Ed Driscoll

Sympathy For The Tea Parties

As Kathryn Jean Lopez writes at the Corner, Tea Parties are now “the devil”:

According to the DNC; their new release declares: “Scott Brown made a deal with the devil – and he should have held out for a better one…Brown’s embrace of radical tea party groups for funding coincides nicely with his willingness to accept the millions in television ads from shadowy out-of-state organizations with links to Karl Rove…”

But is being associated with the devil a bad thing on the left? Let me check with Saul Alinsky (by way of David Horowitz) and get back to you:

For the the Hillary-Soros generation of johnny-come-lately radicals and their ACORN footsoldiers, Alinksy is their Sun-Tzu and his book Rules for Radicals is the field manual for their struggle. I thought while I’m refreshing my acquaintance with this destructive fellow and re-reading his text, I would share my thoughts with you, serially over the next week.

For this first post, let’s just focus on the dedication of the book — to Satan:

“Lest we forget, an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical:” (Pause there for second. Now continue): “from all our legends, mythology, and history(and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins — or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer.”

Still though, to paraphrase D.H. Lawrence, it is no good casting out tea parties. They belong to us, we must accept them and be at peace with them.