The Ottoman Empire is coming for Bush:
I’d like to remind Bush that up until about a hundred years ago, there WAS an Islamic Empire in that territory. It was called the Ottoman Empire! In fact, traditionally, there has always been an Islanmic empire stretching from Spain across to India. And it was there hundreds of years before Lewis and Clark claimed North America for Jefferson.
However, I have a Code Pink meeting right now. So I don’t have time to rant much, even though I’m sick of seeing our president impose Western ideals and neo-classical democratic models on every single culture that he can profit by. But it seems that the protests last weekend are causing Bush to step up the propaganda. That’s good. He’s running scared. I like that. I have to go work now to find more ways to get the American public’s attention, so that approval rating can go down even further.
Those who do not know history – are not only doomed to repeat it, but to be frightened when it does repeat. And I find fear really fucking pointless, thank you – and in this context, it’s downright Orwellian.
Why do these statements sound less like rationalization and more like the ravings of a lunatic?
You know what scares me even more than liberties being stripped and imperialism being the order of the day?
No, it’s not spiders.
It’s that when 2008 comes, and this “Republican” somersaults out of the Oval Office, he’ll be replaced with a “Democrat” that acts exactly the same way. (I use the quotes in the common this-doesn’t-mean-what-it-should manner.)
I don’t really know much about this guy, but someone passed this article to me today. Made sense. Made me worry.
I am frightened by the possibility of a two-party system in which both parties are anti civil-libs and pro make-the-world-like-us. I’m frightened that we might already be in it.
Hopefully all of this visible unhappiness with the way things are will change the way they will be. Hopefully. 🙂
How’s that for ravings of a lunatic?
I’m sorry, all I can think of is Moe’s “Get Eurass Back To Eurasia” placard.