Warning! First Blog!-Since this is my first blog on Tea Party, or anywhere else for that matter, I'll make this blog as pleasant as I can and build up to the crescendo as time goes by.
The psychology that unfolds on every playground is the fruit of people watchers. Although I'm not the best people watcher, I like to think I do alright and the harder lessons that I've learned are not to be shared with strangers. The hardest lessons that I've learned are unpleasant and are mostly intended for prisons. Since retirement, I try not to use or think of those hardest lessons.
The general lessons are there for the taking and one I give freely-what you see on a playground has been developing over several years of operation. For instance, an older ball player plays well partially because he is familiar with the field. A visiting ballplayer must be confident in his game to overlook the unfamiliar field. Certainly all the variables are not possible to know or list, suffice to say that thousands of emotions swirl around a playground.
When you are on a playground, the ownership of the property was never doubted until Barry came to town. Forever, playgrounds have belonged to We the People. They still do and always will. It's just that certain individuals are unable to conceive the American Model and lust for money and ego. These occasional nuisances have become significant due to lack of vigilance in Congress.
In America, fair play is for all and bullies are chased out. Confident and empathizing children rally to the aid of their friends and under normal situations, bullies are recognized and treated accordingly. Not a perfect system, just the best one in the World.
It isn't the bully's physicality that makes him scary. It's the perception of harm by the other kids that give the bully his command. Scared children seek bullies! Some seek bullies for protection and most run for safety after they've seen the bully.
For the sake of an analogy, government is a playground-not in a simple form by any means but rather in the complex macro-societal confusion that it is. More than one ballgame, a few matches of tennis, and maybe a scrimmage on the basketball court is all that it takes to appease the elderly spectators and allow them to reminisce about their youthful days. Driving past a playground doesn't allow enough time to capture all the dynamics of any playground.
Using this analog, I ask that you imagine Barry entering the playground-what happens next? Nothing. He is not a "bully" in the traditional sense of the word and the police have no reason to suspect his affable nature of any vandalism or damage to the playground. Barry's personality allows him to endear himself to others and draw up alliances.
Without keen people watching skills, no one could have identified the friends of Barry that preceded him to the playground and had been waiting for his arrival.
In a well-planned execution of some nefarious plot, the kids and parents succumb to not Barry's plan, but the rather the plans of Barry's friends. Barry is only the patsy for the shills. In a very short while, the majority of the playground is in love with what they think Barry can do for them despite knowing that Barry has no skills, no history of accomplishment, and certainly no interest in the playground outside personal gain. My story-stick with me!
There will never be a shortage of selfish people in this World and selfish people recognize other selfish people instantly. Once the core group suckers a small group, the small group is made to look bigger and important. As a group, the bullying and manipulation is much easier but deceit is still the main thrust. If one member of the group gets found out, they are cast off and business continues.
Rather than spin this beyond use, Barry is known and the establishment of the Tea Party is figuratively the concerned parents that want to keep the playground nice-this is reprehensible to anyone that has been trained to hate the Tea Party but it will work for my purpose. The only problem now is concerned parents have no shills and cannot organize as splendidly as Barry says he is. Since Barry owns the enforcer, who doesn't need to be identified until after an event happens (already done), concerned parents have the opportunity to say, "I know but there's nothing I can do!". How many tines have you heard that?
Republicans linger in the bleachers. The Whigs and Tories have gone home. Other groups just can't seem to get an invitation and they watch from behind the fence. Therefore, Barry and his boys must infiltrate, deface, and discredit the Tea Party boys. The Sharks meet the Jets, no difference.
The few tussles and taunts done to preserve the playground were late, pathetic, and insulting to concerned parents. The bullies control the playground, set rules, and grant wishes. Ballgames have cheerleaders that shout "Yes We Can!' whether they win or not. It can be a wonderful, working playground if it weren't for the admissions booth at the entrance and the Board of Directors.
The Tea Party could regain the playground and here's how:
Focus on an issue and declare it solved and won whether it is or not. Misinformation goes both ways.
Sue for damages done and hold criminals to bear for crimes committed, no more of this revolving door drama-they did or they didn't.
Since the dawn of time, killing, starving, poisoning, and torturing people has been done for monetary and political gain. The Tea Party could accept this or any other issue to champion rather than defend the Constitution or similar diversion from true progress as a Nation. If we lose the Constitution but save lives, we can draft a new Constitution that does not mitigate criminal actions of the government-need an example?
Never before, have we had an opportunity as grand as this one to solve problems, rather than start wars. The Repubs and Dems can't do it -too much like work-so it will have to be the Tea Party.
The playground will exist and be available for a fee. Neither Democrats or Republicans have an issue with that or any other item of business. Life is good and everyone is making millions, so what's the problem? The Federal Government of the USA is on its ass!