[-empyre-] Will Rational Exuberance Prevail?
You might be wondering, how could George Bush be tied or possibly
even leading in the polls as the nation teeters in this
post-apocalyptic era? How could there be so many Bush supporters when
every day the front page of the newspaper reads like a doomsday
episode from Twilight Zone? The reason: 42% of eligible voters are
Middle America bible-toting right-wing Christian fundamentalists on a
Mission from God, and nothing will shake them, not even reality.
On the other hand, go into any bookstore, and displays are filled
with tell-all books on Bush atrocities written by politicians, former
administration officials, ex-generals, religious leaders, scholars,
academics, moms who lost their sons in Iraq, and other members of the
"reality community." These pleas for truth and reason are passionate,
informed, angry, and devoid of faith-based righteousness.
Will rational exuberance prevail in the upcoming election? Or, will
Bush be handed another four years from a nation hypnotized by
propaganda, disinformation, and passages from Revelations. The very
citizens in the Heartland who are being ravaged by the
administration's policies are screaming for re-election. Have they
Bush has artfully deceived the nation by invoking the Orwellian
phrase, "Ignorance is Strength." Sadly, we can now proclaim, in this
campaign where nuance and multiplicity of perspective is ridiculed,
"Reason is Weakness."
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