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Telling It Like It Is: Texas Tea Party Activist Articulates the Movement’s Fascist Ideology

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COMMENT:  A Texas Tea Party leader has spilled the beans, explic­itly artic­u­lat­ing the clas­si­cal fas­cism of the Tea Party.

With the excep­tion of the name, there is noth­ing new about these folks.

“Texas Tea Party Leader Pro­motes Fas­cist Party as ‘Pro-Constitution, Pro-America’” by David Edwards; The Raw Story; 3/19/2013.

EXCERPT: A tea party leader in Texas is defend­ing his pro­mo­tion of the Amer­i­can Fas­cist Party as some­thing he thought was “pro-Constitution, pro-America.”

James Ives, who was listed as the pres­i­dent of the Greater Fort Bend County Tea Party in 2011, con­firmed to The Texas Tri­bune on Mon­day that he had made a pro­mo­tional video for the Amer­i­can Fas­cist Party and advo­cated tea party prin­ci­ples on a Fas­cist Party mes­sage board.

In the video, a man who looks like Ives sits in front of a Fas­cist Party logo wear­ing a uni­form with yel­low shoul­der patches. Another photo shows a uni­formed man sit­ting in front of a fas­cist cross. The blog that inspired Nor­we­gian mass shooter Anders Behring Breivik describes fas­cist solar crosses as “sym­bolic rep­re­sen­ta­tions buried deep in the regions of the brain where the pri­mal responses to stim­uli are rage, awe, and fear.” . . . 

. . . “From my point of view, it was all pro-Constitution, pro-America,” Ives explained to the Tri­bune. “I never did any­thing… There really weren’t enough peo­ple involved to be a gath­er­ing, let alone a rally. It was basi­cally a scat­ter­ing of peo­ple across the con­ti­nent just complaining.”

The tea party leader claimed that he his par­tic­i­pa­tion in the Fas­cist Party was part of an effort to write a novel about what he thought was a cabal. But instead of writ­ing that novel, Ives wrote on the mes­sage board about how build­ing the Fas­cist Party in Amer­ica was “our spirit, our calling.”

“It will be our great­est chal­lenge, and our sweet­est vic­tory, to finally sur­pass this dark men­ace, this numb­ing threat from the shad­ows, and replace it with the pure sun­beam that is our Fas­cist Faith, our Fas­cist Truth,” Ives wrote.


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