RFK, Jr. leads a call for awareness of the vile and violent bigoted philosophies that informs Palin’s small town conservatism.
Fascist writer Westbrook Pegler, an avowed racist who Sarah Palin approvingly quoted in her acceptance speech for the moral superiority of small town values, expressed his fervent hope about my father, Robert F. Kennedy, as he contemplated his own run for the presidency in 1965, that “some white patriot of the Southern tier will spatter his spoonful of brains in public premises before the snow flies.”
I read that she tried to get one of my favorite authors, Madelaine L’Engle, books banned from her town’s library. Here’s the story,
“Sarah Palin never asked anyone to ban a book as Mayor. As Mayor — of a Wal-Mart and a snowmobile trail — she was only interested in censorship in general.
As the New York Times reported this weekend, she only pushed to ban books by name when she was on the city council.
I hope that clears up everything.
Why was it so important for Brian Rogers to slip in the words “as Mayor” a week ago, before anyone had heard about Sarah Palin’s city council campaign to protect Alaska from Daddy’s Roommate?”
I no longer have any tolerance for hair splitting truth tellers who are micro-meters from lies in order to further their goals through deception. Vile, lying, neo-con, fundamentalists who would impose their narrow, violent, sexist, biogoted world view on us all. Eff em. This is war. I’m declaring war on fundamentalism — all fundamentalism descended from the intolerance of Abraham’s world view — Christian, Islamic, or Judaic.
(P.S. if such attitudes of “I’m doing well so God must favor me ” informed by just this kind of thinking hadn’t been allowed to prosper under deregulated skies, the 2nd Great Depression wouldn’t be gaining steam as we speak. Squelch the facsistic tendencies of the police state that can flip into power seemingly in an instant in such times. Poll watchers/election observers arrested. Peaceful protesters exercising their rights of free speech and journalists attempting to cover their stories are intimidated, brutalized, and jailed. What are we waiting for, a “Krystal Nacht?” — I write this as Alan Greenspans wife, Andrea Mitchell, interviews Carly Fiorino, a fired HP Exec who walked away with a severance balloon of somewhere around 40 million dollars, about the mess our country is in. Now that is journalsim…. AAEEeee and ARGH!”)
I am entering this camp, too. I’m tired of fundamentalists getting away with the illusion that they are more righteous than your average citizen because they read the Bible. In this country you just can’t disparage that because you’d be branded as “anti-Christian.” Ugh. It’s so frustrating. What about humanism? What about the innate compassion that guides non-fundamentalists? Somehow that’s just nasty atheism.
God I hope Obama wins. Thanks for your post. 🙂