Tea Party Fever: The Citizen Revolution Has Begun: 20,000 Strong in two Texas Cities on Independence Day
The Shameless Cover-Up by the Mainstream National Media
Weapons of Mass Distraction- Media Feeds the Public a Steady Diet of Michael Jackson
By Wayne Allyn Root, 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee
I saw it. I’m a witness to history. Someone has to provide witness to what our national mainstream media refuses to cover. The anger is rising. It is boiling over. The signs of the coming citizen revolution are everywhere. Just two days ago, on July 4th I spoke at Tea Party protests in Austin and Dallas. About 20,000 Americans citizens attended those two protests on a national holiday, in stifling 102 degree heat and unfathomable humidity. I know what normal people would have done on a typical national holiday on a stifling hot summer day at any other time in our nation’s history- go swimming with their family, or barbeque with family and friends in the shade. But these 20,000 people in two Texas cities sacrificed their valuable family time on a holiday to stand in the blistering heat and direct sunshine to vent their anger at the politicians (of both parties) who are destroying our country, killing capitalism, damaging the economy beyond repair, and enslaving our children and grandchildren to a lifetime of debt.
I assume tens of thousands turned out in other cities across the country. Hundreds of thousands in all. But I wouldn’t know. The news media didn’t report it.
While the media willfully ignores the Tea Party protests right in front of their eyes, they choose to talk nonstop about “green shoots” in the economy that don’t exist. These “green shoots” are a total fabrication- a figment of an ignorant, delusional, or deliberately fraudulent liberal media’s imagination. The economy is crumbling. The Obama debt is turning a deep recession into “the Greater Depression.” The numbers get worse every day. We are on the verge of economic Armageddon. But the President, the politicians who enable him, and the mainstream media are afraid to present the truth to the public. Perhaps they believe, as Jack Nicholson said in the movie A Few Good Men, “The truth? You can’t handle the truth.”
What California is now experiencing- debt, default, insolvency, bankruptcy, IOU’s to its own citizens- is coming to a country nearest you called America. California is merely “the canary in the coal mine” of what irresponsible liberal fiscal policy is about to do to the entire USA. California is ground zero of economic Armageddon. California is the true sign of how deep the hole is. Yet Obama keeps digging.
The deficit is out of control. The debt is unsustainable. Small businesses close by the hundreds of thousands. Almost 500,000 Americans a month continue to lose their jobs. No more government employees can be hired or paid for. The Obama economic stimulus plan is in shambles. The game is up. Yet Obama wants desperately to add to the debt. He tries desperately to push through a new $1.6 trillion dollar Universal Healthcare bill that will cost more than all the personal income taxes paid in America. He tries desperately to push through a Cap and Trade bill that will double or triple our electric rates and put American business out of business- in the middle of a depression. He asks the Federal Reserve to print more money to pay for all his debt, bailouts, handouts, entitlements, union giveaways and redistribution schemes. It is all the definition of utter insanity.
Small business is the economic engine of our U.S. economy. Small business creates 75% of new jobs- yet small business is going out of business like never before. Every day more small businesses close by the thousands. The landlords that own the buildings and strip malls and shopping centers where those small businesses used to be located are in bankruptcy, or will be soon. A wave of commercial real estate foreclosures that has never been seen in U.S. history is on the way. A wave so crippling it will make the wave of home foreclosures we’ve just experienced look small. Banks will buckle under this coming commercial wave of debt. But this news the mainstream media refuses to report…or simply doesn’t even understand.
Worse, the upper middle class that owns those businesses and buildings and shopping malls, that pays virtually all of our taxes, is being driven out of existence. Whether Obama or his Kool Aid drinkers in the media realize it or not, his grand dreams are DOA (dead on arrival). The plan was to pay for it all by “taxing the rich.” Well the rich that Obama hates so much, whose money he planned to redistribute, is vanishing by the day. There is no income left to redistribute. There is no one left to pay Obama’s tab. But this news the mainstream media refuses to report…or simply doesn’t even understand.
But none of this stops the biased liberal media from talking about “green shoots” and the prospects of economic recovery right around the corner. However far worse than these false hopes of recovery are the outright deceptions and fraud of the media. Whenever 25 or 50 anti-war demonstrators gathered against the Iraq War during the Bush presidency, the media was there with dozens of cameramen and reporters to cover it in detail- and make it look like a citizen revolution. Yet today a true citizen revolution is brewing and the media refuses to cover it. The anger about the Iraq War was small and inconsequential compared to the anger in the streets from ordinary Americans today.
Today the proof that a true citizen revolution is brewing is evident at Tea Party rallies and protests across this great country. The protestors at these Tea Parties are not the typical socialist radicals, counter-culture hippies, and professional protestors of the left who attended the war rallies. The Tea Party protestors define middle America. These are small business owners, blue-collar workers, parents with young children in tow, grandparents, patriotic war veterans. These are people who have never said a bad word about America in their lives. These are flag wavers- not flag burners. These are lifelong Republicans and conservatives and libertarians who have never attended a protest in their lives.
These are patriots looking to save their country, not American-haters looking to tear it down. They used to be too busy running businesses and taking care of their families to protest. Now they are willing to protest, scream and rage at the politicians destroying he American Dream. This is the story of the decade- perhaps the century. This is the story that should be on the cover of Time, Newsweek, and U.S. News & World Report. This is the story that should lead off the national evening newscasts. Yet it is met with deafening silence. Instead we are fed a steady diet of Michael Jackson. Weapons of Mass Distraction.
Yet despite the media fraud and distractions, these quintessential middle American patriots are out in the streets protesting, screaming, raging. Angry. Bitter. Bursting at the seams in disgust and disillusionment. Not willing to take it anymore. Not words we’ve ever used to describe salt-of-the-earth middle American parents and grandparents. Something is happening. Something very unusual. Something very powerful. Perhaps for the first time ever, something out of the control of the mainstream national media (could that be what frightens them?). Something bigger than even the powerful politicians. Something bigger than all of us.
What I witnessed (as one of the main speakers at both events) in Texas on Independence Day was the Governor of Texas getting booed by his own conservative constituents. And the United States Senator of Texas getting literally booed and shouted off the stage by these same conservative constituents. These were Republican politicians. The protestors were taxpayers. Angry taxpayers. Angry that their money has been given away- looted- by politicians on both sides of the aisle. Angry about bailouts of wealthy corporations and CEO’s. Angry about wasted trillion dollar economic stimulus plans to nowhere. Angry about tax cuts given to people who never paid taxes in the first place. Angry about our government undertaking a hostile takeover of American business. Angry about government handing GM and Chrysler tens of billions of taxpayer dollars just so they could go bankrupt anyway, and then handing the leftover companies to the auto unions who weren’t even secured creditors. Angry about the socialization of America happening before our eyes.
20,000 people. In 102 degree heat and humidity. On a holiday. Not professional protestors, but taxpayers. Angry citizens. Parents. Grandparents. I was there to witness it. This is history in the making. The citizen revolution has begun. Whether the media notices…or cares…or understands…or not.
Wayne Allyn Root was the 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate. His new book will be released by John Wiley & Sons this July 20 entitled, “The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gambling & Tax Cuts.” The book is available for pre-sale at Amazon.com. For more of Wayne’s views, commentaries, or to watch his many media interviews, please visit his web site at: www.ROOTforAmerica.com