TEA PARTY MOVEMENT, an American antipolitical protest movement of the early twenty-first century, inspired by Lewis Carroll’s
masterful depiction of “A Mad Tea Party” in Chapter VII
of the satirical novel Alice’s Adventures in
Wonderland (Macmillan, 1865).
Following strict anarcho-absurdist principles espoused by
Carroll, the Tea Party is neither a
registered political party, nor does it advocate any position at all
regarding tea. It has no central leadership nor any formal
organization; it runs no candidates, and controls no offices in
government. Notwithstanding these limitations, it was said to have
performed quite well in the 2010 midterm elections.