Sarah Para Bellum

This has appeared before, originally on the Free Republic, but it never hurts to repeat it. There was some controversy when it first appeared. It was attacked vociferously on the Daily KOS and other liberal sites and, unfortunately, by some republicans as well.

To me, the drawing depicts a strong, independent woman, who is determined to work towards her goals and does not mind getting her hands dirty. She’s ready to do physical labor and also to defend herself, her family and her nation against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

BTW, I’d be proud to vote for Sarah Palin for President in 2012.

Sarah Palin Immortalized With Remington 870 Pump
Written by Irwin Greenstein

In the shadow of Capitol Hill, a forgotten patriot consigned to America’s trash heap of the unemployed has created a new national symbol that celebrates the values Sarah Palin holds true.

A man who goes only by the name of Dale has cast Sarah Palin as the lost daughter of the World War II heroine, Rosie the Riveter – but with a twist.

Norman Rockwell’s classic 1943 Saturday Evening Post cover of Rosie shows a rivet gun in the lap of our plucky aircraft assembly-line worker during her lunch break. Dale has replaced it with a Remington 870 pump shotgun.

Dale explained in an email to us…

I replaced Rosie’s rivet gun with a Remington 870 12 gauge pump action shotgun, affectionately known as a “street sweeper” by law enforcement and military users. This classic weapon has a proud history for the defense minded everywhere and to my mind exemplified Palin’s unflagging support for our second amendment rights and preparedness to clean up the country while defending against all enemies foreign and domestic. A call to vigilance, not violence.

Dale calls his stunning poster, Sarah Para Bellum, inspired by the Latin maxim si vis pacem, para bellum: “If you wish for peace, prepare for war.”

Sarah-Para-Bellum

Sarah Para Bellum

But there has been little peace for this graying man, who is now a numeral in the database of America’s unemployed compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Shortly after Sarah Para Bellum appeared on the conservative web site, Free Republic, a writer with the screen name Devtob, launched into a rant against Dale’s illustration on the liberal blog, the Daily Kos. Devtob not only slammed Dale for his Rosie cum Sarah Palin, he mistakenly identified the pump-action Remington 870 as an over/under (since corrected).

As Dale observed in an email:

The old adage applies, what do you expect from people who don’t know which end of the tube the round comes out of?