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NOTE: It helps a lot to diagram a connecting of the dots when it comes to understanding any part of the

political and historical tentacles of the Tea Party. Simply put, the Tea Party is a White Christian
Conservative movement that takes on many names and forms. But its ultimate goal is to be free to repress
and oppress for freedom. Any actions taken to stop that repression and oppression (formerly called
“readjustment”) is now called, amongst other things, government overreach, reverse racism, etc. Those
forceful claims, especially the latter one, are made while boldly not acknowledging that the only way to
reverse anything is to encounter a force and then send that force back in the opposite direction from which
it came. That aside, their values are apparent in the “Free Market.”
The “Free Market” (a modernized force with layered meanings that is often coupled with “state
rights”) was actually the political freedom to enslave other humans prior to the “New Departure.” The
force today is merely a continuum of that repression and oppression. The force, then and now, takes on as
many names as does the White Christian Conservative movement’s political values and the firm
statements made about those values. The outcomes of those values have consistently resulted in the loss of
freedoms for large swaths of the same social groups whose freedoms were challenged before by the forces
of the “Free Market”. It’s clearly a value statement.
In closing, those values were strengthened with the genocide of the Indians and perfected in the
slavery of the world’s ancestors: Africans. Those values have not eroded since talk of “succession,”
which means disruption (overthrow) of the standing government, are very much a part of the political
platforms of too many Presidential and other political candidates today.
Alan Johnson, May 6, 2014
The New Departure Democrats in Georgia
“…the phrase ‘New Departure’ will be used to describe the
conservative leadership that dominated the Democratic party. The
New Departure leaders were far too realistic to advocate a return to
the status quo ante bellum. They acquiesced in the defeat of the
right of sucession, in the abolition of the institution of slavery, and
in the legal enfranchisement of the Negro. They paid their most
eloquent tributes to the ‘lost cause’ and to the ‘heroes in gray.’
They were determined, however, to maintain white supremacy at
all costs. They were confirmed anew in their devotion to the
principle of state rights as opposed to the growing tendency toward
centralization in the national government, hoping to be permitted
to work out the readjustment with the Negro without federal
interference.”
THE EMPIRE STATE OF THE SOUTH: GEORGIA HISTORY IN DOCUMENTS AND
ESSAYS, edited by CHRISTOPHER C. MEYERS 2008 Page: 206