Sunday, November 29, 2009

Tea Parties Can Learn From "We Are Change Chicago"

Last week, a group of Chicagoans called "We Are Change Chicago" protested the book signing appearance of Climate Crook Al Gore when he showed up at the Borders book store downtown. When Gore arrived at 150 N. State Street to promote the sequel to his "Inconvenient Truth" book, an inconvenient pack of protesters greeted him. See their video report here: Hot Video: Al Gore Confronted on Climategate. They wanted to know what many of us would like ask Gore: Why have you been lying to us about global warming, and in light of "Climategate," why are continuing to promote those lies? "Swizzle Steve" is one of the organizers of "We Are Change Chicago," and they're making quite a splash. Steve is on Facebook, and We Are Change has a Facebook page too. They even have their own YouTube channel. WAC Chicago is part of the larger international "We Are Change" group. The Chicagoans have a web site, as does the international group. WAC describes itself this way: We Are Change has arisen from the remnants of our republic to fill the vacancy left by those who swore to preserve, protect and defend The Constitution against all enemies – foreign and domestic. We seek to expose the fraud of the left/right paradigm and reveal that the world truly functions on a top/down hierarchy that threatens to destroy free society as we know it. We Are Change works to educate, motivate, and activate those striving... (read more) We Are Change claims to be non-partisan, and so far they seem to be living up to that claim. On September 11 they staged a "9/11 Truth Now" event, and back on May 28 they participated in a Truth Squad lecture at the Chicago Theater about Karl Rove, Bush's political brain. Then, of course, the Al Gore protest on November 24, in which Gore was chased out of the store (see our post about that). In addition, the group wants to end the Federal Reserve (see their video), which is a traditonal conservative issue. Although Liberals will have a hard time believing this, We Are Change is a good fit with the Tea Party movement. Yes, it's probably true that the majority of tea partiers are self-described conservatives. However, it's also true that many of those conservatives are fed up with the Republican Party. Furthermore, the Tea Party movement includes many Democrats and a lot of independents. Many in the Tea Party movement would find something to love about We Are Change, and I suggest that we embrace them in their bold, in-your-face approach to popular dissent. In fact, tea partiers can learn from We Are Change. Does every tea partier agree on every issue with WAC? No, of course not. But then, the Tea Party movement is not homogenous. Some of us, for example, think 9/11 was an inside job, some of us don't. What we need to do is become more familiar with groups like WAC, bring them into the fold without co-opting them, and adopt their tactics. RELATED: "We are change" rips up Al Gore's book in his face, calls him traitor The Gigantean jackass narrowly escapes We Are Change Boston Questions Paul Volcker About The Bilderberg Group We Are Change Meetup Groups - We Are Change Meetups Video: Madeleine Albright confronted on Bilderberg and New World Order Crimes Leave a Comment Conservative T-Shirts Follow CNB on Twitter RSS Feed