Black Tea Party
Do the similarities between the Black Panthers of the '60s and today's TEA Party run deeper than guns, anger and demand for limited government? "In January, political philosopher Noam Chomsky said in an interview about the Tea Party, 'These are people with real grievances. For the past 30 years of neo-liberalism, wages for the majority have stagnated; benefits, which were never very great, have declined; working hours have shot way up; they've gone way into debt to try and preserve the consumerist lifestyle that's been rammed down their throats by the advertising industry. They're in bad shape...'"