Taxpayers March on Washington
no-brainer for you: would there have been something so wondrous as a Taxpayers March on Washington if McCain had been elected?
The rise of the Middle American Radicals (MARs) that Samuel Francis talked about, predicted, invoked, and hoped in his monthly column at Chronicles
over a period of years, never materialized of course. And while this march is probably not it, the march, and the remarkable events leading up to it over the last few months, make me think happy thoughts about the MARs revolution that still, perhaps, could some day be.
Who are the MARs? People being squeezed by racial minorities and other net tax consumers and resentful parasites on one side, and by the leftist elite on the other. The Obama presidency represents the ascendancy of those two anti-white and anti-American forces. Obamacare is their crowning object, by which the leftist elite takes away the money and freedom of the MARs in order to increase unearned benefits for the poor and nonwhite, whose resentment and sense of grievance keep increasing with every increased benefit they rreceive. Think Michelle; think Sonia, think Messiah. And ordinary Americans, bearing a reasonable resemblance to the MARs, have awoken. Here’s to you, Sam.
No numbers are given, but the story, from NBC Philadelphia, makes it clear it was a healthy turnout.
When organizers for the Taxpayer March on Washington said they expected tens of thousands of people Saturday, they weren’t kidding.
Tea Party protestors completely blocked Pennsylvania Ave. from 14th Street, NW, to the U.S. Capitol. The crowds were so dense that organizers for the event decided to start the speeches and march earlier than the scheduled 11:30 a.m. time.
(So now it really is hot and humid in the crowds, though luckily for the protestors, not raining.)
Carrying U.S. flags and signs showing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with a Pinnochio-like nose or reading, “I’m Not Your ATM”, the protestors told news outlets that the government has gotten “too out of control with spending.” Several interviewed also claimed that they were not “wackos” and that the march was not only about party alliegances.
“It’s not just right wing or conservative,” one protestor with a handlebar mustache and a Texas flag-styled, button-down shirt told NBC. “This is Americans.”
The event was organized by FreedomWorks—a conservative organization led by former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Texas)—in conjuction with the Tea Party Movement and other conservative groups as a way to protest current tax policies.
It was allegedly first conceived by Fox News personality Glenn Beck, who had originally tried to organize it as a post-9/11-type event and who played a big role, along with other conservative commentators, in creating momentum for the march.
And here are two readers’ comments accompanying the story:
The constant onslaught of liberal philosophy has awakened the real citizens of America. The post modern liberals have proven themselves to be THE most fascist, totalitarian minded zombies ever to have cast a dark shadow on this once great country. The people who have paid the taxes and fought the wars that have enabled these delusional, spolied and misguided marxists to undermine our country are now outraged. What did you liberals expect? Remember what the Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto said… moreThe constant onslaught of liberal philosophy has awakened the real citizens of America. The post modern liberals have proven themselves to be THE most fascist, totalitarian minded zombies ever to have cast a dark shadow on this once great country. The people who have paid the taxes and fought the wars that have enabled these delusional, spolied and misguided marxists to undermine our country are now outraged. What did you liberals expect? Remember what the Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto said after attacking Pearl Harbor? To paraphrase Yamamoto; “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant.”
Posted by Lawrence Auster at September 12, 2009 05:45 PM | Send
Your ‘liberal everything’ doctrines have awakened what you fear most, true free people. The liberals cry and whine about Glenn Beck, Limbaugh and others. I find that rather revealing, as over 90 percent of the mainstream media tows the liberal line with lockstep precision. Why are the liberal brainwashed Obama supporters so fired up over a very few conservatives? The answer is simple, the fascistic liberals only want to hear their own voices echoed, in the liberal mindset there is no room for dissension and thus no room for freedom
TRUE Democracy in action, I can’t understand why all the liberals are so frightened. Perhaps the liberals should go hide in Canada for the next 100 years.