philosophy and exploits of the anarchists.  It stands in angry opposition to the established order, even to the point of advocating “second amendment remedies” (a euphemism for violent overthrow).  It opposes government authority in all forms and seems to believe we can live happily and in complete freedom without government interference. 

Welcome to the Tea Party movement:  The new anarchists. 

It is easy to understand the appeal of the movement.  Our government has become dysfunctional and seemingly powerless to act in any positive direction.  At a time when the people are suffering the effects of an economic meltdown and the elites who caused the meltdown continue to gather unconscionable profits, the government is bogged down in endless foreign wars, compounding the national debt while the people continue to go without jobs and without hope of a brighter future. 

We should all be angry but we should not be fooled by the Tea Party.  The movement was created and continues to be sponsored by Machiavellian operatives allied with the most powerful influence in world government today:  international corporations. 

A lot of time has been wasted trying to decipher what the Tea Party believes in.  Respectfully, it is the wrong question for the Tea Party is defined not so much by what it believes in as what it does not believe in. 

The Tea Party does not believe in government. 

Despite the determined effort of Republican Party operatives to curtail the message, the Tea Party does not believe in Medicare or Social Security. 

The Tea Party does not believe in taxes to support public services or public education. 

The Tea Party does not believe in empowering the government to curtail corporate fraud, corporate pollution or corporate exportation of jobs.  They do not believe in stopping corporate exploitation of workers or corporate financing of political candidates. 

The Tea Party does not believe in unions or the rights of labor. 

The Tea Party does not believe in government. 

As far as I can determine, the only things the Tea Party believes in are gun rights and property rights and that’s where it all comes crashing down: the anarchist conundrum. 

The more our government fails to provide what its people so desperately need, the more we might be tempted to think that we’d be better off with it.  But we would be wrong. 

There will always be someone who wants what you have with bigger guns and more ammunition.  In this world that someone is the corporate elite. 

Because a Democratic controlled government has been so ineffective to the point of gross negligence in providing for the needs of its people, the corporations have stepped in to convert public outrage into an anti-government movement that will only serve the corporate interest. 

In the end, the Tea Party is a corporate ruse, a mass deception meant to capitalize on the economic strife that they in fact created. 

I suppose one could admire their ingenuity, their audacity and their guile, but when you witness the suffering they have engendered and envision the suffering yet to come, the general rage will only increase and the outcome is anything but certain. 

They have aroused the mob and we can be certain they are well armed. 

For the first time in history, it looks like the anarchist dog may have its day. 

Jazz. 

JACK RANDOM IS THE AUTHOR OF THE JAZZMAN CHRONICLES (CROW DOG PRESS) AND GHOST DANCE INSURRECTION (DRY BONES PRESS).  THE CHRONICLES HAVE BEEN POSTED ON NUMEROUS CITES OF THE WORLDWIDE WEB, INCLUDING THE ALBION MONITOR, BELLACIAO, BUZZLE, COUNTERPUNCH, DISSIDENT VOICE, THE NATIONAL FREE PRESS AND PACIFIC FREE PRESS.  SEE WWW.JAZZMANCHRONICLES.BLOGSPOT.COM. 



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