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Why Huckleberry Hates You – The Tea Party

Posted in Why Huck Hates You by Huckleberry on March 11, 2014

Re-treads?

Re-treads?


It’s no small secret that I don’t like a lot of people, especially a lot of types of people. This is the first post in a series detailing the types of people I have a problem with, and what my problem with them is explicitly.
I’m not doing this to be a dick, mostly, but I am doing it in part as an exercise to see if any patterns arise. I expect this series to span a range of categories as it unfolds, so if I haven’t yet gotten to you, be patient.
First up, the Tea Party.
On paper, you would think the Tea Party types would be right at the top of my list of Good People, but like the post-rehab addict that just found Jesus not through reason and faith, but through despair, the Tea Party is very loud about their new awakening. But they haven’t squared all of the new shiny ideas with many of the existing assumptions that led them astray in the first place.
You love guns and your 2nd amendment rights.
That’s great.
You don’t trust the government, and you want it to be “smaller” as far as its ability to tax, regulate, spy upon and imprison you.
Awesome, all great so far.
But you want that small government to still go on Toby Keith/Budweiser-fueled war jags to make sure every Brown Person around the world knows the USA is Numero Uno Number 1, kickin’ ass and takin’ names. Foreign Policy is Super Important, Dontcha Know, because our new small government needs the biggest, baddest military to keep the rest of the globe at heel.
That form of cognitive dissonance manifests in other areas.
Tea Party love for Wall Street gangsters, because Free Market*, is just as ludicrous as the warmongering, and also basically antithetical to the supposed new-found love affair with small government principles.
Rather than being the foundation for a new libertarian groundswell, most Tea Party folk are simply toying with a rebound fling after a nasty breakup with the GOP establishment, with whom they have too much in common to trust, and who will most likely be back in the GOP’s loving arms at the first opportunity.**
Next up, Why Huckleberry Hates You – The Millennials.
*Bankstas gotta get paid, yo
**The inauguration of President John Ellis “Jeb” Bush, naturally

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  1. Giraffe said, on March 11, 2014 at 11:59

    The local tea party guy lost me when started talking about saving social security.

  2. Doom said, on March 11, 2014 at 15:57

    Which, if not exactly, is part of why I am not Tea Party. Mostly that I don’t trust them, generally, or any political party to include Libertarians, even back when (especially back when) Paul the Senior was the show. Most “conservative” politics sells out to ‘smaller big government’ (a joke term, play along if you are tall enough), big business (another form of big government), or a combination of the two. People simply aren’t on their radar. Uhrm, you or me. Compassionate conservativism is only one of the faces of that disease.

    By the way, hate everybody. It’s where to start. It’s good for you to be honest. Just don’t stay there. Mature that hate into functional action or you become a Democrat voter. Change it into the wrong action, you become a politician. Deny it and become a Republican voter or politician. Of course, there is no good way out of it, but hate is a starting point, which lets you know… something is really wrong.

    Enjoy your series. I know I will. 🙂


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