The Tea Party movement: deluded and inspired by billionaires

By funding numerous rightwing organisations, the mega-rich Koch brothers have duped millions into supporting big businessThe Tea Party movement is remarkable in two respects. It is one of the biggest exercises in false consciousness the world has seen – and the biggest Astroturf operation in history. These accomplishments are closely related.An Astroturf campaign is a fake grassroots movement: it purports to be a spontaneous uprising of concerned ... Full Story »

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Patricia L'Herrou
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by Patricia L'Herrou - Oct. 28, 2010

by a british progressive who has done his checking, the story follows the monied ways and means that the americans who want less gov't, fewer taxes, but who were originally angry at the bailout ,are now perhaps unwittingly, focused on aiding those same corporate interests to become even stronger.

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