One of the more flagrant uses of words meant to disparage others, is the use of the word anarchist or, anarchy. In a recent statement by “Dirty” Harry Reid, Senate leader,
“Senate Democrats have shown that we are willing to debate and vote on a wide range of issues, including efforts to improve the Affordable Care Act. We continue to be willing to debate these issues in a calm and rational atmosphere. But the American people will not be extorted by Tea Party anarchists.”
So let’s take a look at the definition of “anarchists and/or anarchy” in The Free Dictionary
n. pl. an·ar·chies
1. Absence of any form of political authority.
2. Political disorder and confusion.
3. Absence of any cohesive principle, such as a common standard or purpose.
Excuse me “Dirty” Harry……..I believe you just described both houses of congress and the current state of our so-called “elected” government.
A few years back, while in an anarchist frame of mind, “Dirty” Harry Reid shoved the fake food safety bill through the Senate with one unanimous vote. Leaving the title of a bill centered on recycling intact, “Dirty” Harry scraped the original content and inserted the failed fake food safety bill S.510 as an amendment. Then with the cooperation of the other 99 Anarchists in the Senate, all of whom voluntarily vacated the Senate chamber, “Dirty Harry” cast one lone vote to pass the fake food safety bill….. without objection.
This is as clear an example of anarchy as they come. The rejection of conditional authority, disorder and confusion and without a common standard of purpose, both houses represent anarchist character.
As per “Dirty Harry” in reference to efforts to scrap Obamacare…… “But the American people will not be extorted by Tea Party anarchists.”
Really “Dirty Harry”? Quite the drama queen you are! And just so you know Dirty Harry, there are massive numbers of us out here who are not tea Party members, or even Republican for that matter who reject this horrendous law you helped pass. We objected before you passed it and we reject it now.
It is obvious that Tea Partier’s represent a thorn in “Dirty Harry’s” side, along with anyone else who won’t bend over in submission. This from a man who has exempted himself and his family from Obamacare……’cause gosh darnit!……he’s just so damn special!
It is imperative that “Dirty Harry” condition the public into thinking that the Tea Party is composed of anarchists. Even more imperative that they are conditioned to think and believe that those same people are wanting nothing more than chaos and violence. Here’s a clue for ya “Dirty Harry”:
Voicing opposition to what will be an economic boondoogle, an invasion of privacy, a Constitutional assault and a massive new taxation scheme does not make one a chaotic, violent, anti-government, anarchist. It just makes the Tea Party willing to stand up for what it believes. I realize that makes them a real threat to the status quo, but you can learn to live with it.
I find it strange that you never mention the illegal, unlawful violence and chaos that is created by the federal machine. And as for maligning others for rejecting oppressive government mandates, you appear not to be constrained by any laws, mandates, rules or other restrictive measures pertinent to the position you hold so dear. On any given day you routinely violate and reject numerous laws, and you do it with pleasure.
As George Woodcock put it,
“Of the more frivolous is the idea that the anarchist is a man who throws bombs and wishes to wreak society by violence and terror. That this charge should be brought against anarchists now, at a time when they are the few people who are not throwing bombs or assisting bomb throwers, shows a curious purblindness among its champions.”
You should think about that “Dirty Harry”.