Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Revisionist History Alert

Hilarious. Tea Party Protests coming to a village near you.

Since it’s coming from Pajamas TV, let’s rephrase that: coming to a village idiot near you.

I guess these folks think the Boston Tea Party was some kind of populist uprising against the government.

It was not.

It was a populist uprising against a corporation. It was against the British East India Company, which enjoyed great influence with and access to the British Parliament--so much so, in fact, that they received a TAX CUT that effectively priced the colonists out of the tea market.

But, this being Pajamas TV, and this being wingnuts, they are clueless. How very sad ... and amusing.

I couldn’t say it better than this fella:
Thus, I’m saddened to reveal: most of us don’t know the real story of the Boston Tea Party. As it turns out, what’s really fundamental about being an American is not so much a hatred of taxes (though we don’t have to like them, either) as it is a hatred of corporatism, corporate cronyism in our government, and tax policies which benefit the rich and powerful over the Everyman, or the local American. Early American patriots were inspired toward their exceptional act of independence primarily in resistance to their lack of representation in contrast to the power of a big business lobby.

I’m not surprised that “the Pajamas TV team including Michelle Malkin, Glenn Reynolds, and Joe Wurzelbacher (aka Joe the Plumber)” would be too clueless to know their American history. Facts are stupid things, remember?

You people are tools.