In the wake of the British vote to leave the European Union, the Republican elites are crowing about how great this will be for their own wallets and comparing the UN to slavery.
Forget the plunging stock market and plummeting pound and just wave your freedom flag!
First presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump weighed in with a confusing press conference in which he praised Scotland for voting to leave, when in fact they voted to stay. Not to be outdone, next came the woman who cleared the path for reality TV show star Donald Trump to make his way to the White House.
Yes, it’s Sarah Palin, showing The Donald how it’s really done. A Republican should not stop at selfish greed in response to an international crisis. No, a dedicated Republican will find a way to pretend they are the enslaved members of society. A racist rant is nothing without a huge topping of victimization meant to minimize the real sufferings of actual slaves while climbing atop the cross. This takes real artistry. Palin artistry.
Palin took to her preferred style of unilateral communication offered by Facebook status updates to share her wisdom. Like Trump, Palin sees Brexit as declaring Independence and urged America to leave the “shackles” of the UN:
When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another…
The UK knew – it was that time. And now is that time in the USA.
The Brexit referendum is akin to our own Declaration of Independence. May that refreshed spirit of sovereignty spread over the pond to America’s shores!
Congratulations, smart Brits. Good on you for ignoring all the fear mongering from special interest globalists who tend to aim for that apocalyptic One World Government that dissolves a nation’s self-determination and sovereignty… the EU being a One World Government mini-me.
America can learn an encouraging lesson from this.
It is time to dissolve political bands that connect us to agendas not in our best interest. May UN shackles be next on the chopping block.
– Sarah Palin
Sarah Palin compared being a member of the United Nations to being a slave.
Palin has a long obsession with seeing herself as a slave while denying the impact of actual slavery on real human beings. But choosing to cooperate with other nations is not the same as being shackled against one’s will.
The “shackles” of the U.N. are, among others, the efforts we put into avoiding war when possible. Working together to solve economic and humanitarian crises. Providing a platform for nations to come together and discover common goals instead of fostering differences.
To a conservative, this reads like being told what to do by Daddy. But in fact it involves compromise and acknowledging the needs and wants of other countries as important. That is not the same as being “shackled”. Being asked to be a grown up and to leave two-year-old self-centeredness behind is not being “shackled”; it’s called adulting.
The purpose of the UN (edited):
The UN was formed by 51 countries in order to encourage resolution of international conflicts without war and to form policies on international issues.
The UN Charter sets out four main purposes:
Maintaining worldwide peace and security
Developing relations among nations
Fostering cooperation between nations in order to solve economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian international problems
Providing a forum for bringing countries together to meet the UN’s purposes and goals
As Hillary Clinton worries about the impact of Brexit on American workers, Donald Trump was gleeful about the impact of Brexit on his golf course and Sarah Palin used it to once again pretend she was a slave in shackles because her country has agreed to work in a spirit of cooperation with other countries. Palin sees this as being told what to do. Taking orders.
Brexit is much bigger than the world, y’all; Brexit is all about the feelings of persecution that are relentlessly hounding Sarah Palin and Donald Trump.
The choice to leave the EU was based largely on the fear of immigrants, much like Donald Trump’s campaign, which is reminiscent of Palin’s racist 2008 run. So like the true artist of victimization that Sarah Palin is, Palin once again tried to pass the racist off of as victim and slave. Palin raised the racist stakes even higher than they already were.
It’s come to this, thanks to the Republican Party’s refusal to own up to their mistakes and move on. As Republicans wallow in the shallow waters of Palin Trump, Americans wonder what next.
What fresh hell is next.
Ms. Jones is the co-founder/ editor-in-chief of PoliticusUSA and a member of the White House press pool.
Sarah hosts Politicus News and co-hosts Politicus Radio. Her analysis has been featured on several national radio, television news programs and talk shows, and print outlets including Stateside with David Shuster, as well as The Washington Post, The Atlantic Wire, CNN, MSNBC, The Week, The Hollywood Reporter, and more.
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