My View • Don't let political organization's gosh-we-have-no-leaders schtick fool you
by: L.E. BASKOW, Americans for Prosperity members protest Democrats' plans to expand health care insurance. Protesters rallied outside Democrat U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader's Congressional town hall meeting in Oak Grove.

The Portland Tribune, in saying that Tea Partiers get 'minimal funding and mainstream media attention' is contradictory on both points and does nothing to investigate who is really behind their Libertarian-leaning,Christian-based, anti-government, 'Obama-is-the-anti-Christ,'socialism-is-communism, fear-mongering agenda (Tea Party ignites passions, March 18).

Tea Partiers are in your face because of all the media attention they get from the likes of MSNBC, Fox/Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Clear Channel, CBS, ABC, CNN, and just about every other corporately owned source of written and virtual media. And the minimal funding? The Tea Party does not exist in a vacuum, with'minimal' funding coming from the very people who look to benefit the most. Who do you think pays the fees that Sarah Palin receives to address her brethren?

The Tea Baggers like to lie - uh, try and give the impression that they are not an organized group with no real leader(s). The fact is that they work from a place of 'Quiet Diplomacy,' the idea being to disrupt locally, yet from an underground, national perspective. They take their cues, ideas and 'quiet' funding from the likes of Exxon/Mobil, the Koch brothers of Koch Industries, Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma and Dan Blankenship of Massey Energy, some of whom fund, 'indirectly,''leaderless' organizations such as FreedomWorks.

And there's an Oregonian by the name of Doug Coe, who heads the secret fundamentalist fellowship called The Family, based in Washington, D.C., and Arlington, Va., whose 'quiet' organization works to destabilize every corner of the globe through, as Doug Coe puts it, 'love.'

The beauty of this interconnected web with deep ties to the corporate and capital halls of power, is that the very premise of it is to make it near to impossible to find the money changing hands.

No, the Tea Party members should not be taken lightly when considering who is behind their brick throwing and death threats. The public needs to realize that the very foundation of our secular democracy is at stake. Theirs is a party that needs to be crashed, and exposed for what it is: an agenda of hate with its purpose to divide and diminish us all.

I highly recommend all readers of the Tribune to go to their local library and pick up a copy of the Jan. 21, 2010 Rolling Stones magazine and a copy of Jeff Sharlet's book, 'The Family.' Afterward, you'll understand even more why the Supreme Court recently ruledon corporations' behalf to further have the right to rule the world - whether you like it or not.

It's about a 'God-given' right to power,defended by a 'limited'government whose sole purpose should be to deplete the Treasury in order to fund the military.

They think of it as defensive when, in fact, it is literally offensive to the world at large.

Sean Doyle is a real estate investor living in Northwest Portland.

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