ORWELLIAN MEDIA MASSACRED SARAH
"Well, I'm not a member of the permanent political establishments.
I've learned quickly these last few days that
if you're not a member in good standing of the Washington elite
then some in the media consider a candidate unqualified for that reason alone.
But...here's a little news flash for those reporters and commentators:
I'm not going to Washington to seek their good opinion.
I'm going to Washington to serve the people of this great country."
~ Sarah Palin, September 2008
To Orwell Today,
I have a keen interest in George Orwell and I like your website, but Sarah Palin? What has she got to do with George Orwell or today's "Orwellianism"?
It's a sad situtation, but true, that in America (and elsewhere in the world for that matter) the proof that a politician is good, honest and has the potential for greatness is that he or she is villified by the right-wing-owned left-wing media, be it TV, newspapers, magazines, books, radio, movies and internet. In "1984" Orwell called the media the Ministry of Truth (Lies) and said it was owned by Big Brother and run by The Brotherhood.
Examples of patriotic Americans (and the list could go on and on) who have been viciously attacked by the media (before and after natural death or assassination) are Abraham Lincoln, Henry Ford, Charles Lindbergh, General Douglas MacArthur, Joseph McCarthy, Joseph Kennedy Sr, President John Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Thomas Edison's light bulb and, most recently, Sarah Palin.
The cartoons scanned above are pictures worth a thousand words, the way they so accurately depict the ravaging the media inflicted on Governor, Vice-Presidential Candidate, now ex-Governor Sarah Palin. For people, like myself, who love Sarah Palin and everything she stands for and represents, it's been painful to watch as she's been dragged through the mud and suffered political death by a thousand cuts.
Right from the very beginning - before she'd even publicly accepted the Vice Presidential candidacy - the media were attacking her - gossiping about her baby son, saying he wasn't hers but her daughter's and to counter that she had to tell the whole world that her daughter was actually pregnant and so couldn't possibly be the mother. Then the media ridiculed Sarah for having a teen-age pregnant daughter who, like herself, didn't seek abortion when learning of the "problem" pregnancy, as do millions of others in America every year. For that reason alone - ie carrying their babies to term and giving them life - Sarah Palin and her daughter Bristol deserve accolades, not scorn.
When the wide-world first saw Governor Sarah Palin (a one-time beauty queen contestant) at the televised Republican National Convention on September 3, 2008, she spoke out strongly and not politically-correctly about her beliefs and her plans for America, based on the precedent of her twenty-year political career in Alaska - where she'd taken on the "good-ol' boys" (the Orwellian "Brotherhood") and represented "the people" who'd elected her, first on PTA, then as city councillor, then as mayor, then ultimately as governor of the biggest and richest state in the Union. It was never "politics as usual" with Sarah Palin - the "barracuda" - the "pitbull with lipstick".
Here's what she said (as well as the excerpt at the top of the page) in her VP nomination acceptance speech on September 3, 2008, the first time myself, and most people on the planet, had ever heard her speak:
"...I pledge to all Americans
that I will carry myself in this spirit as vice president of the United States.
This was the spirit that brought me to the governor's office,
when I took on the old politics as usual in Juneau...
when I stood up to the special interests,
the lobbyists, big oil companies, and the good-ol' boys network.
Sudden and relentless reform never sits well with entrenched interests and power brokers.
That's why true reform is so hard to achieve.
But with the support of the citizens of Alaska,
we shook things up.
And in short order we put the government of our state back on the side of the people.
I came to office promising major ethics reform, to end the culture of self-dealing.
And today, that ethics reform is the law...."
And all through this tumultuous year - since she was "tapped" as a VP presidential candidate last August 29, 2008, until she was forced to resign (probably under threat of harm or death to self or family) from her elected position as Governor of Alaska a couple weeks ago on July 26, 2009 - Sarah Palin has stood up for herself and her constituents - accomplishing more in her short term as Governor (half-way through her four-year term) than any politician has ever accomplished before her. She put Alaska on the map - the same way she put her little town of Wasilla (once a strip mall on the side of the road that if you blinked you missed) on the map.
In her three major speeches - Acceptance, Resignation and Farewell (not counting all those she did on the stump which were record-breaking-crowd love-fests where people screamed for her like they did for JFK) - Sarah Palin managed to get much truth out for the record. She exposed how the "politics of personal destruction" and the media had forced her to resign ("the political blood sport isn't going to end") and she asked the media - for the sake of America - to respect freedom of speech and stop telling lies - and to leave her successor's kids alone. That's not likely to happen - at least not if he sticks to Sarah's guns, stiffens his spine and resists - as did Sarah - until the pressure came too much to bear and she had to sacrifice herself - unable anymore to implement her mandate for Alaska.
As Ernest Hemingway once said:
"If people bring so much courage to this world
the world has to kill them to break them
so of course it kills them.
The world breaks every one and afterward
many are strong at the broken places.
But those that will not break it kills.
It kills the very good and the very gentle
and the very brave impartially."
I believe Sarah Palin will be "stronger at the broken places" and - not needing a title to effect change - she can and will continue as a force for good for we the people.
I hope that answers your question about what Sarah Palin has to do with today's Orwellianism*.
All the best,
PS - Since Sarah's exit from the political scene the media massacre hasn't ended. Last week (providing a classic example of Orwellian prolefeed) the 19-year-old father of her grandson was sexually hit-on by a 50-year-old woman on national television seen world-wide:
Palin's grandson's dad dates older woman (just look at her, shut up, do what I'm told) & Cougar comedian devouring young prey Levi (talking on TV about problems with Palins). DailyNews/PopWatch, Aug 11, 2009
PPS - I'm really looking forward to reading Sarah Palin's upcoming book. Maybe she'll consider writing as a way to reach the people, perhaps creating her own website (not on Facebook or newspeaky Twitter but a REAL website) where she can share her ideas and wisdom with the world. I have the first book written about her and also a comic that came out a few months ago. [I like the cartoon in the Vanity Fair August 2009 although the article was and attack piece].
PPPS - Just a few minutes ago - like a gift from God or Orwell - I discovered fantastic You Tube videos about Sarah Palin:
PPPPS - Update October 2010: Good cartoon in Vanity Fair magazine - added to others above (although the article "Sarah Palin: The Sound and the Fury", by Michael Gross was a hit-piece, although revealing for those able to read between the lines)
My all-time favourite is this campaign song to Sarah by Hank Williams, Jr:
Alaska drops transCanada gas pipeline to lower 48
(kills Palin plan for America energy independence)
Obama stalls again on keystone Canada/USA oil pipeline
(allows fracking/oil by train environment disaster)
watch Black TV host says to sh*t in Palin's mouth
(Palin says USA debt to China is slavery)
CBC/Herald/Media, Jan 10, 2014
DRILL SARAH BABY DRILL
TAR BABY OBAMA TARS OIL SANDS
& ORWELLIAN MEDIA MASSACRED SARAH
OBAMA PALIN BLACKWHITE DOUBLETHINK
PALIN RIGHT ON RUSSIA
& Keep Masses Down & Rulers & Doublethink
watch Black TV host Martin Bashir says someone should sh*t in Sarah Palin’s mouth, Mediaite, Nov 15, 2013
Former Governor Sarah Palin (R-AK) punched her way back into the news this week by invoking slavery in remarks about American public debt, then doubling down on the remarks in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper. On Friday afternoon's Martin Bashir program on MSNBC, host Martin Bashir delivered a scathing attack on Palin, while attempting to contextualize the horror of slavery for her by detailing some of the cruelty recorded in the diary of Thomas Thistlewood, a British overseer at a Jamaican sugar plantation. Bashir concluded his commentary by suggesting Palin is deserving of the same treatment. In his "Clear the Air" segment, Bashir lit into Palin straight away, referring to her as America's "resident dunce" and characterizing her remarks as "scraping the barrel of her long-deceased mind, and using her all-time favorite analogy in an attempt to sound intelligent about the national debt". He then played a clip of Palin's comments from last weekend, in which she told a crowd at Iowa's Faith and Freedom Coalition event, "Our free stuff today is being paid for by taking money from our children, and borrowing from China. When that note comes due -- and this isn't racist, so try it. Try it anyway. This isn't racist. But it's going to be like slavery when that note is due". "It will be like slavery", Bashir repeated. "Given her well-established reputation as a world class idiot, it's hardly surprising that she should choose to mention slavery in a way that is abominable to anyone who knows anything about its barbaric history". "So here's an example", Bashir continued. "One of the most comprehensive first-person accounts of slavery comes from the personal diary of a man called Thomas Thistlewood, who kept copious notes for 39 years. Thistlewood was the son of a tenant farmer, who arrived on the island of Jamaica in April 1750, and assumed the position of overseer at a major plantation". "What is most shocking about Thistlewood's diary is not simply the fact that he assumes the right to own and possess other human beings, but is the sheer cruelty and brutality of his regime", Bashir added. "In 1756, he records that a slave named Darby 'catched eating kanes had him well flogged and pickled, then made Hector, another slave, s-h-i-t in his mouth'". "This became known as 'Darby's Dose', a punishment invented by Thistlewood that spoke only of inhumanity. And he mentions a similar incident in 1756, his time in relation to a man he refers to as Punch. 'Flogged punch well, and then washed and rubbed salt pickle, lime juice and bird pepper, made Negro Joe piss in his eyes and mouth'", Bashir recited. "I could go on, but you get the point", Bashir said, concluding "When Mrs Palin invokes slavery, she doesn't just prove her rank ignorance. She confirms if anyone truly qualified for a dose of discipline from Thomas Thistlewood, she would be the outstanding candidate".
FLASHBACK: Anger over Halloween display of Palin with noose, Drudge Report, Jan 10, 2011 (linked to CNN article, with graphic, dated Oct 29, 2008)
Why have some hunters declared open season on Sarah?
by Pete Bodo, WallStreetJournal, Dec 11, 2010
(author of "Whitetail Nation: My Season in Pursuit of the Monster Buck")
I suppose I shouldn't be surprised, but the big takeaway from the controversy over the recent caribou hunting episode on "Sarah Palin's Alaska" (the series running on The Learning Channel) is that people are going to react to anything that the former vice-presidential candidate and populist icon does or says based almost solely on how they feel about her going in.... The other and more interesting discovery, at least for me, is how little most people who criticized the episode know about Alaska, guns, wildlife, and hunting. The Hollywood swell Aaron Sorkin started the ball at the Huffington Post by misidentifying Palin's quarry, the caribou, as a moose. I mean, I know Sorkin wrote "The Social Network" (OMG! 2 cool!) and all that, but boy, does he know zilch about animals (including, presumably, the ones that provide his Santa Monica dinners). I suppose he doesn't understand that he's a predator in his own right -- who else would label a woman documenting a hunting trip with her father, Chuck Palin Sr, as a "witless bully?" But never mind that. Friends have told me that even some hunters have criticized the show on various grounds. After watching the episode, I suspect it's simply because those critics are among that distinct minority that hunts but also suffers from Sarah-phobia....
PALIN PROTECTS FROM PREDATORS & ORWELL WAS ARMED
OBAMA = One Big Awful Mistake America
Sarah Palin: The Sound and the Fury, Vanity Fair, October 2010
Even as Sarah Palin's public voice grows louder, she has become increasingly secretive, walling herself off from old friends and associates, and attempting to enforce silence from those around her. Following the former Alaska governor's road show, the author delves into the surreal new world Palin now inhabits -- a place of fear, anger, and illusion, which has swallowed up the engaging, small-town hockey mom and her family -- and the sadness she has left in her wake....
Sarah & Bristol Palin in Taiwanese animation
by Jodi Hill, Examiner, Nov 26, 2010
Sarah Palin and Bristol Palin are the latest celebrity figures to be part of the Taiwanese animation craze. The new segment includes scenes of Sarah beating a clubbing fish with blood splattering everywhere, Bristol being put in her place on "Dancing with the Stars" and ends with the "Washington Hillbillies" pulling up to the White House. Usually the animation clips from this venue are rather subtle as they have been with past celebrity controversies, however this one is very much the opposite and has the former Governor of Alaska carrying a gun and shooting at people. Whether this is done to show distaste or a cultural representation, it is unknown, but there are plenty of moments to be shocked. Here are a few: Clubbing the fish. After being drenched in blood she tries handing the bat to the other character, which presumably is her daughter to do the same. The Levi Johnston takes has the man on all fours and eating from the palm of someone's hand with a dog collar and leash on. The Gun chasing scenes with the character being chased by the Sarah Palin look alike. The gun to the television set after the DWTS results. When you take a minute to watch the video clip, it will be pretty obvious just how far these folks went to make sure the Palin's are painted in a light which is extraordinarily sided. In that painting Dancing with the Stars and the TLC show is drug along with it.
Two Nights, Two Hollywood A-Listers Slander Sarah Palin, by John Nolte, Breitbart, Oct 5, 2010
Only two days on the air and already it appears as though CNN's "Parker Spitzer" is going for a perfect record when it comes to inviting Elite Hollywoodists on to savage Sarah Palin. Last night it was Aaron Sorkin -- who's old man is quite the real American, donchaknow! Tonight it's fading director Oliver Stone, who manages to make Sorkin look like a Tea Partier by comparison. Stone not only calls Palin a "moron", he intentionally and maliciously compares the former Alaskan Governor and her influential political movement to the anti-Semitic Father Coughlin and the Ku Klux Klan. By extension, he's also labelling we unsophisticates who admire Palin as dupes, haters, or both. And how effective is it for Mr Jews-Dominate-The-Media to be referencing Coughlin-- though that little piece of irony appears to have flown right by our hosts.
Color me not shocked. Stone is a destroyer. That's what he does. He's never built or ennobled anything in his life. Whatever inadequacies and insecurities he suffers from, they are what drives this once great director to constantly tear down -- by whatever lies necessary, that which makes him feel ashamed. Once upon a time this dark quality worked as a muse that produced marvelous cinema. Today, as it burns out, it produces only junk like "W" and "Wall Street 2" -- the work of an old man shouting, get off my lawn. Knowing this, you have to expect that when confronted with someone as centered, solid, vibrant and unaffected as Sarah Palin, that a bitter, aging nihilist like Stone (or Letterman) is going to spew as much hateful poison in her direction as he can, and at every opportunity. What I didn't expect, however, even from a Kathleen Parker (who made her name criticizing Palin), was that Stone would apparently be allowed to make such ugly, indefensible, and cruel statements without be challenged on them. And I say "apparently" because obviously we're not seeing the entire interview. But by the time the clip ends, the discussion has moved way beyond the Klan comments.
Watch the clip again. As the aging director prattles on through his wicked talking points comparing Palin to every malicious social and political movement this side of Hitler, Parker and Spitzer don't even blink an eye. My guess is that once we see the entire interview, only two things can happen. Either Parker will fold her arms, lean back in her chair and say to Stone, "Any comparison to Sarah Palin and her political movement to the KKK is not only outrageous and offensive, it's stupid and anti-intellectual". Or...Danny Glover and Sean Penn will pop out of the green room to join Stone for a discussion comparing the utter awesomeness of Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez to that evil woman who might not be Trig's real mother.
SARAH PALIN FANS NOT FOOLS
EVIL EXPLOITING PALIN'S LEVI
SARAH IS SPIRIT OF AMERICA
OBAMA-PALIN BLACKWHITE DOUBLETHINK
OBAMA PAL TRASHES CAMELOT
LIPSTICK ON PIG POLITICIANS
OREWELLIAN EMANUEL IN WHITE HOUSE
OBAMA HEADING US INTO ABYSS
PALIN PROTECTS FROM PREDATORS
USA FORFEITS ICELAND TO RUSSIA
PALIN'S EXPERIENCE IS PRESIDENTIAL
PALIN RIGHT ON RUSSIA
DRILL SARAH BABY DRILL
THE SUPPRESSION OF SARAH PALIN
HANK WILLIAMS SARAH PALIN TRADITION
SARAH SHAKING THINGS UP
PALIN DIDN'T QUOTE PEGLAR
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