Palin: “F**king Eskimo’s” & “Arctic Arabs” (Update)

(9 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

Take a real good look at her face –  not at her fake smile, but look into her eyes.


What do you see?

Alaskans Speak (In A Frightened Whisper): Palin Is “Racist, Sexist, Vindictive, And Mean”

“It was kind of disgusting,” Lucille, who is part Aboriginal, said in a phone interview after admitting that she is frightened of being discovered telling folks in the “lower 48” about life near the North Pole.

I see the eyes of a racist and a global warming denier. Sad indeed; and, her racism helps to clarify how climate disintegration is a human rights issue. (This is a MUST READ from the update below)


(Someone needs to cover her sexism of having called Hillary a “b****” next)

Sarah Palin and Me September 6, 2008 by Charley James –

Anonymous sources are the bane of a reporter’s existence, and have been at least since Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein used them extensively to unmask Watergate and topple Richard Nixon.

Frankly, writing as someone who has been covering news since the late 1960s for everything from local newspapers to major market TV and radio stations to a major business newsweekly, journalists don’t like citing anonymous sources any more than much of the public likes reading pieces that quote people without attribution. Alas, more often than not, the reality is that in a highly-explosive story such as my piece about Sarah Palin published here on Friday, granting anonymity may be the only way to get a source to agree to be interviewed.

So I am not surprised that a number of readers who wrote comments about the article raised questions about my sources. It has happened before, especially when I tackled a subject that raises a lot of dust, and it will happen again. Although I won’t reveal any sources – I honor promises of anonymity – let me explain how the story unfolded and sources came to my attention as I did the reporting.

Crossposted at Native American Netroots

Here is how her racism helps to clarify how climate disintegration is a human rights issue. First, Palin denies that sooner than later, the ice is melting.

Exclusive: Scientists warn that there may be no ice at North Pole this summer

“Last year we saw huge areas of the ocean open up, which has never been experienced before. People are expecting this to continue this year and it is likely to extend over the North Pole. It is quite likely that the North Pole will be exposed this summer – it’s not happened before,” Professor Wadhams said.

There are other indications that the Arctic sea ice is showing signs of breaking up. Scientists at the Nasa Goddard Space Flight Centre said that the North Water ‘polynya’ – an expanse of open water surrounded on all sides by ice – that normally forms near Alaska and Banks Island off the Canadian coast, is much larger than normal. Polynyas absorb heat from the sun and eat away at the edge of the sea ice.

Inuit natives living near Baffin Bay between Canada and Greenland are also reporting that the sea ice there is starting to break up much earlier than normal and that they have seen wide cracks appearing in the ice where it normally remains stable. Satellite measurements collected over nearly 30 years show a significant decline in the extent of the Arctic sea ice, which has become more rapid in recent years.

This has already had the dire consequences for Indigenous peoples who have had to relocate six years ago “in the remote Alaskan island community of Shishmaref,” yet all she cares about is drilling where ice has melted. Consequently, that and this aren’t in Alaska,

but this is.

Global warming: The Inuit were the first to highlight Alaska’s  Aug 19, 2005

The indigenous people of Alaska could become the first global warming refugees as their frozen homeland goes through the quickest defrost since the end of the last Ice Age, some 12,000 years ago.


Indigenous peoples from the Arctic have long argued that global warming was having a dramatic effect on their environment. In 2002, villagers in the remote Alaskan island community of Shishmaref voted to relocate to the mainland because rising sea levels threatened to overwhelm their community.

And just how does she feel about the Indigenous people that have had to relocate?

Racial and ethnic slurs may be “just Alaska” and, clearly, they are common, everyday chatter for Palin.

Besides insulting Obama with a Step-N’-Fetch-It, “darkie musical” swipe, people who know her say she refers regularly to Alaska’s Aboriginal people as “Arctic Arabs” – how efficient, lumping two apparently undesirable groups into one ugly description – as well as the more colourful “mukluks” along with the totally unimaginative “f**king Eskimo’s,” according to a number of Alaskans and Wasillians interviewed for this article.

I still see the eyes of a racist and a global warming denier,


since “f**king Eskimo’s” and “Arctic Arabs” is how she refers to Alaska’s Aboriginal people at the same time as she refers to Obama as, “a Step-N’-Fetch-It, ‘darkie musical’ swipe.” Let’s discuss more how her racism helps to clarify how climate disintegration is a human rights issue by thinking about a fictional scene from a movie, The Dark Knight.

You know what I noticed? Nobody panics when things go according to plan. Even if the plan is horrifying. If tomorrow I tell the press that like a gang banger will get shot, or a truckload of soldiers will be blown up, nobody panics, because it’s all, part of the plan. But when I say that one little old mayor will die, well then everyone loses their minds!

I caught myself substituting the people losing their houses who are in the public domain verses the Indigenous peoples from the Arctic who have had to relocate. Few have panicked in this election for Indigenous peoples from the Arctic who have had to relocate, because that’s “Part of the plan” of Manifest Destiny.

In 1823, the Christian Doctrine of Discovery was quietly adopted into U.S. law by the Supreme Court in the celebrated case, JOHNSON v. McINTOSH (8 Wheat., 543). Writing for the unanimous court, Chief Justice John Marshall observed that Christian European nations had assumed “ultimate dominion” over the lands of America during the Age of Discovery, and that–upon “discovery”–the Indians had lost “their rights to complete sovereignty, as independent nations,” and only retained a right of “occupancy” in their lands. In other words, Indian nations were subject to the ultimate authority of the first nation of Christendom to claim possession of a given region of Indian lands. [Johnson: 574; Wheaton: 270-1]

Palin’s racist use of “Arctic Arabs” spit towards Indigenous peoples suggests oil theft by overturning governments; or, in this case hoping the ice melts to steal the oil. In that same dark light, Palin’s use of “f**king Eskimo’s” suggests resentment over the fact theInuit have laid a claim in the Arctic region themselves.

“We are launching a claim in the Arctic only on behalf of the Greenlanders,” which would inherit any of Denmark’s Arctic territory once they become independent, says Svend Auken, a veteran Danish politician and former energy minister.

Why does Palin refer to Alaska’s Aboriginal people as “Arctic Arabs” and “f**king Eskimo’s?” Like the character played by Michael Cain states in “The Dark Knight” said.

Some men (people) just want to watch the world burn.

In other words, she wants the ice to melt,

May 08, 2008

This is a video journal chronicling a visit by Andrew C. Revkin, New York Times writer and Dot Earth blogger, to the drifting, cracking sea ice around the North Pole with a climate-research team. More on that trip is online at and

so she can “Drill, Baby Drill!”

But the “Arctic Arabs” and “f**king Eskimo’s” as Palin racially calls them are in her way while they have hope with Obama, who she racially calls “a Step-N’-Fetch-It, ‘darkie musical’ swipe.” How ignorant, arrogant, and racist of her.


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  1. of discussion – the sooner she gets marginalized to the place that Vice Presidential candidates get sidelined the better.

    The presidential race is between Senator Obama and Senator McSurge.

    Palin is window dressing and should be treated, addressed, and positioned as so much fluff; simply a face intended to make the ticket look younger and better.

    The focus, for a democratic win this November, is on a Septuagenarian that until very recently was pro-choice and anti-televangelist, then flipped to further his ambition.

    This is between a young, vibrant, idea-driven man with a clear purpose and communicative ability that far surpasses his opponents mush mouth repetition of failed policies that characterize the last 8 years of total and abject failure.

    This message is building, let the Palin handwringing bullshit alone – as her past becomes common knowledge and the MSM stops trying to build a statue in her honor the time will be right.

    A noun

    A verb

    And P.O.W.

    will not propel the Republicans into another presidency. They are only as dead as we allow them to be, the MSM wants a race because it sells advertising to have the minions glued to the tube salivating over who “looks” more presidential.

    Stick a fork in them. Their time is almost over.

  2. Before reading this essay, I had never actually read the unanimous opinion of the US Supreme Court in Johnson v. M’Intosh, 21 US 543 (1823), written by Justice Marshall.   I just read it.  I’m shocked, though not surprised.

    Just one salient quotation (though a full essay seems appropriate):

    On the discovery of this immense continent, the great nations of Europe were eager to appropriate to themselves so much of it as they could respectively acquire. Its vast extent offered an ample field to the ambition and enterprise of all; and the character and religion of its inhabitants afforded an apology for considering them as a people over whom the superior genius of Europe might claim an ascendency. The potentates of the old world found no difficulty in convincing themselves that they made ample compensation to the inhabitants of the new, by bestowing on them civilization and Christianity, in exchange for unlimited independence. But, as they were all in pursuit of nearly the same object, it was necessary, in order to avoid conflicting settlements, and consequent war with each other, to establish a principle, which all should acknowledge as the law by which the right of acquisition, which they all asserted, should be regulated as between themselves. This principle was, that discovery gave title to the government by whose subjects, or by whose authority, it was made, against all other European governments, which title might be consummated by possession.

               The exclusion of all other Europeans, necessarily gave to the nation making the discovery the sole right of acquiring the soil from the natives, and establishing settlements upon it. It was a right with which no Europeans could interfere. It was a right which all asserted for themselves, and to the assertion of which, by others, all assented.

               Those relations which were to exist between the discoverer and the natives, were to be regulated by themselves. The rights thus acquired being exclusive, no other power could interpose between them.

               In the establishment of these relations, the rights of the original inhabitants were, in no instance, entirely disregarded; but were necessarily, to a considerable extent, impaired. They were admitted to be the rightful occupants of the soil, with a legal as well as just claim to retain possession of it, and to use it according to their own discretion; but their rights to complete sovereignty, as independent nations, were necessarily diminished, and their power to dispose of the soil at their own will, to whomsoever they pleased, was denied by the original fundamental principle, that discovery gave exclusive title to those who made it.

               While the different nations of Europe respected the right of the natives, as occupants, they asserted the ultimate dominion to be in themselves; and claimed and exercised, as a consequence of this ultimate dominion, a power to grant the soil, while yet in possession of the natives. These grants have been understood by all, to convey a title to the grantees, subject only to the Indian right of occupancy.

               The history of America, from its discovery to the present day, proves, we think, the universal recognition of these principles.

    Put simply, the original occupants of the continent were only occupying land as a tenant occupies an apartment in an apartment building, the land was actually owned by the European “discoverers.”  The original occupants couldn’t sell land to anyone except the “discoverers” nor could they transfer their occupancy to anyone.  These legal, property relationships between the original occupants and the “discoverers” were to be determined by the Europeans.

    How was this fair?  Because the Europeans were superior and brought civilization and Christianity.

    • ctrenta on September 7, 2008 at 18:03

    Not sure if people caught this one. It’s old but I think it’s starting to come out across the blogs now.

    Reacting to Obama clinching the nomination, Palin said the following.

    “So Sambo beat the bitch?”

    Check it out for yourself.

  3. The melting ice seems to be good news to USGS, at least they posted an article regarding all the damn hydrocarbons that could be extracted where the ice once was, or is disappearing from:

    90 Billion Barrels of Oil and 1,670 Trillion Cubic Feet of Natural Gas Assessed in the Arctic

    “Before we can make decisions about our future use of oil and gas and related decisions about protecting endangered species, native communities and the health of our planet, we need to know what’s out there,” said USGS Director Mark Myers. “With this assessment, we’re providing the same information to everyone in the world so that the global community can make those difficult decisions.”

    That’s a telling statement….

    Y’know, Exxon-Mobile/BP/whoever just need to get to that stuff. A few Inuit are just a distraction, don’t you know…. I guess the “difficult decisions” are along the line of who dies first.

    Damn. What a statement from a government agency that is, for the most part, neutral on social/political/economic issues.


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