The answer to Monique’s question

Posted: October 8, 2009 by datechguy in opinion/news
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In her post in defense of Robert Stacy McCain Monique Stewart asks a question:

I have never quite understood why the left hates Sarah Palin so much and can’t leave her the hell alone. Who cares if she wrote a book and who cares who helped her write it? She’s the FORMER vice presidential candidate. The election has been over for almost a year. Give it a rest, already!

The answer is because she is a reality in a world of leftist fantasy.

Much of the lefts agenda depends on deception and misdirection. Like a good magician the left needs to keep the eyes away from the slight of hand that is taking place. This is the reason why they Hate Rush, this is the reason why the left needed to keep the Tea Party stuff suppressed and marginalized. The surest way to turn people away from them is for them to see what they actually are. Thus they champion American Values when they don’t actually embody them.

Conversely they have to keep them away from anything that is real, and that is Sarah Palin all over. Let’s take a look at ScrewTape Letters for a sec compare. In this particular letter Screwtape is complaining how he allowed the soul he was tempting to realize the reality of his situation:

And now for your blunders. On your own showing you first of all allowed the patient to read a book he really enjoyed, because he enjoyed it and not in order
to make clever remarks about it to his new friends. In the second place, you allowed him to walk down to the old mill and have tea there—a walk through country he really likes, and taken alone. In other words you allowed him two real positive Pleasures.

Sarah Palin is a real member of the Middle Class, a working mother who ran for Mayor to change things and slowly gained power.

Were you so ignorant as not to see the danger of this? The characteristic of Pains and Pleasures is that they are unmistakably real, and therefore, as far as they go, give the man who feels them a touchstone of reality.

Sarah Palin has done this while raising a family of 5 and more than that she given the choice of having an abortion or giving birth to a down syndrome child gave birth. This is in direct contradiction to what we are told. This more than anything else is the reason why trig truthers NEED this to be false.

Thus if you had been trying to damn your man by the Romantic method—by making him a kind of Childe Harold or Werther submerged in self-pity for imaginary distresses—you would try to protect him at all costs from any real pain; because, of course, five minutes’ genuine toothache would reveal the romantic sorrows for the nonsense they were and unmask your whole stratagem.

Shades of Gloria Reuben here.

But you were trying to damn your patient by the World, that is by palming off vanity, bustle, irony, and expensive tedium as pleasures. How can you have failed to see that a real pleasure was the last thing you ought to have let him meet? Didn’t you foresee that it would just kill by contrast all the trumpery which you have been so laboriously teaching him to value?

This is a great description of the difference between President Obama and Sarah Palin. When you actually compare their respective accomplishments the president still can’t compare and that’s with 10 months in office. When you compare how the two of them rose it illustrates it even more.

And that the sort of pleasure which the book and the walk gave him was the most dangerous of all? That it would peel off from his sensibility the kind of crust you have beenforming on it, and make him feel that he was coming home, recovering himself? As a preliminary to detaching him from the Enemy, you wanted to detach him from himself, and had made some progress in doing so.

They know that if the public actually sees Palin as she is and not as they want her to be seen, if they see the reality instead of the Hollywood endorsed fantasy that they have created they might be shocked out of their lethargy. That’s why they hate her use of facebook to give her message.

Now, all that is undone.

It’s not undone yet and unlike Wormwood the left and their media allies are not going to let it happen if it can still be stopped.

Her very life is a total repudiation of their religion of dependency and narcissism. Like Reagan she is a reminder of not just what American is and can be but what THEY AS INDIVIDUALS CAN BE. She must be stopped at all costs.

That’s why.

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