I’ve been tagged by Anne,as a Pagan appearing in her sidebar, to express my opinion of the McCain-Palin ticket running for office in her country.
You know, here in South Africa we know all about tokenism.
Before the 1994 elections, we had token Blacks, Coloureds and Indians in our parliamentary system. Now we have token Whites.
In sport, we have a raging structure of tokenism, and in business, the much-vaunted BEE legislation has devolved, in many instances, into the same. A White entrepreneur will invite, for example, a Black dude to become his partner and shareholder in order to satisfy the country’s requirements in this regard, and then let him loll around picking his nose.
Tokenism seeks to appease a section of the populace perceived to be important to the industry’s(sport, government or business) survival and thrival. It’s a sop thrown, much in the way a used bone used to be thrown to dogs, to people who quite often haven’t the consciousness to understand that they’re being pacified.
I guess the Republican Party in America believes many of its voters are just such dull-witted nincompoops, for they have thrown just such a sop to the folks they hope will vote for it. Token woman, token fundie. There you are, now shut the fuck up and vote for us.
For Sarah Palin, both victim and aggressor in the Patriarchy, it doesn’t seem to make a difference that she’s seen as this commodity. She gets the power she wants, the Party gets the votes it wants. Simple. And about as appetising as Moose turds.
Where I think Americans should be very, very afraid is in the fact of the advanced age of her principle,as horrible an old man as I’ve ever seen, with the morals of a mink. If he should die (and if the American voters actually elect this fine specimen), Palin gets to be President. And then, friends American, you’re going to be in deep dwang with a committed Witch Hunter in the Head Office.
That’s my take on it, anyway.
I now tag every Pagan blogger in my sidebar to also give their opinions, cynical, sacred or otherwise, on this hilarious ticket.
Even if you’re not an actual Pagan, you can still consider yourself tagged.
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