Posted on 20 November 2011.
I recently received a post comparing the Tea Party Protests to The Occupy Wall Street Protest. It was sent by a Tea Party member who went on to boast how in all the rallies held by The Tea Party there had been no arrest. Further, it stated that at The Tea Party Protest sites no trash was left behind, and at the rallies there were numerous American flags. Essentially declaring The Tea Party to be superior and right, and The Occupy Movement to be inferior and wrong or evil.
Please know that I always evaluate everything through the Word of God, The Holy Bible.
In the Holy Bible, the prophet Jeremiah was arrested numerous times for his protest and contempt message for the political and religious powers of Judah. (Jeremiah 37:15) The prophet Daniel was likewise arrested and placed in a lion’s den to be executed for his refusal to obey the political power of Babylon. (Daniel 6:16-18) Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were also arrested for their protest of the king’s authority.
Moses left Egypt littered with dead frogs, dead fish, and the dead firstborn of every man and beast. Not to mention Moses demanded that the ruling class give up their gold, precious metals and money to the protesting slaves as they departed the littered land.
They hung Jesus on a cross because of His revolutionary teaching against the established religious order.
The Apostle Paul was arrested in nearly every city; he preached the freedom giving and liberating gospel of Jesus. (Acts 16:24-40)
I don’t usually go here, but Gandhi was arrested numerous times for his protest against the criminal colonization of India. Nelson Mandela was arrested and imprisoned for more than two decades for his protest against apartheid.
Dr. Martin Luther King was arrested numerous times for his fight against racial injustice in America.
Dr. Alan Keyes was recently arrested at a protest against Obama at Notre Dame.
Truth be told, The Tea Party appears to be a group of cowards. Even members of the original Samuel Adams Tea Party were arrested when they protested against the oppressive government of England.
Not only are The Tea Party members cowards, but they are racist as well. They are pushing Herman Cain to destruction, because all the White GOP candidates have deserted their racist, extremist views.
I think the tradition of The Occupy Movement is more akin to Jesus; and the Tea Party more akin to Judas.
Now keep in mind, we need the truth in America. The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. We must also keep in mind that all politicians and political parties are only interested in their own political survival. America is in deep moral trouble and The Tea Party is just the latest cancer discovered in an already dying body.
I would rather join the protesters in the Bible and The Occupy Movement than be buried in a grave near a Tea Party event.
By Dr. James David Manning