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DiabloViejo
03-16-2012, 07:51 PM
The Tea Party Propaganda Video You Need To Be Aware Of (VIDEO TRAILER)
March 16, 2012
By Sarah Wood
Addicting Info (http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/03/16/the-tea-party-propaganda-video-you-need-to-be-aware-of-video-trailer/)

There has been a propaganda video titled “AGENDA, Grinding America Down” that the Tea Party has been using all over the nation to spread falsehoods and fear about President Barack Obama, and the liberal voice of progress and change. This video is telling people that the progress made since the 1960′s is a bad thing, and that we are falling further and further away from what it means to be a decent American and live by the “morals” that we are supposedly meant to follow. It seems that all the progress made regarding equality for women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people of varying faiths, etc. goes against the best intention for the United States.

The same old catch phrases are being uttered as they are when any mention of progress and equality is uttered. (“Communism,” “Marxism,” “Socialism,” etc.) Except this time, those words are being used as though the devil himself is about to burn us all alive if we embrace a philosophy of acceptance, tolerance, and a brotherhood of man. The video speaks about the fact that “it does not take a village to raise a child,” because that village is “the government.” The funny part about shouting those names at our government is that they aren’t true. Any dictionary, and basic civics or economics class will tell you likewise.


What those who made this video, and those who watch with eager eyes and ears need to know is that we have a government set up of the people, run by the people, and it is to work for the people… for all people. Not just those deemed worthy by a deity not everyone believes in. This is why the founders wrote into the constitution the separation of church and state. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Meaning no laws shall be written in respect to any religion, but you are free to worship your deity on your own time if you have one, and if you so choose.

After watching, I can only be led to believe that whoever made this video needs to take a class in basic civics, and relearn the constitution. They want an inhibiting America, one that only grants certain rights to some, but not all. They want to live in a nation designed purely for the benefit of the individual and not the general welfare of the whole. The constitution purposefully added the general welfare clause to the constitution. “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” Everything listed is for us to do as a whole, not as individuals… but as individuals working together for the greater good.

The last line of the Declaration of Independence reads (after mentioning the Divine Providence, because most of the founders were Deist), “we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.” That’s sound to me as though the founders wanted to set up a government to work for the greater good of all that inhabit this land. It doesn’t say, we stand alone, working for only ourselves, and keeping only what is ours, because that’s what the Lord intended. Nope… it didn’t say that.

I can only hope to disseminate the truth regarding this video, and hope that others will spread the word as well. These sorts of films are dangerous. They are dangerous to those that it attacks, and they are dangerous to the well-being of the nation as a whole.

Here is the trailer:
Tea Party Fear Mongering Propaganda (http://youtu.be/SH8LkIqu1c8)

eg8r
03-17-2012, 02:05 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">This video is telling people that the progress made since the 1960′s is a bad thing, and that we are falling further and further away from what it means to be a decent American and live by the “morals” that we are supposedly meant to follow.</div></div>How could anyone argue with this. We are seeing more divorce these days than any time before, we are seeing more single parent families, more teenage parents, kids shooting kids in school, sexting, acceptance of foul language and crude jokes on tv, etc. These list could keep going on.

Hopefully more and more people see the video.

eg8r

DiabloViejo
03-18-2012, 05:36 PM
The video is just another attempt to sow fear by classifying all liberals as anti-religious, immoral, "Communists".

The right likes to use the word "liberal" as an epithet, giving it an ominous or sinister connotation, while invoking phrases like "free enterprise", "individual rights", "patriotic", and "the American way" to describe opponents of liberalism. It was the Reagan administration that transformed the word liberal into a derogatory term. It was never Democrats versus Republicans, instead it was Liberals versus Americans. As if liberals were not Americans. Liberals, we were told, were all secularists, we encouraged abortion, we were pro teen sex, we hated prayer, we hated family values, we despised traditional "American" values. Apparently the word liberal was so horrible and upsetting that it couldn't even be uttered, so it became the "L-word" and liberals were referred to as the "L-crowd".

In the rightist view there is only one proper way to conduct one's self in regards to behavior, religious beliefs, economics, attitudes towards others, and attitudes towards other nations.

Liberals, it seems, were cloven hoofed demons running rampant and upsetting all that was good and decent in the good old days of the post WWII period up until the Nixon era. This of course conveniently leaves out the fact that liberal ideology was the dominant political force for most of that time period.

The right loves to try and smear liberals with words and tactics designed to portray us as Socialists and Communists, who want to take away everyone's freedom. The truth is that if by Socialism one means an alternate to capitalism based on state ownership of the means of production, where all power is vested in the State (as in many former Communist regimes), no sensible mainstream liberal supports such a system. Liberals are not anti free markets, we just want them regulated in a sensible and appropriate manner.

<span style="color: #3366FF">"The essence of the Liberal outlook lies not in what opinions are held, but in how they are held: instead of being held dogmatically, they are held tentatively, and with a consciousness that new evidence may at any moment lead to their abandonment." -Bertrand Russell</span>

As a liberal I value relative equality supported by institutions that defend against extreme economic inequality. I believe in, and support democracy, civil liberties and the rule of law. I believe that freedom flourishes when education, health care, and opportunity are available to all. And as a liberal and a sensible human being, I think we should take care of our environment so that future generations can have clean water, clean air, and healthier lives. So if someone wants to use the word liberal against me, as if it were something terrible or evil, it won't work. Because I will wear the word with great pride no matter how hard the right wingers try to twist it into a derogatory term.

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eg8r
03-18-2012, 09:06 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The video is just another attempt to sow fear by classifying all liberals as anti-religious, immoral, "Communists".
</div></div>Do you feel the bar set for morality in this country has been raised or lowered or just fine?

eg8r

DiabloViejo
03-18-2012, 10:01 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: eg8r</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The video is just another attempt to sow fear by classifying all liberals as anti-religious, immoral, "Communists".
</div></div>Do you feel the bar set for morality in this country has been raised or lowered or just fine?

eg8r </div></div>

Good question! I definitely feel that it's been lowered and that we as a society need to do much better in terms of morals, values, and ethics. Now, having said that.. I don't believe that the blame for the decline is something that can be wholly placed on any one ideological faction. Yes, some of the blame can be shouldered by liberals, and some of the blame can be shouldered by conservatives. A whole lot of the blame can also be shouldered on poor or non-existent parenting, the media, and a lack of real spirituality. In the final analysis it is up to parents to make sure that they teach their children what is or isn't acceptable behavior, what things or concepts they should value (i.e. honesty, integrity, responsibility, hard work, respect, basic human decency) and what spiritual values they should stand by.

LWW
03-19-2012, 04:15 AM
What, in your own words ... perish the thought, do you dispute?

eg8r
03-19-2012, 08:35 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">In the final analysis it is up to parents to make sure that they teach their children what is or isn't acceptable behavior, what things or concepts they should value (i.e. honesty, integrity, responsibility, hard work, respect, basic human decency) and what spiritual values they should stand by. </div></div>I have said this over and over. It seems there are way too many people that feel this should be shouldered by school teachers and government legislation.

eg8r

DiabloViejo
03-19-2012, 01:37 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">What, in your own words ... perish the thought, do you dispute? </div></div>

The attempt to classify anyone who doesn't take their marching orders from the GOP and the Tea Baggers as Communists for one. But then, I had already answered that in my reply to eg8r in the third post in this thread. I'm sorry if you have reading problems.

DiabloViejo
03-19-2012, 01:49 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: eg8r</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">In the final analysis it is up to parents to make sure that they teach their children what is or isn't acceptable behavior, what things or concepts they should value (i.e. honesty, integrity, responsibility, hard work, respect, basic human decency) and what spiritual values they should stand by. </div></div>I have said this over and over. It seems there are way too many people that feel this should be shouldered by school teachers and government legislation.

eg8r </div></div>

Can't argue with that. Wow, for once we agree on something!
I think it's an omen, maybe we should both buy powerball tickets! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif