Time to Reconsider My Position: Communists Don’t Like the Tea Party Movement

Oh no, now I’m not sure if I’m on the right side of the issues or not. Here’s Jarvis Tyner, Vice Chair of the Communist Party USA, writing about the Tea Party convention last weekend:

After watching the Nashville convention of the tea party movement, it is clear that they continue to be a racist, red-baiting movement against health care reform, jobs for all, an end to war, and economic and social justice.

They are out to bring down Barack Obama because they see him as a force for progressive change and they are against progressive change. They are a movement to take our country back to the policies of Reagan, Bush or worse.

How devastating to learn that a communist thinks the Tea Party movement is dangerous. A guy who subscribes to the same core political philosophy as Pol Pot and Mao is afraid the United States might be taken back to the policies of Bush? Perish the thought! Somebody might get oppressed, hurt or killed!

The world history of communism, as you know, is rife with examples peace, respect for human rights, equal justice for all, strong sustainable economies, and definitely no genocide whatsoever — it’s just that I can’t think of any right now.

I’m just glad I found out about this Tea Party horror before I got too brainwashed by Sarah Palin.