This just in: Palin endorses Trump. That doesn’t come as a surprise.
Let me just take a minute to shudder in despair for humanity. And it isn’t for the reasons that you might think, as in this:
I am concerned about what makes up good politics today. Apparently, it is the gun-toting, Bible-thumping goodness that comes straight out of ‘Murica.
If I ever doubted the demise of the United States, I don’t doubt it now. Watching this endorsement is exactly why everyone around the world is not very fond of the loud, obnoxious, self-righteous home-of-the-free. Or, at least the idea of it. If the world was a party, the USA would be “that guy” and we all know who “that guy” is.
Let’s break down why this endorsement speech was so horrific:
In Palin’s opening sentence of her rally-cry, she specifically highlights that Trump isn’t a politician, but hailing from the private sector. Fair enough. Professional politicians aren’t the most moral, straight-and-narrow types, but Trump’s record as a business man is no grounds for martyrdom. And, to be tactful, there’s no need to go into detail of Trumps trials and tribulations as a tycoon.
Sarah Palin, formerly known as Governor of Alaska and vice president candidate circa 2008, now runs her own online channel described as a “community” for subscribers to post footage and ask questions. Sounds riveting.
With all that lime light, you would think that her endorsement of the Don would be a little more fluid:
The idea of having Trump as a commander-in-chief brings about that familiar shudder I felt before, like an eel has slipped along my spine. Could you imagine a worse leader in a time of war?
What’s most disturbing about this image is these “modern” and “evolved” politicians are armed with guns and religion perpetuating some subatomic whoop-ass on the Middle East. It’s archaic, barbaric and actually a little heartbreaking to any deep-down-optimist.
Is this the face of our generation’s politics? Where we watch live drama so real and so heinous that even SNL skits could not do justice to its outrageousness? I feel like I am watching an episode of The Flintstones, and even that program was able to rationally deal with modern challenges to social norms.
Let’s end it with this: Evolution, evolving as a species, for me, is moving forward. Away from neolithic practices of weaponry and false idols that placate our fears.