Sarah Palin and Steampunk

Remember when, just a while back, I had hoped that by ignoring the bastardization of Steampunk by Disney, that it would simply disappear?

Well, I’m afraid that this is another one of those types of posts.

I’ve, again, been putting this one off in the hope that it would just go away. Like an annoying person you just refuse to acknowledge until they saunter off to bother someone else, I keep hoping these usurpations of Steampunk would just leave me and Steampunk the hell alone…

And then there came this:

Speaking of Annoying People...

AHHHH! What the fuck is this?!

I can’t even begin to say how wrong this is, or how far off from political Steampunk. Palin and her backwards viewpoints have no place in Steampunk and seeing her bedecked in our aesthetic makes me more than furious.

Some idiot thought it would be a great idea to make a comic book out of the US’s most popular quitter (Alaska governorship, anyone?). Here’s the comic’s summary straight from the website, because I’m too miffed to even try to paraphrase it:

Story: Fred Perry; Art: Ben Dunn

Energy catastrophe has struck worldwide! Massive oil spills, nuclear meltdowns and more leave us desperate for viable energy sources to rebuild global society and technology. Inspired by a little tea party, Sarah Palin hits upon the answer: steam power! She begins the ‘Steam Initiative’, touting geothermal energy as the cure for what ails ya. The heads of Big Oil and Nuclear Power are less than happy with this trend, and they send their agents to do in the Rogue Republican. Luckily, she comes prepared with a set of steam-powered armor! (Standard equipment, don’cha know.)

The best news out of all this is that it is a one-shot. Hopefully, we won’t see any more of this atrocity.