Half Sigma says the Tea Party is Marxist. He should re-read his Marx.
Marx saw the great divide as the divide between the owners of the means of production and the workers. The Tea Party is therefore (obviously) not Marxist, since the Tea Partiers are classic owners of the means of the production – in the Marxist sense. They virtually all own their homes, many own businesses and nearly all pay taxes (something that only 50% of the population does).
The Tea Party springs from the divide that is created by all democracies – the divide between the workers/producers and the great unwashed and their political enablers.
I like some of Half Sigma’s writing, but he often makes sweeping statements like this one that are, at best, only half true. If you want a thoughtful analysis of this conflict – instead of some random, half-formed thoughts – try this. To help you get started, the OV’s are the Tea Partiers. As you’ll see quickly, they share nothing in common with Marx’s proletariat.