Now the election is over and everyone is looking for a scapegoat. That person seems to have been found as evidenced by the world watching aghast as our country rapes Sarah Palin. Read about it and see a video of Wasilla, Alaska that was made before the media decided that ‘Wasilla Hillbillies’ was the code word of the day.
Once upon a time there was an American woman who stepped out of line and was beaten and bruised by the power of the American main stream media and the democratic party. She stood strong and stared them all down. She was strong, aggressive and smart. She knew she couldn’t blink lest they perceive weakness in her. That would mean her end. So she stood her ground and kept standing in spite of the sharp, blistering bullets that whistled around her.
She was an American girl. Grown from the rich, fertile soil that gave life to the men and women that built this once great nation. The strength of the nation. Raised on the Judeo-Christian values that gave this country its heart and soul and made it the most generous, giving nation on earth. Taught to love country, honor and integrity, values that have sent many a young American to fight for other countries and defend the defenseless. Something no other nation takes the initiative in doing. She was the proto-typical All American Girl.
She was raised, as many of us were, to believe that she could do and be whatever her talent, intellect, hard work and will allowed her to be. The American Dream was only limited by your own limitations. That’s how she, we, were raised.
Apparently, she believed the American Dream was still alive and well.
So when she was asked to step out on a limb, she boldly took the step and found herself standing in the center of a tug of war between the two power wings of the most powerful nation on earth. Still, she stood and did not waiver … the embodiment of the strength of the American character.
Many of us had been well aware of Sarah Palin and knew she was on the short list to be John McCain’s running mate. But the main stream media didn’t know it. They rarely seem aware there is a portion of the nation that exists on the ground between New York and California. The democrats apparently weren’t aware of her. Arrogance doesn’t lend itself to seeing beyond ones own interests.
Her introduction to the United States was a politically savvy move that would have made the most seasoned politician proud. Therefore, when she walked onto the stage she knocked the wind out of the sails of the newly anointed demigod that had grown accustomed to being the center of attention. Suddenly, the cameras turned around and focused on her. For the first time in two years the media was not focused on Barack Obama. All of the sudden a young, attractive, charismatic woman in red high heels had the cameras, microphones and cheers of the crowds trained on her.
It took two or three days for the Obama camp to realize what had hit them. At first they didn’t realize they had suffered a potentially fatal wound. They were stunned. They threw out a few desperate shots from different corners, but they were ineffective in dimming her glow. Once they caught their breath, they got organized and the hunt was on.
The attacks were vicious and personal. Her baby wasn’t hers, her daughter was pregnant, her husband was a redneck, she was a bad mother, a terrible person, a religious nut …. it went on and on and grew more and more hate filled. Then they turned to her state. Alaska is unimportant, its full of gun toting hillbillies. They are just like regular Americans without anything special to distinguish them. Where the hell is Alaska anyway? They made fun of caribou and moose. They flipped off the oil that Alaska feeds to the rest of the nation.
She was watched and analyzed. Every word recorded, examined, dissected and presented in the worst possible way. ‘She’s stupid’, they said, overlooking Joe Biden’s numerous gaffs and misstatements. ‘She’s ignorant’, they declared in glaring headlines making sure everyone heard and saw what a silly ridiculous woman is was. ‘She and her entire family are just Wasilla Hillbillies’, they gloated. ‘She spent money on clothes’, they sneered, forgetting the complete makeover of the new First Lady and the nearly a billion dollars garnered by the Obamas from unknown sources. Money for which favors are undoubtedly now owed.
Now the campaign is over. The woman who almost came this close to breaking the glass ceiling is on her way back to the largest state in the Union that she successfully governs. No, that’s no accurate. She governs her state outstandingly. Now that she goes back to Alaska, even her own party is turning on her. The rats are jumping ship.
Power is power and losing is losing. The power hungry try to position themselves with the powerful and separate themselves from the loser. Women have been the most cruel. Sarah Palin dared to be the crab climbing out of the bucket. The other crabs have snapped and clutched to force her back into her place …. back in the bucket.
They analyze and criticize and second guess and demean and question and wonder and ….. need to shut up!
Once upon a time, there was a woman who offered her talent and guts to the country and asked almost nothing in return. And the people can’t get enough of her. We watched her with fascination and we are still watching … as the country rapes Sarah Palin.
The morale of this little cautionary tale? Its simple. Don’t think for a moment that this couldn’t happen to you.
Abraham Lincoln understood this phenomenon well, more than a century before the mindset of Americans could have conceived of doing such things.
“Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step over the ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never! — All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Bonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a Thousand years. At what point, then, is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.”
~ Abraham Lincoln
Wasilla, Alaska – Video