Skip to comments.The Next Last of the Mohicans? [Tea Partiers too Polite?]
Posted on 02/21/2014 6:06:12 AM PST by Paine in the Neck
The revolutionary guerilla network, the Sons of Liberty, was a grassroots reaction to unjust taxation. It got off to a roaring start in 1765 by burning the Boston commissioner of stamps in effigy, and burning his home and offices to the ground. These first Tea Partiers invented American gonzo. Some smeared with paint and sporting feathers, in December of 1773 they dumped the equivalent of $1,000,000 worth of tea into Boston Harbor to protest the British Tea Act. But because the ships were owned by Americans, they were not damaged, and the decks were swept clean when the festivities ended.
The modern Tea Party movement also arose as a reaction to unjust taxation, with CNBC's Rick Santelli's rant on February 19, 2009 against the taxpayer bailout of bad mortgages. He called for a new Tea Party, and the dumping of mortgage derivatives into Lake Michigan. Since 2009, the abuses of government, especially those of the IRS, have worsened far beyond what the Sons of Liberty repudiated. But five years later, there is no tax revolt. Not even a shuffling of bureau-rats at the IRS is on the horizon.
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The Boston Tea Party of 1773 was an enormous property crime committed in a theatrical manner against the shipping industry, which was the lifeline of commerce. Today, the left wing is good at political theater, and the government-media machine excuses their "antics" when they poop on police cars. But there may not be a group of people on Earth less inclined to criminal behavior than Tea Party patriots. The only thing they would find more abhorrent than criminal activity is playing dress-up to do it.
The New England colonists were not shy about taking direct action against their tormenters. I've recounted the cases of Lt Gov Hutchinson and Crown Customs agent John Malcolm before but there were many other such events prioer to Concord and Lexington that drove the civilian Crown officials and their families out of Boston.
What a joke to compare tea partiers of today to Native Americans of the 18th century
When we see a trail of tears of native born Americans being moved off their land, lets talk
It is a terrible analogy.
Comparing today’s political climate to genocide is an utter joke.
It’s clear you didn’t get or didn’t want to get the point of the article.
The Stamp Act is generally regarded by historians to have been the initial catalyst to the Revoloutionary War. It occurred in 1765. Yorktown occurred 16 years later. Obama has only been around 5-6 years.
If this author of this article thinks there is an analogy here, and apparently he does, he needs to rethink. The tea that was thrown in the harbor at Boston was worth $10,000.00 in 1773. My guess is that when the shit hits the fan, patriots today will make the Boston Tea Party look like a pre k picnic. I say this because in my 65 years I have never seen so much ANGER!!!!
“The Sons of Liberty assembled at night in the fields...
To such a pass are matters come too, that at Philadelphia
in a Stationers Shop was found wrote in a blank Book
G____ by the C__se of G_d, us_per of G___t B__t__n,
and Dest_r_y of the Faith. Great Enquiries were made,
but unfortunely to no purpose.”
p.347”Montresor`s Journals” 1766. 19 Jan. [Scull] by Montresor
March 1766 “This night the Sons of Liberty assembled and insolently sent Mr. Allecocke [son of a mulatto woman] and Seares,two of their Representatives on board the Garland Ship of War to demand the Lieut of Hid majesty`s Ship for having said that the Printer of the Thursday`s Gazette, was he in England, would be hanged for the licentuoisness of his Paper.” p.353
“This day a Seditious paper was published [nothing uncommon] by Mr. Holt, Printer, signed Philalethes, as per paper.” May 8, 1766. p.365
“The Sons of Liberty make no scruple of publickly [sic] declaring that they will fight to their knees in blood
rather than suffer the Stamp Act to be enforced...” p.365. 12 May 1766
“No advices received from Connecticut —the Inhabitants have deposed their governor and chosen another, turned out the members of the Assembly and have formed themselves into a committee of 500 men to oppose the present Stamp Act to be enforced...” May 19, 1766 p.367
Stamp Act Repealed- “All the bells set ringing again as soon as daylight appeared.
...Two large bonfires were constructed one for the Sons of Liberty...
Night ended in drunkeness, throwing of Squibbs, Crackers [firecrackers],firing of muskets and pistols, breaking some windows and forcing off the Knockers off the doors.” 21 May 1766. p.367 “Montresor`s Journals” Vol. 14, Scull
[SQUIBB 1. A pipe or tube, or ball of paper filled with powder, to be fired so as
to burn and often to explode with a crack.
“A proclamation issued this day for apprehending 7 of the principal country Levelers [Sons of Liberty] for High Treason...” June 20, 1766 p.374
“Pendergast is indited [sic][leader of the Sons of Liberty was captured] for High Treason.”
6 Aug. 1766 p.380
“Wm. Pendergast, who was tried at Poughkeepsie and found guilty of High Treason and received Sentence of Death...” Aug. 19 1766 p.384
Stamp Act Repealed- “All the bells set ringing again as soon as daylight appeared.”A Grand Illumination throughgout the city... Night ended in Drunkeness, throwing of Squibbs,
Crackers, firing of muskets and pistols...”.June 21, 1766
Montresor`s Journals vol 14. p368, Scull,
In the 1980’s and 90’s, thousands of Americans directly resisted the power of the abortion behemoth and went to jail. There was a real possibility of major damage to the abortion law and a chance of returning to pre-Roe status.
Then, the police went brutal, the religious leaders went wobbly (with some few exceptions) and the power then turned in individuals (RICO).
I have no hope that anything could change today from that doleful episode. I did have a brief time of renewed hope in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 for a deep repentance for our national slaughter of the innocents. I thought that it might be a spiritual awakening. That, of course, did not happen.
Sure I did.
This article is trying to state that tea partiers are similar to native Americans in the 18th century who were annihilated by the US gov’t.
I fail to see how that analogy works in any way here
I don't see it hitting the fan at all. It's a constant fine mist that has already coated everything. It will simply continue to accumulate, slowly but inexorably. One gets used to the smell and figures ways to wade through it.
Yes, I've noted that timeline before, as well. It was over 25 years from the Stamp Act to the Ratification. It takes time for these things to develop.
On the other hand, ObamaCare is far more onerous than was the Stamp Act or even the Intolerable Acts. You can go through the whole litany of He hases in the Declaration and Obama has exceeded George III in virtually every instance and yet we do nothing. Even when the 'anger' boils up to the point of putting a million Tea Partiers onto the streets of DC we get nothing but some speechifying and it turns into a genteel lawn party. The author's point is to ask if we are culturally strong enough to push back effectively. The answer to that is in serious doubt.
When I see another nation founded in part due to the depravities of the natives...THEN we'll talk....
That sad episode in out history clarified for me the fact that the only thing pro-life women and pro-choice women disagree on is "abortion."
Today’s political climate is very similar to those previous that resulted in genocide. It is early, but the game is the same.
Oh, but one cannot point out the primitive savagery of the natives! Oh my!
"What a greater Joy did ever New England see Than a Stampman hanging on a Tree".
Lt. Gov Hutchinson and the sheriff attempted to break up the crowd around midnight only to be driven off by a hail of stones and harsh commentary.
A couple of weeks later a crowd gathered and lit a bonfire on King St in Boston. They then moved on to the house of William Story, a Crown agent in the admiralty court. The crowd swarmed the house, destroying Story's papers and his furnishings as well as Court records held there.
The crowd then moved on to the home of Boston's Controller of Customs, Benjamin Hallowell. They tore down his fence, broke out his windows, stormed the house and stripped it of contents.
The next target of the night was Hutchinson's home. The Lt. Gov. had gotten warning and sent his family to safety. But his eldest daughter had returned and declared she would stay unless Hutchinson also departed. Hutchinson retreated with her to a neighbor's house. The crowd did its work again and left only a shell and a partial roof to greet the dawn.
Thus our ancestors met overreaching government. It was not the last battle but merely a beginning. There followed the Declaratory Act and the Townsend Acts and the Tea Act. Martial law and direct resistance pushed back and forth until "The Shot Heard 'Round the World" and then it was game on.
You haven't seen "fun" until you take one of these lily-white, 1/64,000th native apologists through a word by word reading of The Declaration of Independence!
I posted this on the American Thinker comments section, it got buried so fast that I’m not sure anyone saw it. I know first time posters don’t get much “street cred” and I am admittedly trying to incite people. So if it helps I used to post about 10 years ago (If I recall my username was Thoramir, but I could be wrong) I have forgotten my password I no longer have email address I used to use. I ceased posting because I got into too many pointless arguments in the religion section.
You want to revitalize the tea party? Here’s one thing we can do start sending teabags again, having a rally once in a while is barely an inconvenience. Send tea to the IRS, sent it to congress, send it to the Federal Reserve too (our money is created by debt, the dominant reason we have a mountain of debt is that we essentially rent our money supply to the Fed. Every dollar of currency they print we taxpayers have to pay back, with interest. Wasteful government programs of every kind are an abomination, but they are the symptom not the root of the problem).
Anyhow, send tea, send it every day! Bury these jackals in a mountain of teabags so large the government can’t get any “work” done; don’t stop, NEVER stop until the day they are defeated. Make being an IRS employee, a congress critter, or a member of the Fed such a miserable experience that no one wants the job. If we run out of tea send something else, trash, old newspapers, dryer lint, anything! Hound them and don’t stop hounding them!
What 'native Americans'?
They had little or nothing to do with early Americans fight for freedom.
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