- They have spent their entire life living in a town of less that 8,000 people.
- They were once in charge, for a very short time of a community smaller than the cities of Austin TX, Jacksonville FL, or Columbus OH.
- And they think they know what’s best for the citizens of the United States, whose population is nearly 40,000 times the size of the town they live in, and 438 times the size community of Alaska, the state she was Governor of for 31 months.
And that’s why Sarah Palin scares the wholly livin’ crap out of me.
If you have only lived in a town of under 8,000 people, you know very little about people in general. It’s not a slam on small towns (I currently live in a town not much larger that Wasilla); it’s just that there can only be so much diversity with such a small sampling of the human experience (and again, I know this because I live in a town not much larger than Wasilla).
Yes, she has travelled, but in a vacuum that would make James Dyson jealous (Google it). You cannot travel in the insulation of celebrity and honestly believe that you are experiencing life/people as they really are. Unless you meet people anonymously, as an equal, you cannot discover who they really are (not to mention that getting to know people also takes time). Celebrity of any sort intoxicates nearly everyone, and their personality changes because of that (and I know that because I have seen it first hand. I know people….and I know people that know people. I haven’t always lived in a town not much larger than Wasilla).
And shame on those who believe she is to be admired/retweeted/praised. Please, do not empower her this way… people that keep having their ideas/notions validated for no real reason rarely allow themselves to consider any new ideas, or to question the beliefs that they currently embrace. They become stagnant in their thinking.
Unfortunately, I have many friends/family that fall into this camp. I can’t tell you how incredible sad this makes me.
My message to those that are fans of Sarah is this; If you really like Sarah (and she is likable, please don’t get me wrong) allow her to grow as a person. You do her a disservice by being her “yes” people.