She has now been anointed with a jeweled crown along with the knighted title of Queen of Narcissism. She won’t back down or accept her contribution to Arizona’s politically based shooting spree.
One cannot deny that the shooting spree was political, since the shooter had it planned to assassinate this Democrat because of his political viewpoints, that contradicted her own, and which paralleled those of Rightwingers, such as his hatred for big government, and how the nation went astray when going off the gold standard.
How ironic that is since it was President Richard Nixon who took the country off the gold standard and submersed us into a fiat currency printed through the Federal Reserve as a way to pay for the Vietnam War. Don’t raise taxes to pay for wars, buddy boy! Just print money and issue bonds to sell to foreigners. Pay for wars through debt, say all presidents that followed Nixon.
The Palin-drone went on the attack when interviewed by Sean Hannity, a footman for the Queen. She tried to weasel away from criticism of her Bulls-Eye map and sloganisms by saying that her “aim” was at the ballot box. I don’t believe Jared Loughner had the ballot box in mind.
This is from the Los Angeles Times 1-10-11, By Sam Quinones and Scott Kraft:
“Loughner had purchased a 9-millimeter Glock semiautomatic pistol at a Sportsman's Warehouse in Tucson five weeks ago, and investigators who searched his home over the weekend said they found, hidden in a safe, two key pieces of evidence — a letter from Giffords thanking Loughner for attending one of her Congress on Your Corner events in August 2007 and an envelope that bore the handwritten phrases "I planned ahead" and "My assassination," the name "Giffords" and what appeared to be Loughner's signature.”
I believe the message was perfectly clear—to kill Giffords!
The Palindrome spoke about her innocence in this shooting spree/assassination plot and then turned it on Democrats by essentially saying they have no morals.
Here is Palin’s answer to Hannity’s question of when did she realize she was being connected to the tragedy. It is also interesting that Hannity calls Palin, Governor Palin, when she never completed her term as governor. Actually, she is a Governor Dropout.
Palin: “Well, right away, unfortunately, and not just me. And this isn't about me. And my response, four days after this horrendous event, and in my response I talked about defending those who were innocent, had nothing to do with the shooting. And my defense wasn't self defense, it was defending those who were falsely accused.”
Here she tries to disconnect herself from her symbolic connection.
Here is more. Here she shows how she and her Reichwing comrades are also victims of the shooting. She includes her Tea Party folks, Hannity, Limbaugh and the other members of her stochastic terror-like media cabal.
“…and soon, the entire state of Arizona was being falsely accused of somehow being accessories to this horrendous, horrendous crime.”
Here she shifts her self-delusional-I-am-an-innocent-too view to her ‘where in the world did the media come up with this shooting as a politically based shooting.
“That is why I was puzzled, at first, as to why, before facts were even gathered -- why it would be that the mainstream media would start accusing and using such a tragedy for what appeared to be, right off the bat, some political gain.”
She has gone from sympathizing and empathizing with the victims of the tragedy by making New Testament references, and such, to her spinning the interview toward an attack and shift away from her toward the Left. Hannity gave her a segue into it by introducing Robert F. Kennedy’s remarks calling her a merchant of hate because of use of crosshairs on her “target list”.
“And, again, that's [crosshair bull’s eye target used on her map” not original. In fact, Democrats have been using it for years. In fact, Bob Beckel, I believe that he had bragged on your show, Sean, that he is the one who invented these crosshairs or these targets. So, you know, that came up right away, that, oh, it must be a cause of this horrendous evil act of this shooter, that perhaps he saw that map and that incited him towards violence, which, of course, is ridiculous. Again, it's not an original use of an icon or a graphic.”
Here is another deflection or culpability because maybe in the past someone else might have used that icon or graphic, yet, she dismisses it even though an Arizona Democrat was targeted on her map and was then chosen by Jared to kill. No coincidence here is her assessment and conclusion.
Here she minimizes the affect it had on people viewing her bull’s eye target on her PAC site, which was removed by her site manager. “And, I don't think that that was inappropriate. If it was going to cause much heartburn and even more controversy, I didn't have a problem with it being taken down.”
Causes much heartburn? I believe the relationship between the targeting of Ms. Giffords on The Palin-drone PAC map and the killings is a bit worse than heartburn!!!!
Here comes the COGNITIVE DISONANCE out of the shallow, narcissistic brain of this Wasilla defect.
“But screenshots, of course, have been taken of that. And I don't know if the Democrats have taken down theirs in these ensuing days, but, again, knowing that that had absolutely nothing to do with an apolitical or perhaps even left-leaning criminal who killed these innocents and injured so many, I didn't have a problem with it being taken down if, in fact, it actually has been taken down.”
Again, she takes facts that are too painful to hear and creates misinformation by linking the words: Left-leaning criminal who killed innocents and injured so many, and apolitical, when in fact, Jared had Rightwing political views that drove him to kill at the Safeway. (Safeway? Maybe, it was an unsafeway.)
Here they elaborate on the Democratic Leadership Council’s Bob Beckel usage of targets to attack Republicans. See this about the difference between crosshairs and DLC usage.
Hannity says: “Governor, you mentioned earlier the DLC has used this. Bob Beckel did say this; Pat Caddell, a Democrat, over the years has said this -- this is a DLC map we are looking at in the screen here, a bull's-eye map targeting districts, and it says it right there, targeting strategy. All these war analogies. Clinton's had a war room. It's very common in politics. Why do you think you were singled out and the left singled you out in this, Governor?”
Here we see Cognitive Dissonance being used by Hannity to make fiction into fact. What was used at the DLC looked like a crossbow paper target to identify a specific state that was Republican and needed to be worked on. There were absolutely no politicians labeled or listed on this map, but that did not matter to the “fiction-to-fact-fabricators”.
Here Palin’s paranoia comes through that it is about her message and that the country is on the wrong track, and how she must prevail no matter what!!! Here she wants us to believe that her message is filled with time-tested truths; and, that while being the messenger, her message is attempting to be destroyed.
“I know that it isn't about me personally, but it is about the message that I am not hesitant at all to spread across this country. And that is that our country is on the wrong track. We've got to get put back on the right track, and we have to elect those officials who can adopt and enact policy to allow us to be prosperous and healthy and safe again. And I know that a lot of those on the left hate my message, and they will do all they can to stop me because they don't like the message. But, again, we know that it's not just me. It's all who seem to embrace the time-tested truths that helped build our country. They do not like to hear that message. And, as many of them have promised to do, they'll do what they can to destroy the message and the messenger.”
Here she name drops Martin Luther King, and moves the discussion on to herself. Here she believes there are forces trying to shut her up. Here is her self-delusion that she is just “lil ole me”, when in fact, she is a media Hindenburg. If anything, she will explode by her doing.
“So, in a situation like we have just faced in these last eight days of being falsely accused of being accessory to murder, I and others need to make sure that we, too, are shedding truth -- shedding light on truth so that a lie cannot continue to live. Because if a lie does live, then, of course, your career is over, your reputation is thrashed and you will be ineffective in what it is that you are trying to do. So, I will continue to speak out. They're not going to shut me up. They're not going to shut you up or Rush or Mark Levin or Tea Party patriots or those who, as I say, respectfully and patriotically petition their government for change. They can't make us sit down and shut up. And if they ever were to succeed in doing that, then our republic will be destroyed. Not necessarily me being sat down and shut up, but having the voice of respectful dissent being shut up. That would destroy our republic.”
Here she blows again:
“We know violence isn't the answer. When we take up our arms, we're talking about our vote. We're talking about being involved in a contested primary like this and picking the right candidate, too, John McCain. We thank you for that.
But this B.S. coming from the lame stream media lately about this... about us inciting violence. Don't let -- don't let the conversation be diverted. Don't let a distraction like that get you off track. Keep fighting hard for these candidates, who are all about the common sense conservative solutions that we need.”
Here again, The Palin-drone flies over the scene claiming her own victimization.
Hannity: “Do you receive, Governor, a lot of death threats?
“I receive a lot of death threats. My children do. That's the worst part of it, as you can imagine.”
“Well, I have repeated over and over my condemnation of violence and specifically trying to explain that when we talk about being up in arms, we're talking about getting to the voting booth in -- in a democracy within our republic. We want to make sure that we're exercising our right to vote. That is our arms. But that was frustrating. I think the most frustrating part of this has been the accusation that I and others, upon responding to false accusations of being involved in murder, that we have interjected ourselves into the story.”
Now comes here attack of the Left:
“I think they're -- the hypocrisy there is so glaring and the double standards. I mean it reminds me that those on the left if it weren't for their double standards, they'd have no standards. So it -- it's almost, really, a waste of time to even address their hypocrisy.”
Hannity asks her about the term “blood libel”, and this is her answer, while never fully explaining why she used such a provocative and explosive term after such a tragedy. Then, she begins to shift away from herself toward the blaming of Congress for not getting to work on the issues that plague this nation, which she believes are more important than her having to explain herself.
“I don't know how the heck they would know if whether I did or didn't know the term "blood libel," nobody has ever asked me. And "blood libel" obviously means being falsely accused of having blood on your hands. And in this case that's exactly what was going on. And yes, the historical knowledge that people have of the term "blood libel," it goes back to the Jews who were falsely accused back in medieval European times of using the blood of children. And you know, the criticism of even the timing of this statement is being used as another diversion, because I believe that there are many on the left, many critics, who don't want, for instance, Congress, to buckle down, get back to work.
“There's this trifecta thing going on in our country right now that's going to bring America to her knees if Congress doesn't start addressing the issues at hand. That being our growing debt, a looming energy crisis if we don't start domestically developing our resources, and some of the national security policies that have been adopted and enacted, like the signing and the ratification of the START treaty that Russia's Duma won't even ratify because there are misinterpretations of what the preamble means. So, we have these things going on right now that have got to be addressed, and Congress has got to get back to work. And it's just much easier, I believe, for critics of common-sense conservative agenda to try to divert and distract from the issues at hand, those tasks that must be addressed today.”
That is the meat of the interview. But there is more to this analysis. It has to do with the psychology behind the Palin mind.
In a piece by Stephen Dufrechou called “Are We Too Dumb for Democracy? The Logic Behind Self-Delusion, 12-19-10, Alternet.org, he says “when faced with facts that do not fit seamlessly into our individual belief systems, our minds automatically reject (or backfire) the presented facts.”
Here is a paragraph that describes Palin when plural words in the Dufrechou piece are removed and Palin descriptor words are interjected with [ ].
“In light of these findings, researchers concluded that a defense mechanism, which they labeled “backfire”, was preventing individuals from producing pure rational thought. The result is a self-delusion that appears so regularly in normal thinking that we fail to detect it in ourselves, and often in others: When faced with faced with facts that do not fit seamlessly into [her] individual belief systems, [her mind] automatically reject[s] (or backfire[s]) the presented facts. The result of backfire is that [she] become[s] even more entrenched in [her] beliefs, even if those beliefs are totally or partially false.”
The author concludes the following, “[F]acts often do not determine our beliefs, but rather our beliefs (usually non-rational beliefs) determine the facts that we accept. “
Maybe Palin bases her opinions on her own beliefs, which may have an uneasy relationship with real facts. (Adapted from a reference in the piece from a Boston Globe article.)
In describing “Cognitive Dissonance”, “when our lynch pins are disturbed, our psychologies are shaken. Psychoanalysts explain that, when this cognitive dissonance does occur, [when there are challenges to facts that conflict with our ideology, the tendency is for that individual to experience feelings of anxiety, dread, and frustration. When these psychologies that hold our ideologies together come apart that is what is called Cognitive Dissonance] the result is to ‘externalize’ the sudden negative feelings outward, in the form of anger, or resentment, and then to ‘project’ this anger onto the person that initially presents the set of backfired facts to begin with. This non-rational eruption of anger or resentment is what psychoanalysts call “de-sublimation”. And it is at the point of de-sublimation, when the disavowal/backfire mechanism is triggered as a defense against the cognitive dissonance.”
“The final step occurs when the person, who offered the toxic facts, is then non-rationally demonized.”
This is how Sarah Palin functions. This is how her dysfunctional, and delusional mind works. This is The Palin-drone in action; or, is it The Palindrome in action.
Did she go on the Hannity show in order to gain solidarity with her fellow stochastic terror-like cabal-mate? Does she, and the others, use the mass media communications network “to stir up random lone wolves to carry out violent or terroristic acts that are statistically predictable but individually unpredictable?”
So, decide for yourselves where this Grisly Mama is coming from. I have it figured out already.
Thanks for reading, jerry