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Thread #62901   Message #1647015
Posted By: Amos
12-Jan-06 - 10:28 AM
Thread Name: BS: Popular Views of the Bush Administration
Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views of the Bush Administration
I like Bush for the same reason I like Emmett Kelly, or perhaps Monty Python. A good dose of bizarre unreality reminds me of what is real and what is important in life, such as:

human life
respect for individuals
the rights of free association, free speech, and freedom from invasion of privacy
An opportunity to build a great nation which contributes to a great species on a great planet
an opportunity to work out a human destiny perhaps a bit higher than the lizard-brain dramatizations which have governed our kind in so many of its ridiculous tooth-and-claw chapters.

...among others. He highlights these values by contrast, just as a clown does, or a Punch and Judy puppet, something of which he also reminds me.

So you have not known war in this lifetime? Does it strike you as uncomfortable to defend so energetically, if not coherently, something so large in human experience, so overwhelming, and so violent, of which you have no personal contact? It would me. I have seen humans violently lost, but not by acts of war, myself. But I have known peace, and have known relatively sane political times, as well as those times of political lunacy which seem to be wafting us along just now.

Which side are you on?
Which side are you on?