And now it’s time for a Beer Party Movement. The Tea Party Movement is in cardiac arrest and the Coffee Party Movement is a bogus, astro-turfing operation of the Obama permanent campaign. Neither speaks to working people.
The Tea Party was the first off the mark. It started as a truly grass roots protest against the Wall Street bailout at the expense of Main Street. But even then it was limited; purely nostalgic, hearkening back to the economics of William McKinley. If that wasn’t bad enough, it was quickly co-opted by the likes of Dick Armey, former Republican leader in the House. Two of its stars are Neo-Cons Michelle Bachman and Sarah Palin who openly call for subordinating US foreign policy to Israel.
There’s even less to the so-called Coffee Party as it’s so blatantly a creation by Obama operatives. Hearkening back to the anti-New Deal policies of Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton.
Ron Paul was the inspiration for the early Tea Party. He clearly saw the corrupt, privately-owned Federal Reserve as behind the Wall Street bailout. But as courageous as Dr Paul might be in going up against the liberal corporate state, his call for ‘Auditing the Fed’ is definitely soft core.
Don’t piss around. Nationalize the Fed! Seize it! The entire mechanism whereby the National Debt was acquired should be declared null & void as an illegal contract. Payment of interest on the National Debt should be stopped at once. A computation of past interest on this debt should be made and that amount deducted from the balance owed to the Federal Reserve System, international bankers, etc.
A 1% Tobin Tax should be imposed on Wall Street speculative transactions. A 10% Tariff should be imposed on foreign goods. This will facilitate the re-building of our manufacturing base. Without this industrial base, no real recovery is possible.
For both Tea & Coffee Parties, the elephant in the room are the multiple wars overseas. (To his credit, Ron Paul doesn’t dodge the issue. But with the din of noise from Neo-Con Fox News, his words are hard to hear.) We should quit the Iraq & Af-Pak Wars immediately. Appropriate the necessary money so our troops can shoot their way out if need be.
The Armed Forces of the United States now stationed in Europe, Asia and elsewhere overseas should be returned to the Western Hemisphere.
Xe Services (formerly Blackwater) and other private mercenary outfits should abolished. US citizens among their ranks who are suitable shall be incorporated into the US Armed Forces, including the Border Patrol. Those who resist shall be shot as traitors. Those who are not US citizens shall be barred from entering the United States.
The military installations existing within the territories of the United States which have closed should be re-opened, modernized and additional installations be prepared where needed.
To insure a Citizens Army, the Draft should restored. Draft cards can also be checked to see who is legally in the country and who isn’t.
This nation should immediately withdraw from the United Nations, re-claim the land on which the UN building is constructed and deport all foreign personnel now working for the UN in this country.
The Monroe Doctrine must be enforced.
Last by not least, George W Bush, Dick Cheney and other high ranking members of the Bush-Cheney Junta should be arrested and sent to Gitmo. There they shall remain until a complete investigation of the 9/11 events is started and completed. Bush should also be tried by court martial for desertion during the Vietnam War.
These are the humble proposals for a Beer Party Movement.