Dear Tea Party Member

teabagger howlDespite the deaf ears upon which this falls, it must be stated clearly:

My friends, neighbors, and I are liberals, but absolutely not Nazis.

We’re democrats, but definitely not communists.

We’re concerned with our society, but certainly not socialists.

We’re patriots, but not for profit.

We do critical thinking, not mindless criticism.

Some of us are not Caucasian, but all of us are not ignorant bigots.

Some of us are huggers, but not all of us are tree-huggers.

Get it? We’re mixed and we’re positive. Those are our strengths.

Don’t misunderstand. We do hate a couple of things:

  • War. We hate it because, unlike most of your leaders, we actually fought one. We’re the guys who didn’t get phony deferments, who put our asses on the line and in the line of fire, and who have earned the respect of most Americans other than yourselves.
  • Ignorance: Your leaders treasure yours. We hate ignorance because yours is being manipulated for greedy political profit. We want to wipe out the ignorance that feeds your insane delusion that Fox news and its obedient right-wing media millionaires give a rat’s ass about, a) the American people, b) America’s future, or, c) the truth.
  • Lemmings. Okay, not hate. But we surely feel sorry for sheep-like tea party puppets destroying our country for no other reason than they’re too mentally lazy to think for themselves.

Mike PriceWhat I’m doing here is begging you to do one simple thing. It’ll be good for you, your health, and your country. Please try it. You might like it. Here it is:

Open your mind.

Michaelangelo Price

Mike Price is a long-time newspaper columnist, talk show host, and screenwriter who appears as a standup comedy headliner for top clubs and casinos across the country.

Published by the LA Progressive on August 7, 2010
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About Michaelangelo Price

Mike Price is a long-time standup comedian, newspaper columnist, talk show host, screenwriter, disk jockey, racehorse exercise rider, poker dealer, and Vegas pit supervisor. His book, "If You Can't Keep A Job, Become A Writer," should have been written by now.

Comments

  1. We were suppose to learn from our mistakes we made in history. But in order to do that we first have to put our true history back in our children’s school books & start reading books like A Patriots History of the United States, Black Founding Fathers & others I have listed some of them on this web site before. The difference between stupid & ignorant is stupid is unable to learn & ignorant is able to learn but refuses to do so. You Mr. Price are generalizing about the people in the Tea Party & you think they are being manipulated when the ones being manipulated are the ones that believe in Obama & believe his lies while speaking out both sides of his mouth & what he says to one audience & then to another. The goal is to get the old out & put it some new. We cannot do that all in November, but we will be giving it one hell of a shot. These that are in there & have made a career out of it need to go & we got to set limitations on years they can serve, because they have forgot that they are suppose to be serving the American people who put them in there & not themselves. You cannot tell me Pelosi & Reid are not two of the most evil people you will ever see. Unions are horrible & remind me of the Teamsters, Hoffa, & baseball bats. I heard a guy say years ago that it is not just the Democrat party that wants to bring you into socialism but it is, also, the Republicans, but the Democrats just want to do it faster. I can admit I am not the smartest person in the world but I caught on to Obama, Rev. Wright, Bill Ayers, who still says he wished they could have done more, Michelle Obama saying she had never been proud of her country until Obama was getting closer to being elected & so many more of the people he associated with before he came out. This was a long, very well organized, manipulation of everything possible to get him in office. He did not care who he destroyed & quite frankly I think he was surprised that Joe, the plumber, was not in agreement with him in his statement about spreading the wealth. Mr. Price, when you heard that, didn’t that raise a red flag for you. It did for me, but the bias media instead of bringing it to the American People in a way that it should have been heard loud & clear. Instead they went to work on seeing how low down they could bring a hard working man that was studying as a journeyman under a plumber & therefore he is called a plumber himself. They tried to say “he is not even a plumber.” He owed some back taxes, I think around 1500.00 if that much, it sure is no where what Geithner or Daschel or Rangel owe. So it is not Tea Party People that need to open their minds, it is everyone needs to open their minds. The indoctrination of our children that is going on along with their minds being filled with singing songs to the praise of Obama instead of teaching them truths & facts. You are preaching to the choir.

  2. It’s not a sin to be stupid (many of us are) or ignorant (all of us are, to a greater or lesser extent), and when you are ignorant you typically do not realize the horrible extent of it.

    We may smile at them privately, but we should explain, in a firm and friendly way, in our confrontations. These poor folks are being used by more fortunate and privileged people who want to mobilize popular ignorance and suffering to make them cannon fodder in their war to protect their own entitlement.

    THAT is a sin (though the rich and powerful are also ignorant, stupid, and in denial, of course). Even so, it is the human condition, and we gotta deal with it, live with it, together on this little planet, which means we need to be better, more civilized people than the “rabble”, and help them to learn better too.

    “We have met the Enemy, and He is Us.” — Pogo

    Otherwise, we are doomed.

  3. Dead on Mike. Feel free to ask your Tea Party Birther members to consider signing on to the TEABAGGER ANTI-SOCIALIST PLEDGE as well, it always works for me in getting these folks to run and hide… I’ve heard a few of their heads have even exploded… which is a good think if it get’s them to Open Their Minds…

    http://www.valleydemocratsunited.com/VDU/Fun_files/Anti-Socialist%20Pledge.pdf

    Not sure who originally created it but it sure does the trick.

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