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Politics Sarah Palin

Discussion in 'Tilted Philosophy, Politics, and Economics' started by Charlatan, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize. Donor

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  2. Baraka_Guru

    Baraka_Guru Möderätor Staff Member Donor

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    In all honesty, I find Palin a fascinating cultural phenomenon. She embodies the waning political power of conservative Christian Americans who believe that "American values" are homogenous. She seems to represent and speak for people who believe "real Americans" are Christian traditionalists. She calls for a return to a time in America that hasn't existed since the '90s, and certainly not since 9/11.

    I have sympathy for her and those who align with her values. They believe that a lot of good would come about if only an entire nation would return to something that never really existed in the first place. It's a false nostalgia. It's the dream of idealists, and I sympathize with that.

    All this only conflicts with me when its ignorance interferes with others, namely, those who acknowledge the realities of today and live within those parameters.

    I have no problem with Christian morals/values. I actually respect and even agree with much of them. I have a problem with people who use Christian values from a place of ignorance and belligerence. This, unfortunately, is what people like Sarah Palin do.
     
  3. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize. Donor

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    Large City, TX
    The problem is many people are facinated by Palin and taken in by her. It is possible that the idealistic airhead will one day hold a very high public office in the US. Clearly I don't like her, but I'm not going dismiss her chances for a successful return as a major player in US politics.