I missed this post by Lew Rockwell, the chairman of the Mises Institute and one of the most quietly influential libertarian writers in America, when it ran last week. But the pushback against the “Tea Party anger” narrative hasn’t stopped, so it remains relevant.
[R]ecent Tea Party people who allegedly denounced a Parkinson’s patient or spat at gay and black congressmen might well have been agents. Offensive signs might be Made in DC too. Next might come calls for violence by alleged Tea Party types, and perhaps acts, which can be used to suppress dissent. Peaceful resistance is not only right, it is all that works, unless you are with the state. If anyone urges the use of violence, the state’s characteristic action, he is probably an agent.
I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see this theory spread.