Aesop tells us that once upon a time a wolf dressed in sheep's clothing to gain better access to a meal. The wolf stayed among the sheep all day and was then locked in the barn with the sheep for the night by the unsuspecting shepherd.
If you haven't figured it out by now, Sarah Palin is the wolf. She uses the trickery of her all-American good looks and bright cover girl smile to fool the public into thinking she is a nice, sweet, smart woman with no skeletons in the closet.
This is patently false. To put it bluntly, she supports witch hunts. Yes, actual, factual witch hunts wherein pets are murdered and people are run out of their homes, smeared in the public eye and blamed, in true backwards thinking fashion, for the flaws and tragedies inherent within every society.
If you haven't heard of him yet then hears this now: Thomas Muthee. He is a charismatic, powerful preacher from Kenya. From The Huffington Post:
Muthee gained fame within Pentecostal circles by claiming that he defeated a local witch, Mama Jane, in a great spiritual battle, thus liberating his town from sin and opening its people to the spirit of Jesus.
Muthee's mounting stardom took him to Wasilla Assembly of God in May, 2005, where he prayed over Palin and called upon Jesus to propel her into the governor's mansion -- and beyond. Muthee also implored Jesus to protect Palin from "the spirit of witchcraft." The video archive of that startling sermon was scrubbed from Wasilla Assembly of God's website, but now it has reappeared.
I highly suggest you visit the above article and view the video; it is eye-opening and disturbing to say the least. Muthee is a witch hunter and proud of it. He publicizes it, he's coasting to fame on it. Which means he'll probably do it again and encourage others to do the same. This man is scary. And Palin adores him.
Muthee and his wife returned home to Kenya from Scotland, where he had finished his graduate studies, in 1988. They soon felt that they were "called by God to Kiambu" and after six months of prayer, research, and "spiritual mapping," they came to believe that a witch known as "Mama Jane" was the cause of crime and spiritual oppression in the area. Muthee alleged that "top government and business leaders [were] afraid to do anything without her approval," that at least one person per month would die in a car accident in front of her "divination house" (otherwise known as Emmanuel Clinic), and that she harassed his congregation. According to Muthee, soon after his followers began to pray that God would either save or oust Mama Jane three young people died in another apparent accident in front of Mama Jane's clinic. The angry townsfolk wanted to stone her in retaliation, and when the police entered Mama Jane's home to intervene, they were apparently startled by what they believed to be a demon and shot her pet python to death. Mama Jane was then questioned by police, after which she left town. Since then, Muthee has frequently referred to his witch-hunt as an example of successful spiritual warfare.
The event was depicted in two videos by George Otis, Jr., in which Muthee claimed that the crime rate in Kiambu dropped drastically after Mama Jane left. However, Workgroup "Back to the Bible," headed by Pastor Rien van de Kraats of Kamperland, Netherlands, found no police reports or any other sources that backed up this claim.
If you don't believe this visit the Wikipedia page and view the sources for all this information. This woman was forced out of her home, her pet snake was shot to death, her rights were trampled upon and all because she practiced divination. THIS IS REAL. This really happened. And it's obvious that Palin is perfectly okay with this. I don't think it's much of a stretch to think she would support more witch hunts abroad or here in the States.
Don't just sit there and shake your head in disgust. REGISTER TO VOTE. You still have time. The deadlines differ by state so if you aren't sure, visit Rock the Vote. Tuesday, November 4 is Election Day; remember it folks. Decide your future: VOTE.
And maybe, just maybe, if enough freethinkers get out and vote this tale of a Wolf in Sheep's Clothing will end somewhat similarly to Aesop's Fable. When the shepherd went to the barn to pick a sheep to butcher he grabbed the wolf in disguise.