Friday, August 27, 2010

The Tea Party’s Founding Myth

"When I give food to the poor, I'm called a saint. When I ask why they are poor, I'm called a communist." -Archbishop Dom Helder Camara.


Brian Mann of NCPR’s In Box blog has a great essay on the self-delusional siege mentality and martyr complex that animates the Tea Party “movement.”

1 comment:

Catskill Bob said...

Great quote from Camara. I'd never heard it, thank you for bringing it to my attention.

The simple answer to the simple question: no one can be rich unless some are poor.