Saturday, September 6, 2008

President Palin

Recent polls say that Obama and McCain are neck and neck and that who will win in November is anyone’s guess. Still I find it hard to believe that any intelligent American, after eight years of the Bush administration’s “slash and burn” approach to politics, could find it in themselves to vote for another four with John McCain.

Fundamentally there isn’t that much difference between the two. Both support the War on Terror (Obama even praises Bush’s surge in Iraq, saying that it "has succeeded beyond our wildest dreams"). Both are beholden to the major corporations and banks that brought on the current economic crisis in the States. Neither is in favor of a “single-payer” national health insurance plan, similar to the Canadian and European models. Of course, being successful politicians, they long ago learned that you don’t bite the hand that feeds you, and that means the Health Management Organizations and all the defense contractors who will continue to rack in their obscene profits no matter who ends up in the White House.

The real difference lies in their choice of vice-presidential running mates. Obama picked Joe Biden, who is about as “insider” as you can get in Washington. He is also connected by the umbilical to the country’s largest credit card companies. He spearheaded S-256, the “Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005”. It is a law which essentially strips people of the kind of protection they used to have, leaving at the mercy of their creditors, almost always the credit card companies. He is a man who has been bought and paid for by these corporations and America being America there is nothing exceptional in this. It’s just the way things are done.

McCain’s choice, however, is a reminder, should anyone need one, of how nasty the elite of America can be when the chips are down. When the Democrats finished their convention in Denver with Obama’s nomination in a stadium filled with 80,000 spectators from all over the country and the world, the Republicans were in trouble. Their candidate was trailing in some polls by almost ten percentage points and all you had to do was look at Obama’s bombastic speaking style and compare it to the mousy McCain whenever he spoke and know that the jig was up. McCain was old (and full of cancer) while Obama was young and in his prime. The choice was clear, but that’s when McCain decided to throw the Democrats a screwball and he unveiled Sarah Palin, the Governor of Alaska.


Govenor Sarah Palin

Palin is a Jacobin. A radical fundamentalist Christian who believes that the US invasion and continuing occupation of Iraq is “God’s war” and who thinks that all young Americans should be over there fighting Islam, just as one of her sons is. She also thinks that homosexuals should be jailed (and perhaps even burned at the stake) and that “creationism” (a pseudo-science that preaches the world was created in just seven days) should be taught in all public schools. So convinced is she of the satanic properties of Charles Darwin’s “The Origin of Species” that she tried to have the book banned from the library of the small town where she was mayor, and when that didn’t work she tried to fire the librarian.

She is, as everyone knows, against abortion and proudly announced before the republican convention began that her pregnant seventeen year old daughter was going to keep her baby and that the “father” had been convinced to marry his girlfriend, even though he was quoted in one interview as saying that he didn’t “want to have anything to do with children”.

Palin is in favor of unlimited oil drilling in her state (even in nature preserves) and says that she is an avid hunter and eater of moose meat. What many people don’t know is that she is also in favor of aerial hunting of apex predators such as bears and wolves and has signed laws in Alaska making this unsportsmanlike and cowardly killing easier.

So why would McCain choose such an anti-environment, gay-bashing imperialist like Palin when over 70% of Americans are against the war in Iraq and are worried about the effects of global warming? Simple, because the Republican Party is not longer a democratic organization but a theocracy whose members for the most part believe, as the Bible teaches, in the Second Coming, the reign of the Beast and the number 666. They are Dominionists one and all and are preparing the world for that day when Christianity will triumph over evil.

A hardcore Christian Fascist just a heartbeat away from the presidency. What a comforting thought.


13 comments:

Penetralia said...

Hi, John. As a matter of fact, McCain has many health problems and Palin has possibilities to came to the presidency.

The press didn´t notice a part of this stuff about Palin here...


It´s not comforting, really.
Abraços do Lúcio Jr

John Hemingway said...

We should all pray to Inri Cristo for deliverance from President Palin;-)

Abraços,
John

Penetralia said...

John: a friend of mine asked me a strange question today: what´s the meaning of the word "heming" in the name "Hemingway"?


Abraços do Lúcio Jr.

John Hemingway said...

Well, my great-uncle Les used to say that it went back to the middle ages in England when the hemings and the lemmings would run down to the sea to see who would get there first!

abs.,
John

Penetralia said...

Thank you!
Funny explanation!
I think this post got some audience in Boudokan´s blog and in brazilian blogsfera, I hope...
Abraços do Lúcio Jr

Anonymous said...

It may be time to leave, move away....to go and not come back. Great article. Much better and more objective than mine which, of course, is camouflaged with riddles and Beckettian puns. Yours goes straight to the point.

LOVE
Gerald

John Hemingway said...

Gerald, you should move to Montreal! The food is great and the winters are a Blast!!!;-)
abs.
John

Anonymous said...

You've just become an actor in the current BlogBovela
News for you.
LOVE
G

Níkolas said...

Hey guys, sorry for not posting this last week, that college is killing me O.o
Great article really. And, as Gerald said, straight to the point.
Gerald, where are you from?
Well, today, 09/11, everybody in USA's commiserating for the losses on WTC explosions... Maybe now they think about how terrible was Bush's government too =)
Hey John and Lúcio, how have you been this week? News?

Abraços a todos

Níkolas

John Hemingway said...

Ciao Nikolas!

abs.
John

Penetralia said...

Hi, Nicolas. I´m translating an article from: Gerald Thomas, that Gerald here, great artist. Take a look at his blog beside!
You also write to my personal mail: lucio@bdonline.com.br
Abraços do Lúcio Jr

Doghigh said...

"President Palin". The very typing of this, quotes notwithstanding, sends chills through my soul.

I really and truly hope that American voters prove that we are not as gullible/superficial/stupid as we appear to the global community.

John Hemingway said...

You and I come from a truly strange country, who knows what will happen. They are about to pass this 700 billion bailout for the richest of the rich. If they can do this, then perhaps anything is possible. Keep your fingers crossed.
un abraccio,
John