In a day when many women are the highest paid people in their households and women are recognized more often as having a place in the hierarchy of the business world, Sarah Palin is not celebrated. It would seem a curious thing. After all, she was the governor of Alaska and the first female republican nominee for vice-president. Why is she vilified?
One might reply that many politicians are vilified but I would argue that the scale with which Sarah Palin has been attacked is off of the charts in comparison. So, why are so many women, in a time when women’s accomplishments are applauded, against such an accomplished woman?
It comes with the territory and the territory of the United States is becoming increasingly vulgar and hateful. In a day when internet anonymity has spawned almost unforgivable diatribes from people who would have been ashamed to even insinuate the filth on their minds publicly, many now feel free to curse and put down their fellow human beings in derogatory ways and of such a magnitude that we should be horrified. But we now live in a world where pornography is proliferate, violence has desensitized us and respect for women has decreased.
Maybe a woman can make it to the head of a company but it’s a good bet some of the men sitting around her are going home at night and surfing pornographic web sites where their true view of women is one of debasement. A woman might be able to carry a fire hose but men don’t stop using curse words when she walks into a room anymore. A woman might be able to abort her own child but the divorce rate is sky-rocketing while women are told the most important thing is that they have “the right to choose.”
In the meantime, a colder, more distant society is growing up–one where mothers kill their children and husbands and wives murder each other for their insurance policies.
What does this have to do with Sarah Palin? She’s honest and hardworking. She chose to have her mentally disabled child and raise it. She does not believe in abortion and she’s a Christian. Not only is she a Christian but she’s a Republican one at that.
That’s all it takes in this nasty world today to be vilified. Stand for old-fashioned principles and show character and you will be attacked. The feminists will not stick by you. The dirty-minded closet pornographers will heckle you and if you’re a republican your mental capabilities will be disparaged by those of a different party who parade themselves as mentally superior.
Sure, Governor Palin has made mistakes when she spoke. And those mistakes were exaggerated and exploited and televised more than any of Obama’s most glaring ones. For example, Obama claimed the United States had fifty-seven states once, a fact most elementary students would know to dispute and not much was made of it. In fact, I just saw another article about Palin’s statement concerning being able to see Russia from her house. She did not say that. She has been misquoted. She did state that Russia could be seen from an island in Alaska. Yet she is still being ridiculed by people for a statement she did not make.
My point is this: Let any woman….ANY woman who has decent morals and values, who does not believe in aborting children and who is a republican run for office and expect that they will be attacked viciously. It will not matter that they are exerting their right to express their beliefs. It will not matter that they do not reply in kind. The media will be against them because the media is rife with liberal hackers who have the nerve to call themselves journalists. The party they serve has become led by a group so biased that they still throw up George Bush instead of speaking about Benghazi. The truth of the matter is that it is no longer an honorable thing to be a democrat.
When the party you are a part of willingly accepts and promotes a woman who is a proven liar over an intelligent, articulate woman who treasures family and the United States, then that party has lost its soul. And that is why Sarah Palin is treated the way she is. It is not because she is not intelligent. It is not because she was once a beauty queen. It is because she is moral and upright and those who have no soul cannot stand the light she shines in their darkness.
And that’s the way I see it from the cat-bird seat.