Astroturfing is a political or corporate agenda disguised as a grassroots movement.
The Chinese Government employs bloggers and citizens to post propaganda on popular web sites, Obama had his own team of watchdogs doing the rounds on internet countering unfavorable information on websites and then there’s the Tea Party.
Named after the famed Boston Tea Party, where white men dressed as american Indians dumped British East India Company tea at sea in protest. The actual protest was against the tax cuts the company was a recipient off, like every monopoly,
The real Boston Tea Party was a protest against huge corporate tax cuts for the British East India Company, the largest trans-national corporation then in existence. This corporate tax cut threatened to decimate small Colonial businesses by helping the BEIC pull a Wal-Mart against small entrepreneurial tea shops, and individuals began a revolt that kicked-off a series of events that ended in the creation of The United States of America.
While not actually tossing tea bags in the Atlantic, they do share some of the original Tea Partiers us and characteristics; such as disguise, you will often spot them in hives wearing fat white trash costumes brandishing absurd slogans, my personal favorite: keep the government out of my Medicare. Medicare is a Government program.
Government is the beast and true freedom can only come from a free unregulated system, Somalia can attest to that, just like the founding fathers planned when they seeked independence. Actually, History is a bitch, not the romanticized version you learn at school, the real one. The roots of the Revolution are in Virginia where small farmers rebelled against big landowners who would consistently confiscate land through local corrupted politicians raising taxes. Nothing to do with the Brits who were in fact not at all concerned by the matter, the giand squids of the time were settlers, just like the rebelling farmers.
The main architects and funding fathers of this typical “astroturfing” effort are the oil Billionaires Koch brothers, like Coke not kosh, they are however, true cocks worth $21 Billion each, one ran for President in the 80s as a Libertarian to the right of Reagan. Their father was one of the founders of the John Birch Society, a private club for rich extremists who once labeled Dwight Einsenhower a communist.
to be continued…