I just sent this email to Congressman Chris Gibson:
After years of the media's demonization of the Tea Party, it turns out that the real terrorist is in the White House. For instance, a few years ago Mike Bloomberg claimed that a bomb found in the Times Square area had been placed by a Tea Party member. It turned out that it hadn't been. Similarly, a colleague who comes from the left recently said that he had heard that the Boston Marathon bombing had been done by a Tea Party member. The lies about and demonization of the Tea Party in the American media are evidence that the Tea Party was threatening to the Wall Street-big government establishment in a way that only the most extreme left-wing movements are. Nevertheless, the Tea Party was never an extremist movement. Unlike the lies in the HBO show The Newsroom, it was never funded by wealthy donors, including the Koch family. It was always a moderate, middle class movement whose ranks included ordinary homeowners and taxpayers. We live in a nation where moderate protest is viewed as an extremist threat, and an extremist, narcissistic president who uses the IRS to target the protestors is called a savior.
The media has lied consistently and thoroughly about both Obama and the Tea Party. The media is serving as a Wall Street-big government propaganda agency, not as an information source. Focusing on current events is a waste of time because impartial, accurate information is impossible to acquire.
Recently, I was in Nashville, where I feel much more at home than in the North. When I hang out in a bar in Port Authority on the way home from Brooklyn to upstate New York, I disagree with three quarters of the crowd. When I hung out in a bar in Nashville, I agreed with three quarters of the crowd. If I could do it over again, I would have gone to college and relocated in Tennessee. Because of northern prejudices, though, I wouldn't have considered doing that in the 1970s and '80s. Pretty much everything I learned as a child has been wrong.
While conversing with a few guys at the bar, someone agreed almost completely with the libertarian point of view, but he said, "I don't want to be an extremist like John Stossel; I want to be a moderate like Bill O'Reilly." The individual has been brainwashed. O'Reilly is not a moderate. Just because he says he wants to find a middle path between the Democrats and Republicans doesn't make him a moderate. He's a big government extremist. The Democrats and Republicans are two fascist-style, big government parties that support America's vampire economy.
Stossel is the moderate. He is in support of a level of government spending that was characteristic of the United States during the halcyon 1950s. The country started collapsing and the real hourly wage started stagnating in the late 1960s, almost immediately following LBJ's expansion of government.
From the Institute for Justice