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Tea Party Values, the Civil War and Race in Raleigh, NC

by Eric Byler

 

Annabel Park recently spoke to Diane Rufino, leader of the Eastern North Carolina Tea Party, at the "Honor the Oath" rally at the State Capitol in Raleigh.
 

Diane had drawn applause during her speech when she praised North Carolina's role during the Civil War, yet, she said that Rev. Dr. William Barber is wrong to remind us of historic struggles for racial equality in order to counter the TEA Party, and address modern day injustices. "Time to move on," she said.

Diane is eager to change the perception that the TEA Party and Republican party are dominated by white men. In her interview, she explained that catch phrases like "take our country back" do not imply going back to a time before the Civil Rights movement. Instead, she argued, TEA Party members and other conservatives want to go back to a time when there were "parameters." 

"When was that?" Annabel asked. Diane's fascinating answer provides a window into the complexity and agony of TEA Party conservatives struggling to respond to demographic changes in America. [MORE]


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This is a great interview of someone with a Tea Party point of view.

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Joseph Pomponio's comment, February 24, 2013 9:26 PM
I have to admit, after viewing the video I was a bit taken. Most Tea Party members I encounter have a very different vernacular to their speech. She did bring me back to my early years, doors unlocked, everyone knew each other, they were comfortable times. I though have seen the change. From a time when we helped each other, got over our different ethnic differences ( West Side Story), and lived in a society where opportunity was the mantra of the well and very well off. We were schooled from age 12 to be understanding, empathetic, productive and self supporting. Part time jobs were always available for lower income, people like myself. My employers were always encouraging my work and provided traning from adults with experience. We understood and respected law even when we didn't agree. As the years pasted I severed in the military, got married, and had 2 Kids. Then things changed, around 1973. An oil shortage caused be Opec, stagnation and encomium problems. But work was good, not much in raises but you made out. In the 1980"s laws changed, tax structure was set at fixed amount with deductions only for home owners. Jobs were still available but a little harder to get. Government work seemed the safest bet so I got one. Things got better, regular raises, health coverage, pension and representation. Like the kind we as citizens have. Never thought much of unions, until then. The 1990's proved the best until 1999. I remeber hearing that congressional reps were screaming that eliminating Glass Segal would destroy the country. I figured if Clinton signed it, banking and investors could be trusted. A very big mistake. Along the way I started looking back, when I grew up homeowners lived in homes 20 to 30 tears and that developed communities. From the 1990's on people bought homes and moved to better ones every 3-5 years. By the millennium Salaries were stagnant and hong people didn't want to have kids. I could go on but I'll sum up briefly. We did this to our selves, Diane probably lived in a different part of the country but like the rest of us a system stopped working. Today, there is to mush of every man for himself, with outside interests playing it for profit. Maybe I can't stop it but like Diane I can try. The Coffee party was my breath of fresh air: so here we go.
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Indiana Teacher: What You Need to Know about Mike Pence

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It just keeps getting better — Equal Citizens

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Propaganda and Activism: What You're Not Being Told About Black Lives Matter

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This is an article from the fifth column news....As someone that loves researching connections of ideas and values, events and political policy I'm giving my ideas on the recent police attacks. Research is an activity much like using many colors and marks to create an image only the unity of the final connections is more mental than visual or physical as it would be in art. The image creation is a mental process that is the same as used to do research and that is why I like researching connections to shape full ideas.

I recognize the latest police attacks as consistent with the values and agenda of the Oath Keepers .... though no group has claimed the actions and the Dallas shooter stated point blank he acted alone and had no associations with groups. It would be wise for this group to not beat their chest. Still the oath keepers, as a group loathed by both the center right and the center left, are a group that mandates prior military service and swears an oath to protect American citizens against attacks by our own military or police if the actions or orders of the military or police are not in the interest or go against the rights and freedom of citizens... That was my impression of this organization as far as I remember from my research as I bumped into some folks associated with this group.

I follow my natural curiosity and questions as I dig up info.... One link usually opens a new question and directs me to a new connection. Much like spilling some paint you don't intend forces an artist to look for a way to connect that spot and unify the work if there is anyway to do it well....One learns when some drops can't be incorporated without ruining the art work or concept you seek to complete.... Those drops of paint or information just don't fit the big picture. The same is true for researching. These attacks on the police fit the oath keeper mandates. That is my opinion... They may not be directly connected but the actions seem in keeping with their concerns.

The Oath Keeper's leadership watches police attacks on citizens all over the nation like Hawks and on a daily basis as an over all picture they follow. They also watch for police and military connections they see as threatening to citizens... An interesting group to read about as it is attacked by both right leaning O'Reilly and left leaning Chris Mathews. I asked my husband who is much like a walking encyclopedia if he had ever heard of a "fifth column" thinking also that it might be a military term. Steve's majors at Tulane were political philosophy and paleontology (go figure)... But he is also well read in history and military doctrine and ideas. Turns out it is a political term( I got lazy on my research when I ran across that term in regards to the oath keepers). Steve says the fifth column is a political term that is sometimes used in many democratic countries that have a strong four party system with two right and two left parties. The term describes a group that is against both the current left and right... This might explain why O'Reilly and Mathews both see the oath keepers as a threat. It is also my opinion that the attacks on the police are not about Obama or Hillary or gun rights..... Or even Trump yet...It is about police killing people that are often unarmed ( and more likely so if they black people). The idea that not even so much as losing a job over the mistake happens or recognizing the killing as a mistake or an inappropriate, over-reaction on the part of the officers involved is upsetting to millions of people. A DUI driver is sentenced with involuntary manslaughter... But the driver never intended to use bad judgement or skill in driving. There should be some consequences if a police officer kills or injures you out of a incorrect, perceived self defense... It should not be "oops" even if you are a policeman... Shoot first ask questions later wasn't a good answer in most the cases that have enraged people lately...
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The Internet battle we cannot afford to lose

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Hillary Clinton’s email problems might be even worse than we thought

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A very bad day for the Clinton campaign.
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I hear Clinton or Trump mentioned and there is a sick feeling in the deepest part of my heart.... It feels like we have all fallen into a nightmare we can't wake up from...
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America's Female Prison Population Has Grown 800% and Nobody Is Talking About It

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