The Occupy Wall Street protests are an expression of the true spirit of the original Boston Tea Party. Historically, it is a gross oversimplification to say that these genuine, old school Tea Baggers were protesting high taxes. They were protesting a corporation, the East India Trading Company, who was in bed with the British government and were working together for the corporate domination by that one company. For more, see this fairly short article: Top Five Reasons Why the Occupy Wall Street Protests Embody the Values of the Real Boston Tea Party.
Next, click over here, to the We are the 99 Percent blog. As those of you who read my blog know, one of my deep concerns, politically, is with the domination of the wealthy upper class and the massive inequality in the United States. Many liberals have been disappointed with the failure of the Obama administration to enact any substantive change in our nation during the last four years. While there is certainly blame enough for the President, it is also true that we leftists, lovers of liberty and equality, have been fairly comfortable and haven’t pushed and pressured the nation to move left. As a result, she keeps going right, and inequality continues to grow. The rich have recovered from the recession, but the rest of us have not. That’s why I’m a fan of “We are the 99 percent” and other protest movements.