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Oh Boy. No sooner did I finish writing my latest Tea Party article http://dearoneshealingministry.blogspot.com/2010/04/right-principles-unapologetically.html than I sat down a spell and espyed a good old 'paper copy' of The Advocate. The Stamford 'home' paper beckoned to me. Sitting there in the warm semi-sun of the kitchen table, it whispered, "READ MEEEEE". So, I did. A very pleasant read it was, too, kitty in arms, stroking her fur just like the 'Dr. Evil' I hope to never be.And then I read 'it'.
That 'it' was an opinion piece by Janus Adams on The Tea Party, where but three lines in, she calls the The Tea Party Movement 'racist'. Lovely. Just lovely. How nice. Isn't this special?
"UGHH!!!", I groaned, knowing full well there is nothing, but nothing one can do with anyone as convinced in their ways as Ms. Adams apparently is. http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/local/article/Adams-Taking-the-Tea-Party-on-its-own-terms-450002.php
In the space of a few columns, the reader is subjected to a tunnel-vision, paranoid, name-calling, everything-in-the-world-is related-to-African American-issues smattering of the writer's attempts to discredit, stifle and finally silence this Tea Party she so vehemently doesn't like one little bit.
Maybe Janus just hates Sarah Palin so much that it seriously clouds her judgement. Or maybe she just likes the President so much she thinks she's doing him a 'personal favor' by writing what she did. Then again, perhaps Ms. Adams holds herself in such high esteem that she finds herself to be uniquely fit to be a 'superior vetter' of American history than all of the experts at The Discovery Channel. Who knows? And more importantly, who cares? Her deed is done and the rest will become 'history' also.
Personally, I think Janus Adams has a good case of 'who smelt it, dealt it' going on with the imaginary tactics and character she attributes to this new and adventurous Tea Party phenomenon. But what do I know? I'm new to the political scene and don't pretend to be any kind of history expert at all. Have I 'misread things' with my newfound Tea Party 'involvement'? I don't think so; I am a genius after all.
And, as things would have it, I'm also a very optimistic sort. It just could be that after all the comments are in, maybe, just maybe, we can sit down together and hash it all out over a 'schmock and a pancake'.
Or maybe not; we'll have to wait and see. I look forward to the day when people are judged not by their 'whiteness', but by the contents of their characters.
Look beyond the skin color, Janus. The time to do it is now.
From 'Dr. Barb' at 'Command Central'.
Reverend Barbara Sexton
"The Biblical Biochemist-Where Science Meets the Cross"