I want to talk for a quick minute about the Tea Party, the meeting where I first realized fascism could find purchase in America, and why our civilization is coming apart at the seams.
Here's some history I learned researching AMERICAN RULE.
Everyone I spoke to was either on the verge of tears or else violently angry. They were terrified that their families, grandchildren, everyone was going to be slaughtered.
For some, it was organizing, voting Obama out. For others it was impeachment. And then, for others, it was the violent overthrow of the United States government that they now saw as illegitimate.
The Koch Brothers finished the job their father started. They used white supremacist paranoia to takeover the total operations of the GOP.
They dove deep, deep, deep into the fascist abyss, and with them were their paranoid base.
The Republican Party has become a white fascistic movement with no other purpose beyond ensuring resources are given to its white base.
They're not fiscally conservative. They're not socially conservative. They're not pro-troops. They're not actually pro-life.
All of these things are slogans without meaning.
They exist to consolidate power.
It doesn't take shadowy, smoky rooms, drawn-up plans, handshake agreements or conspirators in contact.
The point is this isn't a conspiracy theory, it's what's happened in America and where we are.
If we continue down this road, we're in a lot of trouble.
Recognize it. See it. Tell people about it.