Friday, December 22, 2006

George bush and the War

I always believed that humans have the power to create an issue in hundreds of millions of ways. Or perhaps more!!
Creativity distinguishes us from all other life forms and when we want to express an issue opinions come flying from all around the corner. It is not like 2 sides of a coin. It's more like a coin with a million sides. Or I would better put it like considering the coin as an issue and keep looking at it from a million dimensions. However, George Bush single-handedly made the issue of terrorism and freedom into a "coin-faced" issue.
"With Great Powers come great responsibilities". This phrase has become clich├ęd. But somehow or the other we keep twisting it or at best ignoring it. Freedom, Democracy, human-rights is not a new subject. Centuries and millenniums have been spent on its discussion. But the worse part is we still don't understand it.For example:We still fail to realise that one man's freedom is not another man's oppression.
Hail George Bush. The neo neo con. Or was it Rumsfeld. Cut the chase, It was "us versus them" That's coin-faced.
After the 911 desecration of American freedom (as usual freedom has colour too) George Bush pounced upon whoever he could grab his hands on. He built upon public anger and went on a hunting spree. Unable to grab Osama, he went after Saddam and threatened much more. He and his "Us" group wanted to turn the world into a giant cauldron of calumny. I was against his invasion of Iraq from the very start. Why should a sovereign nation be held hostage to the collective paranoia of neocons or the brainwashed American public. Those who opposed the war were castigated. I remember the Dixie chicks more for their views than their performances. But look now.
"Responsibility with power" Freedom, oppression Us versus them. No idealism works in the face of human deceit and selfish motive.(On that count even communists are capitalists)
And the end of the day I can proudly proclaim that George Bush, contrary to popular beliefs is not a loser. Nor his "us" group. He successfully brainwashed the public. It is the "them" group that lost. They failed to convince people. and history will keep repeating. Meanwhile the ideals can go to hell