Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Tea****** Revolution

The Tea Party revolution is gaining momentum. Rand Paul, the son of Ron Paul, (no, he wasn't explicitly named after Ayn Rand, though one suspects this particular abbreviation of the name "Randal" is not a coincidence) is the frontrunner in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky. Ron Paul himself recently won a major Republican straw poll in the presidential race. Scott Brown's recent surprising victory in Massachusetts, a cryptocommunist stronghold -a glorious revival of the 1773 tea party spirit in that state - is part of the same trend. I haven't been following US politics closely lately. Would someone back up my assertion with more examples of this "libertarian" trend?

What worries me is that it's unlikely to last long unless the American people's resistance to tyranny is based not only on instinct but on a sound understanding of the fundamental principles. But there is none so far… For starters, even libertarians like the Paul family lack it.

See also: http://reaganx.livejournal.com/321351.html

4 comments:

Free Speech Czar said...

Sorry to change the name of this post. I have people from several tea party groups who come to this site, and I don't like this epithet, which was coined by leftists.

Reaganx said...

Yeah, but some are using it as an ironic sign of pride - it is this sense that I was referring to.

Free Speech Czar said...

I had the feeling you were. I'm sure the tea party movement isn't exactly what objectivists want, but libertarians are trying to exert some influence in it to try to steer it in the best possible direction it can go.

Richard Thornton said...

To us lefties!