Tuesday, October 19, 2010

All tomorrow's (tea) parties

The Guardian's Alexis Petridis may have tried defending her and the Independent's Luke Lewis may have pointed out that right-leaning rockers aren't all that unusual (Johnny Ramone and Ian Curtis being prime examples) - but I'm afraid there's still something profoundly bizarre and wrong about former Velvet Underground drummer Moe Tucker coming out as a member of the populist Tea Party movement in the US.

So Obama's healthcare reforms constitute the nation "being led towards socialism", do they, Moe? It's one thing mistrusting hippies - it's quite another to throw your hat in with that mob of self-centred, delusional xenophobes...


Anonymous j. said...

Couldn't agree more. The tendency towards labeling social programming as "socialism" in the United States is disturbing both politically and from the standpoint of looking at our education system.

Recently, Sarah Palin told her supporters not to party like its 1773 just yet. Because apparently that's coming soon - partying like it's 1773, when women had no rights and minorities were property. I'll stop now before this comment becomes longer than your post. :)

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