A cosmic truth happens to be that stupidity gathers momentum – and when you see stupid people quoting stupid people to support stupid claims, then you know stupidity has achieved dominion, has become a perceived truth.
Such a case comes from Judson Philips, the Obama-hating Nashville attorney who founded the run-for-profit astroturf movement known as the Tea Party Nation. We already dismantled WND’s Ellis Washington and his claims about Occupy Wall Street. Well, Judson Phillips wants also to claim that Occupy Wall Street is anti-American and up to no good – because it has to be – he has the protesters palling around with communists and Nazis both.
In a piece titled “The Company You Keep” (something he would have better written as an autobiographical piece), Phillips says,
Many of us can remember, as we were growing up, our parents telling us we would be judged by the company we keep. There is a lot of truth to that wisdom.
What can we learn from the company Occupy Wall Street keeps?
Actually we can learn a lot.
Not only the Communist Party but also the American Nazi Party has endorsed OWS as well.
Of course, Phillips is no more interested in evidence than is Ellis Washington. Simply saying it makes it true. And his writing reads more like a grade school writing assignment than serious political reporting. He wants to make clear at the outset who are the good-guys and who are the bad-guys:
Both Communists and Nazi’s are socialists. They hate freedom and liberty and both want to see freedom and liberty replaced with tyranny.
OWS claims to be a leaderless movement, yet no one involved with the movement is willing to denounce the Nazis or the Communists. Contrast that to the Tea Party movement, which went overboard to make sure no one involved with the Tea Party movement was a racist or a Nazi.
First of all, Nazis are not socialists. Hitler was a capitalist extraordinaire and his movement was funded by Germany’s great industrialists. Secondly, OWS not only claims to be but is a leaderless movement. My third observation is that I guess old Judson has personally spoken to all the thousands of demonstrators and knows not a single one of them will denounce either the Nazis or the communists.
As for racism and Nazism in the Tea Party: Islamophobe Judson is just downright dishonest, as an NCAAP study has conclusively demonstrated, and a HuffPo look at offensive Tea Party signs, not to mention Phillips’ own association with Vision America, who’s Rick Scarborough says “If this country becomes 30 per cent Hispanic we will no longer be America.”
No, no racism there, by golly! You begin to wonder how Judson Phillips defines racism when he’s not avoiding payment on hotel reservations in Las Vegas. Maybe he never had time to look it up, what with the grifting and all.
And whatever the Nazi Party or Communist Party might think or say or do, he provides no evidence that anyone among the protesters has sought or welcomed support from those two parties.
Instead, he calls in our old friends at WND to provide “evidence” (and without a hyperlink to show you exactly where on WND he got this “informative” article):
A public relations firm closely partnered with the George Soros-funded Tides Foundation represented last week’s anti-Wall Street march past millionaires’ homes in New York, WND has learned.
Fenton Communications has been behind the public relations strategy of a who’s who of far-left causes, organizations and activists, from Soros himself to Health Care for America Now to crafting strategies for MoveOn.org and a litany of anti-war groups.
Fenton, which works closely with Tides, first made its name representing communist dictatorships in the 1980s.
Fenton’s founder is tied to President Obama and to a slew of Saul Alinsky-style community organizing groups directly involved in recent U.S. street protests, including in Wisconsin and New York.
Having provided what he pretends is evidence, Phillips continues with his own tirade:
The far left knows as well as well as we do that 2012 will be the ultimate battle between freedom and tyranny. Either real Americans win the battle of 2012 and we will save liberty for our nation or they will win and America will slide into socialism.
Good and evil cannot coexist. One must prevail and the other must fail. Freedom and socialism cannot co-exist. Either we totally defeat the far left in 2012 or we lose.
Losing is not an option.
Again, as Ellis Washington before him, Phillips mistakes liberalism and tyranny. Liberalism is the antithesis of tyranny because liberalism is about liberty. He might notice that it is not the Democrats working to restrict freedoms – that would be the Tea Party and their fellow Republicans. We have continually updated a list that demonstrates this Republican war on our liberties. It’s breathtaking in scope.
We can agree that 2012 is a showdown between freedom and tyranny but any thinking American knows where the root of tyranny really lay. Wanting a living wage, wanting healthcare and safe air and water and food is hardly the stuff of tyranny, but somehow for Judson and his ilk, the granting of rights is tyranny.
They’ve turned the world upside down, and in the process, their brains have fallen out.