Patriot Groups throughout Arizona
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Got your request, and I would love to fill you in on the Tea Party. I'm surprised that this research would constitute a thesis at Harvard though. What subject could it possibly be for? I went to Harvard too. What a coincidence.
Sorry to say, that there is probably not enough information for an actual thesis. If you do happen to discover the truth about what is really going on in this country, the Professors at Harvard will most likely reject your thesis and have you expelled.
Here's all there is to know about the Tea Party in a nutshell.....
Basically, there are two types of people on the Left, and two types of people on the Right.
On the left, we have many many people who hate America. They cannot stand free enterprise and hate freedom. In fact, many of them are in the current Administration and have proclaimed themselves, in public, to be Marxists, Communists, and Socialists. They have an agenda, whatever it may be, which can only be realized by the destruction of the United States. They despise the Constitution, and most of them haven't even read it to give an honest opinion either way. I could write a book on specific examples, but they all have agendas that require the destruction of America and free enterprise.
The bottom line, is that most, if not all of them, will do anything for money and power, and are delusional to think that they will ever achieve it. They will be eaten by their own eventually, as their agenda moves forward, and they will all end up in the pits of hell. Each of them thinks that they are superior to the others, and cares nothing about anyone except themselves. But in reality, they are criminal buffoons who are in control of very powerful things, which makes them very dangerous.
The other group on the left, consists of takers, who are brainwashed by the mainstream media, and feel that it’s the government's job to give them everything they desire. They think that people who have more than them are evil, regardless of the fact that they may have worked their asses off for what they have. They feel that THEY are entitled to what others have earned, and deserve it simply because they are breathing air. Many of these people work and pay taxes, and are highly educated, but somewhere along the line, they lost part of their functioning brain. They feel entitled to what others have, and don't care where the money comes from. They are too stupid to see that it is being stolen from them, and their own children, and the government knows this, encourages this behavior, and panders to them.
Millions of these people don't work or pay taxes, and are rewarded for smoking crack all day and eating bon-bons on the couch watching Jerry Springer. They call it social justice, and they will never amount to anything except useless eaters. There are millions of them here in the US, and billions coming in from Mexico. You can't really blame them though, they are being manipulated and used by the leftists in the media and bombarded with this crap on a daily basis. This is the way the first group stays in control, by controlling them, but they are too ignorant to realize it. This group doesn't despise the Constitution as much as the other, they just have no idea what it says and are much too brain dead to figure out that it's the only reason they have anything that they have, regardless of what it may be. They root and cheer for the very people who are out to destroy them, but because they are greedy, lazy, and very ignorant, they have no clue.
BUT this is the MOST IMPORTANT Group of people in society today. It's because of them we are in this situation, and they welcomed in a foreign enemy to run the show. Without this huge portion of the population, the other side cannot survive. They are the masses that keep the evil in power, because they are dependant on them and need them. They are the fastest growing and easiest type of person to come by. It's much more difficult to find intelligent hard working people with morals, than it is to find ignorant lazy people, who will be happy with a crumb or two each month. And since these people are getting paid to reproduce via food stamps and welfare checks, they are growing exponentially. And hey, if the count gets low, there are countries like Mexico, that a full of them, who will be happy with a fake ID, a few dollars, and they absolutely have no allegiance to America. A dream come true for the left. So the supply is endless, as long as there are open borders, and if it weren't for that damn Constitution, they would all be free to vote.
Ok, on the other side of the spectrum, we have the right side of the population. Two groups here too:
The first group of people on the Right has a lot in common with the powerful leftist group. They too have an agenda, but it's not as much a hate for America, as it is an evil thirst for money and power. They don't necessarily hate America, they just don't give a damn about it, and will step on anyone or anything for money and power. Both groups have no morals, so sense of Country, and are strictly focused on personal gain at any cost. They too will destroy each other as they reach their goals, and I'm sure each of them has a list of which of his good buddies he plans to eliminate as the plot unfolds.
Each of these three groups operates on personal agendas. They collectively have nothing in common, and are all out for what they consider personal gain. There is no sense of right and wrong, moral or immoral, good and bad, or logical and illogical. It doesn't matter, as long as they get what they want. They have nothing positive or righteous that bonds them together and they are reckless and deviant.
The last group of people don't fit into any of these categories. There are more of them than all the others combined, but they have no agenda that drives them to do outrageous and sickening things that get noticed around the world. They are just average American citizens who work and pay taxes. They have white collar jobs, blue collar jobs, own businesses, stay at home moms, retired people, rich, poor, middle class, Black, White, Hispanic, Asian Indian, CEOs and just plain Joes. Some have PhDs, and others have GEDs, and most have never been interested in politics or involved in anything political ever before. Up until the last few years.
The only thing they have in common is a love for this country, an appreciation for freedom, basic common sense, and a general knowledge of world history. These things allow them to see what is going on in this country, and they realize that the people in control are out to destroy them, and the futures of their children.
We have allowed foreign people with foreign interests to take over the greatest country on earth, who will stop at nothing to destroy it. It is criminal and unbelievable, and nobody can figure out how they've managed to get away with it this far, and buddy, "we ain't seen nothin" yet! We are living in a Twilight Zone marathon, and nobody knows quite what to do to stop it.
These people all have something in common which unites them like magnets. They love their country, cherish freedom, and honor and respect the United States Constitution. Most, but definitely not all, have children and/or grandchildren, and they realize that if something is not done to stop this madness, their children will be the one's who will suffer the most from it, and be stuck paying for these crimes the rest of their lives. And that really really pisses them off, and rightly so.
These people, my friend, whether they realize it or not, are what the Tea Party is made of. They have become a powerful voice because they are bonded by a desire for common good, truth, fairness, and they are not out for personal gain. There is nobody organizing them as a whole, because it's not necessary. It all just happens naturally when good people are faced with a crisis. Crimes are being committed against this country on a daily basis, and nobody with 1/2 a functioning brains sits back and allows that to happen, especially when it involves their kids.
So there's your thesis in a nutshell. Whether you interview 100 or 10,000 people in your travels, the conclusion will be the same. There's nothing secret going on in the Tea Party...No secret deals done at midnight on Xmas Eve, behind closed doors involving bribery, coersion, threats and payoffs. Look to group #1 for that behavior...You can get enough information for 3 masters degrees down that road.
The only thing driving the Tea Party are the non-stop lies, the treasonous acts, and the crimes against Humanity, perpetrated upon the American people on a daily basis, by powerful puppet masters and their little puppets, posing as American Leaders.
Be careful though, because if you look hard enough, you will discover things that will scare the living sh7^*& out of you, and it won't be anything coming from the Tea Party side of things.
Good Luck, turn off the TV, and stop listening to what anyone says. Do your own research and find the truth. But I'm telling you right now, it's not going to be pretty.
C. Hill - Single mom, and a Pissed of American.