Last week, Metro’s Fly reported that Sarah Palin might be coming to San Jose to speak before the Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce. One San Jose Inside blogger promised to bring a “box of tomatoes” if she does. If Sarah Palin really does come to San Jose, should we bar our doors and hide the children?
The way people react to Sarah Palin amazes me. For many, she’s a lightning rod for something that approaches hate. What’s the big deal? After all, she’s a minor-league politician who got called up to the big leagues for a short time, lost an election, and then quit. What is it about her that pushes people’s buttons?
One of the most scathing (and hysterical) critiques of Sarah Palin came from, of all people, Deepak Chopra…you know, the “love guru.” In his blog, published by SFgate.com last month, Mr. Chopra wrote, “Last fall it seemed as if Sarah Palin would light a fuse and cause a social explosion. Behind her beauty-pageant smile lurked the shadow, the dark side of human nature. Her tactics of appealing to worst impulses of the electorate had a long history in the Republican Party. Indeed, Palin inherited the selfish, mean-spirited values of another politician with a gleaming smile, Ronald Reagan.”
Chopra continued….“But nobody is being fooled. A recent Gallup poll showed that 67 percent of responders don’t want Palin to run for President. Fear of Plain is ill-advised…fear is what the shadow wants. Without it, the shadow has no power…as long as we know that Palin is fooling nobody all of the time, the darker side can be tolerated. The shadow is always with us. Today it’s on a book tour.”
After reading Chopra’s words, one could allow for the real possibility that Sarah Palin is, in fact, the Antichrist. And why not, the Bible never mentioned gender!
Careful everyone, “the shadow” may be coming to San Jose!