Monday, June 11, 2007

the truth about george bush

From The Assault on Reason:

I’m convinced, however, that most of the president’s frequent departures from fact-based analysis have much more to do with his right-wing political and economic ideology than with the Bible…. Now, with the radical Right, we have a political faction disguised as a religious sect, and the president of the United States is heading it. The obvious irony is that Bush uses a religious blind faith to hide what is actually an extremist political philosophy with a disdain for social justice that is anything but pious by the standards of any respected faith tradition I know.

The truth about this particular brand of faith-based politics is that President Bush has stolen the symbolism and body language of religion and used it to disguise the most radical effort in American history to take what belongs to the American people and give as much of it as possible to the already wealthy and privileged…

Make no mistake: It is the president’s reactionary ideology, not his religious faith, that is the source of his troubling inflexibility. Whatever his religious views, President Bush has such an absolute certainty in the validity of his rigid right-wing ideology that he does not feel the same desire that many of us would in gathering facts relevant to the questions at hand.


By way of DU.

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5 Comments:

Anonymous Tater said...

Very well written and on point. Bush has always had that reverse Robin Hood thing going for him. He's been robbing the hood for two terms and giving it to his voter base, "the haves, and have mores". I hope the asshole gets liquored and asphixiates on his own puke.

That was a little bitter. Sorry.

June 11, 2007 9:19 AM  
Blogger eric3000 said...

I think some Christian Evangelicals are starting to wake up to the fact that they are being used.

June 11, 2007 12:13 PM  
Blogger more cowbell said...

Tater: or a pretzel.

June 11, 2007 3:56 PM  
Blogger Red7Eric said...

Very well written, but sadly doesn't tell me anything I didn't already know ... let's hope Eric3K is correct ... but isn't it a little too late?

June 12, 2007 5:51 AM  
Anonymous Doralong said...

I'm still convinced that somewhere on that evil bastard the mark "666" is there.

June 12, 2007 8:46 AM  

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