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Why the Tea Party is like a Crop Circle

December 4, 2011

I love a mystery, a puzzle, an enigma.  Crop Circles are a mysterious enigma, and so is the Tea Party.  Neither are what they seem.

FIRST: This movement started out as simply the Tea Party,  referencing a populist protest by colonists who objected to a British tax on tea in 1773, and called it the Boston Tea Party. Ron Paul and his Libertarian ideas were the foundation causes they took. Today’s Tea Party fractured into multiple components, each more radical than the next.  Like Crop Circles, the Tea Party became more illusive and controversial, the more we found out.  We found out that Crop Circles were man-made, as revealed in 1991 by self-professed pranksters, but that did not change the entire mystery.  It only explained modern era circles.  We also found out that the Koch Brothers and their industries are financing, promoting, lobbying and manipulating the Tea Party movement, molded it into a Libertarian and John Birch Society tool of conspiracy  theory and Cold War paranoia.  That changed everything for me.

The Tea Party, like Crop Circles, have intrigued me for a long time.  While the Tea Party started out as a simple concept to protest the extravagant use of tax money.  A lot of good people and good ideas were hijacked.  All they appeared to want was accountability and responsibility for spending public funds without additional taxation.

Their initial ideas attracted me, because they seemed logical, straight forward and reasonable. Then they said more, and revealed what they are really all about.  The words that pave their ideology is a written script designed by the Koch Brother’s.  The Koch Brothers and their various industries have a completely sinister agenda.  The Koch family are original John Birch Society members.

WIKI: One of the founding members of the John Birch Society was Fred Koch, founder of Koch Industries, one of the largest private corporations in America.  JOHN BIRCH SOCIETY = JBS.

WIKI: 2009–present the JBS has been active in supporting the auditing of, and aims to eventually dismantle, the Federal Reserve System. The JBS believes that the U.S. Constitution gave only Congress the ability to coin money, and did not intend for it to delegate this power to a banking monopoly, or to transform it into a fiat currency not backed by gold or silver.

The JBS was a co-sponsor of the 2010 Conservative Political Action Conference, ending its decades-long exile from the mainstream conservative movement.

WIKI HISTORY:  The initial tax protesters did not like the bailouts of banks by the Bush and Obama administrations. This triggered the Tea Party’s rise.  The anniversary of the original Boston Tea Party, commemorated on December 16, 2007, by Republican Congressman Ron Paul supporters, held a fund raising event for the 2008 presidential primaries advocating an end to fiat money and  the Federal Reserve System,   disengaging from foreign entanglements in Iraq and Afghanistan, and upholding States’ rights. (States Rights was the euphemism in the 1960s for segregation, separate but equal treatment of non-white citizens).

Then the original tax protest morphed into, The Tea Party Movement and Tea Party Patriots and Tea Party Guardians.  The radical ideas supported by these spin offs would devastate a large portion of the ethnic, LGBT, immigrant and anyone but their brand of Christianity, in this country.

The emphasis on racial, religious and socio-economic bias is already seriously dividing this country.  It becomes a dangerous numbers game.  The Kock Brothers have convinced and encouraged the radical Tea Party spin offs, that the solution to all their social and economic problems is to eliminate all support to the “other half” and they will go away.  The undercurrent of sanctioned violence is carefully administered so accountability will be deniable.  

The nasty word for Koch Industries is accountability.  They do not want regulations to impair their ability to make profit.  That is why they convince the radicals that Federal Regulations loose jobs and taxes loose jobs and social support wastes public money. Their money buys loyalty and spokespersons from the hate groups and bigots that have been a minority for a couple of decades. They see  collectivism as the main threat to Western Civilization, and liberals as “secret communist traitors” who provide cover for the gradual process of collectivism, with the ultimate goal of replacing the nations of western civilization with a one-world socialist government. 

Please learn about these guys and what they are encouraging this movement to do.  Understand that as long as their rhetoric is generalities, the true implications are never realized. As long as no one associates them as children of the John Birch Society era, they will buy their way into the White House.  They have already laid the foundation for another American Civil War.

WIKI: … billionaire brothers David H. Koch and Charles G. Koch and Koch Industries are providing financial and organizational support to the Tea Party movement through Americans for Prosperity, which David

founded.  The AFP’s “Hot Air Tour” was organized to fight against taxes on carbon use and the activation of a cap and trade program.  In 1984, David Koch also founded Citizens for a Sound Economy, part of which became FreedomWorks in a 2004 split  another group that organized and supports the movement.  Koch Industries issued a press release stating that the Kochs have “no ties to and have never given money to FreedomWorks”.  Former ambassador Christopher Meyer writes in the Daily Mail that the Tea Party movement is a mix of “grassroots populism, professional conservative politics, and big money”, the last supplied in part by Charles and David Koch.  Jane Mayer says that the Koch brothers’ political involvement with the Tea Party has been so secretive that she labels it “covert”

WIKI:  Koch Industries, Inc., the second largest privately held company in the United States (after Cargill) with an annual revenue of about $98 billion. Charles Koch has stated that the company will publicly offer shares “literally over my dead body”. This company From 1999 to 2003, Koch Industries was assessed “more than $400 million in fines, penalties and judgments” for Pipeline accidents, Pollution and resource fines. Koch Industries has spent more than $50 million to lobby in Washington since 2006, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

The company has opposed the regulation of financial derivatives and limits on greenhouse gases. It sponsors free market foundations and causes. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, many of Koch Industries’ contributions have gone toward achieving legislation on energy issues,defense appropriations and financial regulatory reform. According to Greenpeace, the company has “had a quiet but dominant role in a high-profile national policy debate on global warming,” and has out-spent ExxonMobil (another corporation active in fighting climate change science and legislation) in giving money to organizations fighting legislation related to climate change. “From 2005 to 2008, ExxonMobil spent $8.9 million while the Koch Industries-controlled foundations contributed $24.9 million in funding.” Another Greenpeace study states that between 1997 and 2008 Koch Industries donated nearly $48 million to groups which doubt or oppose the theory of anthropogenic global warming. Koch Industries replied saying the Greenpeace report “distorts the environmental record of our companies.”

One policy proposal to control global warming that Koch Industries has come out against is Low Carbon Fuel Standards, such as were passed in 2007 in California. According to Koch Industries, “LCFS would cripple refiners that rely on heavy crude feedstocks to provide the transportation fuels that keep America moving.”

According to a critic of the Mercatus Center and the Kochs, the political activity by some of the Koch-supported foundations — such as Mercatus Center – helps the company financially.  According to Thomas McGarity, a law professor at the University of Texas who specializes in environmental issues, “Koch has been constantly in trouble with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Mercatus has constantly hammered” on the EPA. The founder of the Mercatus Center, Richard H. Fink, also heads Koch Industries’ lobbying operation in Washington DC. According to a study by the liberal media watchdog Media Matters for America, Koch Industries (and other Koch brothers-owned companies) “have benefited from nearly a $100 million in government contracts since 2000.”

Koch Industries have also been active in supporting and opposing politicians, including presidents. During the US 2000 election campaign, Koch Industries spent some $900,000 to support the candidacies of George W. Bush and other Republicans. (disputed) It has funded opposition campaigns against programs of the Obama administration — “from health-care reform to the economic-stimulus”. The Koch Industries website includes an opinion piece from the Wall Street Journal by Charles Koch, one of the company’s owners, “Why Koch Industries is Speaking Out”,  The article states:   Because of our activism, we’ve been vilified by various groups. Despite this criticism, we’re determined to keep contributing and standing up for those politicians, like Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who are taking these challenges [deficit spending by governments] seriously.

WIKI:  Political activities of the Koch family

David and Charles have funded conservative and libertarian policy and advocacy groups in the United States. Since the 1980s the Koch foundations have given more than $100 million to such organizations, among these think tanks like the Heritage Foundation and the Cato Institute, as well as more recently Americans for Prosperity. Americans for Prosperity and FreedomWorks are Koch-linked organizations that have been linked to the Tea Party movement.

SECOND: I am much more comfortable with CROP CIRCLES. They are so much easier to explain.  If only the aliens could vote.  

 WIKI: A crop circle is a sizable pattern created by the flattening of a crop such as wheatbarleyryemaize, or rapeseed. Crop circles are also referred to as crop formations, because they are not always circular in shape.  Since appearing in the media in the 1970s, crop circles have become the subject of speculation by various paranormalufological, and anomalistic investigators ranging from proposals that they were created by bizarre meteorological phenomena to messages from extraterrestrial beings.

Formations usually are made overnight, but have also been made during the day. While it is not known how all crop circles are formed, various theories have been put forth ranging from natural phenomenon and man-made hoaxes, to the paranormal and even animals.  Man-made:  The most widely known method for a person or group to construct a crop formation is to tie one end of a rope to an anchor point, and the other end to a board which is used to crush the plants. Some crop formations are paid for by companies who use them as advertising. As an explanation of some of the more complex formations, physicists have suggested the use of GPS, lasers, and portable microwave generators.

The Tea Party, as a front for the Koch Brothers, wants to place a brick wall in front of social momentum.  They are expecting or hoping for a crash that will eliminate the “unproductive” parts of American Society, that  they feel is an unnecessary drain on public resources. That is not the humane method to the change speed of social progress.  They don’t care.  A Civil War would suit them just fine.  Their agenda matches the John Birch Society which promotes CPAC and opposes the Civil Rights Act.  Their single minded agenda will use anyone who succumbs to their twisted logic.  Anything progressive is a liberal conspiracy to promote Socialism.  They are a product of the Cold War and dream of returning to that mentality. The one attraction this group brings is its rabid opposition to anything it perceives as “The New World Order”.  You can thank these guys for all the conspiracies surrounding this idea.  You can thank these guys for trying to return America to the Cold War and pre-Civil Rights accomplishments.  Maybe that’s why their mantra is “anyone but OBAMA”!  Thats why the GOP refuses to work with Obama and do anything that will make him look good.  You can thank this attitude for almost shutting the US Government down too many times this year.  They never made any bi-partisan decisions, they just “kicked the can down the road”.  America is very vulnerable right now.  The Tea Party Movement has stopped the gears of government and wants to blame someone else.

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