The Un-Americanism of the Tea PartyAugust 1, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Posted in Conceited, Dysfunctional Politics | 1 Comment
Tags: Norquist, Political Dysfunction, Tea Party
As a matter of principle, the Tea Party is against compromise.
It therefore seeks to establish an Authoritarian politics. It seeks to establish the opposite of an open society. The Tea Party believes that it knows the final truth, and can learn nothing from those holding other views.
But the American experiment is based on the goal of an open society. That goal is its most fundamental principle, from which flow all of its other goals and principles.
Hence the Tea Party is un-American at its very core.
The line of reasoning above is a syllogism. The conclusion followed by strict logic. It is inescapable.
From the Tea Party’s Authoritarianism follows, in particular, that the Tea Party is the antithesis of Libertarianism, which is one of the proposed routes (not necessarily the best) to an open society.
Readers may recall that the same points were made, in a different way, in a post about Grover Norquist, who was a precursor of the Tea Party.
Given the Tea Party’s un-American authoritarianism, allow me to call it the Pee Party.