So Bertha Lewis, former CEO of ACORN, says she is a socialist. Yawwwn.
It shouldn't surprise anyone that Lewis is a socialist. Many people active in public life today, including the President and most of his cabinet and close advisors, are socialists, statists, Marxists or communists. Some are even domestic terrorists. They aren't even trying to hide it any more.
Lewis is clearly supportive of socialism, a political philosophy diametrically opposed to American mores. But she goes far beyond that here, accusing Tea Party activists of some diabolical ideas:
It is disappointing is that Lewis feels compelled, apparently, to forecast some ominous events and attributes them to emergence of the Tea Party movement. (And yes, she refers to it as a "bowel movement" in the clip above - extra-classy socialism.)
Lewis predicts that the coming era of conservative political dominance will dwarf:
That's a lot of dwarfing.
What Lewis means, of course, by using these bizarre illustrations, is that she's certain socialists like her and her audience will soon be out of political power in the United States, relegated to small group meetings in people's basements, homosexual bars and medical marijuana dispensaries (while they still exist).
The truth is that Senator Joseph McCarthy was right: There actually were communist spies infiltrating the United States government in the 1950s. A lot of them. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were convicted and executed for spying because they were spies.
Ironically, it was Democrat icon Franklin D. Roosevelt who issued orders to imprison people - even American citizens - of Japanese, German and Italian ancestry during the Second World War. No one other than Lewis and a few other leftists are suggesting that today's subversive, anti-American socialists be rounded up and put in camps. We just want them out of elected office. Soon.
Jim Crow laws and segregation? Only liberals persist in such forms of racism. The Congressional Black Caucus, NAACP, United Negro College Fund and many other organizations continue to operate today with a separate-but-equal philosophy. Of course, there are still indviduals in our society who hold racist attitudes. But we have come a very long way since Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. exhorted us to look past skin color to examine a person's character.
But liberals will never buy the idea of a color-blind society. Tea Party patriots, on the other hand, don't care about the ethnicity of elected officials. They care about real issues, like the national debt and excessive taxation. Those issues don't have a skin color.
"They are coming after you," Lewis claims. That is true, but only in the political sense. American patriots are weary of our freedoms being eroded and destroyed by pro-big-government statists like Lewis. Tea Party activists are ordinary Americans - 40 percent of whom now self-identify as Democrats or independents - who have decided our way of life is worth defending.
Last, but certainly not least, citizens are beginning to realize that socialists are, by definition, disloyal to the U.S. Constitution. They actively seek a political and social order foreign to the American experience. Some, like Obama advisor Bill Ayers, commit acts of violence like bombing police stations and the Pentagon to carry out their agenda. The Tea Party movement isn't borne along by racismor violence, but a realization that our Federal government is dominated by people who are determine to destroy our American way of life.
What's your take? Why should we listen to socialists like Bertha Lewis? Do they have anything to offer a society that lives by the rule of law, whose founding documents are so clearly at odds with socialism.