To the Tea Party: Go Screw Yourself

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by Karl Denninger: House
Stealing: Tickerguy’sPerspective

Yes, I mean

Here’s a
"reprint" of my interview with Dylan Ratigan last night:

I, and FedUpUSA,
ought to sue anyone using this moniker for their so-called "political
affiliation" for defamation.

Yeah, that’s
a joke.

But so are

All of you.

Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Bob Barr, and douchebag groups such
as the "Tea Party Patriots."

look at their mission statement:

  • Fiscal
  • Constitutionally
    Limited Government
  • Free Markets

That sounds pretty good.  But did you read "Free Markets"?

Markets: A free market is the economic consequence
of personal liberty. The founders believed that personal and
economic freedom were indivisible, as do we. Our current government’s
interference distorts the free market and inhibits the pursuit
of individual and economic liberty. Therefore, we support a
return to the free market principles on which this nation was
founded and oppose government intervention into the operations
of private business.

Oh, oppose
government intervention eh?  You mean, you oppose
stringing up the people who break the law and steal people’s homes
and wealth?  Private business is only private up
until it rips someone off.

Notice what’s
missing from this mission statement and principles: Any
mention of why I and others led people to mail tea bags to Congress
and our President in the first place: rampant theft of taxpayer
money propping up FAILED private businesses.

Then look
at what’s over at TeaParty.Org:
you’ll find the usual pablum.  Guns, gays, God.

Heh, I like
talking about Guns, Gays and God too.  Let’s talk about all
of them within the context of The Constitution, which
is what the Tea Party was supposed to be about. 
In short:

  • Guns. 
    What part of "shall not be infringed" didn’t you bother
    to read?  That one’s simple.  And yes, this means
    that under The Bill of Rights there should be no Brady Law
    nor any bar on a convicted felon who has served his time buying
    or owning a weapon!  I know what the current law says
    and I understand the reasoning behind it.  But you can’t
    square it with the clear language in the Second Amendment. 
    Our entire system of criminal justice rests on the premise that
    if you are convicted of a crime and serve the time for it, your
    debt to society is paid.  If said convicted criminal
    is still dangerous to society (and thus shouldn’t have a right
    to self-defense) why are we letting him out so he
    can victimize other people?  Sentences should
    reflect this; you should not be released until you are no longer
    a danger to society – period.   Prison is often
    debated as to whether it’s about rehabilitation or punishment
    – I argue it is neither, it is and should be about
    removing those who harm others from society until they are no
    longer a threat to others.

  • Gays.
    What part of "what you do in your bedroom is none
    of my damn business" didn’t you bother with?  You
    can find that in the 4th Amendment as well as elsewhere. 
    In terms of public space what is your private sexual
    preference and life doing in the public space in the first
    place?  200 years ago we called such people perverts
    and stuck them in the stocks.  You want to address this
    problem?  It’s simple: That’s a gay (or straight) person’s
    private life and its none of anyone else’s damn business
    what two or more consenting adults do behind a closed door on
    private property.

  • God. 
    What part of the Establishment Clause didn’t
    you bother to read?  "Congress shall make no law
    respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting
    the free exercise thereof;"  You want prayer
    in the schools?  Not unless I can lead a prayer to
    Allah should I so choose; it is not Constitutional to favor
    one religion over another.  Therefore, you either
    keep it all out or you keep none of it out, and my preference
    is to keep all of it out, although I’ll settle for none –
    either position is Constitutional.  No other position is,
    and that’s the beginning and end of it.  The same applies
    to any other publicly-run and funded space.  What
    people do on their own private property with regard to how they
    worship is none of your damn business. 

Now that
we’ve dispensed with Guns, Gays and God in the
context of what one of the founders
of the Tea Party Movement believes, I’ll deal with the rest.

Tea Party was initiated as a political protest against the unlawful
and in fact unconstitutional usurpation of power from the Congress
and The People in the form of extortion-led bailouts of enterprises
that had engaged in acts that I, and many others, believe were
at least civilly actionable and in many cases crossed the line
into criminal activity.

This indictment
is not limited to the nation’s large banks, although it certainly
starts there.  The corruption of our economic and monetary
systems runs the gamut from Fannie and Freddie through their ties
to Congress (including literal sexual encounters
in some cases), banking interests selling trash securities to
everyone from pension funds on down, judges who don’t judge but
rather protect monied interests on Wall Street, The Federal Reserve
intentionally debasing our currency and monetizing government
debt, government spending that is running 40% above revenues and
much more.

In short,
The Tea Party was and is about the corruption
of American Politics and the blatant and outrageous theft from
all Americans that has resulted.  It is about personal responsibility
and enforcement of the law against those who have robbed, financially
****d and pillaged the nation.

Yet today
we hear literally nothing about these
issues among the so-called "Tea Party" candidates and
their backers.  Sarah Palin has not said one word
about locking up the banksters that brought up on the housing
bubble and economic collapse.  Not one word
about Bernanke’s out-of-control Fed and the arguably unlawful
monetization of Fannie and Freddie paper, not to mention the monetization
of the Federal Debt.  Not one word about
throwing judges such as this one

in the dock
– although that, ladies and gentlemen, is a statement of
felony judicial corruption.  If you
as an investor run into trouble with a commodity or futures trade
and sue you will not get your day in court – a
literal "green light" to rob the people by the big banks
with official judicial sanction. 
And you wonder how Hillary Clinton managed to "win"
in her Cattle Futures trades eh?  Wonder no more.

Tea Party
my ass.  This was nothing other than The Republican Party
stealing the anger of a population that
was fed up with The Republican Party’s own theft of
their tax money at gunpoint to bail out the robbers of Wall Street
and fraudulently redirecting it back toward electing
the very people who stole all the ****ing money!

You want
me to support The Tea Party as it is currently

all of the above, do it now, and apologize for attempting to perpetuate
the financial **** of this nation.

the following as your LEAD:


finally, one more:


caused it, they pay for it.  Period.

Until and
unless you do?


from Market Ticker.

23, 2010


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