Michele Bachmann may be the fulfillment of a prophecy made by Nathaniel Hawthorne in back in 1850, as he ended his sad and somber tale of The Scarlett Letter. The prophecy was glorious. Do we want to see it come to pass?
Rep. Michele Bachmann, 6th District, Minnesota, representing the Tea Party in Congress, and the foundations of America. Bachmann is the first Republican woman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota
Years after the lugubrious labyrinth of a story, when Hawthorne accounts for Hester Prynne’s return to the Puritan coast of New England, he says:
Here had been her sin; here, her sorrow; and here was yet to be her penitence. She had returned, therefore, and resumed,—of her own free will, for not the sternest magistrate of that iron period would have imposed it,—resumed the symbol of which we have related so dark a tale. Never afterwards did it quit her bosom. But, in the lapse of the toilsome, thoughtful, and self-devoted years that made up Hester’s life, the scarlet letter ceased to be a stigma which attracted the world’s scorn and bitterness, and became a type of something to be sorrowed over, and looked upon with awe, yet with reverence too. And, as Hester Prynne had no selfish ends, nor lived in any measure for her own profit and enjoyment, people brought all their sorrows and perplexities, and besought her counsel, as one who had herself gone through a mighty trouble. Women, more especially,—in the continually recurring trials of wounded, wasted, wronged, misplaced, or erring and sinful passion,—or with the dreary burden of a heart unyielded, because unvalued and unsought,—came to Hester’s cottage, demanding why they were so wretched, and what the remedy! Hester comforted and counselled them, as best she might. She assured them, too, of her firm belief, that, at some brighter period, when the world should have grown ripe for it, in Heaven’s own time, a new truth would be revealed, in order to establish the whole relation between man and woman on a surer ground of mutual happiness. Earlier in life, Hester had vainly imagined that she herself might be the destined prophetess, but had long since recognized the impossibility that any mission of divine and mysterious truth should be confided to a woman stained with sin, bowed down with shame, or even burdened with a life-long sorrow. The angel and apostle of the coming revelation must be a woman, indeed, but lofty, pure, and beautiful; and wise; moreover, not through dusky grief, but the ethereal medium of joy; and showing how sacred love should make us happy, by the truest test of a life successful to such an end!
Note that last, long and ensorcelling sentence. This grand role that Hester could never play, coming “at some brighter period, when the world should have grown ripe for it, in Heaven’s own time, a new truth would be revealed, in order to establish the whole relation between man and woman on a surer ground of mutual happiness.”
Do we hear the voice of Michele Bachmann in this? Could it be that a simple, happy woman, who loves America, could lead such a confused and betwildered nation as ours? Could it be that such a woman, the voice of our most basic human values, comes to us at a time when these values are nearly lost in the corruption of modern society?
That beautiful, tender, loving voice of hers was scarcely tolerated by John King during the recent CNN Republican debate. It was clearly a man’s world intended there. She could barely get a word in, and yet many opiners say she was the star of the show! Adversaries declare her the winner. (Of course, Republican strategists say the adversaries pick to praise whom they think is the least likely to win against them.)
But, back to the prophecy.
The fact that a woman is in such a position, a woman who is gracious, lady-like, with a refulgence of kindness and love in her voice, whose spirit is apparently unoffendable, says that a certain fantasy within the American dream has indeed come to pass. Yet, if one’s voice expresses one’s spirit, we must tremble at the thought of Michele Bachmann dealing with murderous Muslims. Yet, again, her record in Congress shows she is the most consistent, the most conservative, and the most beloved of the grass roots. Strength is measured in more than the tone of one’s voice.
But, again, why are we talking about Michele Bachmann, mother of five and twenty-plus, wife of thirty one years, and seemingly perfectly normal–we should say, normative–American woman? She is in our sites because she is now running for president of the United States.
How is that possible?
Through the emasculation of the white male. It is the same abuse of “equality” that calls for the wealthy to surrender their wealth to the poor, and the strong to give up their strength to the weak. Such oddities, and outrages, always seem so safe and acceptable in America. An alien, lying, black Afrcan Communist Muslims traitor was elected president of the country. As the country verges on the dissolution of sovereignty through economic collapse, we can all see how “safe” Barry “Obama” Soetoro has been.
Next, a child will become president.
What in the world happened to the white male? Has he been asleep? Is he on dope? Can he rise again?
Hawthorne wrote a piece of fiction, in the middle of 19th century America. Perhaps women weren’t treated so well then, but they were surely treated better than Muslims treat women today. Why did Hawthorne seek to elevate an ideal woman so? What woman was so depressed in his own life? Why this profound concern?
It is an astounding prophecy he left, and it appears to have come to pass. Yet, it seems that a conservative woman is a contradiction of terms. A woman president is the overturning of all conservatism.
It is something else. It is neither conservative nor liberal. It is neither Republican nor Democrat. It is simply the displacement of the white male from American life and leadership. It will be the final overthrow of America. That’s my prophecy, wondrous, loving and loveable creature that Michele Bachmann is. America is already practically a Third World bizaare. If a woman can do a better job of leading it than a man, then America is already over. America no longer deserves the role of leadership in the world. The white American male has stepped aside. America will now step down.