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Tea Party Facebook Group Posts BioShock Image Satirizing Tea Party

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The National Liberty Foundation is a Florida-based group of radical conservatives associated with the right-wing group that calls themselves the Tea Party. They use their Facebook to post lots of right-wing meme images and racist links.

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Yesterday, they posted the above image, which looks a whole lot like an anti-immigrant cartoon. Well, it is an anti-immigrant cartoon—it's just from the video game BioShock Infinite, where it's used as propaganda for the Founders, a jingoistic, xenophobic group that runs the floating city of Columbia. They're the video game equivalent of the Tea Party, and they're portrayed as a nasty group of racist white men.

In other words, this Tea Party group just Facebooked an image meant to satirize the Tea Party.

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Illustration for article titled Tea Party Facebook Group Posts emBioShock/em Image Satirizing Tea Party

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MadExponent
MadExponent

I don't think Levine was trying to say those living in Columbia = Tea Party people. Certainly there are remnants of Columbia that match up really well with the Tea Party. Columbia was supposed to be a picture of the times in the early 20th century America.

And to the next point, the Tea Party did not begin as a racist group, it was highjacked and many of those involved are racists. The original people, Ron Paul and the like, were not the racists people associate the Tea Party with today. Also, in fairness, the Tea Party is often unfairly portrayed as racist because they are primarily white. Gotta be honest here.