By Peter Fredson
August 17, 2006
It is remarkable that some people do not believe the President of the United States, George W. Bush. Such people are obviously misguided, or possibly even traitors, that hate the U.S. For some unknown reason they obstinately believe that George Bush is part of a small clique of conspirators that want to take control of the world, and become colonial masters of subservient nations that will turn out vast quantities of goods for the lowest possible wages.
For some reason protestors see Bush as the instrument of large corporations that want no restrictions for shady deals, or even corruption, and have decided that the shrinking supply of oil must be put under their control for maximum profit.
The troublemakers reject all of Bush's explanations of noble reasons, and especially are disdainful of his religious rhetoric, appealing to the bloodlust of Christians to avenge the last two millennia of Muslim expansion.
They see the antics of a State Judge to make a replica of the Ten Commandments, and the consequent hysteria of the blubbering idiots that congregated in front of the monument in an amazing display of idolatry, all strangely to the delight and approval of the Bush Senate.
They see the response of the Republican Senators that bring up numerous projects designed to inflict Christianity upon the entire nation, with Bush leading the charge by his Faith-Based nonsense in which he becomes the Messiah of a fundamentalist movement in which his base can rest assured that Gays will never be allowed to live and work in peace, making the world safe for regular prostitution, women battering, and keeping the kitchen staffed with permanent servants.
Some dissenters even unpatriotically assert that all of the religious hype is phony, cynical, and designed to distract public attention from incompetence of Bush and his satirical plan to bring Democracy, Liberty, and Peace to Iraq, when it is obvious that Democracy cannot be dispensed by knocking down Muslim houses and shooting them in the head, and that sovereignty cannot possibly imply any occupying troops with rifles pointed at anyone who dares to move in their own streets.
They point out Bush's strange behavior with his large MISSION ACCOMPLISHED sign, and later by printing his huge VICTORY placards, then stating that the war will have to be finished by one of his predecessors, without acknowledging that our national debt will crush our grandchildren.
But everything is going splendidly, according to plan, right? Flags are flying, Bush is swaggering across stages while eating roast pig and Condi threatens Iran daily.
Lately some protestors claim that Bush is also cynically and deliberately imposing fear upon the nation with phony claims of terror, and that his paranoid world myopia is bringing this nation into debt, dishonor, and shame, and is actually creating a vast supply of people who hate his fundamentalist and neocon ideology and are willing to give their lives, unlike the Bushites, for their own values and beliefs. This is hard for many people to believe.
Finally, for the moment, they point to his enormous arrogance, swagger, smirking, petulance and to the sociopathic narcissism behind his actions. They cannot believe that a person could ascend to the highest office of our great country and be such an incompetent ass.
For people who are amazed that about 35% of our population believe Bush is a good executive for our nation, another dissenter has remarked lately that about 40% of Americans believe in Demonic Possession and that people once lived in daily association with dinosaurs, like Alley Oop.
As the man said, when he kissed the cow: Mirabile dictu!