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Sarah Palin, Socialist Super Star 


Alan Archibald


(This article was thoroughly fact-checked when published by “Alaska Dispatch” in October, 2008)


Sarah Palin is the most socialist politician in the United States.  


By describing Alaska’s Governor in this way, I do not use the word "socialist" in any "qualified" or "diminished" sense.


Rather, I describe Governor Palin's oil tax re-distribution policy as "socialist" in the most fundamental sense of the word: i.e., "taking money from the rich and redistributing it, equally, among everyone who is not rich."


Governor Palin is the nation's most zealous "socialist" official, whether evaluated by "philosophical commitment" or taking into account "socialist policy-making."  


During Gov. Palin’s first years in office, she fought hard to impose large taxes on private corporations and has been very successful increasing taxes on oil companies in order to secure an unprecedentedly large "cut" of corporate wealth for subsequent re-distribution to The People of Alaska


This “expropriated” wealth has been spread around with extraordinary largesse, enriching every Alaskan who breathes, and bestowing unusually large sums of money on those Alaskans who have lots of children. 


The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (1976) -- coupled with Gov. Palin's recent imposition of an oil windfall tax – has resulted in “The First Dude’s” family receiving a 2008 oil tax payment of $19,614.00.


Extrapolating from Alaska’s “spread-the-wealth protocols” we find that Gov. Palin's sister - with nine children - recently received an annual oil tax re-distribution check for $32,690.00.  (One wonders if all this “free money” encourages Alaskan teens to have children at the earliest opportunity - even "out of wedlock.") 


Against this “Alaskan backdrop,” the nation - as a whole - is at a turning point; perhaps a point of no return. 


Given these circumstances, it is urgent that citizens know the factual truth about Gov. Palin's vigorous expansion -- and boastful enforcement -- of socialist policy.  


Instead of clarity, however, we witness a McCain/Palin ticket as deceptive in its economic practice as the Bush administration was deceptive in its calamitous "rush to war."  



Truth be told, Gov. Palin’s pitbull adherence to socialist policy is only half the story. 

Alaska also leads the nation in per capita "earmarks," having secured twice as much "pork" as runner-up Hawaii, which, in turn, is only rivaled by the Republican states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Mississippi and West Virginia. 




The amount of per capita pork shunted from Washington to Alaska by Gov. Palin is 22 times as much as the per capita pork brought home by Senator Obama’s home state of Illinois. In raw numbers, each Alaskan resident drained The National Treasury of $555.54 this year whereas each Illinois resident tapped The Treasury for a mere $25.47 of “bacon.” 


If we add Alaska's per capita “pork" (expropriated from “the lower 48 states”) to Gov. Palin's re-distribution of private oil wealth, the "total take" by Governor Palin's own family is $23,502.78.  


If we add Alaska's per capita "pork" to Sarah's sister's "oil money redistribution," "that" family "holds out its hand" and collects $38,245.40. 


No other government official - anywhere in the United States – “spreads the wealth around” like Sarah Palin. 


I would like to know if Gov. Palin recommends that the "lower 48" follow Alaska's socialist "lead" by levying a special "resource" tax on every oil company operating in the contiguous states. What do you say Sarah?


And do you recommend that states without oil reserves follow your socialist lead by taxing-and-redistributing the earnings of other natural resource companies currently exempt from your redistributive taxes in Alaska. 


During Ms. Palin's governorship, The Socialist State of Alaska has enforced unprecedented re-distribution of private wealth to public coffers.  By representing herself as "a free market capitalist," Palin deliberately deludes the rest of the nation while, at bedrock, she "hitches her star" to redistributive socialist policies that have propelled her meteoric rise to political stardom. 


A final note. 


If Sarah Palin is oblivious to her socialist commitment, then her self-induced ignorance of the nuts and bolts of her own political philosophy bodes ill for the nation. 


We can not put Country First and Sarah Palin second. 




Socialist John McCain describes his own Socialism at:  



Socialist Ronald Reagan described by David Gergen at:


Socialism for The Rich:


Addendum, August 4, 2010


Please correct any factual errors in "Sarah Palin, Super Star."

I labored long and hard to fact-check all information contained in the article and want it to be accurate.

Although it may seem unlikely that anyone "so sweet" and, furthermore, endowed with such a winsome smile could be guilty of deliberate deception on a massive scale, we are begrudgingly indebted to Adolf Hitler for an unusually keen observation:
"In the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously...  By means of shrewd lies, unremittingly repeated, it is possible to make people believe that heaven is hell - and hell heaven... The great masses of people will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one." Mein Kampf

It is also possible that Ms. Palin first deceives herself, in which case subsequent misrepresentations go blithely unnoticed.

"Every text without a context is a pretext," and Ms. Palin - like many Christian fundamentalists - is so busy bible banging that her obsession with the text -- to the exclusion of context -- leaves her with no choice but to participate in perpetual pretext.

Trappist monk, Fr. Thomas Merton, pointed out tha
t "The terrible thing about our time is precisely the ease with which theories can be put into practice.  The more perfect, the more idealistic the theories, the more dreadful is their realization.  We are at last beginning to rediscover what perhaps men knew better in very ancient times, in primitive times before utopias were thought of: that liberty is bound up with imperfection, and that limitations, imperfections, errors are not only unavoidable but also salutary. The best is not the ideal.  Where what is theoretically best is imposed on everyone as the norm, then there is no longer any room even to be good.  The best, imposed as a norm, becomes evil.” Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander, 1968

Ms. Palin is a dangerous person. Her authoritarian idealism emits a narrow beam of too-bright light surrounded by vast tracts of unilluminated  night.

Pax on both houses

Alan Archibald

PS If you find no substantial factual error in this account - and are reluctant to share it with friends - please ask yourself "Why have I decided to let falsehood stand unchecked?"