Tuesday, March 08, 2005

George Bush Motto: “I Reject Your Reality and Substitute My Own”

Discovery Channel’s “Mythbuster” Adam Savage, unwittingly stated the Bush administration motto when he stubbornly and hilariously stuck to his guns on a doomed project and said to the crew, “I reject your reality and substitute my own”. But there is nothing funny about the Bush administration’s mulish and self-serving obstinacy. The zeal of the White House to impose its warped viewpoint on the world is the fervor of dictators and madmen. However, unless the Bush administration imposes martial law on Americans to force us to substitute their reality for what we know to be true, the BushWorld myth has already been busted. Permanently lowering taxes is doomed because the treasury needs the money that taxes bring in. Privatization of Social Security is doomed because it’s stupid and unworkable. Invading nations we either disagree with or whose resources we covet is doomed since the BushMen have left no money in the till for waging new wars. And yet the White House sends its martinets around the world to repeat the Bush mantra: We reject your reality and substitute our own. Last night on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart showed a clip of George Bush and the CIA’s new head Porter Goss when they toured CIA headquarters in Virginia last Thursday. Bush confidently claimed the CIA was going to continue its hunt for Osama bin Laden. And Porter Goss looked not only aghast and surprised but seemed genuinely bewildered at the rantings of the lunatic by his side. All the spin and propaganda that high-end White House public relations people can provide is quickly undone when a real-time, unposed, unmanipulated moment is caught on TV. The White House special-effects reality is no match for three seconds of tape that the BushMen weren’t able to manipulate out of existence.

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