All Rights Reserved © 2006 Thomas W. Day
Ronald Reagan believed in the "magic of the markets." Nancy believed in the magic of astrology. G.W. Bush believes in the magic of a military that he busted his butt to avoid serving in during his misspent youth and a version of Christianity that would be unrecognizable to Christ. Many of the seriously freaky neocons believe in all sorts of magical religious weirdness. G.W.'s good buddies, Enron psychos Kenny-boy Lay and Jeffy Skilling, believed in the magic of money and power as do the conservative freaks with whom Little George surrounds himself. The religious right curses everyone with the power of their gods and nature seems intent on squashing the Red States. The religious whackos claim that's because the nation tolerates homosexuality, abortion, and/or racial equality. Nobody questions why the gods appear to be picking on the "true believers." Is that magic?
Bush has done everything he can to avoid reality and because the country is filled with fantasy lovers, he's still getting away with it. Bush allowed Enron to crush California's economy and pervert an already viciously ignorant and corrupt California political system. Bush's corporate buddies raided the national checkbook and blew through the country's savings before 911 gave them an excuse to spend even more cash on themselves. Magic.
Bush and Cheney presided over the worst breach of security in the history of the United States, somehow turning that into a reputation for defenders of the nation. They claimed that "nobody" had considered using airplanes as weapons, even though Tom Clancy wrote a book that described a terrorist wiping out the Senate and killing the President with a plane. The public and press appeared to be as amazed as Bush. Magic.
Then, Bush and CRAP fabricated a list of Iraq's weapons of mass "descrucion" that would have humiliated the old Soviet Union. Because this group of traitors and criminals had a near-perfect record of failure, incompetence, and corruption, their fairy tail found few doubters in Congress, in the media, and among the majority of uninformed and timid citizens. The Bush dipshits declared the war "over and won" long before it was barely started and acted surprised when their invading army wasn't showered with flowers and barrels of oil. The American sheeple were just as amazed. Nearly 3,000 dead Americans and a half-million dead Iraqis later and the end of this war isn't even in the territory of being in sight. Magic, fuckin' magic, and unbelievable fuckin' magic.
Follow those circus acts with Katrina and New Orleans. Nobody, but nobody, is surprised that New Orleans was wiped out by a hurricane. The place is twenty feet below sea level. As the globe warms, we've seen an increase in east coast storms, many of which are going to sink Florida and Louisiana. Not only that, but there is at least a week's warning when an actual hurricane, say Katrina, is going to hit the beach, or the levies. With that background, the Bushies manage to ignore all this information and claim "nobody expected" this kind of disaster when New Orleans is flattened and washed out to sea in the Mississippi mud. A good portion of the country appears to believe this fantastic tale of incompetence. A year later and New Orleans and most of the Gulf Coast is still a disaster zone, the country is broke and still pouring money down the Iraq toilet, and we've thrown most of the freedoms Bush claims "the terrorists hate us for" away in one unpatriotic Patriot Act after another. Freakin' magical magic done with fuckin' amazing magic.
Bush gets caught tapping the telephone lines of terrorist organizations like the Quaker Church, Greenpeace, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and other well-known scary people and Congress immediately wants to launch an investigation into who ratted out the traitors. It reminds me of the "Stop Squealing" gangbanging rapper campaigns going on in New Jersey. Obviously, it's a worse crime to rat out a President who violates the law than it is to be an actual criminal/traitor. Now that's not only magic, but great comedy.
What could be next?
What it won't be is a courageous press growing a testicle and doing its job to protect our democracy. It won't be a majority of Democratic Senators and Representatives acting like Democrats instead of gutless Republicans. It won't be Bush and CRAP admitting that they've done the worst possible job of managing and protecting the country and showing themselves the door out of honor, humility, and disgrace. If any of those things happened, it would be real magic. Wouldn't it?