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I'm -- comes wanna look at James lives James as president of the Tea Party.
Greater fort bend county Tea Party that is later James labor act you know showed and I appreciate it very much.
-- thank you very much for having me.
Now of course you know -- on television and so to -- -- -- -- it's it's it's pretty big thing.
-- you not -- that it's not that big for me.
But not just kidding but but you probably -- feel we -- coming in -- -- and I'm gonna -- -- -- Well I anticipate it being from -- accounting and southeast Texas.
Of course you know I look treatment here.
I'm kind of confused -- how strict public posts made a decade ago.
Our national news -- -- you that -- you know trans continental station.
Well now we're all over the globe where -- -- on Mars actually.
-- where we're where we're intergalactic.
Other remarks and then there have been there and but let me ask you this so obviously you know -- -- calling and and it has to do with you getting some press of late.
That you were the Information Minister propaganda propaganda minister for the American fascist party.
Right yeah and of course that's the reason I'm on and I know the word fascism has electricity to it that main reason you.
There are you know the American shoe makers parties.
Pretty bland that we wouldn't be -- million.
Right right so what is -- deal with the -- in the American fascist party.
Well -- originally this -- back a decade ago.
-- what I believe of course not being a part you know -- an adherence to that ideology ought to make that clear from the beginning.
I am now Tea Party -- for limited government and the power of the individual that is where I stand that defines me however might.
To that group was.
Initially was literary you know I studied journalism in drama and political science and I want -- to write something.
And I want to look into extremists.
And that totalitarian group's owner -- -- what.
Much richer you are not -- participate you're an observer.
Yeah that's that's why -- expert I've actually been very electricity -- -- that -- the work actually.
Is why I chose that.
Purple why would you become the propaganda of our minister propaganda for them if you're just an observer.
It was just an observer initially I found -- it was not even worthy of being called a party actually is a group of guys.
She toward each other cross country and just talking about politics so I thought that I would turn it into -- work of fiction.
And I think I may be right.
-- eloquently -- the average American -- does.
And so like this sanctions right after my first public posts.
I was mates.
The offer was given to -- at -- -- because I was thinking that I could learn more about the group gain more access.
But I would be able to write a novel a fiction about that.
We knew it fascism is right.
Oh absolutely but that came and went out of college -- -- into war period I -- fascism understand communism.
-- -- -- -- -- -- and if you're gonna be a member of the American fascist party and in fact be there minister propaganda.
That's not really something you -- on your resume right.
Well -- -- successful authors and it was a very Smart move.
Well I I'm -- you -- you infiltrated this group.
To kind of get a sense of who they -- and -- believe you're one of them -- -- really -- Why I wanted information on the inner workings of such a group.
So I can extrapolate that and write about -- and I think you know that.
Facing future you trick them into making them think you're one of them and you weren't.
Well -- public posts on the public chat room.
That's I mean stated that -- take to.
No he became -- their minister of propaganda that means you had an official position without.
-- a lot of people -- titles in the anchor.
Why we take a title of a group that you wanna know part of only has a fiction author.
Because it happened and I says that would allow me more access.
Everyone had a titled the -- the title with a meaningless to serve no purpose I think -- -- -- securitization.
There were no meetings there in those speeches made I mean -- was no real.
It ever occur to you that the fascist label would stick to you.
At some point your life and cause trouble.
No and I'll be honest this is you got to figure this like -- said a decade ago the infancy of the Internet.
And to meet night maybe I was I thought I was typing on something that -- a computer that remembered things to market reprint them.
I never concede that it's an information.
A lot of the time and -- now.
I never considered we're not considering running for office so like I really didn't see how that would be a negative as -- -- I was focusing on a novel attempt to right.
We know what about this post that you wrote it'll be on at our greatest challenge -- sweetest victory.
The finally surpass.
This dark menace this numbing threat from the shadows and replace it with a pure -- mean that is our fascist faith or fascist truth.
Again I was trying to be believable.
And I think that's why he didn't mean any of that now I think that's -- I got the offer in the first but you have to wireless.
-- critical is that the post -- catapulted you to the fourth position imparting was that the.
I don't you don't I don't remember that the exact I was I mean ten years ago but again.
I'm not that you know what defines me is my five year efforts now with the Tea Party writing and speaking.
There that it successfully you know that that -- hold the power of the individual and limited government but he doesn't think that really defined.
Evident that be the opposite of what fascism is right.
So so when it comes out that they videos discovered -- view in -- uniform.
In a promotional video promoting the American fascist party of course is going to be the going to be people questioning that -- since you're now -- leader in the Tea Party.
Right well now that you don't -- you brought up that.
Video quote unquote.
It was made I never agreed to pose any uniformed or anything like that I never had anyone -- that could be shot at the video released.
I didn't know part of the production and as a matter of fact he image you're referring to.
There's -- stolen image from Google.
That I can provide you with -- So you never wore uniform.
That was completely -- -- the background to catches.
Everything what was the video that you're doing -- Was there a video that you participated in that was a promotional video for the American financial -- That could consult -- production at any -- like that but never met anybody how.
Where were they who would shoot anywhere they shooting you.
Now the photograph in my else.
-- -- why is this -- video thing was made up.
I had an apartment I can't I can't comment on.
And they're like I had never met anybody in person so I couldn't participate with anyone physically this entire thing to click on the Internet.
Any political -- chat room.
That's -- in this decade.
And you talk to people who are call himself black shirts.
And the party's chief organizer who called himself the glorious leader.
All right that commitment -- -- that it.
We did -- participant.
Yes I'm I'm telling you I whether participants would like to learn more about the mindset the language is subculture that these people represented to make.
My anticipated literary work more feasible -- -- why did you learn about these people.
Well it a bit earlier I was looking at a variety note.
Extremist its military groups left wing right wing.
Trying to find -- flavor that I wanted to write about but inevitably encyclopedia it's a try documentary book.
But I came across again.
Which agreed to the electricity the work -- -- book did you write out.
I thought that was really well but I decided do you detonating what was he worked -- do you.
I never finished it I mean I -- ironically enough I got bored with the material I really I try to find something -- culture what was going on.
And you know my life my real life the real me took precedence and so I drop the entire.
Is -- UN near -- NC party group.
No actually right now the board that we have is more -- than ever behind me and I can tell you -- these -- people that I known and worked with on a daily basis.
And our passion which is the Tea Party movement to -- years so the best.
The best out of -- half of my veracity is the fact that these people know me for five years are a 100% behind me and -- and -- Are listening to six posts from a decade ago.
-- -- the Tea Party itself is fallen on not great times it seems and do you think the Tea Party than their time is common gone.
No no I think -- a matter of fact the Tea Party in one way -- stronger than ever because.
We -- yeah everyone remembers the rallies that the media covered so.
Gloriously because -- outright or perhaps Conchita.
-- he's popular that the media didn't show up so much.
So -- the public presence isn't quite there however that the political presence has only -- Look at the Tea Party candidates did not do well in the last election.
Well -- November -- pretty clearly.
That was -- that was two years ago three years ago now.
But -- quell the Tea Party candidates really failed.
They're state legislatures the -- differently -- governor.
And on the national level not so good in fact the tea parties and the Tea Party -- to get elected in the house and 2010.
Are almost marginalized now based on the direction the government's got.
Well and I think that the Tea Party.
Is a group that like any other political power especially one that's based in the grass -- Is going to -- -- slow it's not a monolithic structure demolishing all of the past and it was never designed to be that way.
That's the reason we don't have a national leader we don't have a headquarters.
We don't even have one agenda other than liberty and American -- but -- -- -- You identify the Republican part of it will be able to -- You -- if I was Republicans are you part of the Republican Party.
Part of the Republican Party you know we're we're an adjunct we have similar conservative values were organized as a political party.
Expressly so that we avoid the weaknesses of the GOP.
All right all right what James I do appreciate you -- there was and I thank you very much for explaining everything to us.
-- -- -- -- thanks very much James I was president the greater fort bend county Tea Party the former minister propaganda.
For the American -- party.
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