It’s not that Sarah Palin, like every other citizen of the country, doesn’t have the right to express her opinions, espouse her philosophy, or share her perspective. She is as welcome and able as any and does so often, sometimes to the puzzlement of her listening or reading audience. Words that come out of her mouth (or appear on her Facebook page) seem to perpetuate (depending on your political and religious affiliation) her “brand” as an out-of-touch demagogue whose view of the world never fails to engage insults and negativity towards anyone or anything that doesn’t hew to her beliefs.
Case in point: after days of media coverage, both reportage and editorial, on the Newtown, CT shooting, Sarah finally weighed in with a cornucopia message: her take on the shootings, her usual religiously based dark view of culture, followed by a Christmas wish and…a CeeLo Green video (yes, you read that right).
“The Only Hope,” her essay on her Facebook page, relies on her patented mix of passive-aggressiveness, using current events as a jumping point to express her disdain for the “fallen culture” and, of course, her perpetual nemeses, politicians and the “media elite.”
First, all truly is hopeless if your faith and hope are put in any politician or media elite. That is because the average person is more truthful and responsible than the average politician or media elite.
Those who let themselves be terribly disappointed in political leaders as they ignore real problems, aided along with a complicit media bombarding us with irrelevant distractions in order to avoid facing the reality of a fallen culture, should know those distractions are to hide from a finger pointing to the main contributors to much of our problem. To stop distracting would result in acknowledging the political and media machine’s starring roles in our failing society. So, as they too often tear down those who try to do good, while elevating and celebrating corrupt selfishness, they dumbly assume we don’t know it is they who significantly contribute to our upside down world today. We’ve learned our lesson. Don’t put your hope in Hollywood or Washington. Instead, build resolve and seek truth more aggressively than ever at such a time as this. [Emphasis added.]
After this blast of righteousness, she then leaps from her list of denigrations and generalities to describe herself as a “simpleminded person” who puts her faith in a religion she clings to “not because I’m bitter, but because there is nothing better,” enlisting readers to join her at the altar, so to speak. Moving then to a rapt reference to the Christmas story, she concludes with one more dig at those she holds in greatest disdain:
“Don’t wait for a fallen world’s politicians and pundits to do it for you….”
… exhorting Americans to have hope and be strong. Then, oddly, she pleads with her audience to watch a CeeLo Green video called “Mary Did You Know,” that features religious scenes from the miniseries, The Bible, and offers a “glimpse of the foundation of my faith.” An odd mix, CeeLo Green and Sarah… (Here’s the video:)
There are some touching – likely sincere – comments in her piece but it becomes increasingly difficult to afford her bona fide authenticity when she persists on infusing her “words of faith” with predictable aspersions and a grim, judgmental view of contemporary culture…at least the part of culture that does not subscribe to the world as she sees it.
But now you’ve enjoyed the CeeLo video Sarah posted from The Bible, why not check out one of his more popular videos below. It is kind of refreshing to know Sarah appreciates a hip-hop artist whose biggest single was called “F**k You.”