A Letter From a True Patriot of the Tea Bag Movement

by Rich on 04/23/2009

in Politics

We usually don’t pay attention to people like this, but I think that this guy’s harsh words really represent the current “tea bag” movement and the attitude towards the Obama administration that Fox News pundits have been endorsing. This ever-growing dissatisfaction with the way our government is run can only end one way, as this gentleman clearly demonstrates…

The government is afraid of the guns people have because they have to have control of the people at all times. Once you take away the guns, you can do anything to the people. You give them an inch and they take a mile. I believe we are slowly turning into a socialist government. The government is continually growing bigger and more powerful, and the people need to prepare to defend themselves against government control.

Taxes are a joke. Regardless of what a political candidate “promises,” they will increase. More taxes are always the answer to government mismanagement. They mess up. We suffer. Taxes are reaching cataclysmic levels, with no slowdown in sight. Go ahead, take everything I own; take my dignity. Feel good as you grow fat and rich at my expense; sucking my tax dollars and property, tax dollars which justify your existence and pay your federal salary. Do you get it? By doing your evil job, you put me out of work. All you tyrannical mother fuckers will swing in the wind one day for your treasonous actions against the Constitution of the United States. Remember the Nuremberg War Trials. “But…but…but…I only followed orders…” Die, you spineless cowardice bastards.

I reached the decision to go on the offensive – to put a check on government abuse of power, where others had failed in stopping the federal juggernaut running amok. I wish to use the words of Justice Brandeis dissenting in Olmstead to speak for me. He wrote, “Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by its example.”

Those who betray or subvert the Constitution are guilty of sedition and/or treason, are domestic enemies and should and will be punished accordingly. It also stands to reason that anyone who sympathizes with the enemy or gives aid or comfort to said enemy is likewise guilty. I have sworn to uphold and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and I will. And I will because not only did I swear to, but I believe in what it stands for in every bit of my heart, soul and being. I know in my heart that I am right in my struggle. I have come to peace with myself, my God and my cause. Blood will flow in the streets…Good vs. Evil. Free Men vs. Socialist Wannabe Slaves. Pray it is not your blood, my friend. Is a Civil War imminent? Do we have to shed blood to reform the current system? I hope it doesn’t come to that. But it might.

A man with nothing left to lose is a very dangerous man and his energy/anger can be focused toward a common/righteous goal. What I’m asking you to do, then, is sit back and be honest with yourself. Do you have kids/wife? Would you back out at the last minute to care for the family? Are you interested in keeping your firearms for their current/future monetary value, or would you drag that ’06 through rock, swamp and cactus…to get off the needed shot? In short, I’m not looking for talkers, I’m looking for fighters…And if you are a fed, think twice. Think twice about the Constitution you are supposedly enforcing (isn’t “enforcing freedom” an oxymoron?) and think twice about catching us with our guard down – you will lose…and your family will lose.

So, any guesses as to who wrote this little tirade? I sent this letter to a few people before I posted it here, and the top guesses were Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and Sean Hannity. It’s actually Timothy McVeigh, the domestic terrorist responsible for the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995 that killed 168 people. If you read this and were cheering, “Fuck yeah, man!” after every line, you may want to re-evaluate your worldview (and mental stability). The above isn’t actually a letter at all, but a collection of quotes from his writings and various other statements, including his final speech before being sentenced to death. While I have switched a few of the sentences around to make it read as one big letter, the meaning of his original words remains the same – the government is becoming a socialist regime that burdens us with unfair taxes while taking away our guns and something must be done about it…but what is that something?

When you ask your average teabagger (and not the ones in the porn industry), you realize that they don’t even know that that they’re actually paying less taxes under Obama and that income taxes are at their lowest rates in decades, so they certainly have no hope of coming up with a viable solution to the current economic situation that trumps the president’s. They also didn’t protest Bush or McCain’s support of the bailouts, but conveniently have a problem with similar government spending by the guy they didn’t vote for…sounds more like political butthurt than frustration with the system. I’m not worried about these armchair activists – they had their five minutes in front of the camera with their misspelled signs and recycled slogans and now they’re just going to go back to work. (Much in the same way that the liberal protesters did jack shit to kick Bush out of office.) There’s another group of right-wing nutballs that I’m much more concerned about, and they’re the kind of people that McVeigh used to seek out and chat with at gun shows.

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Wait…did I mention the aliens are in on it too?

They are the people that think there’s a New World Order, a conspiracy of epic proportions orchestrated by the liberal elite to disarm the people and install both a fascist and socialist worldwide regime, a contradiction of terms completely lost on these hillbilly philosophers. And every conservative pundit out there is perpetuating these tinfoil hat myths to the point where these gun nuts are starting to crawl out of their shacks and KKK meetings as their views become more mainstream. It’s clear that people like Limbaugh and Beck are doing it purely for the ratings, but what they don’t realize is that they’re actually giving guys like Jim Adkisson the encouragement they need to do, in their minds, “what has to be done.” Alex Jones, the conspiracy theorist that Fox News wouldn’t have given the time of day right after 9/11, has now set his sights on Obama, so he was immediately invited to appear on their station as an honored guest. Would they have invited McVeigh on the show, had he never planted that bomb on April 19th? If Beck read one of McVeigh’s letters and claimed it as his own, would anyone even notice?

It’s one thing to believe that there is nothing wrong with our government – that’s just naïve. It’s corrupt on almost every level and the few who benefit from this system are greedy corporate executives who couldn’t give a flying fuck about the common good. But thinking that opening fire on a bunch of cops, shooting up a church, or bombing a federal building is going to change anything is like thinking that flying two planes into the Twin Towers is going to win your personal war against American tyranny. This system is only going to change by electing real thinkers with real ideas…not revolting, overthrowing whoever you don’t like, and installing whichever member of your group wears the shiniest tinfoil. You see, that’s called a dictatorship, and isn’t that what you’re crusading against? (Just ask parts of Africa how that’s working out for them.) The only people that want to take away your guns are your mom and dad who have noticed that you’ve spent more time talking to your hunting rifles than members of the opposite sex. This country isn’t perfect, and we’ll be the first blog in line to point that out, but just the simple fact that you can go on national television and spout this kind of unfounded horseshit shows that we’re a lot more free than you might think. Being pissed over an election doesn’t excuse letting the inmates run the asylum, and using the same talking points that justified the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in American history may not result in the kind of change you had in mind.