A PALIN PALM SUNDAY
THE SILENCE OF THE RINOs
AND THE STANDARD BEARER FROM ALASKA
WHY THEY HATE
Though GOP RINOs and the Left work together symbiotically against Governor Palin, the two sides have different reasons for hating her.
Leftwing Liberals hate Sarah Palin because they do not understand her “extraordinary ordinariness.” Lefty Libs are political idolaters, they believe in the mythos of “professionalism”. As Obama has lectured, “professional politicians” are just so much smarter than us ordinary citizens.
What the Left does not understand is it’s Palin’s spiritiual authority with its resultant popularity — not her professional political skills — that is the premium.
(Palin’s organizational networks and Tea Party are the antithesis of “professional” – it’s an organic reaction to the Governor as well as to a government out of control.)
The Left are completely flummoxed by Palin’s authority because they do not believe God or “the good” exists. They believe people like Sarah Palin went extinct by the early 1960’s (and even then, hardly believable or real). Hers is a spiritual syntax so plainly forthright she just freaks them out.
OFF TO SEE THE WIZARD
The Left cannot comprehend Palin because what the Left wants is dangerous glamour: they want a neo-Wizard of Oz, high and mighty and fearful and oh-so-mysterious. This idolatrous lust produced Barack Obama as well as a concurrent denial of him: they know darn well what a dull little man lurks behind the curtain.
But idolatry being idolatry, what they worship is Obama’s process, not Obama for himself. They genuflect to his transformational powers. They believe that — just as Obama went from student Marxist lounge lizard to gun-runner-in-chief – they, too, can transform themselves and ascend to the heights though they haven’t worked for it and don’t deserve it.
When you hear applause for Obama, remember this. It’s applause for the thief who tricked the system, applause for Obama’s caper crime, applause for their own selfish ambition.
THE EXISTENTIAL THREAT
So the Left worships the Obama trajectory while simultaneously wanting to deny Palin any power track of her own. This is because they unconsciously know Sarah Palin is no fraud; she already has the spiritual (and experiential) authority to occupy the Oval Office.
If the Left allows her ascendency, they run the terrible risk of being unmasked — because goodness always seeks to dethrone evil. Though they don’t believe in evil or the good, (thus “the existential” in why Palin is an “existential threat” to them) the Left is threatened because they know Palin has the strength of her convictions.
THE MORAL DOUBLE STANDARD
This lack of a moral code should win Liberals on the Left a pass in some sense. They claim no Judeo-Christian heritage of fairness, justice or morality in their allegiance to Marx/Mao/Che/Alinsky/Obama, so it’s sort of weirdly unfair to posit them in the normal moral universe that most people — and all children — understand.
On the other hand, RINOs DO understand the moral and spiritual component in politics — because they must. As Republicans, they campaign on a family values/morality-based platform. This is the source of the moral double standard the MSM doles out to the Right.
The Right claims to have some morality so they naturally get pilloried when they fail to live up to their own standards. The Lefty Libs do not claim any moral high ground from the get-go.
THE DOUBLE-STANDARD WHINE
The rightwing whine about “if a democrat did this, we’d never hear the end of it!” is an unfair double standard. But it’s a hollow argument that garners no ground for conservatives, because our opponents on the Left have no idea what you’re talking about when you discuss “morality”. You’ll just get a blank stare.
These are thugs and thieves who are motivated by graft and greed. Better to dissect liberal-speak regarding motive rather than try to hold (for example) Anthony Weiner to the same conservative moral code.
There never will be any fairness in this double standard as long as there are Judeo-Christian mores on the conservative side, so it’s best for us to quit bitching about it.
It’s actually a backhanded compliment when conservatives get criticized for breaking their own moral code.
THE STANDARD-BEARER FROM ALASKA
And RINOs — especially the RINOs — know Sarah Palin represents this moral code and family values more than any politician in recent memory, including Michele Bachmann (as I will explain).
In many important ways, and even more than the Left, RINOs can’t deal with Palin’s moral authority — because she’s a “Standard Bearer” of the spirit.
In an army, a Standard Bearer holds up the “standard” or banner or flag as he leads troops into battle. The Standard Bearer has no other arms but his flag. The banner signifies and identifies the army; his standard symbolizes what the army is fighting for.
Standard Bearers need to be on the front lines so soldiers can easily see their banner, to remind them who they are and where they are in battle position.
Because he must be so visible — so exposed — in the midst of the contest, Standard Bearers are always an easy target for the enemy.
But the real significance of the Standard Bearer is he upholds the morale of his men. Because the unarmed Bearer risks his life so bravely, just seeing his waving flag encourages his soldiers to press forward in the fight.
The Standard Bearer holds the spiritual well-being of his army with his raised standard. Everyone from Clausewitz to Sun Tzu will tell you wars are won or lost on morale alone… the Standard Bearer’s job is of utmost importance. His personal integrity — vital.
Here is the Oath of Allegiance for a Standard Bearer in the Danish military of the early 1600’s:
A STANDARD BEARER’S OATH
“I trust you this Banner; because I believe you are an honest and brave Man;
You must lead it, as it is proper for a loyal Warrior.
You must safeguard it, as a real Dane will safeguard his wedded wife.
You shall wave this Banner for honest people, but never wave it for traitors.
On the march and mounting guard, during storms and battles,
You must appear as an example to brave soldiers;
You should never retreat;
equally should you never cause the army to become discouraged and running away from the enemy.
If, in the battle, the enemy should cut off your right hand, grasp the Banner with your left hand.
If you lose both your hands, grasp the Banner by your teeth’s.
You must safeguard it, as long as you are alive and breathing.
Are you forced to give up fighting, may God forbid that;
You must wrap the Banner around your body and die”.
I believe this is Sarah Palin’s spiritual rank. She’s the designated Standard Bearer in the Battle of America — and she holds a banner with the sacred dates of 1773, 1776, 1787 and 1865.
PALIN’S SPIRITUAL RANK
Sarah Palin constantly describes what America’s “standard” or “banner” is: common sense Constitutionalism. She upholds these ideals for everyone to see, evidenced nearly every time she’s afforded a microphone. (Gauge her very impromptu Pella speech… she was telling us what she “stands” for… and it’s not about her… )
Standard Bearers “re-present” the rest of the army – it’s not about them personally. They uphold the ideals of the army. Because of the spiritual nature of representing others, we want her to look like our own “best selves.” (This explains in part why her external appearance, her presentation, gets so much attention. It’s because she is “representing” ppl.)
Being a Standard Bearer does not mean Sarah Palin is any less of a sinner or less flawed than you or me. It simply means she represents you and me as she carries our American ideals.
HOW VULNERABILITY = LEADERSHIP
Every Palinista instinctively senses how unarmed Palin the standard bearer is, how susceptible she is to attack. We’re sensitive because of what she’s already been through, but at the same time, we recognize her many morale-building kindnesses, even against political enemies.
Her very vulnerability draws people to her, to protect her (as we want to do) though Palin probably believes we’re overdoing it, she can take care of herself thank-you-very-much. And she wants to protect the Tea Partiers herself, in turn.
But vulnerability to attack is part of the leadership quality of Standard Bearers. Their courage – unarmed but for the flag – brings out the warrior soul in everyone on their fight battalion.
(The collapse of @attackwatch underscores how liberals have no concept of this idea.)
Palin’s true fight is to define the goal and lead people forward to it: she has no real defense but the truth. This is why it pains us to see Palin defending herself, in the random and few times she has done it. It’s not natural for her to do so, nor necessary, because every attack upon her, somehow, in God’s economy, boomerangs back on her accusers.
HOW LEADERSHIP LEADS
Governor Palin talked to Sean Hannity in early August about the importance of having a “steel spine” – something all standard bearers need in order to “stand tall”.
She said: “(Reagan) reminded us — as our steel spine is stiffened — look around, and you’re going to see that it strengthens others around you — and then they know that it’s okay, too, to stand on principle and do what’s right.”
As we see the Standard Bearer’s courage, we are encouraged in our own spiritual war footing. This is the secret of true leadership: to inspire others to do give their all for the cause.
Oh, and it’s no coincidence another word for “Standard Bearer” is… “President.”
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