Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Tell me lies

Today I read an interesting article by Matt Taibbi published in the October 2nd edition of Rolling Stone and posted on this blog. The article's called 'The Lies of Sarah Palin' and it discusses pretty much what the title says and how it is possible that so many Americans are so fond of Palin anyways.

Of course I'm aware that Taibbi is a bit too generalising about Americans in some parts of his essay, but a lot of what he writes unfortunately contains a lót of truth.

The article is definitely worth reading, even just to see how strikingly easy it is to point out that Palin is Hypocrisy in person.

I also like the fact that Taibbi isn't all prejudiced or naive. He acknowledges that everyone in the presidental race is 'created' for quite a big part. The American elections are a big fucking theatre and there's nothing that can change that. But - and that's where I'd like to quote mister Taibbi -

So, sure, Barack Obama might be every bit as much as a slick piece of imageering as Sarah Palin. The difference is in what the image represents. The Obama image represents tolerance, intelligence, education, patience with the notion of compromise and negotiation, and a willingness to stare ugly facts right in the face, all qualities we’re actually going to need in government if we’re going to get out of this huge mess we’re in.Here’s what Sarah Palin represents: being a fat fucking pig who pins “Country First” buttons on his man titties and chants “U-S-A! U-S-A!” at the top of his lungs while his kids live off credit cards and Saudis buy up all the mortgages in Kansas.

Something to think about. Seriously.


  1. I think the biggest thing to consider with the current sociopolitical circumstances in America is that we live in an outdated system with proposed leaders who still want that system. It doesn't really matter who is elected - people are finally waking up (even if only a marginal amount) and realizing we need progress. John McCain picking Sarah Palin, despite how young she is, did nothing to advance his campaign. Sarah Palin is stuck in this outdated system made by members of our society who have fallen out of relevancy. I don't know how or when they became so blind, but it will bring down the country with them.

  2. It strikes me how difficult it seems to be to get out of that system. I hope it will happen someday, though.