It always amuses me how anarchism is supposed to be opposed to a massive growth of government and intrusion of government into people’s lives, yet so many self-described anarchists are die-hard socialists.
Jawa Report covers the call to fight the evil racist class oppressors of the Tea Party:
On April 15th thousands of right-wingers will attend rallies in cities and towns across the United States. The organizers of this nationwide day of protest call it a tea party. This tea party movement that emerged only a year ago is a coalition of conservatives, anti-Semites, fascists, libertarians, racists, constitutionalists, militia men, gun freaks, homophobes, Ron Paul supporters, Alex Jones conspiracy types and American flag wavers.[...]
1. Organize counter-protests against the tea party demonstrations, same time, same place. This is probably the best option. We need to get in the streets on April 15th and show the tea party movement that there are lots of people out there who oppose their agenda.
2. Get individual tea party protesters to leave the right-wing and move to the left politically.[lol] That would involve passing out stuff like this at the tea party demonstrations: http://www.anarchist-studies.org/node/299
3. Ignore the tea party movement. This is the worst option because without anyone opposing them they could easily gain power.
Because cobbling together a bunch of not-nice sounding positions and randomly attaching them to the Tea Party movement is much easier than actually bother to, oh, you know, listen to what Tea Partiers are saying. But I guess when you follow a tyrannical socialist philosophy that classified all social problems as due to racism, everything you see looks like racism.
Nice Deb also comments on the planned shenanigans (I just love how the spellchecker knows shenanigans!), in the midst of her plug for the upcoming April 15 Kansas City Tea Party:
Be ready for hijinks. As for the “anti-racist action” – be ready to patiently explain to these goobers that the tea party movement is neither racist, nor race obsessed. Everyone is welcome.I’d like to know what type of anarchist supports the expansion of government power. I thought they considered “the State undesirable”. Whatevah.