In the media plethora of Sarah Palin, we may miss the most important ‘shout out’ of her message: the failure of white men.
The media has absorbed the Sarah Palin image with a ‘roguish’ rigour, indeed, but this is not a special feat, since she lends herself so well to the utmost attention of all. Democrats believe that she will divide the Republicans so abjectly that the Democrats can easily win whatever election she campaigns for, hers or anyone she supports. Therefore the liberal media gives Sarah 24/7 coverage. They made “Obama,” so they figure they can break the Republicans with Palin. Republicans are thrilled that she is a grass roots, frontier women, not another crooked politician, not seasoned in fraud and double talk.
Sarah Palin, whom indolent, self-indulgent men would rather look at, then compete with; whom white American men would rather send into battle, than to stand up and fight for themselves.
Everyone delights to look at her. That’s the one unifying factor. (FoxNews is even happy to have its errors in reporting about her dramatized!) She’s one fine looking woman. And she has a fine, tempered steel strength, like all beauty pageant girls. She’s known how to take hits since she was very young. She will never crumble under pressure. (She may resign when wise, appropriate, and necessary to do so for the benefit of all parties concerned, as she explains in her book, Going Rogue. But that isn’t buckling, at all.) Take Carrie Prejean, for another, younger example. She has a new book out, too, defending herself. There is no silencing or intimidating a pageant queen. Most people have no idea about that pageant personality. No one should be particularly impressed with Palin’s public behavior. She thrives on productivity and aggression.
But that so many men would look to a woman for a triumph is the loudest element in the Palin story. It just means that American men have resigned. It is yet another sign that American men have abdicated their responsibilities in true, patriotic, American leadership. They want someone to stump for them, to pinch hit for them. This is a national shame, really.
A nation is never conquered until the hearts of its women are on the ground, as the Cheyenne proverb says. When women aspire to national leadership, that tells me they think very low of their men. They are without confidence in them.
Sarah Palin is a novelty, an intensely entertaining novelty. She is a frontier woman, the like of which hasn’t been seen in the political public in a century, and never before in the presidential realm. But, consider this phenomenon in context.
America just elected an alien, black African Communist liar. Or, to put in more popular terms, America elected a Negro, a black man. For the first time. All social ills were absolved by such a sacrificial act. Or so the stupefied-by-materialilsm Collective Conscious of the country dictated. It was a most inebriated intuition.
But, when we make one mistake, we are inclined to make another. (So I was taught in Sabbath school, a thousand years ago, by an elderly educator, Dr. Brewer, whom I remember well.) We just foolishly elected an alien Negro to the white house. And now, we are considering electing a woman?
Is this more of the same ‘monkey see, monkey do’ tactic the Republicans used when they appointed Negro Michael Steele as head of the Republican Party? That was the Republican response to the election of Barry “Obama” Soetoro. Why, Republicans wouldn’t be out-done. They would play the race card, too.
So, it looks like Sarah Palin, the woman, might be the answer. It is all in the sport of using the White House, our sacred, national seat of power, to express popular idealism–whatever it is at the time. We elect an individual as an expression of our whimsical social mores at the time. This is very much the reason why Sarah Palin is becoming so profoundly popular. It is also the reason she might be another, even worse mistake.
Not possible? Don’t count on it.
Even if she represents everything conservatives and patriotic Americans believe in; even if she will actively pursue the exemplification of America’s most precious and beloved values; even if she seems the perfect person, she isn’t.
She means American men have bowed out. She means American men, white American men, have recused themselves from the court of public opinion. White American men have cowered from the battlefield of the country.
That’s what Sarah Palin ultimately means.
Some call to mind the great Margaret Thatcher, the iron-clad dame of Britain, who sent her Royal Navy to war when rights of a few British citizens were curtailed on a tiny island some eight thousand nautical miles and seven weeks away. Surely one could not ask for a stronger, better leader. But what has followed in England? The nation is about to succumb to Sharia law. The nation is about to be buried with foreign Muslims. English men have surrendered.
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, 1982
It is the last act of the noble warrior, when all enemies are defeated, when all ills are vanquished, to kindly sacrifice himself. Without an enemy, the warrior kills himself. This is England. America follows.
Is a people good for only one war? After historical triumph and unprecedented victory, must a nation then dissolve itself? Even among the American Indian nations, the same is nearly true. American Indian men have failed to fight the kinds of battles presented to them in modern times. Our women run off with the first non-Indian that offers more than an Indian man offers her. This is defeat. This is failure. This is the dissolution of nations.
Palin, as governor of Alaska.
Putting Sarah Palin up for office, for the president of the United States, while it seems inevitable and right, is an omen following a disaster (Barry Soetoro). It can’t be better, even though most of us think it has to be. It cannot be worse.
But let’s not act on emotions alone. Let’s not operate from reactions, conditionings, or even inevitabilities. Let’s think about this. Let’s think objectively, historically, and wisely. The show boat king (Barry) doesn’t have to be followed by a show boat queen.
Where are the strong white American men? That’s all I can say.
Sarah goes “rogue” while
white men go fishing.