September 4, 2005

War on Hurricanes

Steve is posting on Absit Invidia and he's got a good summary of his feelings on the Katarina disaster, which happen to mirror my own.

In response, I'll quote another friend of mine, Erik:

Not really all that long ago (a year or so?) I was saying here at EA that Bush wasn't the worst President, that he was maybe the second- or third-worst. Boy, was I wrong. Who'd have thunk that he could manage to make the Buchanan administration look competent and make the Harding administration look honest?

I have to think that as people around the world look on with sympathy at our government's bungling, they are thinking "what did you expect when you elected that bozo?"

In a comment on his entry, Steve highlights the president's blame shifting. Deflection of responsibility has gone from a pathology to an art.That's one of the instrumental dynamics of this administration.

Another instrumental dynamic is in evidence when Bush flies out to fund raisers, on vacation, when the destruction of a US city is imminent. It is the capacity to disbelieve the truth, to ignore the facts, to fabricate one's own reality and cloak oneself within its protective buffer, then project that buffer outward to include the faithful. Faith-based reality distortion.

It worked with a sufficient percentage of the electorate. Unfortunately for all of us as Americans it works on hurricanes just about as well as it worked on the terrorists after Bush received the memo in August, 2001 stating ...FBI information since that time indicates patterns of suspicious activity in this country consistent with preparations for hijackings or other types of attacks, including recent surveillance of federal buildings in New York.

That is to say, not at all.

Reality-based havoc trumps faith-based pathological denial.

Posted by James at September 4, 2005 11:33 AM
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You, sir, are a traitor who does not support Our President.

You murder American soldiers abroad when you criticize the Commander-in-Chief when New Zion is at war.

Shame on you...

Posted by: Steve at September 5, 2005 10:29 AM

You've got the patter down, but you're missing the feral look of righteous indignation, which is a giveaway that you're pulling my leg.

Posted by: James at September 5, 2005 12:01 PM

Kudos, James, "feral look" is 100x better than "wide eyed" I salute you and your usage, sir.

Posted by: Steve at September 5, 2005 4:51 PM

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