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Sarah Palin: ‘Don’t Know Much About History’

June 25, 2016

Sometimes the words to a song are the best to sum up the weird ones.

Sarah Palin wrote yesterday on Facebook that Britain’s vote to exit the European Union reminds her of the Declaration of Independence.

Really?

What Palin’s post failed to address is the rampant xenophobic and anti-immigrant spirit that underlies the vote to “dissolve the political bands that have connected them with another.”

Britain’s vote wasn’t an expansion of rights or a declaration of freedom from a tyrannical ruler who forced people to pay taxes without granting them the right to vote. It was a fearful and cowardly expression of the rising tide of nationalism that perfectly characterizes the ultra-right-wing movement currently permeating Western democracies.

But many of those words in this post are too large for the Wasilla Hillbilly to understand let alone the larger points of history that most 8th graders–if correctly taught–would grasp.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 25, 2016 12:39 PM

    You are probably correct, Pk.

    After the dreadful education cuts from the Walker Administration to our K-12 classes there is every reason to think you are correct.

  2. June 25, 2016 12:26 PM

    Well is those 8th graders were taught in Wisconsin public schools you better lower your expectations of their comprehension skills and understanding of history.

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