I has fringe and glasses! I can has Paglia’s love too?

Second highest office in the land and all I need to do is rock that fringe? O RLY?
Second highest office in the land and all I need to do is rock that fringe? O RLY?

The funniest thing about Camille Paglia singing “My Creepy Valentine” to Sarah Palin again, is Camille’s insistence that it was the evil Democrats who hunted poor Palin like a wolf from a helicopter (individual hunters are more respectful of the environment than the food industry, and they aid in conservation efforts when species overpopulation is a problem – but wolves from helicopters? The hell?).

Didn’t Paglia get the memo? The people out for Palin’s blood, the ones publishing weird stories about her, even suggesting that she all but came on to several campaign staff-members – are bitter Republicans.

Democrats don’t pretend to like Palin (and guess what? They don’t have to), but it was the Republicans who wanted a sweet, submissive little VP, then started snarling when things didn’t go as planned.

Of course, Paglia doesn’t have the balls to say it. It’s better to examine the sweater that Bill Ayers’ wife wore, like, 30 years ago (I shit you not).

My favourite of Paglia’s lines about Palin must be the following gem:

There is a powerful clarity of consciousness in her eyes.

Oh, you mean, like, she’s AWAKE? That’s cool, I guess. You never know when the GOP may slip a coma patient past us during an election cycle. Better take what you can get, I suppose.

I also found it interesting that for all of the hand-wringing on Palin, Paglia kept her mouth firmly shut on the slurs against Obama, on the fact that “Arab” was used as an insult against him, on Colin Powell’s stance concerning the sleazy tactics, or on the fact that Palin never gave a press conference – greatly contributing to the media’s animosity towards her, and rightly so. Doesn’t mean you have to give the Obama presidency a blank check, but addressing some of the virulent hatred that Palin’s own supporters have spewed at him would have been honest, at the very least.

I hate to even admit this, because you will laugh at me… But I expected something from her on that account. I don’t for one second believe that it was space constraints that allowed her to stay stilent. She’s blathered on for twice as long before.

But then again, Paglia’s always been about as honest as a rich kid in distressed jeans and a Che Guevara shirt. Or, as one reader pointed out:

This lovefest that Ms. Paglia has with Palin smacks of the “sincerity” of rich, white-collar kids who like to wear trucker’s caps

Damn straight.

We’ve already written Ralph Nader off as irrelevant. Can we go ahead and do the same with “the only appreciator of the masculine life-force”?

I don’t need a rape-apologist and slut-shamer and virulent self-promoter and dismissive caricaturist of “the Third World” (where even “traditional” societies need safe and legal access to abortion. It’s called a freaking public health concern) and vicious über-troll lecturing me on the “future of feminism.”

Could it be that the only real purpose of Paglia’s career nowadays is to get people like me going?

Guess so.

7 thoughts on “I has fringe and glasses! I can has Paglia’s love too?

  1. Natalia
    I say this with love, to save your sanity; take a Paglia break. Sure, I read people who can infuriate me at times, but someone who exists only to snidely throw out contrarian non-sequiturs like a middle aged teenage punk rocker? That way madness lies. I mean, we’re talking a professed lesbian talking about how a rabid homophobe is the best thing since sliced clitoris. It’ll only break your mind trying to make sense of it, like something out of Lovecraft in designer shoes.

    On a separate note, whatever one thinks of him now, Ralph Nader is and always will be a hero in my eyes for his campaign against the automakers back when. A lot of people, me included, might be dead today if the car crashes we were in hadn’t been mitigated by better safety apparati that are largely a result of Nader going after those assholes.

  2. I mean, we’re talking a professed lesbian talking about how a rabid homophobe is the best thing since sliced clitoris.

    I laughed SO HARD at this, you can’t even imagine.

    And, Camille Paglia sucks, the sky is blue, George W. Bush says “nucular,” Elton John is gay.

  3. Of course I remember, Nakia. I don’t have much time to visit Monotheizm these days, since work has really been picking up. 😦

    we’re talking a professed lesbian talking about how a rabid homophobe is the best thing since sliced clitoris.

    Win.

  4. “sliced clitoris”

    DO NOT WANT THAT.

    “There is a powerful clarity of consciousness in her eyes”

    I KNEW IT!!!! PAGLIA IS SATSUMA

    er no probably not.

    but, CLEAR EYED CRYPTO-REPUBLICAN MISOGYNIST LESBIAN GAZE FTW!

  5. republicans, democrats, tea-ones, …, … – all they’re only (a little!) different characters in the same dirty game – and always with the same stage-director in the background – theater for the folks …

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