Skip to comments.Tribal Fertility Totem Elicits Strong Emotions
Posted on 09/02/2008 5:58:40 AM PDT by reaganaut1
And heres the fundamental reason underlying all the rage on one side and amusement on the other over Sarah Palin: its all about female fertility.
Human beings have extremely strong emotions on the topic of fertility. Its an obsession look at the celebrity gossip columns these days.
Now, the Breeding Wars have moved into the political arena. Barack Obama launched his Presidential run at the 2004 Democratic convention by devoting the first 380 words of his speech to describing in great detail the two stocks from which he was crossbred. His message is that by uniting in his DNA the two races, he will end the racial conflict that has long plagued this land. (Noah should take a look at Henry VIIs speech ending Shakespeare's Richard III for the classic expression of the logic of dynastic merger, in this case between the Lancasters and the Yorks.) Obama left out the part about his mom being 17 when she got pregnant and his father already being married with a kid and another on the way.
Palin has horned in on all that subliminal symbolism with her own. Shes had five kids while shooting caribou (a picture of her and a daughter standing over a huge beast she shot is the LA Times most emailed article of the day even though it's not an article, just a picture) and throwing the crooks out, and now she has a 17-year-old daughter who is pregnant and will marry a handsome hockey player.
The Blue Whites are alarmed and outraged to be reminded that the Red Whites can afford to outbreed them and are outbreeding them. Modern people tell themselves they don't care about stuff like that, but they do, oh, they do.
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Speaking of tribal fertility:
Move to Hawaii and first marriage
In 1959 Dunham’s parents moved to Hawaii to pursue further business opportunities in the new state. She soon enrolled at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where she studied anthropology. There she met Barack Obama, Sr., a graduate student from Kenya and the school’s first African student, in a Russian class. When they became engaged, both sets of parents opposed the marriage, with Barack, Sr.’s father in particular objecting. Nevertheless, the couple married on February 2, 1961 in Maui, Hawaii.
On August 4, 1961, at age 18, she gave birth to her first child whom she named Barack Hussein Obama II
Apparently Obambi’s mother and Palin’s daughter have something in common: they both married (or will marry) while already pregnant.
The McCain/Palin ticket have eleven natural children and one adoptive child combined.
The McCain/Palin ticket's children feature four children in combat arms of the US military and the Obama/Biden ticket features none. Biden's son is a reservist lawyer, however.
What would have happened if Ann Dunham hold a same view as Obama: a child of a teenage mother would be a burden?
Too bad that Ann Dunham was “punished with a baby” - and that the rest of America is being punished too.
Biden has another son that inherits his talent:
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