Along Those Same Lines
"I hear it at church, I hear it at the barber shop:'you guys need to stand up'. The federal intrusion is a John Doe issue..."
South Carolina State representative
I don't know if John Doe is related to Joe Sixpack but these politicians across the land will be trying to tap into "anger and resentment". Which is where the xenophobia will come in. Here in Montana we passed the Firearms Freedom Act which says guns made and kept in-state are exempt from national gun control laws. Other states are passing laws "freeing" their citizens of national health care laws (if and when passed). "Freedom" is back in vogue in churches and barbershops, sporting goods stores and diners.I feel freer already! We also have The Right To Keep and Bear Arms Week starting March 1 ( passed in the last legislative session) and a rally Wed. where locals are encouraged to "Come packing!" and to "bring appropriate signs and banners."
Kultur mentioned something I proposed a while back, that the People need to see Sarah in action before she and this "movement" will be de-mythologized. A lazy Wiki search of Boston Tea Party describes "a group of between 30-130 men, some thinly disguised as Mohawks.." Alexander: Revolutionary Politician Indian costumes? Were they too cowardly to openly rebel? Trying to get their red-skinned "brothers" in trouble?
Of course the new batch of politicians will disappoint just like the old batch but this will not dissuade true believers from marching lock step to the voting booth. I am inclined to start infiltrating the different local caucuses, Dems, Repubs, Tea Party, and push them to the fringes, urge the Repubs to the right, the Dems to the left and Party People to secession. Why not make this entertaining? Per Renegades suggestion, I don't know if "Labour Party" is overly burdened by the name and association with New Labour. Perhaps something a little less worker, a little more "social". This from a Wobbly, I know, but I just don't find people here relate to labour. Weird but true.I'm supposed to lead a discussion at the Labor Film Festival tonight so we'll see who shows up. I would love to be wrong.
What's up with this ( found in our local paper)? "In an effort to support local non-profits, the Missoulian is suggesting the last Friday of every month be declared Community Jeans Day.Participating businesses will encourage employees to pay $5 each to wear jeans on that Friday."
So businesses which fight taxation instead squeeze five dollars from the workers to support services government should be doing through taxes. So they can wear jeans made in China. Insult added to injury. The workers will have a "feel good moment" and the Non-Profit Complex will keep yuppies in lattes and micro-beers.