||[Sep. 4th, 2008|06:38 pm]
It's 2008, election year....I'm back...I will be more brash than ever in defending my beliefs and the people who share them. Don't like it? Sorry. OK, now that that's out of the way...|
The terrible personal attacks against Sarah Palin just show what the feminist movement is all about. It's not about feminism. It's the face of a much larger agenda that advances progressivism, which heads towards an ultimate goal of spreading misery equally. If not everyone can be rich, nobody can be.
I thought that many of her attributes were admirable traits among these "enlightened" women whose goal was to do much more than simply stand in the kitchen and bake cookies. She works full time, while raising kids. Something to be proud of with the bra-burners, right? She worked on a commercial fishing vessel! How many women do that? She hunts and skins caribou and elk! Again, I ask... She was an athlete in high school and still works out on a regular basis. What are the differences between her and all the women who are hailed for "doing the same things men do?" She does, in fact, have a family. She gladly accepted her fifth child, who has Down Syndrome. She balances family and career. She has an involved husband. She uses her husband's last name. The biggest thing that irks the "feminists" out there is that she has an "R" next to her name. That's the reason for the smears she's faced, including the worst one of all in US Weekly, where they indicated that her youngest son is, in fact, her grandson, and that the baby was carried by her daughter, Bristol. That's the reason she's being called a kook. That's the reason she's being called a country bumpkin, white trash. That's the reason she's being portrayed as guest material on The Jerry Springer Show.
Imagine if she had a "D" next to her name, and railed on about government healthcare, soup line America, gun-grabbing and "sticking it to The Man." She'd be celebrated for her middle-class beginnings, her toughness, her go-getter attitude.
But, this is what we have, and this is why we have it.
As for me... Well, Palin has a down-to-earth, human, realistic quality that I like about her. I like her personality. I like her passion. Most of all, I like her tendency for not only not turning down challenges and taking the easy road, but for taking the proverbial bull by the horns and embracing challenge. She's for gun rights, capitalism, energy exploration, national defense, individual rights, and smaller, more efficient government. She gives John McCain's ticket confidence, principle, character, and actual excitement. An excitement, at least in the GOP, that I have never seen in the time I've been voting in elections or even following politics. This looks to be 1980 all over again.
She's a tough, tough woman. There's no reason she won't stand strong among the attacks on her and her family. There's no reason she should back down. Nobody has anything on her.