Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Sarita Peron de Palin & You

"I come from the people;
They need to adore me
So Christian Dior me
From my head to my toes.
I want to be rainbow high."

Especially since word of the $150K wardrobe hit the airwaves, the comparison between Eva Peron and Sarah Palin has been irresistible, and thanks to my buddy Michael, I'm not the first Lefty blogger to pick up on it.

Naomi Wolf's comparison of Sarah Palin's role in Bush's GOP to Eva Peron's role in her husband's coup in Argentina may be the most substantive example, but there's a lot of it going around. See, for instance, My Left Wing.

Do read Naomi Wolf's post on HuffPo about "the muse of the coming police state." Keep in mind that right now, here in the USA, we're witnessing the waning days of an eight-year presidential assault on the people's powers (the Constitution) and what could indeed be a third consecutive stolen election. If you still doubt that a coup is plausible, only consider what's at stake, what we've seen in the last eight years, and who's controlling elections in presently red swing states. This is serious stuff. Here's an excerpt:

"Please understand what you are looking at when you look at Sarah "Evita" Palin. You are looking at the designated muse of the coming American police state.

"You have to understand how things work in a closing society in order to understand "Palin Power." A gang or cabal seizes power, usually with an affable, weak figurehead at the fore. Then they will hold elections -- but they will make sure that the election will be corrupted and that the next affable, weak figurehead is entirely in their control. Remember, Russia has Presidents; Russia holds elections. Dictators and gangs of thugs all over the world hold elections. It means nothing. When a cabal has seized power you can have elections and even presidents, but you don't have freedom."[Emphasis added.]
What we're talking about is fully contextualized in Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine. If you have not read that documented analysis of current, global political/economic developments--readable, astounding, mind-boggling--then you ain't seen nuthin' yet, baby. You ain't seen nuthin' yet.

Again, at the moment, on this day, during this week, and on Nov. 4th especially, this is about the reality of stolen elections--e-voting machines that flip votes; fraudulent voter ID, voter intimidating, vote chaging, purging registration rolls, blocking owners of foreclosed properties from voting, etc., ad nauseum.

Reports are pouring in from early voting states of vote tampering, intimidating, vote flipping, purged rolls. It isn't theory. It's reality. Here in the USA, we have a concerted, widespread, systematic Republican effort to manipulate the election, a president willing to intervene in the election process, and a corrupt and partisan Department of Justice.

We know it's coming. The question is, what do we do about it.