The Random Ruminations and Observations of a Curmudgeon

08 September 2006

The Man Behind the Curtain

As I was reading Tristero, as all of my readers [Hello..HELLO out there. Nevermind] should it struck me that perhaps GWB has what might be called the Great Wall of Intellect.  It is as if nothing the man says is, or could possibly have been, subject to an introspective examination.  External ideas cannot breach the Great Wall for any consideration.  This is not to say anything of substance lies behind said wall, of course.

Tristero thusly says,

I truly am sorry that the man who is currently occupying the White House, arguably the most powerful person in the history of the world, is an incompetent, delusional liar, and that his administration has set new lows for corruption and criminal behavior.*** But that's the way it is. "Balance" isn't achieved by lying about Clinton in a vain attempt to make his administration appear as dreadful as Bush's. It wasn't. Not even close. Yes, Clinton was far from perfect, sometimes he made terrible choices. But 9/11, Iraq, Katrina, the deficit, the wholesale destruction of science and health standards, the high oil prices, the war profiteering, the debacle in Afghanistan, the shredding of the Bill of Rights and so on, so on, so on - those are Bush's full responsibility. He created many of them out of empty air. They are his fault. And that is unfortunate. Very unfortunate. Because Bush has no idea what he is doing and he still has two more years plus to wreak even more damage, even if, mirabile dictu, Republicans lose either or both of their legislative majorities.

Perhaps the Great Wall has been breached and empty air lies behind it.