American Thinker has a great article about the ‘wilding’ of Sarah Palin. The author of the post describes her shift from liberalism to conservatism, and the hypocrisy of liberals claiming to be pro-woman. The author, Robin of Berkley, sees Sarah Palin being defiled by the Left’s constant heaping of sexual scorn.
What interested me most about the article is the author’s assertion that women’s issues reveal more about the men who support the liberal agenda than the women they supposedly benefit. From the article:
Women are continually sacrificed on the altar of political correctness. If under radical Islam women are enshrouded and stoned and beheaded, so be it.
My other epiphanies: those ponytailed guys were marching for abortion rights not because they cherished women’s reproductive freedom, but to keep women available for free and easy sex.
And the eagerness for women to make good money? If women work hard, leftist men don’t have to.
Then the bombshell:
Palin is not the only intended victim. As Against Our Will described, the brutality is also aimed at men. By forcing men to witness Palin’s violation, the Left tries to emasculate conservative men and render them powerless.
I reacted strongly to this because I believe the overriding social structure is ‘about’ destroying men. I believe abortion destroys men’s natural desire to take responsibility for their actions. I believe welfare destroys men’s responsibilities to provide for their families. I believe the whole notion of women’s equality is based on lowering the baseline of male achievement. So the effort to use Sarah Palin to destroy men is actually not revolutionary to me – but it is fascinating to see this opinion gaining critical mass.
A commenter from the American Thinker article writes:
“Palin is not the only intended victim. As the book, Against Our Will described, the brutality is also aimed at men. By forcing men to witness Palin’s violation, the Left tries to emasculate conservative men by rendering them powerless.” I sensed this on a tram ride this summer from downtown Juneau to the top of Mt. Roberts. Some snide remarks were made about Palin by the tram operator, concluding with: “…unless there is someone here who likes Palin.” There were some giggles and snorts, and I was angered. I raised my voice significantly so the 20 other riders could hear me: “Yeah, I like her–I like her a lot.” In my tone was the clear message that if anyone wanted to make something out of that, I would be willing to take them on. No one said another word. I am 62 but fit. Had anyone wanted a fight over this they could have had it. We can’t let these people continue to get away with mocking decency as if it is a weakness or something to be ashamed of. Thank you, Robin, for zeroing in on another aspect of what is happening as Sarah Palin is targeted by a rabid and diseased left.
Loud and obnoxious people – bullies – are rarely confronted. Therefore, the loud and obnoxious are the ones who make decisions about how people will react to any given situation. Like the commentator above describes, everyone was quiet, whether or not they liked Sarah Palin. But this man wasn’t going to be bullied. He wasn’t going to allow Sarah Palin to be mocked and ridiculed… unlike the current crop of men – Republican men included – who are presently our leaders. I have heard not a single male stand up for Sarah Palin on the national scale. Not one senator, representative, governor or media figure has stepped up and said you can’t talk about our women that way. Instead, they try to get along with the other side, they mock her, or worst of all, they remain silent.
It’s a great article. Read the whole thing.