Friday, February 26, 2010

"Today's New Right looks a lot like the New Left of the '60s"



The denizens of DUmmieland consist of leftover hippies who remember the '60s (through the drug-addled fog) and younger lefties who romanticize the '60s. As such, they resent being compared to the right-wing "teabaggers" of today--just as much as we conservatives resent being compared to them! But that comparison is the gist of an article that has got the DUmmies talking. The article was posted by Pied Piper Pitt (not written by him, though, thank Gaia!), as the discussion-starter for this THREAD, "'Today's New Right looks a lot like the New Left of the '60s' - your take?"

So be sure to wear some flowers in your hair and some tea leaves on your sleeve, as the DUmmies Recreate '68, in Bolshevik Red, while the commentary of your humble guest correspondent, Charles Henrickson--who remembers the '60s (see my book, "I Was a Teenage Nixon Republican") and can tell the difference between a dope-smoking, draft-card-burning, flag-burning, Commie-pinko hippie and a law-abiding, too-much-tax-paying, flag-waving, stay-at-home mom--is in the [brackets]:

"Today's New Right looks a lot like the New Left of the '60s" - your take?

[The "New Left of the '60s" is now the Old Left IN their 60s.]

Tea Party: Woodstock 2?

[Pot Party: Woodstock 1.]

What the Tea Party actually does represent seems to have a lot of observers baffled. Are its members just a bunch of kooks? Racists? Dittoheads? Survivalists? Libertarian extremists? Gun nuts? Thoughtful conservatives in wolves' clothing? Can they really be all those things?

[How about . . . American citizens exercising their right to free politicial speech and assembly to protest a federal government that is taxing and spending and controlling WAY WAY WAY beyond the limits of the Constitution? Did the "baffled observers" ever consider that?]

Yes they can. It's a familiar pattern. I've seen it before, albeit from the opposite political pole. The Tea Party is an organization in no greater sense than "the Movement" was in the 1960s. Sure, between 1964 and ’74, millions of Americans - many young, most educated - coalesced around the shared goals of ending the Vietnam War and fulfilling the promise of the civil rights movement.

["The Movement" coalesced around the goals of getting high, having sex, and dodging the draft.]

Opposing war and racism was our common ground, but our causes were many - feminism, vegetarianism, socialism, transcendental meditation, abortion rights, gay liberation, communal living, Puerto Rican statehood, macrobiotics, drug-law reform, Krishna Consciousness, ecology, etc.

[Opposing traditional morality was your common ground, and your causes were goofy.]

Still, it was nice to have the people wearing tinfoil pyramid hats and the miniscule third-eye contingent chanting "nam myoho renge kyo" in your corner when it came to swelling the crowd at an anti-draft demonstration.

["Nam myoho renge kyo" = "I don't want to go to 'Nam."]

The Tea Party is no different, except, of course, its ties that bind are small government, lower taxes, and begrudging vital social services.

[More like, small government, lower taxes, and dislodging virulent socialism.]

Just as the '60s New Left was plagued by all manner of progressive cohorts and lonely neurotics, the Tea Party is an magnetic bandwagon for conservative activist, ranging from pro-lifers to climate-change deniers to prayer-in-schools absolutists to people haven’t quite accepted heliocentrism, never mind evolution.

[Actually, I have become a firm believer in evolution: I think the DUmmies ARE descended from monkeys!]

Those factions, along with a giant cluster of conspicuously angry lone wingnuts, are climbing aboard and, in most media reports, overshadowing the group's core of seemingly moderate sympathetic white, middle-class, suburban voters.

[So this lib writer even admits the Tea Party's "core" IS made up of nice average folks, not a bunch of wacky wingnuts. Thanx! Now let's see the DUmmies' take on being compared to "teabaggers" . . .]

The ONLY thing I see in common is some degree of anger at the establishment.

[The ONLY thing I see in DUmmieland is boiling anger at EVERYTHING!]

The tea party has a demographic problem.

[The tea party has a Democratic problem.]

The New Left gave a voice to people who were previously underrepresented in our country; women, people of color, and the GLBT.

[Historical-revisionism much? The hippies of the late '60s were white guys trying to pick up chicks and smoke dope and stay out of the army.]

the Left was ahead of the curve, and the tea party is behind the curve

[The Left was a head shop with germs, and the tea party is aligned to cure.]

The whole comparison is insulting.

[I agree! Insulting to the Tea Partiers!]

Sullen, essentially hopeless anger of the Teabaggers versus the bright, multicolored, tie-dyed optimism, dedication to the life principle, and openness to all kinds of experience that typified the 60's--No contest.

[Your "tie-dyed optimism" is really a "brain-fried" euphemism.]

They're murdering pigs. . . . They're racist @ssholes.

[And you're the people of peace and love, right?]

what they're doing is coming from a whole different part of the brain than what we were doing back in the day.

[Which was, frying your brain.]

They are ludicrous popinjays, and nothing more.

["Popinjays"! +1 on your "Word of the Day" calendar, DUmmie ixion!)

There was nary a peep from them while BushCo -- systematically and with great malice and forethought -- destroyed what was left of the Constitution and Bill of Rights with their thinly-veiled machinations towards implementing Pax Americana and the New World Police State Order.

[Wow, DUmmie ixion, you must be prepping for the Bad Pitt Writing Contest!]

At that time, these "small-government" patriots were on their hands and knees speaking in tongues and praying that Little Lord Chimpenfurher would be safe while he cleared brush from the pig farm and destroyed the American Way of Life.

["Little Lord Chimpenfurher"--you're on a roll, DUmmie ixion!]

+ infinity +1

[To infinity . . . and beyond!]

I remember the sheer nuttiness on the youthful left in the mid 70s, wild eyed suburban kids preaching revolution. . . .

[Speaking truth to POW-ER! Standing up to THE MAN!]

The tables are turned this time, with senescent people being the ones to be wild eyed and preaching violent revolution to maintain a senescent movement, radical reactionary conservatism. . . . Still, for those of us more sanguine movement types of the 60s and 70s, the parallels of a dying paradigm breeding fanaticism and threats of violence among the diehard adherents are very telling.

[It's telling me that "senescent" and "sanguine" are your attempts to match DUmmie ixion, DUmmie Warpy.]

Given that most of these teabaggers seem to be Boomers I think it's an interesting mirror image.

[The drugged-out, dropped-out, lefty hippies never did represent MOST of us Boomers (i.e., those born 1946-64). A lot of us Boomers became Reagan conservatives. So your "mirror" is cracked.]

Some, like me, refused to embrace capitalism. . . .

[Is that you, Barack Obama?]

Even the Weather Underground and the Motherf***ers never intentionally killed their political opponents. Most of the casualties in the '60s and '70s were . . . the unintentional death of someone who refused to vacate a lab bombed at the University of Wisconsin. . . . The SLA killed a bank customer in Oakland, but that was unplanned part of a robbery.

[Oopsie!]

I actually think it is wrong to mix the anti-war movement with the civil rights movement. Civil rights can date its way back into the '50s at the very least.

[You win today's Kewpie Doll, DUmmie zipplewrath, for a brief moment of mental clarity. Your fellow DUmmies who keep invoking "civil rights" and "opposing racism" are trying to upgrade their hippie movement by association with the earlier civil rights movement, which in the EARLY '60s was still a righteous cause.]

there was a frequently a sense of playfulness with the counterculture. The teabaggers are f**ing pissed. I can't imagine them laughing at anything. . . .

[Welcome to the DUmmie FUnnies, where we laugh at you guys A LOT!]

The bulk of the Tea Baggers are the 60s rejects who weren't getting laid during the sexual revolution. They were pissed off at the hippies and hated them for their freedom (sound familiar?). Now they're trying to recapture their lost youth with their misdirected anger aimed at everyone who can still ejaculate. Impotence, thy name is tea bagger.

[Degenerance, thy name is DUmmie.]

20 Comments:

Blogger Kevin said...

"The SLA killed a bank customer in Oakland, but that was unplanned part of a robbery."

...and assassinated the black superintendent of the Oakland public schools (using bullets dipped in cyanide), but that doesn't fit the peace-loving narrative....

4:10 PM  
Anonymous Shambhala said...

Some, like me, refused to embrace capitalism. . .

Translation: under the guise of "socialist", I refuse to get a real job, preferring instead to leech from those who actually work.

6:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any comparison of the New Right of 2010 to the Old Left of 1968 is absurd. The former want to save America from the crazies while the latter are the crazies who want to destroy it.

7:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This year has something in common with 1968 alright: the Dems are in trouble.

7:37 PM  
Anonymous Lonevoice said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again...

What colour is the sky on their world?

10:51 PM  
Anonymous DFinley said...

Ummm....

"Even the Weather Underground and the Motherf***ers never intentionally killed their political opponents. Most of the casualties in the '60s and '70s were . . . the unintentional death of someone who refused to vacate a lab bombed at the University of Wisconsin. . . . The SLA killed a bank customer in Oakland, but that was unplanned part of a robbery."

I don't remember even a single arrest at ANY of the numerous tea parties that have taken place around the country, much less bombings, bank robberies with "accidental killings", or any of that other "Even the Weather Underground and the Motherf***ers never intentionally killed their political opponents. Most of the casualties in the '60s and '70s were . . . the unintentional death of someone who refused to vacate a lab bombed at the University of Wisconsin. . . . The SLA killed a bank customer in Oakland, but that was unplanned part of a robbery. "Even the Weather Underground and the Motherf***ers never intentionally killed their political opponents. Most of the casualties in the '60s and '70s were . . . the unintentional death of someone who refused to vacate a lab bombed at the University of Wisconsin. . . . The SLA killed a bank customer in Oakland, but that was unplanned part of a robbery. "Even the Weather Underground and the Motherf***ers never intentionally killed their political opponents. Most of the casualties in the '60s and '70s were . . . the unintentional death of someone who refused to vacate a lab bombed at the University of Wisconsin. . . . The SLA killed a bank customer in Oakland, but that was unplanned part of a robbery, or anything else that would indicate we're, "murdering pigs. . . ."

Hell, we even clean up after ourselves, unlike the result left behind after ANY leftist rally, (even those that don't involve burning cars, vandalizing property, breaking store windows, looting, etc.)

And the "They're racist @ssholes." Golly, gosh, I'd better write to Webster's and let them know that if you're NOT a racist, you believe minorities need special advantages granted to them for them to even stand a hair thin chance of successfully competing against whites.

But... saving the best for last...

"Just as the '60s New Left was plagued by all manner of progressive cohorts and lonely neurotics, the Tea Party is an magnetic bandwagon for ...people haven’t quite accepted heliocentrism, never mind evolution."

This guy nailed this one cold. I really don't imagine there are ANY tea partiers that think the sun is the center of the universe. (ignorant fools, if ONLY we were as smart as the "new left".)

2:15 AM  
Anonymous DFinley said...

Oops... somehow got a cut and paste, paste, paste, paste, paste in my post...

Sorry, folks.

2:18 AM  
Blogger Lazarus Long said...

""'Today's New Right looks a lot like the New Left of the '60s' - your take?""

My take is that a Teapartier would see a cop, walk up, shake his hand and thank him for his service.


The reactionary "New Left" threw baggies full of piss at the cops.

11:41 AM  
Blogger Lazarus Long said...

Definition of the "New Left":

wolves in wolves clothing.

11:42 AM  
Anonymous krazy kat said...

Speaking of the "Old Left", where's troglaman on this one? He was a dope smoking, cop taunting, flag burning, maggot infested hippie back in the 60s.

Speak to us troggy, share some drug sodden memories of when the whole world was watching.

3:20 PM  
Anonymous Corona said...

The blistering farts must be really confused by now. Because now they ARE The Man, they ARE The Establishment, they ARE The Institutions. Don't trust anyone under 60!

And the Right are coming out and saying, "We're not gonna take it!"

"We forsake you
gonna rape you
let's forget you better still"

9:26 AM  
Anonymous 98ZJUSMC said...

Dead on, Corona.

DUmmies just can't reconcile with reality.

10:28 AM  
Anonymous Anon 1:50 said...

"A new CNN poll sheds light on who makes up the Tea Party movement. According to the results, tea partiers are richer, more male and have more education than the general population."

"Nearly three quarters of Tea Party activists attended college, compared to 54 percent of all Americans, and more than three in four call themselves conservatives.

Sixty-six percent of the tea party activists reported an income higher than $50,000 per year. Among the overall sample in the poll, that figure was 42%."

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/02/meet-the-tea-partiers-male-rich-and-college-educated.php

____________________
"The Tea Party is:

18-29 years old 20%

30-49 years old 40%

50-64 years old 29%

65 and older 12%

It’s time for the left to put aside their smears about the tea-partiers. What’s that quote they like to use of Daniel Patrick Moynihan?

"You are entitled to your own opinion, but you are not entitled to your own facts."

Unfortunately for the left, the facts as represented by this poll don’t tally with the liberal spin.

The tea-partiers represent a normal cross-section of society except in two areas.

They under-represent blacks (hardly surprising given the level of support amongst blacks for Obama) and they under represent urban communities being a movement of the suburbs and rural America."

http://www.conservativecabbie.com/2010/02/17/tea-party-demographics/
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"According to the (CNN)survey, most Tea Party activists describe themselves as Independents.

"But that's slightly misleading, because 87 percent say they would vote for the GOP candidate in their congressional district if there were no third-party candidate endorsed by the Tea Party," Holland said.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/02/17/tea.party.poll/index.html
_________________________
So Sit-n'-Spin, DUmmies. Your projection and hopes that The Tea Party is some bag of nuts similar to yourselves is not the case.

We will get the best, most conservative candidates elected, but, when necessary, we'll settle for someone who is at least not Liberal or Democrat.

And we will win!

10:59 AM  
Anonymous susieq2cute said...

Krazy kat, what do you mean by: "troglaman was"? I think he still is "a dope smoking, cop taunting, flag burning, maggot infested hippie".

4:31 PM  
Anonymous troglaman said...

"The denizens of DUmmieland consist of leftover hippies who remember the '60s (through the drug-addled fog) and younger lefties who romanticize the '60s. As such, they resent being compared to the right-wing "teabaggers" of today--just as much as we conservatives resent being compared to them!" PJinc

You should've stopped right there. No shit. You nailed it...but then you had to, as usual, go on and confound things.

The best thing about PJinc is that he will, now and then, put together a sentence or two of pure truth. Despite the lure of the "If you had a million chimps typing..." theory, I, troglaman, enjoy the idea that he, or someone, actually may have come up with it. Psychotic, I know. But it gives me hope.

What's also clear to me is that I got it and you asshats didn't.

Here's the money statement - "...they resent being compared to the right-wing "teabaggers" of today--just as much as we conservatives resent being compared to them!".

Hmmm. What could he have meant by that?

The reason I, troglaman, bring it up is because each and every one of your proceeding comments proved him right. Pretty cool.

Love you too Kat. *smooch*

1:15 AM  
Anonymous troglaman said...

elrond,

One keg of Pliny the Younger was delivered to Tacoma. I got 6 onces. The keg was gone in 30 minutes. $3.00 for 6 onces.

ETOH content is higher but the taste is very much like the Elder which we had side by side. The colder the better I think, either one.

Pretty damn good.

2:37 AM  
Anonymous Anon 1:50 said...

"Pliny the Younger

11.0%Alcohol By Volume

Pliny the Younger was Pliny the Elder's nephew, in the case of this beer, the "Younger" is a triple IPA. Pliny the Younger is hopped three times more than our standard IPA, and is dry hopped four different times.

Seasonal release (February) available at the pub and for distribution.

http://www.russianriverbrewing.com/web/limited.html

Got to admit, that sounds absolutely delish, and dangerous!

I'll take a keg, and throw away everything in my fridge to keep it!

8:42 AM  
Anonymous Adam said...

The two groups could not be more different.
The New Left of the 60s idolized by the DUmmies were a bunch of disgusting, spoiled, selfish, lawless, dope- addled freaks showing contempt towards everyone not like them and turning everywhere they demonstrated into a trash- strewn, foul- smelling dump. They'd deliberately pick fights with cops, and many would go out of their way to engage in vandalism, violence, looting, rioting, and crime (What today's Anarchists euphemistically call "Direct Actions") with no regard for how much their actions hurt others, and saw themselves as heroic for doing so.
In contrast, the Tea Party movement consists of intelligent, respectable, hard- working, polite and civilized regular American citizens just making their voices heard in a peaceful, legal manner to offer their complaints against the excesses of our current government. They are polite and respectful towards the police, and tend to leave the areas where they demonstrate cleaner than they were before the Tea Partiers got there!
It is an insult to compare us in the Tea Party movement to the repulsive degenerates in the 60s' New Left.

11:53 AM  
Anonymous troglaman said...

"the Tea Party movement consists of intelligent, respectable, hard- working, polite and civilized regular American citizens just making their voices heard in a peaceful, legal manner," adam (the first man)

"Demonstrators outside the U.S. Capitol, angry over the proposed health care bill, shouted "nigger" Saturday at U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a Georgia congressman...Protesters also shouted obscenities at other members of the Congressional Black Caucus, spat on at least one black lawmaker and confronted an openly gay congressman with taunts."
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2010/03/20/90772/rep-john-lewis-charges-protesters.html?storylink=MI_emailed#ixzz0iymkUwGk

Going to tell me this didn't happen, adam? Because that's the only chance you have at defending your moronic, truth-defying statement.

Go for it, you frickin liar. Make it so. I, troglaman, am about to rip you up (it's all about the hunt).

1:54 AM  
Anonymous Adam said...

"Going to tell me this didn't happen, adam?"

It's a bit late (I hadn't been to this site in a couple weeks), but ok, I will, troggy, you idiot.
It indeed didn't happen.
1. There have been countless videos taken of the incident, and none of them had anyone saying any kind of racist slurs. The protestors were booing and chanting "Kill the bill, kill the bill," but NOBODY was heard shouting the N word.
2. I can tell you for a FACT that the alleged spitting definitely didn't happen. I know this due to the fact that if it DID happen, the spitter would have been promptly arrested, which would have made headlines and substantiated the bogus accusations made by the liberal media and then parroted by pathetic morons like you. I mean, a couple years ago, a guy who spat tobacco juice on Jane Fonda was immediately arrested, don't you think security for a congressman would be even tighter?
Your move, moron.

10:16 AM  

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