For “recreation”, the Vice-Presidential contender shoots wolves, bears, and moose from helicopters and low-flying planes.
Furthermore, she introduces a bill to the Alaska legislature for the state to pay $150 bounties for each foreleg of a downed wolf.
Here is live video of one of her hunting exploits:
Her followers, the rightwing cult infecting America, not only applaud her, but strengthen their support because of her animal abuse.
The Republican Vide-President shoots domesticated pheasants while riding around a private Texas estate, the Armstrong Ranch, in a four-wheel drive vehicle. Together with his hunting pals (rich Republican donors exclusively) they shoot 400 quail within minutes, and then Mr. Cheney accidentally shoots his friend, Harry Whittington, in the face.
White rightwing cops shoot defenseless African-Americans for sport and expect to get away with it. Ferguson, Charleston, Sanford, Baltimore, Cincinnati, and countless other cities and towns are the tip. The disease goes much deeper than the symptoms.
Now we come upon a Minnesota dentist who forks out $55,000 for guides in Zimbabwe to lure Cecil the Lion away from his national sanctuary to private property where they shoot him with arrows and finish the job with bullets.
Who’ll put a bet on the political leanings of Walter Palmer, the American dentist who killed Cecil for sport?
Republican machismo runs deeper than hunting rare or defenseless animals or murdering young blacks. It goes to the heart of their foreign relations policies. It goes to how they view climate change and humanity’s survival. The core belief is that humans are the master race; therefore, all “others” must be subdued. And if that means death to all life on the planet, so be it. America’s rightwing is not only ignorant, but dangerous.
Why is it such a threat? Because millions follow the right’s chauvinistic concepts. The Minnesota lion-killer is just a typical conservative, not an exception.
To the right, Iran is to be bombed to hell – not dealt with via reasonable negotiations and settlements. In their book, it’s as simple as that. Iranian lives don’t matter anymore than Black lives don’t matter, nor lions, moose, bears, or anyone else outside their ranks. Everyone and everything is an enemy except the chosen few.
Now we come into another election cycle, oh goody! Republicans have lined up to take Obama’s place. Take a look at the contenders.
President Donald Trump? You’ve got to be kidding. Commander-in-Chief Ted Cruz? Wow!
I never thought I’d see the day.
The more Trump opens his mouth, the more the right loves him. They worship aggressive behavior – no matter if it’s coming from Sarah Palin, Donald Trump, or the lion-killing dentist from Minnesota. Sarah often dared opponents to “man up”. She meant it.
While one party breeds idiotic, incompetent machismo tyrants, the other party produces indecisive weaklings – never able to take definitive action beneficial to the country. It sickens me.
The following is from of my July 24, 2011 TPJ essay:
I confess: As a young man I was caught up in the “End-Times” web – much like millions of the religious right today. In 1968 for my high-school senior term paper, I wrote how the `67 Six-Day War was a biblical fulfillment which spelled the beginning of the end for life as we know it. I was so obsessed by looking for the Antichrist, I failed to see Jesus Christ and the core Christian principles – “Love your neighbor as yourself; do good to those that do bad to you; give all that you have to feed the poor; etc.”
I believe the fundamentalist branch of the church has gone down the same wrong path and in doing so, has further constricted itself into incorporating all sorts of extreme conservative views which serve to support mythological visions. From experience I recognize the hypnotic spell.
Any person, group, or political party not in total agreement with their apocalyptic world view, therefore, is of the dark side. Democrats are as evil as Communists, Muslims, atheists, or Satanists – but probably more so, because they wield political muscle in this country and must be destroyed in order for righteousness and the coming messianic reign to prevail where the “chosen” rule over the subservient infidel class for a millennium.
This is the view held by Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, Rick Perry, Bobby Jindal, Scott Walker, and several other Republican leaders. This is America’s Achilles Heel, its albatross. Because around one-third of the nation subscribes to the ideology and are determined to change the course of history to fit the view.
Whereas, Cheney fixed the intelligence to fit the policy for an illegal invasion, fundamentalists are fixing the nation into the role they perceive it should serve in establishing a theocratic government for the Millennial Reign. Therefore, Iran is on the next “hit list” – and joyfully the right’s aim is set.
Name any apocalyptic cult in America. Now pinpoint its politics. Notice any similarities? All are right-wing. All are/were gun-lovers and Second Amendment enthusiasts, including the cult Timothy McVeigh attended before bombing Oklahoma City. All are/were anti-government and believe the government is out to take their guns and desecrate their god. All predict an imminent tribulation followed by Armageddon – which must take place as a welcome mat for the returning Messiah. All are thirsting for fulfillment – which means they must work through the Republican Party because of its staunch endorsement of social/religious conservatism.
Now, consider how eschatological theology has ballooned in this country over the last forty years. What effect has this had on politics and the subsequent course we are forced to take as a nation?
The Number One danger to America is the marriage of the religious right to extreme conservatism. Why do so many Americans vote Republican – against their own best interests and that of the nation? Religion. If these millions were in their right mind, does it seem plausible they would support granting tax breaks and subsidies to the obscenely rich to the detriment of the nation they supposedly love?
Their patriotism favors ideology, not country.
People that long for world calamity so their prophetic dreams come true are energized by the very thought of inevitable all-out war with Iran. Crises ignite the fires of the rightwing. That’s why they despise peace agreements, any peace agreement. Republicans don’t care about America; they care about their mythological visions coming to pass. Fundamentalists don’t care about the poor; they care about events in Israel and the Middle East making their apocalyptic dream come true. That’s where their focus is. It’s not Christian; it’s anti-Christian.
The nation and world face a disastrous future for two reasons: (1) Republican bullies; (2) Democrat cowards. Obama seems to have finally awakened to the danger of Republicanism. But is it too late?
The cult has overtaken sanity in America. Soon we shall see whether we throw ourselves into full-blown war with Iran or just a nagging growing conflict in the Middle East – both due to Republicanism coupled with its appeasement to Benjamin Netanyahu. The Apocalypse will come as a result of those that believe in it accessorized by the spineless who allowed it, not because of some divine destiny.