Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Fox: Palin Culturally Illiterate Regarding Africa

Fox News reports that Sarah Palin did not know Africa was a continent. If Obama is a poster child for comfortable cultural literacy, then Palin is a poster child for cultural illiteracy.

Fox News: Palin didn't know Africa was a continent

Wow, just Wow, A computer illiterate Presidential candidate John McCain and a culturally illiterate Vice Presidential candidate. The people that the Republicans chose to represent them are poster children for the anti-humanists in the Republican Party.

One should note that it was Culturally Illiterate individuals that dragged America into Bush's Iraq War. Culturally Literate Americans understood that, like Vietnam you can not take over another ethnic groups land and resources like in the old days. In the end it is Cultural Literacy that will take us out of the Iraq war.

I remember some time ago a study that reported that something like 35% of High School students could not find Canada on the map. Palin has out done them. Coming out of High school unable to identify the the basic divisions of the earth is an indictment of us elders. Palin coming out of college, missing a continent, says Obama's Education change needs to go into high gear.

In my book DoubleSpeak in Black and White I have the world's first Cultural Poisoning self test. The second question in that test is "How many continents are there and is Europe one of them?" This information indicates that Governor Palin would answer this question in a manor that would demonstrate a symptom of Geographic poisoning. How much do you want to bet that Palin thinks Europe is a continent.

If the day after America making history, this type of information is coming out already, then this is probably just the tip of the iceberg. What a contrast to Obama/Biden. Can you imagine the MSM if Obama picked a VP that did not know all the Continents, LoL. This is one more confirmation of the peoples choice.

Cultural Health requires that we have at least a basic working knowledge of the cultures and attendant geography of the people we interact with including African Americans. In this regard, Palin is a prime example of an American that can benefit from an improvement of Cultural Literacy as a means of strengthening her Cultural Health.

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Shelia said...

This whole thing is shaking out to be just ugly and sad. But that's what happens when you've only met a person once and slap them on your ticket!

Sarah Palin should've known that she was out of her element. Poor thing...Wait, I take that back. She talked about Obama like he was anything but a child of God - On second thought, let the chips fall where they may.

Aunk said...

Hetep and Respect Shelia,

"...Poor thing...Wait, I take that back..."

Now, that is funny. U made my day.

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