Virtual Stalkers December 2, 2010Posted by lizp4 in Uncategorized.
Remember a couple of weeks ago, when the article about the current resident’s “Freudian slips” came out, and all the discussion about it was so surprised?
A Freudian slip, roughly defined, is a spoken expression of something much deeper than the speaker realizes, which is often at odds with his public face. That being the case, I was just wondering how much of the “PDS” (Palin Derangement Syndrome”) in the leftist media might be full of such unintentional mis-speaking. (Note: None of what you see in the linked article can be considered a “Freudian slip,” but I quoted it to help illustrate my point.)
It occurred to me how often the excitement about Sarah Palin is generated in the mainstream press itself and those who use it as an authority. There are numerous venues in news and entertainment that seem to obsess on Palin, her family, and everything that can be speculated about them. Interestingly, the establishment news and entertainment worlds apparently feel more threat from Gov. Palin” than any Yemeni terrorist with a bomb strapped to his belly. This seems to me to be more “Freudian” than anything she could say in a slip of the tongue.
The dithers and the vapors of the leftist press over Sarah’s latest fashion statement, public gaffe, or dropped -ing’s say that it is THEY themselves who are obsessed with Palin. It is their own news that is generating the public interest in Palin and her life. Wondering why this might be so is what brought me to the references to Freudian slips. Somehow, the psyches of these frantic “haters” just can’t NOT be looking for news, pictures, or announcements that portray Sarah Palin. They are obsessed with her, to the point that they have become virtual stalkers of her and of all things Palin.
It’s been obvious from her first entrance into public life that there are people on both sides of the aisle in Washington who want her to shut up, and “go over there and sit down,” but I don’t think they bargained for what they got as a result of their enhanced media scrutiny. There’s an old saying: “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.” Sarah has taken their cheap shots, lies, innuendo, and entrapment and, better than lemonade, has turned it into solid gold and a lot of free press. Her book sold a million copies virtually before it hit the shelves, and went into a second printing the minute it hit. As a result, she and Todd were able to turn the family commercial fishing business over to their oldest, Track, pay off the legal debt the leftists forced on her when she was in office, and to get on with their lives.
It’s enough to make jaded politicos and arrogant, insular leftist journalists crazy with jealousy, revenge, and vengeful partisan hackery. How dare she and her beautiful family actually have normal lives, in spite of all the negative attention the leftist press and commentators persist in pouring out?
And, here’s where Freud comes in: Supposing, just supposing, that down deep inside the hearts of many of these hacks, stalkers, and complainers, where they can’t really admit it could be, the “something” causing all this obsessive attention, there could be a tiny spark of admiration for her ability, something small and hidden under all that noise, that whispers, “Run, Sarah, Run!”