Monday, January 19, 2009

Dedicated to Our 43rd President...


We often fail to realize and value the various ways in which Bush fucked us over the last eight years. He entered into office with the pre-conceived intentions of going to war with Iraq. He took us to war over a lie; he told us to "go shopping" in the meantime. He suspended habeas corpus. He wiretapped our phones. He took away the very liberty he claimed to be fighting for. He opened up a torture facility off the coast of Florida. He was at the driving wheel as our economy tanked. He lied about being a "compassionate" conservative. He lied about nation-building. He did nothing while New Orleans and the Gulf Coast lay in waste. He never caught Osama Bin Laden. He denied global warming. He was behind the outing of Valerie Plame. He unjustly fired prosecutors. He was mano-a-mano with Jack Abramoff and Scooter Libby. He has the blood of over 4,000 American soldiers on his hands. ...all while getting paid to do it... by us! And that's just off the top of my head!

But we can thank George W. Bush for one thing, and that is as follows:

America is not perfect. I don't believe that the American public as a whole would have given Barack Obama a second look eight years ago (even if he had the same experience then as he does now). What changed? Bush certainly didn't make us a more tolerant nation. The social conflict theory of Marxist thinkers might explain this cultural shift. To put it bluntly, apparently shit had to get really fucked up before any change could be achieved, before things can get better. I adamantly believe that without President Bush, there could be no President Obama. So to that, I tip my hat to the one they call Dubya.

While giving him the finger.