My lovely Grandmother hosted an amazing tea party for my friends and I. She broke out her fancy silver, 1800’s china dishes, and other lovely tea cups. She made all the food (with my help) and everyone had a splendid time (even those who weren’t big tea drinkers. We had white pear mango tea from the London Tea Room and Charleston Peach.
Those on the left represent a threat to capitalist hegemony, whereas those on the right do not – in the above picture and on the political spectrum. You see the same disparity regarding the number of (and responses from) cops between the Occupy movement/Black Lives Matter and the Tea Party bullshit; one set of movements is challenging a dominant paradigm that the system is built around (white supremacist capitalism), while the other is pushing for further entrenchment into said paradigm. The Tea Party challenges nothing (“don’t tread on [the capitalist bosses]”); Occupy and BLM hint at a resurgence of leftist movements, and the establishment (yes, the capitalists and the state) doesn’t like that.