Left-wing feminist masters to Sarah Palin: How dare you try to leave our plantation!
I wish I could find an old political cartoon I recall from the Clarence Thomas Supreme Court hearing days which showed Ted Kennedy as the plantation master talking about how blacks weren’t allowed off the left-wing plantation.
Well, today’s plantation masters are left-wing feminists like Gloria Steinem.
Catch the irony here:
Roughly a decade ago, Steinem excused Bill Clinton’s bad behavior with women, essentially declaring he was entitled to one free grope of women as long as he stopped after that.
But today Steinem writes an editorial about Sarah Palin entitled Palin: wrong woman, wrong message – Sarah Palin shares nothing but a chromosome with Hillary Clinton. She is Phyllis Schlafly, only younger.
What did I already tell you? The leftists are saying a woman can’t be an authentic female unless she believes what the Left believes. But, as long as a man believes what the Left believes, then he is entitled to a free pass at abusing women. And that’s liberation? This is enough to make your head spin!
Here’s the good news: Women have become so politically powerful that even the anti-feminist right wing — the folks with a headlock on the Republican Party — are trying to appease the gender gap with a first-ever female vice president…
But here is even better news: It won’t work. This isn’t the first time a boss has picked an unqualified woman just because she agrees with him and opposes everything most other women want and need. Feminism has never been about getting a job for one woman. It’s about making life more fair for women everywhere. It’s not about a piece of the existing pie; there are too many of us for that. It’s about baking a new pie…
Palin’s value to those patriarchs is clear: She opposes just about every issue that women support by a majority or plurality…
Yep, gotta love the Left’s tolerance for diversity. And what condescension! LOL.
(Another example here from Mark Steyn: What was it the feminists used to say? “You can have it all.” Sarah Palin is a mom, and the first female governor of her state. But the enforcers at the National Organization of Women dismiss her as “more a conservative man than she is a woman.” Golly. These days, NOW seems to have as narrow and proscriptive a view of what women are permitted to be as any old 1950s sitcom dad.)
Reminds me of the final words of a 1984 WSJ editorial – my favorite of all time – entitled Liberal Fundamentalism: Who are the intolerant extremists?, highlighted in this 2005 post:
…It could be that a great many voters have taken a good look at the fundamentalists on the religious right and the fundamentalists on the political left and made up their own minds about which pose the greater threat to their own private and public values.
Will Palin be effective in articulating a coherent message, at highlighting the incoherence and intolerance of the left-wing fundamentalists between now and November 4? Who knows. But her nomination has drawn them out and caused the public spotlight to turn back onto the left-wing political fundamentalist plantation masters. So, even if Palin slips up, the country at least knows what world view plays a large part in animating the Obama alternative.
Gotta go now, back to clinging bitterly to my guns and religion. That’s all for now, folks!