To spin a tale is an old school word for LIE! Sarah Palin looks into the camera and lies. Why would she do such a thing; to save face, maybe. If I pondered more, I could say, she doesn’t know what she’s talking about. After watching Game Change, the movie based on the book, it solidified what I’ve always thought of her, she’s an undisciplined fool. Fox News treats her like much of the educational system treats our young by turning a blind eye and feeding them to the wolves. Palin is a stalwart that benefits magnificently. It’s hard for me to take her seriously, look at her on Hannity (who looks at her like a sandwich) he never asks her to elaborate on a subject, she gets her talking points in and she’s off and it’s on to the next guest. Fox isn’t doing her any favors by doing this, notice how she stays away from other news outlets.
Game Change may have taken some creative license or did it? The fact remains she doesn’t know anything, she doesn’t further the cause of woman. She doesn’t speak to their plight. Where was she on the subject of woman and contraceptives and basic women’s rights? Where is she on the subject of Down’s Syndrome, a condition that occurs in one out of every 691 births? She didn’t run for president for the fear of appearing dumb. I understand there is a lot to know, but the things she should have known were basic at best. Another thing that really bothers me is she was the governor of Alaska and didn’t know these things.
In her last bout on the beach ball hour show that is Hannity(another person that doesn’t know a lot), she was there for the issue of Critical Race Theory. My issue is when you are a guest on a program, you should have a working knowledge of the subject that we don’t. So what did she say, “Our President is one who is trying to divide our country,” Palin said. “He is not in this to unify America and to solidify our place as the exceptional nation in the world. He is trying to divide us based along lines of gender, of religion, of income, even of race. Look at his embracing of Derrick Bell, the radical college racist professor who he, you showed in a video last night, embraced literally and figuratively, asking others to open their hearts and minds to the radical agenda of a racist like Derrick Bell who believed that white men oppress blacks and minorities. And Barack Obama, evidently at least at the time, believed what Derrick Bell believed.” Palin’s words not mine.
I wonder whose opinion that really was? Fox is trying so hard to make her relevant, to capitalize on her waning fame. What does she bring to the program except for the same thoughts as the host. An apology, an apology for what. You hit the stump putting the President down, now out of your mouth you say “he’s no man of valor.” She then tried to tie the money given by Bill Maher, who openly disclosed, but didn’t mention the other shady money by billionaires as well as millionaires who don’t disclose, hum.
Also Hannity’s hatred of the President shows his ineptness a hundredfold. On the issue of CRT he was schooled by Jaun Williams, sort of. Hannity comes off like Brietbart light.
A brief primer on CRT’s history was a major paper in college and I learned from readings the works of others. If you want to learn more read works by Martin Luther King, Jr., Professor Tommy J. Curry, W.E.B Debouis and Mary Dusiac. CRT simply shows racism is alive and well today. It shows segregation or white supremacy and whites as rulers. It questions whites in leadership and also delves into playing the race card AKA the fear of blacks getting the upper hand. It also covers the structural elements of racism. Remember Hillary’s comment from 2008, “White America isn’t ready for a black president.” What more disturbing than painting intellectuals as radicals? Bell challenges American whites that they can’t dictate all the values of our society. Stop trotting out MLK as the safe black. He too was critical of white liberals, civil rights movements and whites who called themselves Christian but didn’t fight for equality. America has schizophrenic personality when it comes to the Negro.
I’m going on record to call Palin and Hannity racists. When they demean someone and not show any truth. When they call people outright racist. When they paint black academic elites as racist. When they use the word racist to evoke a picture of the President as being a Muslim that wants to take your money and give to blacks. When they use the word to excite the base. I have no apology for saying this, they want to question and not be questioned. Okay, I’ll take back my racist tag if they study CRT and show where the controversial theory is racist when questioned. They should be happy people are reading and questioning imperialist America, a country I love but will question. They also bring up the economy and other countries models. They love to trot out Ayn Rand, really. America is a great diverse nation, look at our weapons of mass destruction, what dynamic backgrounds are creating these weapons. America isn’t white, it’s integral we realize that.
Lastly, what a terrible ending for Breibart to try to make this a smoking gun, it’s best he doesn’t see the results first hand. I do, however, thank him for bringing up the issue. It allows us to question his brand of journalism which does have some merit though not much. It also brings CRT to an even larger audience; continue to read and study often and as I tell my kids “Question everything.”
I leave you with two James Baldwin quotes:
“American history is longer, larger, more various, more beautiful, and more terrible than anything anyone has ever said about it.”
“I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.”