"Naturally the common people don't want war….. But, after all, IT IS THE LEADERS of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is TELL THEM THEY ARE BEING ATTACKED, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. IT WORKS THE SAME IN ANY COUNTRY."
…………Herman Goering at the Nuremberg Trials
Sound familiar…….. It should, it's the entire message of RNC:
"With Russia wanting to control…"
"To confront the threat that Iran might…"
"or that terrorists might strike again…."
"or that Venezuela might…."
"Terrorist states are seeking nuclear weapons without delay…"
"Al-Qaida terrorists still plot to inflict catastrophic harm on America…"
Oh and yes, even hurricane threats were mentioned in an effort to scare us. Not to mention the fact that they would also like for us to be very afraid of Barack Obama. Predators are known to strike fear in the hearts of their victims. In the wild, most predatory animals use divide and conquer tactics.
The second night of the RNC came off sounding the same as the last eight years under GW Bush, lots of talk about what we have to fear, and absolutely no talk about our economy. Every speech given last night was an attack on Obama and the Democratic Party rather than outlining how they plan to get us out of the very messes they've gotten us into.
For all of you who work in your communities toward a better quality of life for all, Sarah Palin disrespected you last night by alluding to the fact that "community organizing" is of little importance and has little responsibility attached to it:
Palin said sarcastically, and I quote: "I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a "community organizer," except that you have actual responsibilities."
Well, I happen to agree with Hillary Clinton, who said, "It takes a village." This small town Mayor (her words, not mine) seems to be saying that it takes a Mayor, and for me, it's just another sign of more power hungry politicians at the RNC. We've seen enough of "power hungry" via George W Bush, to recognize it when it rears its ugly head. Their attitude is "My way or the highway, Jack" and even that was shown in their music last night as their country music star sang about getting on the McCain train or getting out of the way.
Then there was the launch of the sexism accusations, where they said someone (they never said who) questioned how Palin would manage her VP spot and her family simultaneously, which would never be asked of a man. ( I can't get that divide & conquer thing out of my head) Some pundits seemed to think that remark came from inside the Republican Party by Dr Laura, but was given a little spin under the lights of the camera as though pointing to the opposition. Another pundit brought our attention to the fact that the RNC itself had buttons stating something to the affect of Palin being a Hot Mama from a cool state. Not sure of the exact wording on the pin, except that she's being referred to as "Hot" by the RNC. Sexist?
I wanted to post a photo of the "HOT" button, but couldn't find one; apparently Palin hasn't put one Ebay yet. Yeah, we're going to have to keep our eye on her, she likes to sell things on Ebay. I'm certainly glad our original Constitution is under lock and key.
This convention was a whole lot of snipping, and very little substance to state of the union, economically. There's no doubt that Palin will be used as a Pittbull with Lipstick (her words, not mine) to attack the Democrats. That was her reference to her status as soccer mom. Geesh, I had a flash, seeing those clips of parents in brawls at their children's sports events. And yes, Sarah Palin did pack her speech with quite a few snarling comments. Harry Reed called them shrill, and boy is he in hot water…. Shrill has now become a sexist word. I didn't know it had a gender, LOL.
Tonight, John McCain still has to top the speech of his running mate, Sarah Pittbull Palin, which should be interesting. Can he do it? Will there be a green screen behind him? Stay tuned….. The circus continues…….
Sorry, no pictures again – I couldn't bear having them on my hard drive.