So, you want to know who “really” started the Tea Party movement? Well, it wasn’t Sarah Palin. It wasn’t Ron Paul either. It certainly wasn’t the Republicans (although the Democrats would have you believe there’s some sort of GOP conspiracy), It wasn’t Fox News and It wasn’t even Alex Jones. It seems these days there are a lot of people claiming to be the first to have started the Tea Party movement. I’ll tell you right now that none of those people were. You see, I actually do my homework. Now, I certainly do give credit to people like Ron Paul and Alex Jones as being major leaders in the Patriot and Tea Party movements. There’s no way those movements would be what they are today without their efforts.
Now, if you want to get real specific, the Tea Party movement was actually started by those great patriots who lived in Boston, Massachusetts back in December 16 1773 at the original Tea Party
But in order to set the record straight, we’re going to focus on this particular modern movement and where it stems from. Yes, for decades since the original Tea Party, patriots have been talking amongst themselves about having another Boston Tea Party, some people may have even pondered over mailing tea bags to our congressmen and Senators. But this current Tea Party movement can be traced back to one single persons post on one single thread on one single forum and I’m about to show you proof and evidence by tracing back.
Anyone who knows anything about the current Tea Party movement knows that it originated from sending Tea bags to the white house to protest TARP. Watch the following YouTube Video Dated April 15th 2009
Here’s a news report: MANCHESTER, N.H. Apr 02/2009– An envelope with a suspicious substance in it was sent to U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter’s Manchester office. Shea-Porter’s staff notified Manchester police when they received the suspicious envelope. Officials were able to determine that the substance was green tea and had been sent as a protest.
Now Watch This video. Rachel Maddow makes fun of the Tea Party movement referencing “Teabagging” and gives credit to the Republicans. The Republicans weren’t the first to take Credit. Credit was handed to them by Democrats who made up a GOP Conspiracy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLsKt4O4Yw8
Now long before Fox News, the Republicans, and even Alex Jones mentioned anything about mailing Tea bags, we posted about it right here on American Preppers Network on January 24th 2009. Several people re-posted on other sites: Florida Preppers Network on the 24th, Mayberry Keep it simple Survival on the 25th, and many many more.
As a matter of fact, you can go to Google and search this exact phrase along with the quotes, the same phrase that begins the original article:
“So long as we have an inauguration drawing this sort of crowd and not a protest about our government blowing $700 billion of our dollars”
And then if you go to the bottom and click… “repeat the search with the omitted results included” you will see that over 795 sites re-posted that exact same article….Many of them were posted on extremely high traffic sites. Millions of people read that article. There is no doubt that that article going viral is what stemmed the current Tea party movement.
Now, where did that article come from? As much as it would be nice to take credit for it, and while we did beat Fox News, Glen Beck, and Alex Jones, we certainly weren’t the first. So where did I receive the article from?
Back on the 23rd of January of 2009 I received an E-mail from John at Pioneerliving.net saying that we should do this, “Mail our Tea bags to Obama before he takes his seat in the West Wing.” I was all for it. One thing I did notice is that he failed to include the White House address, so I edited the article before posting it and mailing out. If you received the viral email “with” the White house address included, then the chances are you got it from my chain, if not, then you got it from the original thread.
So was John the originator of that first thread? Oh, that would be so cool wouldn’t it? Well, as much as I’d like to give him credit as the originator of the idea, I can’t. He and his wife certainly were amongst the very first few that made this all happen and it might not even be anything close to what it is today had they not jumped on it, as a matter of fact, it might not have happened at all. You see, they worked tirelessly sending out hundreds and hundreds of emails trying to get others to do the same. They emailed Big John, no response. Alex Jones, no response and many many others, with no response. Who responded? People in the blogging community, people like Mayberry, and mamma bear who was moderating the Florida Preppers Network at the time. Average bloggers like us.
Where did John and his wife get the article from?
Right here: http://www.breakthematrix.com/Elections/FEB-1st-TEA-PARTY-SEND-TEA-TO-WASHINGTON
That original email that went viral was first posted on January 23rd 2009 on BreakTheMatrix.com. John and his wife immediately began sending out emails, as many as possible. You can see where they even left a comment on the 24th in that thread under the screen name Pioneer.
Where did Break The Matrix get the post? It was a feed from this site: http://market-ticker.denninger.net/archives/732-TEA-PARTY-February-1st.html
The original post that started the whole Current Tea Party Movement was posted by Karl Denniger From the Market Ticker on January 20th 2009. In the post, he states that he cannot take credit for the idea as it was floated around by others in their forum.
What forum? Right here: http://tickerforum.org/cgi-ticker/akcs-www?forum=FedUp
What Thread? Right here: http://tickerforum.org/cgi-ticker/akcs-www?post=79282
Who started it all? The person who did that post, the one goes by the user name of Gmack. He posted on January, 19th 2009 an article with the title: Mail a Teabag to Congress and Senate. You can clearly see that he posts the idea, and the forum moderator then edits his post a bit and then everyone gets in the discussion and starts throwing the idea around.
Now prior to that thread being started, and during and after, there are other threads where people are discussing protests etc… Just as on many many other forums. But what makes this post unique is that this particular forum and this particular user who posted about it is who Karl Denniger is talking about in his article, the one that went viral, the one that stemmed the Current Tea Party Movement.
And now you can quote Paul Harvey’s famous line.
Posted by Tom Martin
Feb 10th, 2010
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