The TeaParty, TedCruz, and #NelsonMandela

Isms and schisms are prisons for the mind …

The Tea Party, that lauded symbol of intellect and common sense, have been on a rampage criticizing Nelson Mandela as a communist and even eating one of their own, Ted Cruz, in the process for having paid tribute to Mr. Mandela on his Facebook page. I doubt if half of these dimwitted yahoos could even tell you what a communist is and I’m sure even fewer can make a connection between what the needs of an oppressed people are and some reference to an economic system.

Communism, capitalism, more isms and schisms that mean nothing to people locked out of their country’s political and economic systems. Tell that to a man who is relegated to just working in a field or diamond mine and not being properly paid for his labor all because his skin is black. Tell that to a woman who cannot get a decent job or is denied basic services so she can take care of her child all because she is black. Tell that to the student who is brutally beaten by police because he or she dare to express her outrage at injustice, all because they are black.

What these Tea Party asswipes should really be asking themselves is, if the South African brand of capitalism and democracy during apartheid was so damned wonderful, why didn’t it work for everyone and why are you so in favor of an old system that failed so many.

If any members of the conservative/Tea Party movement can respond to that question, I’m all ears. Otherwise, consider your remarks against the memory of Mr. Mandela as another black mark against your already pitiful record and an indication of your lack of respect for individual human rights.

In short, you are a bunch of assholes …

About Alton Drew

Alton Drew brings a straight forward and insightful brand of political market intelligence. Alton Drew graduated from the Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in economics and political science (1984); a Master of Public Administration (1993); and a Juris Doctor (1999). You can also follow Alton Drew on Twitter @altondrew.
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3 Responses to The TeaParty, TedCruz, and #NelsonMandela

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  2. Ken Ciszewski says:

    The Tea Party bashing Ted Cruz–that is news! It was also reported that Dick Cheney considered Mandela a “terrorist” many years ago! That from a guy who would know one when he sees one. Of course, neither the Tea Party nor Dick Cheney would know who oppressed people are–they don’t care, as long as they are not oppressed, as long as they get theirs.

    • Alton Drew says:

      I agree, Ken. Short-sighted views of a group of people who ironically argue vehemently for a class that doesn’t want them. The rant against taxes is just a ruse. What they are really saying is we have a problem being a combined society and their bashing of Mr. Mandela is emblematic of that.

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