Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Video of the Culturist Brooklyn Tea Party Platform

Hey Brooklyn Tea Party Activists and Friends,

        I hope you're having a good Christmas and holiday season.  

                                                 of the 
                              BROOKLYN TEA PARTY PLATFORM


       It only takes a second.

       Let's start a coalition.

      Thanks for all,

        John Press

Brooklyn Tea Party

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Brooklyn Tea Party Challenges Libraries Over Flags

From : John K. Press, Ph.D.
President of the Brooklyn Tea Party

To: Linda E. Johnson, Interim Executive Director
       1 Grand Army Plaza #1
        Brooklyn, NY 11238

Re: American Flag-Flying Requirement

Dear Ms. Johnson,

                  State law (NYS Executive Law art. 19, § 403) requires that all public buildings, including the public library, fly the American flag prominently outside of their doors.  As you may be aware, however, some of our library branches have empty flag poles.  The Brooklyn Tea Party respectfully requests that you immediately remedy this oversight and comply with this State law at all branches.

                  The statute eloquently asserts, “The American flag is the symbol of our country, of the ideals embodied in our constitution [sic], and is the symbol of the spirit which should animate our institutions. It is the emblem of freedom in its truest and best sense, signifying government resting on the consent of the governed; liberty regulated by law; . . . “[i]   Following the law would honor these sentiments.

                  Analysts have noted that our national discourse has become increasingly polarized.[ii]  During such a time, it becomes more important than ever for public buildings to convey that which unites us. And the law of the land commands the flying of the American flag to “produce a patriotic effect.” [iii]  The Brooklyn Tea Party asks you to do just that.

                  No matter what the books inside the library teach, following the law and displaying the American flag prominently at all of our branches will educate the public through a positive social message of unity and demonstrate conviction concerning America’s lofty ideals.   We look forward to hearing from you in a timely manner.   

                  For the Brooklyn Tea Party

John K. Press, Ph.D.

President - The Brooklyn Tea Party

cc: Bay News, Sheepshead Bites, Brooklyn Eagle, NY Daily News, Fox Business News, Brooklyn Ink, Indypendence Paper,  Canarsie Courier, Bay Ridge Press,

[i] Section 400 of the NYS Executive Law, art. 19
[ii] Six Questions for John Avlon, The Economist, May 16th, 2010,
[iii] Section 403 of the NYS Executive Law, art. 19

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The TSA, Multiculturalism, and Thanksgiving

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has created long lines using controversial body scanners to protect us from Islamic terrorism.  But multiculturalists have so cowed us that we will not mention Islam.  If we ever wish to have a pleasant and safe Thanksgiving again, we must replace multiculturalism with culturism.

If you point out that cultural diversity is real, multiculturalists always call you racist.    We do not have culturist profiling in airports because they will call us racist. The key to disarming them lays in noticing how multiculturalists tyrannize us by leaping from discussions of cultural diversity to cries of racism.

If you want security, rights, and short lines you need only scan people with Arabic sounding names who have ties to Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Pakistan, or Afghanistan.  Period. 

Instead, we go to great lengths to demonstrate our blindness to the import of culture by patting down Mom from Minnesota, Vinnie from Brooklyn, three year old children and nuns to show the multiculturalists we are not racist.

But the propensity to terrorism does not stem from genes or skin color; it has nothing to do with race.  Islamic terrorism comes from the tenet of Jihad within the Koran.  Whereas Jesus overtly detested any violence, Muhammad led over 60 military campaigns. 

Multiculturalists and Muslims, of course, denounce the assertion that all religions are not the same as racist phobia.  They express outrage at all who would suggest that cultural diversity is real. 

So to show we take no notice of culture, we risk our lives.  After all, proving that we do not believe cultural differences exist ultimately requires letting many young Pakistani males through customs unchecked.

If Muslims in America were truthful, they would admit that their religion has produced all of the thousands of terrorists attacks in the world since 9 -11.  To show appreciation for their recent immigration here they would submit to the inconvenience of extra security checks.  This would endear them to all Americans.

But, as with so many in western societies, Muslims use rights to protect anti-social behavior.  All attempts at using cultural information incur aggressive lawsuits over racism from the Council on American - Islamic Relations.  As a result, the Muslim presence in America means that all us Americans must have our rights greatly abridged.  As a result, their freedom reduces ours.

Fear of multiculturalists calling us racist not only endangers us physically, it cows our spirit by making us accept that terrorists will forever bully us and dictate our rights on Thanksgiving.  By distinguishing rational culturist profiling from irrational racial profiling, we can disarm the multicultural logic the terrorists use against us wwand salvage the freedoms for which we give thanks. 

John K. Press, Ph.D is the President of the culturist Brooklyn Tea Party.  He is also the author of the book Culturism: A Word, A Value, Our Future. has more information.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Throw David Stern Out of America and Out of the NBA !

David Stern, the Commissioner of the National Basketball Association (NBA), represents all that is wrong with the globalist mindset and should be kicked out of America and the NBA.  When a guest on Steven Colbert’s show Stern referred to US citizens as “you Americans.”  He then declared that he is not an American, but an “internationalist.”   When asked if he were an American, Colbert noted that he, “had to think about it.”[i] Stern, an “internationalist” running the “national” basketball league is symptomatic of the globalist mindset of the ruling class that plagues us all.

A globalist rather than a culturist, I suppose Stern takes no sides in the world.  When the Taliban blow up girl’s schools, he is for both sides!  When 9 – 11 happened, he did not see a clash of civilizations, merely a plane from nowhere hitting a building that could have been anywhere!  As China buries us in debt and suppresses speech, as the Egyptians slaughter Christian Copts, he expresses no affiliation.  He doesn’t identify with any culture in particular.  The Olympics must have been boring for him. 

We can see Stern’s contempt for culture in his new technical foul rule.  Starting this season, players can get penalized for expressing emotion or complaining.  And so in his perfect world corporate office sterility and decorum control all actions.  Stern does not desire to see or understand cultural expression.  Stern is “notorious for being a ruthless capitalist.”[ii] Profit does not come from inefficiency.  Money has no loyalty.  It notices nothing, not Jihad, not criminal Mexican gangs terrorizing Americans, nothing that does not impact on the bottom line. 

Colbert mentioned that the sport has gone international with the Chinese player Yao Ming.  Yao’s contract was negotiated by the government of China.  China engages in unfair and illegal trade policies.  It kills protesters and suppresses Christianity.  China doesn’t have free speech or Democracy.  But Stern is not a culturist. He has no allegiance to western culture.  Rather would be just as happy in China.  He would be just as happy to see American companies go there as stay here.  It is all the same to him.[iii] 

Typical of the globalist elite, Stern seems to have no connection to his product either.  He has never played in a basketball league at any level. He has no connection to the sport other than being its legal counsel on drug testing and salary cap negotiations.[iv] Yet, through the logic of modern money’s dominance over all other considerations, he ends up being in control of the basketball and its rules. 

Stern and his class have no allegiance to America. When the Phoenix Suns’ management made their team wear jerseys protesting their State’s immigration laws, Stern backed the protest.[v] Top-down, the players became forced to mouth the company’s political line.  And the team badmouthed the very population it represents in favor of an international perspective. 

For having no allegiance to America and for shipping our jobs overseas, capitalists of Stern’s ilk should be forced to live outside of the western world.  Shy of that, for his lack of allegiance to the fans, players or basketball, Stern should be kept away from the American basketball courts in our National Basketball League.  

John Press, Ph.D. is the President of the Brooklyn TEA Party and the author of Culturism: A Word, A Value, Our Future. has more information about culturism.


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Culturist Handout


Culturism (cŭl-ch́әr-ĭź-әm) n. 1. The philosophy, art and science that values, manages and protects majority cultures. 2. A philosophy which holds that defining, protecting and promoting majority cultures should be legitimate policy considerations. 3. The study of culturism.

Culturist (cŭl-ch́әr-ĭst) n. 1. An advocate of culturism.   2. One who engages in the art or science of managing and protecting majority cultures. 3. Of or pertaining to culturism, culturists or culturist policy. - adj.

Culturist Policy Implications:

1) Choosing immigrants on a cultural basis.
2) Culturist profiling of airline passengers. 
3) Having disparities in achievement point to cultural patterns and responsibility, not our society’s racism and the need for redistributive social justice. 
4) Using the horrid marriage pattern changes to reinsert cultural considerations into policy.
5) Knowing we are not a culturally neutral nation, stopping the funding of Pakistan and Palestine, as well as keeping Turkey out of the EU. 
6) Allowing American to address the specter of Islamic terrorism by name.
7) The words culturism and culturist can challenge the multiculturalists’ claim that our nation has no traditional identity, denounce Sharia and other foreign practices.
8) In challenging multiculturalism you can argue for a western-centric curriculum and assimilation.
9) American culturism provides a basis for pro-social values.
10) Open up national dialogue by doing all of the above while not being constantly accused of talking about race!!!

Table of Contents and Highlights

                  - Definition, relativism, individualism, and globalism
- Puritan thought, Manifest Destiny, the 1924 Immigration Act, Japanese Relocation.
- Cultures begin with stories, have impact, compete, and exist on land and in minds.
                  - Noble savage debunked, war statistics, headhunters, environmentalism
                  - Western heroes, continuity of values from Plato to Jesus to Freud, culture wars
                  - Amoebas, borders and our brains being designed to absorb culture
                  - Culture’s have thoughts, Gangs, the joy of rooting for teams
                  - Plato and Aristotle’s philosophy was political, the Enlightenment and abstract rights
                  - Comparing the pros, cons, and risks of both
- Repeal dual citizenship, prevent remittances, back the FCC, bring meaning back to naturalization processes, the list above, and more!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Angela Merkel Rejects Multiculturalism Nearly Embraces Culturism

Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has definitively announced the failure of multiculturalism in Europe.[1]   Thus she has come much closer to adopting te positive value system of multiculturalism’s opposite, culturism.   While her speech represented a great leap forward for culturism, the full impact of culturist realizations will not come until she understands the impact of history on culture.

Multiculturalism’s failure results from its total failure to acknowledge diversity and that nations have traditional majority cultures.  The mandate to ‘celebrate diversity’ requires that we ignore culture’s real impact.  Merkel’s denunciation of forced marriages recognized that other cultural patterns exist.   And indeed levels of crime and government dependency clearly are also higher amongst some immigrant groups than others. 

But the depth of harm does not lie in such statistics, but in basic cultural outlooks.  Germany has a culture that respects education and discussion.   Psychologist Nicolai Sennels, a Danish psychologist, spent time studying Muslims in youth prison.  He found that rather than handling conflict via dialogue, Muslim youth consider it proper to settle disputes via “physical revenge.”[2] 

The cultural tendency toward solving disagreements via violence has manifest in violent mob actions such as burning tens of thousands of cars in Paris, attacking German youth in schools, and worldwide violence over Danish cartoons portraying Muhammad. 

Sane immigration policy requires noting cultural differences.  It is culturist, not racist, to acknowledge that wherever many Chinese move, they excel in school and set up Chinese areas that become tourist attractions.  Wherever Muslims move they make the schools rougher and create no-go zones.

In noting that other cultures have honor killing, violent ways of settling disputes, and antipathy towards free speech, Merkel has come a long ways towards noting that Germany (and the West generally) has a traditional majority culture.  An implication of her acknowledging diversity is recognizing that the West alone stands for democracy, freedom of speech, the relative separation of Church and State and the sanctity of the individual.

Now that Merkel acknowledges that culture is important and has implicitly acknowledged that Germany has a majority culture, she must make one last step in achieving culturist awareness.  She must recognize that Islam has been aggressively trying to conquer the West for 1400 years.  History travels with cultures.  Even if Chinese immigrants had the same anti-social patterns as Muslim immigrants, their lack of historical animosity towards the West would render them less of a threat. 

Merkel has acknowledged that multiculturalism has failed.  As such she may now be willing to discuss cultural dynamics in general.  But only when she starts talking of the positive value of culturism, when she takes a western culturist stance, she can really make sound policy.  At that point she will know that she must stop Muslim immigration to the West and make sure her laws and schools openly protect and promote German heritage and western values.


Saturday, October 30, 2010

Culturist Brooklyn Tea Party Press Release

Steven Cymbrowitz Epitomizes the Rotten Cowardice of American Politicians

Contact: John K. Press, Ph.D.                 
President of the Brooklyn Tea Party

To: Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz, Helene Weinstein, et al.

For months the Brooklyn Tea Party and members of the Sheepshead Bay community have worked diligently to get local politicians to address their concerns about the building of a mosque at 2812 Voorhies Avenue - the Voorhies mosque.  We have written letters to Steven Cymbrowitz, Helene Weinstein, Chuck Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, Anthony Weiner, Marty Golden, Alan Maisel, Marty Markowitz, and Carl Kruger.  Each representative received a certified letter with over thirteen hundred signatures of local residents affixed. 

                  Within these letters we told them that the Anti-Defamation League claimed that the developer of the Mosque, the Muslim American Society (MAS), “has a troubling history of associations with radical organizations and individuals that promote terrorism, anti-Semitism and reject Israel's right to exist.”  The ADL called MAS “the leading American Muslim organization organizing anti-Israel activity in the U.S.”[i] We provided over eighty pages of evidence documenting these claims.[ii] Recently the Staten Island Roman Catholic Church’s board, which includes Archbishop Timothy Dolan, decided not to sell property the MAS wanted to turn into a mosque over this very same documentation.[iii]

                   The Brooklyn TEA Party knows why none of the above mentioned politicians responded to our concerns about the MAS’ Voorhies mosque.  They are cowards.  They are politicians rather than leaders.  They do not want to offend a single person, let alone a group.  Afraid of being called racist, they will not say anything culturist.[iv]  They refuse to utter more than the BS PC clichés that are rotting our nation. They are angry about nothing.  They much prefer photo opportunities when launching nice sounding yet costly programs to taking stances.  They are the very reason that the TEA Party is necessary.

Culturist John's Life and Work Update !!

Culturist John got his doctorate in the History of Education. This video addresses the History of Education Society on the eve of their 50th anniversary conference.


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Culturist Brooklyn Tea Party Defined !

The Brooklyn TEA Party challenges your Tea Party to be culturist too !! Denounce the mosque!! Support Arizona's Immigration laws !!! CO-SPONSOR OUR OCT. 10th CULTURIST RALLY !!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Brooklyn Tea Party Rallies !!

         The Brooklyn TEA Party rallied this last Sunday.  Here is some coverage.  

         Two corrections!  Though at Kosher Hut, we meet in Gravesend, not Midwood at 2 pm each Sunday.  Also, I count more than 40 assembled and we kept the numbers fluctuating like this for over three hours!  

           Regardless, it is a very prettypicture.

          The whole, article with expandable photos, can be found by clicking HERE ! - 

Thursday, September 16, 2010




Walk down Bay Ridge Ave to get there

Hear Candidates Who Pledge To:

1.           Fight for a Balanced Budget Amendment, Freeze Spending and Hiring, and Overturn ObamaCare.
2.           Fight the Ground Zero Mosque
3.           Support Arizona’s Immigration Law.

                                      - Speakers Include –

- Dan Halloran - member of the New York City Council, 19th District
- Betsy McCaughey – Lieutenant Governor of New York (1995 – 1998)
- Roger Blank – Candidate for the House of Representative in the 14th District against Carolyn Maloney
- Andrew Sullivan - Fox and Friends Guest, Ground Zero Rally Speaker and Blue Collar Corner Blogger
- Susan Kone- Candidate for the House of Representatives in the 8th District against Jerry Nadler
- Frank Santarpia - President of the Staten Island Tea Party
- Satya Dosapai -  Human Rights Watch
- Bob Turner -Candidate for the House of Representatives in the 9th District against Anthony Weiner
- John Press – President of the Brooklyn Tea Party, author of the book Culturism: A Word, A Value, Our Future


We meet at 2 pm every Sunday at Kosher Hut at 709 King’s Hwy

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

NYC Candidates' Forum - Culturist Perspective

Brooklyn Tea Party leader Culturist John Narrates this NYC Candidates' Forum.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Why is Culturist John Such a Jerk??

          Pamela Geller asked that people bring flags rather than political signs to her 9 - 11 protest against the Ground Zero mosque.  In fact, she originally said she'd confiscate anything other than flags.  Furthermore, she said terrible things about the August 22nd Anti-Mosque rally at Ground Zero.  And, I want to bring a sign that says, "Stopping Sharia in America is Culturist not Racist."  

       I respect Pamela.  She is a relentless anti-Jihadist and I have seen her at a million rallies.  But at none of those events were we in the audience told what to say.  I have a gut reaction against all who would stifle the voice of the public.  But respecting Pamela, I assume there must be some good served by not letting the people vent their spleen as they see fit.

       If I get it, Pamela argues that it is more sensitive to 9 - 11 families to bring flags.  I think crowds battling the enemy head-on with signs that say "No Sharia Here" will do more to lift 9 - 11 families' feelings than indulging in vague patriotic platitudes.  To me, identifying the enemy and saying "never again" respects the victims.  I know at least some 9 - 11 families feel the same way.

       So when Pamela's people ask me to put away my sign, should I?  Is there something I am missing?  Am I being a jerk?  I think this rally should represent the same defiance of Sharia than all the others.  Perhaps that defiance will come from the speakers.  Perhaps there is strategic point I am missing.  I plan on bringing my sign.  Should I?  Would my bringing a sign prove that I am a big jerk?

Monday, September 6, 2010

Muslim Wants Culturist Discrimination Against Muslims in the Military

Through a wave of conflicting and ironic multicultural platitudes, Private First Class Nasser Abdo has made the case for, at very least, discriminating against Muslims in the military.  Abdo joined the military in April of 2009.  Since then, he has filed for conscientious objector status because, he says, one cannot be true to their Muslim faith and fight for the U.S. in Afghanistan.  He is right.  Private Abdo’s case perfectly illustrates why the military must drop multiculturalism and employ discrimination.[i]

Abdo’s multicultural hypocrisy is common when he claims that he was irrationally discriminated against while simultaneously asking for special treatment because his cultural differences are so significant that we should pay attention to them. When facing any discrimination, after calling you racist, multiculturalists claim that culture provides no rational basis for discrimination.  Multiculturalists, you see, do not really take culture seriously.  But, they then turn around and tell you that culture is very important when they want special treatment.[ii] 

Either we should take culture seriously or we should not take culture seriously.  Aldo makes a powerful case for discrimination when he tells the media that fighting in the US military runs counter to his “maintaining his Islamic faith.”[iii]

Of course, I do not hold out much faith that we’ll learn Abdo’s lesson.  Even after US Army Majory Nidal Hassan killed 13 people on a military base in the name of Islam, the military continues to enroll Muslim into its ranks. That is because politically correct multicultural thinking forbids all historical and logical thought that question its precepts by calling such thought intolerant, racist, and discriminatory.[iv]

Abdo showed just how completely multiculturalism has destroyed our ability to think when no one laughed at the obvious falsehood of his statement that, “Islam does not allow me to operate in any kind of warfare.”[v] In no forum has he been asked about the concept of Jihad.  Even Fox News blithely avoided editorial commentary on his quote that “"Islam is a peaceful religion, it's not a religion of warfare." And so, multicultural logic dictates that 1400 years of Islamic military expansion from Spain to India to 9 – 11 must be ignored to further the idea that all cultures adhere to the same values.[vi]

If we have any hope for learning about cultural diversity, it will have to come from Islamic media.  All non-Western nations assume a culturist, rather than a multiculturalist, perspective. They routinely take their culture’s side in textbooks, international diplomacy and, even, television.  While Aldo claimed that universal culture-neutral precepts embodied in Islam prevented him from being violent in our media, he told Al-Jazeera he wanted out of the US military because Islam told him he was, “forbidden to kill Muslims.”  The implication, of course, is that he could kill non-Muslims. [vii]

Wanting it both ways, again, multiculturalists often take the globalist tact of invoking the “world community.”  Abdo advocated stopping war in the Middle East by “coming together as a community and portraying Islam as the peaceful religion that it is.”  In this explanation he calls the Islamic community his community.  But immediately after he claimed we need “a spiritual approach, the community approach, the diplomatic approach” for peace in the Middle East.  Herein the world community has no sides.  Again, with multiculturalists and their globalist brethren, in one sentence culture exists and the next minute it melts away.  

Notwithstanding Abdo’s historical and cultural ignorance, the military must assume that the very fact of War negates the ideal of the “world community.”  The military, by its very nature, cannot entertain such multicultural pap.[viii]

When Private Abdo told his people via Al-Jazeera television, “I Don’t believe I can involve myself in an army that wages war against Muslims” he provided a slew of valuable culturist lessons. Cultural identity is important and conflict between civilizations persists.  This statement also gives lie to multiculturalists’ universal “global community” sentiment.  And, since the West’s wars will likely be against Muslims for the foreseeable future, Aldo’s honest and truthful estimation of the influence of culture on the individual provides adequate justification for keeping Muslims out of our military.[ix]  

For good measure, Abdo complained that in the military, “There were racial slurs.”  Well the obvious fact of the matter is that there were no racial slurs.  Abdo is white.  If there were slurs they were about his religion.  And religions are not races.  We can clear up this dangerous conflation by using the word “culturist.”  The slurs referred to his culture, not his race.  We should thank Abdo because he has not only shown us the irony in multiculturalists not wanting to consider culture unless they want special treatment, he has shown us how spurious their charges of racism are.

As a culturist, I concur with Private Aldo.  He and the Islamic Fort Hood massacre demonstrate that Muslims should not be in our military.  But to make this a policy, the military must drop multiculturalism’s blindness to culture in favor of culturism.  As its very reason is fighting conflicts between civilizations, the U.S. military cannot safely entertain the multicultural platitudes that have crippled civilian discussion and reasoning.  The military must separate irrational racism from rational culturism. Private Aldo declared that he could not, “Serve both the US Army and his God simultaneously.”  We must listen to Private Aldo.[x]  

John K. Press, Ph.D. is the author of the Book, “Culturism: A Word, A Value, Our Future.”  www.culturism has more information about culturism.

[i] Free Nassar Abdo Website,

[ii] The Atlantic Journal, History Repeats in Anti-Islamic Mood,

[iii] CNN Interview,

[iv] Wikipedia, Fort Hood Shooting,

[v] CNN Interview,

[vi] Fox News, U.S. Soldier, Citing His Muslim Religion, Seeks Conscientious Objector Status, Joshua Rhettt Miller, Sept, 02, 2010,

[vii] The Middle East Media Research Institute, August 21, 2010,

[viii] Interview with KPFA’s Aimee Allison,

[ix] The Middle East Media Research Institute, August 21, 2010,

Friday, August 27, 2010

Michael Bloomberg’s Deadly Multiculturalism and Culturism

Michael Bloomberg, the Mayor of New York who backs the Ground Zero mosque, is a perfect multiculturalist.  As such he sees blindness to cultural diversity as a virtue.  And so, to prove himself meritorious, he jettisoned all discretion and hosted an Islamic holiday celebration with the mosque's backers.  This is extremely dangerous.  We need culturist politicians who take diversity seriously.

In their blanket attempts to get us to “celebrate diversity” multiculturalists refuse to acknowledge that cultures can have bad sides.  This position commits them to being blind to the possibility of conflict between cultures.  In a very Age-of-Aquarius hippy way, they say if we all just celebrate each other no conflict, values-based or actual, need exist on the planet. 

According to multiculturalist philosophy, if Bloomberg acknowledged any negative cultural characteristics, he’d have to call himself “racist” or “intolerant.” In the real world, culturists note, diversity includes disgusting behaviors that we cannot tolerate, let alone celebrate.  Does Bloomberg celebrate the strict dress codes and theocratic despotism in Islamic nations?  To wiggle out of this conundrum he has to claim that such practices, like Jihad and Sharia, are just perversions of the true, peaceful, and liberal Islam. 

Multiculturalists must constantly whitewash diversity to show they are not racist.  In fact, multiculturalism reflects a proper level of American sensitivity over denying the civil rights of black Americans.  But, race and culture are different.  And avoiding discussing culture frankly in order to avoid being called a racist blinds you to potentially lethal considerations.  Fighting Islam is not racist, it is culturist.

Bloomberg’s multicultural blindness turns deadly when he feels a need to prove he makes no distinctions between any cultures   In his ultimate act of multiculturalism he actually celebrated Islam with people publicly sworn to replacing our Constitution with oppressive Sharia law.  As such, Bloomberg and his multiculturalist friends are promoting violence against the West. This is not only treasonous, it is deadly.  The Ground Zero mosque will inspire jihadis all over the world.  When the first terror attack comes at the hands of a visitor to the mosque, Bloomberg and multiculturalism will have blood on their hands. 

The Constitution does not provide Saudi’s and other foreign Islamic states the right to build triumphal monuments to the advance of Islam and Sharia in America.  We need culturist leaders that show the Muslim world that we know about their aggression and will protect liberal western values.  Our safety and rights depend on replacing multicultural politicians like Bloomberg with culturists.

John Press, Ph.D.
President – The Brooklyn Tea Party


Sunday, August 22, 2010


CNN is such a shameless group of liars it is completely unbelievable!  WOW !!  

Read the text in this screenshot.  It says the supporters of the mosque numbered 250.  The screenshot shows CNN video of the rally supporting the 9 - 11 Victory Mosque available on the same page.  Do you count 250?  I count 6.  And please note the second sign which reads "google: U.S. Jewish Billionaires."  Yes, this is one of the supporters of tolerance that they champion.  

In truth, there were way over a thousand out in opposition to the mosque.  The video CNN included did not show ANY FOOTAGE from the opposition rally.  They just interviewed a few hardhats in isolation.  Why didn't they show our opposition rally??  Because any image of the rally would have shown a much, much greater number than 450.   

See that footage for yourself . . . here

No wonder culturists call these shameless propagandizing liars the 
                                  CRESCENT NEWS NETWORK.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Progressives and Tea Party Activists Should Join Together

I am the President of a Tea Party chapter and my doctorate in history focused on the Progressive era.  As such, I can tell you that modern progressives belong in the Tea Party.  Furthermore, the Tea Party has a lot to learn from the progressives.

            Glen Beck is only half right.  Leaning heavily on Jonah Goldberg’s excellent book, Liberal Fascism, he argues that progressive government programs inexorably lead to totalitarianism.  This may be correct.  The fallacy comes from not recognizing that historical progressives themselves wrestled with the question of how they could have government programs without undermining local community participation.  What Beck does not acknowledge is that progressives themselves were very worried that a tyranny of Washington experts could exclude the voice of the common man.

            Tea Party participants often make the fatal error of considering the opposite of big government to be Laissez Faire individualism.  They demand zero government and to be left alone.  As Alexis De Tocqueville documented in his amazing 1830 classic, Democracy in America, before progressivism local control and heavy levels of civic participation, not unmolested individualism, defined America. The opposite of big government is local citizen participation, not anarchistic individualism.

            Prior to the industrial revolution small ‘island communities,’ as the historian Robert Wiebe called them, dotted America’s landscape.  In these communities you knew the mayor, the teacher, and everyone’s business. But the emerging large transnational industrial interests could not be regulated by town halls.  And ma and pa could not be participants in national affairs.  As De Tocqueville before them, progressives largely defined America as the land of political participation and worried that the masses would become passive.

The progressives’ concern for local participation is evident in their implementing the initiative process.  This got the common man a voice in State politics and weakened powerful politicians.  To foster local control progressives fought for the direct election of Senators.  They worried about cronyism between big powers and powerful men.  The progressives also got women the vote in order to get more Americans involved in political affairs.  While they wanted national systems, progressives also counterbalance distance from the powers that be with increased channels for democratic participation.

            My dissertation focused on Frances Kellor’s quest for participatory democracy.  As the head of national Americanization efforts, rather than creed, she sought to get immigrants involved in local politics.  For her, such participation was the sin qua non of being an American.  She got Roosevelt’s Progressive Party to create local activist chapters to guide national policy.  And, she wanted civilian training camps, like Obama’s Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel, to foster civic engagement in the populace.  All of these projects sought to foster the participation she saw in the island community she grew up in.

            Progressives, your heritage demands that you celebrate and attempt to foster local political participation.   As it is the greatest popular movement in recent times, you should laud the political activism of the Tea Party members and join them in their activism.  Tea Party folk should recognize that smaller government equals local government. Rather than simply seeking to be left alone, we must strive to run our communities locally.  That means an interest in civic organizations as well as straight politics.  We all, as Americans, must become engaged in our communities again.

            For such a revolution to happen, both sides must change their mindsets.  Liberals cannot continue to call all those who wish to lower the deficit ‘racist.’  This does not foster the civic participation your progressive forefathers sought.  And my Tea Party brethren, instead of simply fighting government, you must demand local control of programs.  We need, for example, to quadruple the tax exemption for giving to local charities.  And, whether you agree or disagree on the specific programs, please do welcome your progressive fellow-citizens’ help in striving to take care of our communities locally.