|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c|
|On Topic: In the News - The Real America|
Once again being out of touch with reality Sarah Palin makes a speech about mythical America. Apparently Sarah Palin thinks the main food growers in this country are small farmers. She displays her usual ignorance by not knowing that big food growing corporations pretty much have a monopoly and use genetically altered seeds with huge amounts of chemicals sprayed on them. Does she know these corporations have patented large amounts of our seeds and use these patents to attack small farmers and bankrupt them? Does she know this toxic food being produced is what is fueling our obesity epidemic, cancers, and many other health problems? No, because as usual she does not know what she is talking about. She seems to think all of the soldiers are from small towns, no, the pool from which they come is the poor and they are everywhere.
After my experiences of being under attack by people in a small town here in Alaska and some of the stories about other small towns in this state, including Wasilla it is clear there is a huge amount of evidence that some really bad people are being produced in them. "We grow good people in our small towns with honesty, sincerity, and dignity.." How about those Sarah gets to look the other way and not charge her children with crimes, are they the honest people? I know there are some brave people who have come forward in Wasilla, so we know there are some with courage there. How about a small town that produced a mayor who became governor who is such a dishonest person that she lies when the truth would serve her better? Why is it so many in rural Alaska have committed suicide,are chemically dependent, can't graduate from high school, and have so much fear of retaliation they won't even speak up about a loathsome creature such as Sarah Palin? Why is it there is so much violence against women in rural Alaska including the highest rate of rape in the country?
That "reality from Wasilla main street" includes lots of meth and oxy use, lots of small town meanness from people like Sarah Palin, closed mindedness, and a whole lot of ignorant. A lot of the same things go on in cities and of course there are a lot of really good people in small towns because there are good and bad people wherever you are, no matter the size of the city or town. The main difference is in small towns someone who has political power can harm people with less oversight and use their power to threaten people who want to expose their corrupt behavior. That is how someone like Sarah Palin learned to hone her sociopathy into a way to make a lot of money off the backs of the REAL people of United States of America. The REAL people are all of us including those poor souls who are duped by Palin’s charisma because they don’t read much or have a built in bull shit detector. All of us are harmed by her, those who believe her one line fear mongering divisive statements and those who have to deal with a hoard of ill informed angry people who work against fixing the problems in our country. Sarah Palin is a black hole sucking up the intellect, time, and energy of people who could be doing work towards progress, but instead have been entranced into believing myths.