Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Tea Party is looking a lot like 1960’s street theater

Just for some fun:
Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmanimage
the 21st century replacements for the late
Jerry Rubin and Abbie Hoffman
Are they the reincarnation of 1960’s street theater movement that eventually brought down the republican government of Richard Nixon? Is the Tea Party, the 40 year old payback by the Republican Party? Maybe, maybe not, but this year’s street theater is not about bringing down an unpopular government over an unpopular war, its about trading one ruling party for another.
You got to wonder? Alaska has a medical marijuana law and possession of one ounce or less of marijuana in the privacy of your home is legal. You can grow 25 marijuana plants in privacy, protected by the Alaska Constitution. They also have a no need to get a permit to carry a concealed weapon law. Arizona just passed their version and Vermont has one driven in from the left.
So lets hope that Sara Palin and Michelle Bachman are just exercising their right to street theater in the great  American tradition. I do hope that Sarah and her family exercise their constitutional right, in Alaska, to grow and light up while carrying concealed weapons
Don’t get so upset. Members of the  Chicago seven, eight or ten, depending on your view, were masters of the genre and used tactics similar to the tea parties. Outside financial support, and small numbers and gigantic big media wallop.
Let’s just hope no insane local or state government will gin up goofy charges against Governor Palin, or we will really have a circus. As a matter of fact, I expect the Arizona Territorial government might just do it to give the Tea Party a new platform.

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