Are Not George W. Bush
January 30, 2003
Dubya's state of the union address (no caps necessary) Tuesday
night has charted a course of aggression destined to change,
for some years to come, life in this United States. First
Iraq, then Iran, then North Korea. His speech was a mighty
expansion on his 2002 state of the union address, an explication
of what he and his insane advisors intend to do to the world
while he's in power.
Right now, the mullahs in Saudi Arabia are passing the hat
for terrorists. Tomorrow, or the next day, the Iraqis will
throw out the inspectors and begin a frantic series of phone
calls to Tehran with the persistent message, "are you going
to help us? You're next, you know...."
At the next terrorist attack on U.S. soil, Ashcroft will
cream his jeans for the first time in several decades. Bush
might almost get a hard-on.
Nothing like war to get yer rocks off, especially if you're
basically a non-entity who's gained some notoriety in life
by being a complete asshole that the cameras caress.
God, what have we become in these few months since the ascension
of Bush 43? That's the rub... the people still connect themselves
to the stupidity of this bunch of lunatics that we call an
administration. There's little else that can be said for them,
except that they are, through and through, crazy as a bunch
Dubya's speech was no less than a road map to endless war.
NPR, no less, says that Dubya's speech is interpreted and
supported by the applause of Congress. Huh? Get real, folks.
I can't find words to string together to describe the hypocrisy
in Dubya's speech this evening. A week ago, I joked in saying
that Bush would present a speech more propagandistic than
any Hitler presented at the Berlin Sportpalast. Little did
I know that Dubya would exceed even my cynical expectations.
Let's put it in the terms Kurt Vonnegut has decried of not
only the Bushies, but of the modern age, as well: "they are
PP's. Psychopathic personalities." People who make decisions
without any thought of consequences, people who are determined
to have their way, no matter the consequences.
It's plain now, plain as maggots on old meat. War is inevitable,
and it will be done in our name. Wherever we go, from now
on, we, no matter what our personal views, will be branded
with the American logo, and will be hated for it. When the
next attacks on America come, as surely they will, Bush's
minions will find new reason to restrict rights, without ever
admitting failure to protect the populace.
On other matters, does anyone wonder about the $15 billion
to be spent on AIDS? Why the extraordinary increase in funding?
Could it be that Bush intends for the taxpayer to support
this effort by paying list price for AIDS drugs in order to
further the profits of the drug manufacturers, instead of
negotiating best bulk pricing of those drugs? Count on it.
This is the same administration which has been steadily and
surreptitiously killing funding for common-sense family planning
and sexually-transmitted disease education by following right-wing
dictates favoring abstention and decrying condom use.
George W. Bush and all his people are insane. They will kill
hundreds of thousands for oil and control of the Middle East.
He and they have no concern for human suffering. They are
horrors greater than any horror perpetrated by Saddam Hussein
on his people.
If there were a god, he would, on principle, smite Bush,
Cheney, Saddam, Wolfowitz, Bolton, Perle and especially Ari,
with the greatest thunderbolt imaginable. Alas, there is no
god. None whatsoever. There is not even a silver spaceship
and a ten-foot robot to extract Dubya from the White House,
to whisk him off for an alien high-colonic and then dump him
on the Mall lawn with the admonition to go forth and do no
Nope, there's just him in charge, a lumbering drunk in charge
of the biggest arsenal in the world's history, the American
bull in the china shop of the world.
I want to say, to Europe, to Asia, to South America: Bush
is not us. He is not America. He is crazy. He gained office
by subterfuge. He is not us. We owe him and his insane policies
no allegiance. We hate him and all he stands for. Any belief
otherwise based on a Rush Limbaugh broadcast is to be ignored.
We will do our best in 2004 to vote this evil bastard out
of office. In the meantime, we are stuck with him and his
nasty bunch of self-important pricks determined to use our
tax dollars to kill others for the sake of American corporations.
There are many here who hate this evil man, as do the rest
of you in the world. We'll do our best to rid you of the problems
he will create for you, and for us.
There is evil loose in the world, and you're right - it resides
in our house - our White House, as it does elsewhere. Osama
bin Laden is Bush's equal in derision. Saddam Hussein is to
be despised, as well. But, we, ordinary Americans, know that
our leader, determined to kill many innocents in the process
of disposing of Saddam Hussein and his evil, reduces us all
to Hussein's level. We object to being so classified and reject
Bush as our leader.
Many of us plead for peace, and our leader does not listen
to us, any more than he listens to the rest of the people
of the world. One day, we will prevail, but not before a great
suffering comes which we do not wish. To the rest of the world,
I ask: remember that the good people of the United States
will remain after George W. Bush has been banished from our
governance. As in Saudi Arabia, Israel, Myanmar, Indonesia,
China, Colombia and elsewhere, we live under the iron grip
of insane, but powerful, people. When we recover from this
national insanity of ours, we offer our services to the world
in furtherance of human rights and peace.
punpirate is a New Mexico writer watching peace and human
rights slipping away in this, the home of the brave, the land
of the free