Friday, July 15, 2011
Most of us have probably not spent a lot of time studying the habits of insects, and even if we were so inclined, roaches would surely be the last ones we'd be drawn to investigating. There's one thing about roaches that probably everyone knows, however: they don't like light; it sends them in a million directions. Thus the expression someone is "scurrying like roaches in the light."
Now, I don't know how much personal will a roach has, but apparently they are rather persistent in their determination to resist being in the presence of light. I also don't know how much brain power roaches have, so I have no idea if they take off running because they know they'll be exposed--and ultimately destroyed--or if light just makes them uncomfortable. Whatever the case, light certainly throws them into a panic, as evidenced by their behavior. There's no pretense, either; they unashamedly prefer the darkness.
Speaking of light, The Undefeated premieres tomorrow. Governor Palin's supporters have been looking forward to this day. So have others who, though not supporters, have a genuine appreciation for the truth. Some people, however, don't share that same enthusiasm or respect for facts. On the contrary, they despise it.
In typical roach fashion, as the light of Governor Palin's record is about to shine brightly for all to see, they're scurrying like roaches. Running in every direction, they're doing everything in their power to avoid exposure. Light brings revelation, and they cannot handle revelation. It destroys what they've worked so hard to achieve. They've created, encouraged, and feasted on lies, and they've relied on never being found out. Everything seemed to be working in their favor, too. They had the left, some on the right, and the mainstream media in their corner, aiding and abetting their sinister deeds. They are the left, some on the right, and the mainstream media, in most cases. They did not have the foresight to imagine that the truth would emerge in the form of a Stephen Bannon documentary which would destroy their false narratives and outright lies. They expected these to forever go undetected as they chewed away at the Governor's record and future. They thought they'd have the freedom, like roaches in the night, to roam and eat undisturbed, that she would at least go away and not come back. It's taken them a while to figure it out, but as they have become increasingly aware that they were wrong, that the light has come and opened eyes and enlightened minds, they're panicking.
Why do I say this?
We have been anticipating the release of The Undefeated for some time now. We've been waiting, getting the word out, expecting this film to be a definite game-changer. In the meantime, reviews have been written, interviews have been conducted, and previous skeptics have admitted that their opinion of Governor Palin changed upon learning the facts presented in the screening.
Today, it opens in ten cities. The lightswitch has been flipped, and the script is about to do the same. As if they know their end is near, the roaches have already begun to scurry. I saw the scurrying first-hand yesterday via Twitter. Out of the blue, the tweets were coming to me from people I don't know and have never, to my knowledge, conversed with--attacking the film as "propaganda"; declaring Governor Palin is "history"; accusing her of "fear-mongering"; saying The Undefeated is a bunch of "lies" so they will never go see it; you know, scurrying like roaches as the light approaches. Obviously, the information in the film is a matter of public record; therefore, calling the movie lies is simply...well, a lie itself. What she accomplished as she served Alaska over the past 20 years is well-documented. I did engage these PDS-sufferers a little bit by responding to some tweets (Sometimes I just can't help myself!), but not too deeply, for it's hard to pin down scurrying, panicky roaches for too long.
Is it just the film debut that's got the PDS-sufferers all wee-wee'd up? I believe there's one more thing that has them running in every direction now. On Wednesday night, Governor Palin told Sean Hannity that a 2012 announcement is imminent. Could their worst fears have come upon them? Is it possible that the one they attacked, the one whose record they tried to sully, the one they worked unceasingly to destroy but couldn't--yes, the undefeated one-- might just be the one to take on the GOP machine, the 2012 Republican candidates, and ultimately the so-called anointed one? Is it possible that the truth of her record, so ably communicated in The Undefeated, will help make this next step that much more likely to be a success?
Roaches thrive in the dark, but they cannot tolerate the light. When it comes, they scurry. In other words, they get all wild and crazy. They try anything to keep themselves alive and their infestation preserved. They crave the darkness again. The problem for them, however, is that darkness doesn't really exist. What we call darkness is simply the absence of light, but once light comes, we see more clearly, we understand better, and we act accordingly. Light has come. The Undefeated is light. Governor Palin's 2012 announcement will be light. The roaches don't like it, and they're already scurrying manically, but it's too late. Their fate has been sealed.