The Madness of King George

Forget winning the “War on Terror” we need to fight and win the “War on Paranoia.”

Since his appointment as President in 2000 and his questionable election in 2004, I have had my doubts about the sanity of George W. Bush, President, Unitary Executive, and self anointed King of the United States of America. With his speech to Legionnaires on August 31, 2006, I no longer have any doubt that this man is psychotic. The American Heritage Dictionary defines psychosis as “a severe mental disorder characterized by derangement of personality and loss of contact with reality.” Dictionary.com adds “any severe form of mental disorder, as schizophrenia of paranoia.” Paranoia is defined by American Heritage as “a psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution often strenuously defended by apparent logic and reason.”

In his remarks King George claimed that the best way to stop nations that sponsor terrorists, such as Syria and Iran, is to elect democratic leaders in these countries. He said, “Dissidents with freedom to protest around the clock are less likely to blow themselves up during rush hour.” He further explained that this is why U.S. Troops overthrew the government of Saddam Hussein. Bush declared: “The war we fight today is more than a military conflict. It is the decisive ideological struggle of the 21st century. On one side are those who believe in the values of freedom and moderation, the right of all people to speak and worship and live in liberty. And on the other side are those driven by the values of tyranny and extremism, the right of a self-appointed few to impose their fanatical views on all the rest.” Bush continued, “we will fight the terrorists overseas so we do not have to face them here at home. The security of the civilized world depends on victory in the war on terror, and that depends on victory in Iraq.”

Let’s break his comments down a little. King George claims now that the reason he ordered U.S. Troops into Iraq to overthrow the government of Saddam Hussein was to bring democracy to Iraq and thereby end terrorism.

What happened to weapons of mass destruction? There were no terrorists in Iraq that threatened the people of the United States before we invaded. In fact, Saddam Hussein kept everyone under tight control; there were no suicide bombers in Iraq under Saddam Hussein. The invasion of Iraq caused the terrorism existing in Iraq today. For the life of me I cannot figure out how invading a sovereign nation, without just cause promotes the values of freedom and moderation. His circular logic is a psychotic delusion of a madman. A man who imagines terrorists wherever he wants to see them in order to justify his imperial acts of aggression. King George tries to claim that he is on the side of freedom and moderation, while others are driven by the values of tyranny and extremism. George Bush fails to understand the simple fact that you cannot win an ideological war, or a war on ideological terrorists with military might. History has shown this to be the case time and time again. The war in Iraq is not a war against terrorists, it is a war for power and control over a vast supply of oil, with a sinister ideological effort to bring forth the rapture and the end of the world added in to spice things up a bit.

Uh, George, you’re the one driven by extremist values and tyranny. You’re the one who believes that you are above the law and that the U.S. Constitution grants you the absolute power of a monarch. You’re the one who believes it is right to send our soldiers to war without just cause. You’re the one who believes that the Geneva Conventions do not apply to you and your paranoid war on terror.

The Associated Press on August 30, 2006 reported that President Bush in recent days has recast the global war on terror into a “war against Islamic fascism.” The same day, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld in a speech to an American Legion convention in Salt Lake City, accused critics of the administration’s Iraq and anti-terrorism policies of trying to appease “a new type of fascism.” American Heritage Dictionary defines fascism as “a government system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism.”

We have a President who acts as though he is a king, whose administration and political party have complete control over all branches of government, who aggressively suppresses all opposition and criticism, calling the terrorists fascists. So much for not throwing stones in a glass house. When you add to this the Christian fundamentalist ideological control of this administration and its policies, any reasonable person would have to conclude that Christian fascists run the United States government. To ignore the fascist actions of the Bush administration is the very definition of appeasing fascism.

For a leader to ignore the the needs of his citizens while at the same time spending hundreds of billions of dollars on a war of aggression waged on false justification is the definition of madness. We have millions of people living in poverty in this country, millions more without access to adequate health care or insurance to pay for it, and a year after the man-made disaster resulting from hurricane Katrina, hundreds of thousands of Americans (mostly African–American) are still without housing or basic services. It is madness to waste billions to rebuild Iraq, which isn’t even happening, and not do the job to repair the damage to our country caused by the failure of Bush and his Imperial Court to plan for and respond to a natural disaster that they saw coming.

Every time their poll numbers drop, they remind us of the attacks of 9/11. Every voice of dissent, they call the voice of a coward. Every attempt to reign in their power within the laws and Constitution of the United States of America is called a victory for the terrorists. When Lieberman lost the primary election in Connecticut, “the terrorists won.” These people are paranoid. But it isn’t terrorism they are paranoid about. These people are paranoid that they will lose their power, and they are willing to do anything to stop that from happening.

Their rhetoric and propaganda rivals the efforts of the Nazi Propaganda Ministry, directed by Joseph Goebbels. These people just make me want to scream.

So to the American people I’ve got one question?

Had Enough Yet?

If you have, get up out of your chair, step outside or open a window and shout at the top of your lungs…

I’m mad as hell and

I’m not going to take it anymore.

Scream real loud and clear so that the NSA can here you.

Then on November 7, 2006 don’t cut and run from the truth.

Vote for Change and Win the War on Paranoia.

Vote Democrat!

  2 comments for “The Madness of King George

  1. September 1, 2006 at 2:03 pm

    This is simply brilliant!

    You’ve just expressed what all the rest of us have wanted to say, yet were afraid to say… UNTIL NOW:

    Bush is F*&^%ING NUTS!

    Thanks again, Chris, for another terrific post! : )

  2. Mach 3.75
    September 4, 2006 at 3:53 pm

    As much as I completely agree with Chris’s comments, I’d like to mention that the reason Chris, and so many other progressives, cannot understand the Bush Regime’s reasoning is that we look at it through a completely different frame of mind. Though I’m not pushing or even suggesting it’s a flawless conclusion, George Lakoff’s book “Don’t Think of an Elephant” helped me to at least understand where they are coming from, why what they say and do makes sense to them, and more importantly why what the Administration says and does is understood and enthusiastically embraced by their conservative supporters.
    Yes, BushCo is completely nucking futs, and probably certifiably insane. What they say and do scares the hell out of me. But when you understand how conservatives think, you can begin to see that they view us as the phsycotic ones.

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