Symbolic Rape

All they see of her

The hard left is a dangerous place for women, children, and other living things.  So says Robin of Berkeley whose incisive commentary in American Thinker deserves to stand all on its own:

When I was in college, I read a book that changed my life.  It was Susan Brownmiller’s tome, Against Our Will:  Men, Women, and Rape, which explained rape as an act of power, not just lust.   What I found particularly chilling was the chapter on war — how rape is used to terrorize a population and destroy the enemy’s spirit.

While edifying, the book magnified the vulnerability I already felt as a female.   Fear of rape became a constant dread, and I sought a solution that would help shield me from danger.

The answer: seek safe harbor within the Democratic Party.   I even became an activist for feminist causes, including violence against women.   Liberalism would protect me from the big bad conservatives who wished me harm.

Like most feminists, it was a no brainer to become a Democrat.  Liberal men, not conservatives, were the ones devoted to women’s issues.  They marched at my side in support of abortion rights.  They were enthusiastic about women succeeding in the workplace.

As time went on, I had many experiences that should have made me rethink my certainty.  But I remained nestled in cognitive dissonance — therapy jargon for not wanting to see what I didn’t want to see.
One clue:  the miscreants who were brutalizing me didn’t exactly look Reagan-esque.   In middle and high schools, they were minority kids enraged about forced busing.  On the streets of New York City and Berkeley, they were derelicts and hoodlums.

Another red flag:  while liberal men did indeed hold up those picket signs, they didn’t do anything else to protect me.  In fact, their social programs enabled bad behavior and bred chaos in urban America.  And when I was accosted by thugs, those leftist men were missing in action.

What else should have tipped me off? Perhaps the fact that so many men in ultra left Berkeley are sleaze bags.  Rarely a week goes by that I don’t hear stories from my young female clients about middle aged men preying on them.  With the rationale of moral relativism, these creeps feel they can do anything they please.

What finally woke me up were the utterances of bitch, witch, and monster toward Hillary Clinton and her supporters early last year.  I was shocked into reality:  the trash talk wasn’t coming from conservatives but from male and female liberals.

I finally beheld what my eyes had refused to see: that leftists are Mr. and Ms. Misogyny.  Both the males and the females don’t care a whit about women.

Women are continually sacrificed on the altar of political correctness.  If under Radical Islam women are enshrouded and stoned and beheaded, so be it.

My other epiphanies:those pony tailed guys were not marching for abortion rights because they cherished women’s reproductive freedom. It was to keep women available for free and easy sex.

And the eagerness for women to make good money?  If women work hard, leftist men don’t have to.

Then along came Sarah, and the attacks became particularly heinous.  And I realized something even more chilling about the Left.   Leftists not only sacrifice and disrespect women.

It’s far worse than that:  many are perpetuators.

The Left’s behavior towards Palin is not politics as usual. By their laser focus on her body and her sexuality, leftists are defiling her.

They are wilding her. And they do this with the full knowledge and complicity of the White House.

The Left has declared war on Palin because she threatens their existence.  Democrats need women dependent and scared so that women, like blacks, will vote for liberals.

A strong, self sufficient woman, Palin eschews their protection.   Drop her off in the Alaskan bush, and she’ll survive just fine, thank you very much.  Palin doesn’t need or want anything from liberals, not hate crimes legislation that coddles her, not abortion, which she abhors.

Palin is a woman of deep and abiding faith.  She takes no marching orders from messiah like wannabes, like Obama.

And so the Left must try to destroy her. And they are doing this in the most malicious of ways:

By symbolically raping her.

Just like a perpetuator, they dehumanize her by objectifying her body.   They undress her with their eyes.

They turn her into a piece of ass.

Liberals do this by calling her a c___t,  ogling her legs, demeaning her with names like “sexy flight attendant,” and “Trailer Park Barbie,” and exposing her flesh on the cover of Newsweek.

And from The Atlantic Magazine’s Andrew Sullivan:  “Sarah Palin’s vagina is the font of all evil in the galaxy.”

Nothing is off limits, not actress Sandra Bernhard’s wish that Palin be gang raped or the sexualizing of Palin’s daughters.

As every woman knows, leering looks, lurid words, and veiled threats are intended to evoke terror.  Sexual violence is a form of terrorism.

The American Left has a long history of defiling people to control and break them. The hard core 60‘s leftists were masters of guerilla warfare, like the Symbionese Liberation Army repeatedly raping Patty Hearst. Huey P. Newton sent a male Black Panther to the hospital, bloodied and damaged, from a punishment of sodomy.

The extreme Left still considers themselves warriors, righteous soldiers for their Marxist cause.  With Palin, they use sexual violence as part of their military arsenal.

Palin is not the only intended victim.  As the book, Against Our Will described, the brutality is also aimed at men. By forcing men to witness Palin’s violation, the Left tries to emasculate conservative men by rendering them powerless.

The wilding of any woman is reprehensible. But defiling a mother of five, with a babe in her arms, and a grandmother, is particularly obscene.  It is, of course, Palin’s unapologetic motherhood that provides fuel to the leftist fire.

Because, as a mother, and a fertile woman, Palin is as close to the sacred as a person gets.  She is not just politically pro life.  Palin’s whole being emanates life, in stark contrast to the darkness of the left, the life despoilers.

These “progressives” are so alienated from the sacred that they perceive nothing as sacred.  And they will destroy anyone whose goodness shines a mirror on their pathology. The spiritually barren must annihilate the vital and the fertile.

It has been almost two years since I woke up and broke up with liberalism.  During these many months, I’ve discovered that everything I believed was wrong.

But the biggest shock of all has been realizing that the Democratic Party is hardly an oasis for women.  Now that it has been infiltrated by the hard Left, it’s a dangerous place for women, children, and other living things.

In the wilding of Sarah Palin, the Left shows its true colors. Rather than a shelter for the vulnerable, leftists will mow down any man, woman, or child who gets in their way.   Not a movement of hope and change, it is a cauldron of hate.

From Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Hatred paralyzes life;  love releases it.  Hatred confuses life;  love harmonizes it.  Hatred darkens life;  love illuminates it.

In these dark times, with spiritually bankrupt people at the helm, thank God we have bright lights like Sarah Palin to illuminate the darkness.


Reading the comments on the article itself it is interesting to see how many former Clinton supporters now find themselves on the right having seen first hand the hypocrisy of the Democratic Party exposed.  The notion of symbolic rape is not something I would have thought of.  Perhaps it takes a woman to notice or identify this kind of treatment.  But having identified it, I can easily see the strategy.

Politics is war, albeit in a stylized and ritualized form.  One of the greatest (or most vicious) tools of warfare was the rape of the enemy’s women, which both literally and symbolically demonstrated that his lineage would be exterminated; kind of a stone age way of saying, “I won.” The treatment of Palin is certainly in line with this horrible “tradition” as well as the constant use of sexually degrading terms like “tea baggers” to describe those who disagree with the Democratic Party agenda.

This tells me that the left in our country is not too far removed from any of the vicious leftist regimes that have terrorized the planet for the last one hundred years, at least not at a visceral level.  Whether holding up “Palin is a c___” or advocating for the rape of her daughter, the rule of the day for the left is dehumanization of one’s opponent.    I hope people are beginning to recognize this.

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11 Responses to Symbolic Rape

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  2. I always enjoy Robin’s insights. Us former lefties have to stick together! 🙂

  3. mainenowandthen says:

    Any sensible American owes “Robin of Berkeley” a tremendous debt of gratitude for her honest, insightful and accurate dismantlement of the “holier than thou” attitude so prevalent among both male and female adherents to the obscene and radical relativism of the radical left. And thank you, TBC, for bringing her essay to your site. There is no more telling testimony as to the moral and ethical decay of the modern Left than that revealed by a former Liberal who has the courage to turn over the stone and reveal the seething mass of meanness, avarice and evil intent that lurks underneath.

    The hard left is out to destroy our society as we know it and replace it with their special version of fascism. This is indeed a war, unrecognized as it is by so many of our fellow countrymen and the barbarians have breached the gates and become entrenched within the astle walls.

    It is past time for our society to recognize this threat and stop enabling these people under the false premises of “political correctness”.

  4. mainenowandthen says:

    Sorry … misspelled “castle”. I was irate and caught up in my rush to comment.

  5. A key ideological component of the ethics of humanism is moral relativism and for the socialist this ethical ideology is a proletariat morality. Moral absolutes are a difficult thing for the left to abide by because they lose much in economic and social policy from funding various programs to progressive tax structures. As such the ability to decide right and wrong is dependent on either the situation of the proletariat or the various whims of the individual without guidance from any type of supreme individual. To turn to the left is not turning to anything but a group lacking moral absolutes.

  6. Chuck says:

    This truth emerges time and again. The left does not give a whit about women, minorities, elderly, or poor. What they care about is power. You either support them or you do not. IF you happen to be a woman and support them, they will use your gender as a banner. If however you are a woman or a minority and and do not support them, they use your demographics to methodically dissect you.

    This is the ugly truth about our liberal socialist friends. Their truth is power and anything that helps them achieve it. Anything or anyone else is subject to the rape described in your post. In many ways it is very similar to the ideological rape of the Jews in pre-war Nazi Germany, and potentially just as dangerous.

    Great post.

    Chuck

  7. Joanelle says:

    Indeed, it was clear during the last election that the left has no respect for anyone or anything. It was a disgusting display of brute force, lack of intelligence and an incredible hunger to control.

    Ugly is too generous a word for the truth about these thugs. It is no longer potentially just as dangerous – they are dismantling the country we love with each passing day.

  8. cx4800 says:

    Good post. Thanks.

  9. BaldManMoody says:

    Just wondering where you are TBC. Miss you posts and comments elsewhere. I hope everything is ok with you and you are off to a godd start this new year.

  10. I’m still here… I’ve been on hiatus for a while, but plan to get back in the swing of things. Happy new Year

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