Toxic Tea Film Festival – Exposing the Agenda – “The Billionaires Tea Party”

Published On October 17, 2013 | By james |

Welcome to the second installment in our 10-week series titled “Toxic Tea Film Festival – Exposing the Agenda.” This is a joint project of Red State Dems and The Everlasting GOP Stoppers, in collaboration with Miss R*EVOLutionaries and The Beer Party.

As the very foundation of our democracy continues to be threatened by a narrow and exclusionary Tea Party faction of the extreme right-wing, we find ourselves at a point in our nations history where we can no longer be politically passive. Government gridlock has become the status quo, our national wealth is being extracted, and the middle class is shrinking. We find ourselves being represented by politicians that – supported by dark money – drive the climate change denial movement, the assault on women’s rights and LBGT rights, “right-to-work” legislation, “stand your ground” laws, de-funding public education, privatizing prisons, and a whole host of other issues that threaten the American Dream. As such, it’s imperative that we are proactive in educating the masses of what exactly is at stake.

This series is intended to be a fun, educational, and interactive way of doing just that. Consider it a large, online book club – except with movies instead.

Each Thursday, we will ask that you spend an hour or two over the weekend watching a specific documentary that we have identified as critical to helping you to understand how we got to where we are. If possible, we will provide the film for you, and if not, we will point you to where you can find it. Grab your family and your friends, and make it fun. That Sunday, we will collectively use our online forums to discuss what we have learned, more closely examine some of the topics that were covered in the movie, and engage each other on how we can best fix it. Our hope is, this series will inspire you all to become more engaged in the political process, and hopefully provide you the materials and the knowledge to open some eyes around you. We are very excited about this project, and hope you will participate!

The-Billionaires-Tea-PartyThis weeks film is titled “The Billionaires Tea Party.” Released in 2011, it exposes the shadowy dark money behind the Tea Party movement, with plenty of emphasis on the nefarious oil billionaire Koch brothers and their groups the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), and Americans For Prosperity. Understanding and exposing the Koch brothers and the dirty money GOP/Tea Party politicians that do their bidding is the first step to re-taking control of our democracy.

Here’s a synopsis of The Billionaires Tea Party, via media release:

The Tea Party movement has taken American politics by storm. But is this truly a populist uprising or one of the greatest feats of propaganda ever seen? Australian filmmaker Taki Oldham sets out answer this question, finding that behind the movement’s rhetoric of ‘freedom’ versus ‘socialism’ lies a highly coordinated network of shadow groups, funded by the likes of billionaire ideologues Charles and David Koch. Are the Tea Party protestors really just pawns in a plan to replace government with a privatized America?

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