In my recent piece, I discussed the desperation of the conservative party as a reason why politically inept fear mongerers like Glenn Beck make so much money and garner so much attention. I recently found a video on Reddit that continued my train of thought as to how the political climate in this country is slowly dying, not just for the conservative party either. Watch this video first then continue, would you kindly? YouTube - SARAH PALIN BOOK SIGNING - Interviews with Supporters What the video shows is that Americans are poorly informed. Well, at least a crowd of eager conservatives hoping to get a peek at Sarah Palin and absorb some of her "awesomeness". Now, I only have this video to show but liberals are also an example here. The amount of stuff you heard from the Obama crowd has now dwindled because of his poor performance in his first year in office. Yet, we all know what was said and we know what people were expecting of him. Partisan jabs aside (I hate both sides, if I haven't made that clear) this video got me thinking further on the issue of the death of conservatism in this country. What this video shows once again, is desperation. The conversative party has failed gloriously these past few years. They've done such a bad job that the democrats and other left wingers have almost completely taken over DC. Bottom line is a lot of people have just gotten sick of Republican America. We are a progressive society and a lot of conservatives do not enjoy dealing with change. It's a common stereotype, but that doesn't make it false. People fail to remember that a stereotype is almost always true, it's just not considered a "good idea" because it is a generalization by nature. Stereotypes would not exist if they didn't have at least a sliver of truth to them. Sarah Palin is a dream candidate for the members of the dying conservative party. A wet dream to many of them because she represents the country fifty years ago. Her policies are outdated and ill-informed, she speaks in a non-elitist tone (elitism, being the new smear campaign slogan for the hard right against the left), she's a woman, and she's been pictured firing a rifle. However, none of those things make conservatives more happy than the fact that the left wingers HATE her. This is a desperate party, one waiting for its white horse to save them from the brink of death and thanks to the saturation of Palin hate from the media, we very well may elect someone based not on their experience, merits, or beliefs, but just for the sake of winning one "for our team." The problem is that the negativity towards her breeds unquestionable loyalty from those on "her side" and thus, people who would vote for no reason other than to stick it to the other guys. Deep down, I'm betting a lot of right wingers know she is not a good candidate. A lot of them did not want McCain, he was too centrist for many (especially while he was being opposed by Mr. Jihad himself, the socialist baby-eater Barack Obama) and when the media and left wing began burying Palin for being a failure rather than McCain, the right wing had found its new icon. The poor woman was thrust into a world she was definitely not ready for. She was a perfect representation of how they must have felt, broken down, battered, and in their last moments. They feel attacked from all sides, like they have very little friends and like uttering anything about what they believe will lead to trouble. Palin is, to coin a description, "blatantly conservative" meaning she is not afraid of being extremely obvious in her opinions which I admittedly respect. She doesn't do a lot of dancing and she's straight to the point, even if it sounds like rambling or if it sounds unrehearsed. To sum this all up, I feel British because I'm developing this arrogant "I hate Americans" attitude. The more and more I see videos like this showing oblivious sheeple attempting to change history in their misinformed favor, the more I'm tempted to claim my spot on top of a water tower. The new trend in America is to vote for the "hip" candidate, or the guy/gal they simply like the most. We've become so simplistic in our day to day lives that the government has now begun capitalizing on our ignorant stupidity. They see that we are less informed and are able to get away with much more. Bush did it, Obama is doing it and its because Americans simply aren't involved anymore. Modern politicians bribe us with books, movies, anecdotes and empty promises (although that's an old one right there) and we eat them right up. Politics have been boiled down so much that we've reached a point where we now simply argue for "our side". Except we don't know what our side is doing, what they believe, or what their plans our. Take the pain of the conservative party as a lesson and the desperate maneuvers they're taking and the people they're trusting their futures with. Let's learn from failure and be back to the same kind of country we were at points in time. So for now, I guess I'll just deal with my "British" emotions and continue to hate America for its ineptitude. Or is that French?