Am I having deja vu, or what?
The juicy details below the flip:
"A lot of people in America see this as a confrontation between good and evil, including me," Bush said during a 1 1/2 -hour Oval Office conversation on cultural changes and a battle with terrorists that he sees lasting decades. "There was a stark change between the culture of the '50s and the '60s -- boom -- and I think there's change happening here," he added. "It seems to me that there's a Third Awakening."
Now... a lot of this seems like typical Bushite vagueness, but check out part of what John in DC had to say (please read the rest, it's awesome) on AMERICAblog:
[I]t is completely inappropriate to talk about the war on terror being linked to some alleged Christian revival in America. I thought the war was on terror, not on other religions. Not to mention, is Bush somehow implying that we will win the war on terror by spreading Christianity? Is this a crusade now?
Now, for those who are interested in the code words "Third Awakening, we have this Wiki entry:
Great Awakenings have been marked by the rise of a multitude of new denominations, sects, or even entirely new religions. In addition to completely new belief systems, existing belief systems gain new popularity.
Since religion has often been used to dictate or justify morality, the Great Awakenings have exerted influence on the politics of the United States.
My question is... why do the American people keep letting him get away with this crap? Well... I think I know, actually...
* A percentage dig this dominionist theocratic stuff because it puts them in the "in crowd" and they'll all go home to Jaysus the "god fearing Bush."
* A percentage have no idea he's saying this stuff because the media isn't reporting it widely.
* A percentage don't give a shit.
* The remainder are in the non-Repubican underclass and can't do a thing about it.
Sometimes I wish Jaysus would call these people home so the rest of us can un-fuck-up the country.
Whaddya think, sirs? (Extra points for those who get that.)