Friday, July 28, 2006

The Revolution Will Be Televised

It's been pointed out that revolutions are normally violent and painful affairs, but all the best revolutionaries - Lenin, Mao, Trotsky and Hitler - avowed that blood and pain was necessary, even required, in order to sweep away the Old Order and impose the New.

Welcome to the New Revolution, courtesy of the Bush Administration.

In this article on, several people point out that Secretary of State Rice's comments and the general mindset of Our Leader are remarkably similar to those old revolutionists - this current Administration is more than willing to plunge the Middle East into a bloodbath in hopes that a shining new democratic order will arise.

Unfortunately, this messianic Wilsonian bullshit is exactly that, and everyone knew it back in 1920. Too much animosity is present in the Middle East to EVER bring rise to a peaceful settlement, unless one side or the other vows to dispense with armed force as a means to an end.

And that ain't gonna happen.

In a press conference today, Bush was asked a question that went basically, "Three years ago you invaded Iraq while predicting that a wave of democratic change would sweep the region, toppling autocratic regimes and creating happiness, sweetness and light. What the fuck happened?"

All Bush could maunder on about was the need to counteract a "murderous ideology" with "the ideology of freedom."

So why are we changing "freedom" into a murderous ideology?

Bush also pointed out quite paradoxically that we are allowing Israel to bomb the bejesus out of Lebanon and its population in order to HELP Lebanon and its population.

I think I'm going to stop watching the news for a while. Bush is starting to make me suicidal.


Blogger Missouri Mule said...

Well don't call the Suicide Hot Line, Walt! I read somewhere today that the government is taking Hot Line and we both know they'd be more than happy to put you on hold.

2:51 PM EDT  

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