The Most Dangerous Woman In America

by Mark Lovett on December 10, 2009

After reading the December 9th op-ed piece in The Washington Post written by Sarah Palin I assumed it was just a spoof of some sort, as it seemed improbable that a responsible adult would ever write an article that was completely lacking in logic, honesty, facts or insight, but I soon realized that Sarah was serious about boycotting the climate talks in Copenhagen.

The Washington Post Logo

The main problem with dealing with such literary nightmares involves the temptation to cover each inaccuracy and falsehood,  but in the case of this article, such an approach would make for a very long blog post. There are so many nonsensical and contradictory statements that I’m also shocked to see it published by a reputable news organization. (Though I do realize that sensationalism sells.)

Former Govenor Sarah Palin

Former Govenor Sarah Palin

The most tragic statement in the article, and the reason for writing this blog post, is in the last line:

“The president should boycott Copenhagen.”

The Need to Speak

The issue of whether climate change is natural or man-made rages on, as does the debate regarding the consequences of increased CO2 levels in the atmosphere. Is this just another historical cycle, or will sea levels continue to rise and weather patterns change? Should we react now, or wait until we see more definitive signs? Is the science conclusive, or should we demand further study first? These are all critical, and valid, questions to ask.

Resolving such questions by engaging in open dialogue between the world’s political and scientific leaders is exactly what we need today in order to plan for the future. For this reason the COP15 conference in Copenhagen is more important than ever, as the lives of billions hang in the balance.

COP 15 Hall

COP15 Conference Hall

Ms. Palin’s call for the president of the richest and most powerful country on earth to boycott this discussion might simply be labeled as “her opinion”, were it not for the fact that she’s been actively seeking residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. As such, her plea to boycott Copenhagen shifts from an individual’s opinion to a statement that is irresponsible, irrational, reprehensible and dangerous to the health of the entire planet.

This approach to dealing with one of the most critical issues we’ve ever faced demonstrates a lack of conscience, failure of leadership, loss of morality and absence of caring and compassion. For these reasons, Sarah Palin has now, IMHO, claimed the title of the most dangerous woman in America.

Please note: Global Patriot is focused on promoting the health and well-being of the planet and is not a political movement in any way. The content of this blog post is directed at specific statements which clearly threaten our survival and should not be construed as supporting or rejecting the views of any political party. Truth be told, both the Democrats and Republicans get failing grades when it comes to protecting the planet.

Solving the world’s major problems, whether they refer to the environment, education, health, equality, social justice, hunger, poverty or violent conflict, will require open dialogue between all parties, and must be inclusive of all viewpoints. You know the drill, One Planet, One People!

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Emiliano December 13, 2009 at 6:42 pm

I’m in agreement. Just one thing sticks out…

“president of the richest and most powerful country on earth”

Have you seen our debt? The second part might be true if you consider being trigger happy being powerful. China is probably richer. Our political power is diminishing as our financial stability dwindles and our unpopular wars wage on.

We need to wake up to a new reality. We are no longer the “richest and most powerful country on earth” saying so is an epic misstatement of Palin proportions. Recognizing this fact might scare us into action and restore our country to it’s roots of forward progress (not the campaign trail cries of forward progress, but actual hard working, academic, knowledge seeking progress). This is the only reason I’m harping on this point.
.-= Emiliano´s last blog ..Thanksgiving In New Mexico; Haulling Rock =-.

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GlobalPatriot December 13, 2009 at 7:41 pm

Insightful comments Emiliano. My reference to “richest” is based on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and at present the U.S. leads the world in that regard and our GDP is more than triple that of China. As to “most powerful”, our military expenditures also lead the world’s nations and is about ten times that of China’s. But you do make a good point with regard to debt, and America is clearly out of control in that respect.

As to your “epic misstatement” comment, I would counter that with regards to money and military might we are still far ahead of all other countries. What I see hurting us is a clear case of Moral Bankruptcy (within our government) that has knocked us from the position of world leader.

That said, I fully support your call for “actual hard working, academic, knowledge seeking progress” as the only way to get us back on track.

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Emiliano December 13, 2009 at 11:42 am

I’m in agreement. Just one thing sticks out…

“president of the richest and most powerful country on earth”

Have you seen our debt? The second part might be true if you consider being trigger happy being powerful. China is probably richer. Our political power is diminishing as our financial stability dwindles and our unpopular wars wage on.

We need to wake up to a new reality. We are no longer the “richest and most powerful country on earth” saying so is an epic misstatement of Palin proportions. Recognizing this fact might scare us into action and restore our country to it’s roots of forward progress (not the campaign trail cries of forward progress, but actual hard working, academic, knowledge seeking progress). This is the only reason I’m harping on this point.
.-= Emiliano´s last blog ..Thanksgiving In New Mexico; Haulling Rock =-.

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Global Patriot December 13, 2009 at 12:41 pm

Insightful comments Emiliano. My reference to “richest” is based on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and at present the U.S. leads the world in that regard and our GDP is more than triple that of China. As to “most powerful”, our military expenditures also lead the world’s nations and is about ten times that of China’s. But you do make a good point with regard to debt, and America is clearly out of control in that respect.

As to your “epic misstatement” comment, I would counter that with regards to money and military might we are still far ahead of all other countries. What I see hurting us is a clear case of Moral Bankruptcy (within our government) that has knocked us from the position of world leader.

That said, I fully support your call for “actual hard working, academic, knowledge seeking progress” as the only way to get us back on track.

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Beth Ziesenis December 11, 2009 at 4:37 pm

Mark,

Well said, as usual. More frightening for me about the personality that is Sarah Palin is not her political aspirations… it’s the possibility that instead of staying in politics she could become a Rush Limbaugh on our airwaves. In politics, she has to fight and maneuver to get people to see her way. As a one-woman broadcast system, she will have critics but can basically say and do what she wants. She doesn’t have to worry about alienating voters because people who love her AND hate her will tune in to see her outrageousness. I think she’ll be able to broadcast her dangerous “opinions” to a wider audience without fear of retribution if she chooses entertainment over politics.

Either way, to quote my new favorite someecards, “I wish Sarah Palin was as silent as Tiger Woods.”
.-= Beth Ziesenis´s last blog ..Da Button Factory: Another quick button generator =-.

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Global Patriot December 13, 2009 at 12:50 pm

I hadn’t thought of it that way Beth, but you’re right, those in media (including us bloggers) can be as outspoken as we want, and that has certainly been Sarah Palin’s style so far. In the end, our approach needs to be one of spreading the truth to the widest possible audience, which we can do as bloggers, and hope that in the end truth will win out.

We must remember that once upon a time people were convinced that the earth was flat, and we have that problem today on many issues. It’s up to all of us to push forward regardless of that fact.

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Beth Ziesenis December 11, 2009 at 11:37 pm

Mark,

Well said, as usual. More frightening for me about the personality that is Sarah Palin is not her political aspirations… it’s the possibility that instead of staying in politics she could become a Rush Limbaugh on our airwaves. In politics, she has to fight and maneuver to get people to see her way. As a one-woman broadcast system, she will have critics but can basically say and do what she wants. She doesn’t have to worry about alienating voters because people who love her AND hate her will tune in to see her outrageousness. I think she’ll be able to broadcast her dangerous “opinions” to a wider audience without fear of retribution if she chooses entertainment over politics.

Either way, to quote my new favorite someecards, “I wish Sarah Palin was as silent as Tiger Woods.”
.-= Beth Ziesenis´s last blog ..Da Button Factory: Another quick button generator =-.

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GlobalPatriot December 13, 2009 at 7:50 pm

I hadn’t thought of it that way Beth, but you’re right, those in media (including us bloggers) can be as outspoken as we want, and that has certainly been Sarah Palin’s style so far. In the end, our approach needs to be one of spreading the truth to the widest possible audience, which we can do as bloggers, and hope that in the end truth will win out.

We must remember that once upon a time people were convinced that the earth was flat, and we have that problem today on many issues. It’s up to all of us to push forward regardless of that fact.

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Lisa Eldred December 10, 2009 at 11:01 pm

Well said Mark!

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Global Patriot December 13, 2009 at 12:52 pm

I had wondered if I was the first to come up with that phrase, but having Googled it I now realize that it’s a common exclamation the world over.

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Lisa Eldred December 11, 2009 at 6:01 am

Well said Mark!

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GlobalPatriot December 13, 2009 at 7:52 pm

I had wondered if I was the first to come up with that phrase, but having Googled it I now realize that it’s a common exclamation the world over.

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