Happy Saturday morning! I’m hoping to get a few things done around here, so don’t be surprised to see several posts, new and/or rearranged pages, and who knows what. Let’s face it: I’ve fallen in love with blogging. It is the hobby I searched for desperately for so many years.
My Dad always threw himself into his favorite hobbies, hunting and fishing and generally spending time outdoors. Even as a child, I wanted to have something special in my life that served the same purpose. No, I was never going to be a huntress, unlike Katniss Everdeen or my little sister. Still, there had to be something out there for me to pursue, something worthwhile. For a while it appeared as though writing and reading were it, but it always seemed as though something were missing. Blogging really brought it all together now that I’m finally taking the time to meet other bloggers and create a sense of community. For the last several years I’ve read various bloggers on several subjects, but I never really commented or became a part of the conversation. I’m just glad I finally found something worth pursuing.
Last night I’d planned on a few rants I’d hoped to post. I was not in a good mood or frame of mind. I must’ve been extremely tired as I fell asleep before 9 PM. The sentiment is still there, and I still feel the need to call attention to various and sundry hypocrisies present in what passes for “culture” and politics today. I am extremely angry about it all, as both a conservative and as a woman, and especially as a woman with Turner Syndrome, more on that later.
My biggest question is this: Why is it not socially acceptable in our society for women to be anything other than liberal progressives? That may or may not be true, but it is the impression I get. Sarah Palin and Michelle Malkin are living examples of what society does to women who do not follow the liberal/progressive narrative.
I use Sarah Palin and Michelle Malkin as examples simply because of the two very different outcomes they experienced due to attacks from the mainstream media. Sarah Palin never had a chance. Period. My impression is that she was always too much her own woman to play along to get along. This is precisely why I will never get involved with politics. If I have an opinion, I will state it, as you all well know if you follow my blog for any length of time. I do not care one bit about political expediency and never will. As I said earlier, Sarah Palin never had a chance to even be treated fairly, much less fully articulate her positions on anything.
Michelle Malkin, on the other hand, never seemed to be as much of a high profile target as Sarah Palin, Laura Ingraham , or Ann Coulter. That isn’t saying much. If you read her blog at all, which can be found here, she discusses hate mail she receives and just how much flak she gets for daring to be a conservative woman who also happens to be Asian-American. She’s done much to expose the political elite and hypocrisy at all levels. I deeply respect that.
I suppose that is enough of a political rant for the moment. What I don’t understand is this: Why is it socially and culturally acceptable to call conservative women denigrating names, and worse, but when a conservative icon does the same, people are finally morally outraged? I don’t understand why more people don’t see the deep hypocrisy in this. Since when isn’t American society big enough for at least two political perspectives? I, for one, will not be shut up. I wish someone could give me more than just a superficial answer to my questions.
Again, happy Saturday! I promise not everything I post today will be politically charged. Promise.
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