A recent newspaper article noted the flurry of â€œBush Bashing,â€ particularly, in this case, in the form of greeting cards. Since no company will produce something that wonâ€™t sell, we can safely assume that a significant number of Americans are amused and/or disgusted enough to buy a greeting card calling Bush a clown or a moron.
While this is an interesting perspective on the collective humor quotient and popularity (negative, in this case) of a particular person, it can also be dangerous. To make fun of something or someone first of all is a form of sarcastic humor, which is not always productive, and it also diffuses the fact that Bush and company is an extremely dangerous combination in a national leadership role.
A recently released documentary, â€œNo End In Sight,â€ may be of interest on this subject. One reviewer says that it isâ€¦.â€an exposure of the psycho-pathology of power.â€ (David Denby, The New Yorker, 8/6/2007)
Bush is the epitome of what a leader should not be. His actions speak very loudly that he does not have the welfare of this country in mind and he is certainly not anyone we would want to emulate or hold up as an example of exemplary human qualities.
Bush, and congress, for that matter, have completely obliterated the basic concept upon which America was built â€“ that we would have a government of the people, by the people and for the people.
The positive side to this is that perhaps enough people will become so reviled by the current state of affairs that we will make a greater effort to effect the necessary changes to truly protect and defend our liberty and become once again an example for the rest of the world.