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Tea PartyPoetry by Luke Easter
What is this all about anyway?
(CLEVELAND) - Is it a gathering where people drink tea, or what?
Isn't that the real meaning of a tea party? Didn't somebody in school teach us that this is a traditional refreshing English cultural activity?
Comparing the actions of disgruntled conservative white Americans to a historical event integral in the formation of the U.S. seems like a real stretch.
For some reason, the advent of this times out with the election of the nation's first African-American President.
The first time the United States took a real, active step to say, "no we are not a prejudice nation" we fail.
Anger, measurable vitriolic tirades in public squares all behind 'tea party' banners and sings; this is the legacy of the United States. Indeed, those who suggest that we may be our own worst enemy, suddenly make a degree of sense.
Barack Obama is the CEO who inherited a broken nation that is embattled on multiple war fronts and pillaged by greedy politically tied companies that make their livings from carnage and destruction.
There are several distinct entities that receive the lion's share of funding.
They have names like Blackwater XE and Haliburton.
He is far from perfect, but was he ever given a chance? Perhaps the people who are against him are also against the United States of America. Time will tell. - Editor
I distinctly remember when I was but a lad of ten,
Let’s fast-forward some sixty years to now, 2010,
The movement actually started in 2009 amidst a new,
Doesn’t matter that he inherited a mess already here,
View the posters and signs, his head with crossbones,
Conservative Activists, Tea Party roared on the scene,
What use is a Republican if they vote with Democrats?
Just maybe another one but only in Afghanistan or Iraq,
Ha, government bailouts of banks and auto companies,
The Tea Party came together because of the mess in 2008,
Some still say Mr. Obama not President was not born here,
By Luke Easter
Luke Easter is a poet who writes about things that are very close to the heart of Salem-News.com. Another former U.S. Marine, Luke heals the world with an approach that reaches people on a different level, one known for centuries, yet too often forgotten in the one we live in.
We live in a world of social & economic injustice. The main reason for founding America in the first place was to relieve the oppression of the King of England. Patrick Henry said it best, “give me liberty or give me death.” And yet, all too often death seems to be the only way out. Why is there such a high suicide rate especially among teens, in the land of the free & the home of the brave? What makes headlines? Good news? Ha! More depressing stories than anything else. I feel poetry takes an edge off the hurt of bad news while still delivering it but in a, “glitzy” sort of way. Giving a different perspective. Kind of like slap in the face as opposed to a knife in the back. At least with the slap you’ll live to see another day and you will know whom it’s from. I wasn’t here for the beginning of the world but at 59, I just might be here for the end.
Even though it’s still a knife, rhyme poetry helps to dull the blade. And that’s my job. You can write to Luke Easter at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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