Monday, June 12, 2006

Our UnAmerican President

Why are we celebrating the death of Al-Zarqawi? The Pentagon showed us a portrait of his broken face in a beautifullly matted, gold frame. Is this going to hang in some F***ed up War Room? This is a human life regardless of whether he is an unethical or insane human being. Since Bush gained the title of President, people seem to be OK with hating each other for their race, religion or just perspective on life. He tells us that we're hated for our freedom (a yet undefined term) yet he is chipping away at the Constitution at every opportunity - more than any other president in history. This makes me cringe and want to scream because he is the most unethical and unChristian person I have ever heard of. To call himself Christian is complete blasphemy.

War never begets peace, Mr. President.

Namaste.

3 Comments:

Blogger Dave said...

Good post. Bush sees the world in a very black and white manner. Releasing the picture of Al-Zarqawi doesn't shock nor surprise me seeing his track record of unethical decisions and his unethical agenda. This is a man who believes in "freedom" and "democracy" yet is comfortable to take those very things from people he deems 'enemy combatants' and lock them up in a legal-loophole believing that out of sight is out of mind. It just exposes his complete hypocrisy and incompetence.

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Blogger Kurt said...

Why are we celebrating the death of Al-Zarqawi? The Pentagon showed us a portrait of his broken face in a beautifullly matted, gold frame.

I don't think we are celebrating, per se. I think it was more like ham-fisted psychological war on those nebulous Enemies of Freedom by showing them their limp, lifeless leader. Also, keeping Al-Zarqawi from a speedy burial by performing an autopsy for a few days is another thumb to the nose. That said, the whole gold framed circus was a truely uncreative and creepy PR stunt to advertise one of the very few events in this whole mess that they can call a victory. Our current president needs a poll boost and the soldiers need a morale boost. At least this should give W a little, albeit temporary tickle in the taint. I can't speak for the soldiers, though.

Since Bush gained the title of President, people seem to be OK with hating each other for their race, religion or just perspective on life.

I have to disagree with this. Since we started stomping our way through the world in 2002, I think it's been impressed upon us over and over through fluff pieces on CNN, et al, how much people are more accepting of those who look and an hold perspectives different than us. It has been a fairly successful social campaign in my opinion. I really do feel that people are reconsidering many old biases and stereotypes. Not everyone, of course, but a lot more poeple than before. Xenophobia seems most evident from our leaders. (the immigration debate is a whole different matter).

He tells us that we're hated for our freedom (a yet undefined term) yet he is chipping away at the Constitution at every opportunity - more than any other president in history.

Freedom is vaguely defined for a very specific, and IMO, very cynical reason. He transposed the hatred of our decadence by some mid-eastern militant groups to something that will play better in certain areas of this country; hatred of our freedom. That was actually a VERY clever way to roll home-grown hatred for decadence by the Western religious right and their easy and literal interpretations of the Bible into the campaign against the foreign freedom haters. It sure makes changing the Constitution easier when you have the white American God in lock step saving freedoms along side you. With one simple-minded sentence, he made a HUGE political statment both domestically and abroad. I certainly don't agree with it but he wins in the game of politics and appearances on that one.

This makes me cringe and want to scream because he is the most unethical and unChristian person I have ever heard of.

Indeed. He certainly has a much different relationship with his spirituality than I do with mine.

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