GWB's January 2006 State of the Union speech: A sociopath's dream...
"Sociopath" is a relatively new word in the English language but the concept is old as time. Just look in the Bible. Cain seemed like a presentable young man, the kind of guy you would be proud to have as a son. Had he been alive today, he might have graduated from Harvard. Or Yale. But while he was being a glib charmer on the outside, on the inside he was plotting bad things. Inside of his mind and heart lurked dreams of chaos -- not brotherly love.
We got one of those guys in the White House now. "That's a pretty bold statement, Jane. Where your proof?" Proof? The January 2006 State of the Union speech is my proof! Just look at all the stuff he promised us! And then look what we get. Lies. Theft. Corruption. Torture. Lots and lots of torture. Any sociopath worthy of the name at all has got to have at least SOME links to torture in his resume. Bush's resume has all that! The Abramoff scandal. The WMD lies. The 9-11 "Let it happen" attitude. The FEMA "Let it happen" attitude. The Florida/Ohio lies. Missing money from Enron. Missing money from the defense budget. And then there's Abu Ghraib.
And in the State of the Union speech, what does this guy promise us? Democracy! Medical insurance! Education! Economic wonderfulness! Alternative energy sources! Freedom! Happy children!
"Abroad, our nation is committed to an historic, long-term goal -- we seek the end of tyranny in our world." No mention of the 100,000 innocent civilians Bush ordered fried to a crisp in Iraq.
"Our men and women in uniform are making sacrifices -- and showing a sense of duty stronger than all fear." No mention of our men and women in uniform's rotting food, lack of body armor, cheesy pay and being sent to their deaths for a lie.
"Our economy is healthy and vigorous, and growing faster than other major industrialized nations." Yeah right. We're trillion of dollars in debt while Bush's Swiss bank accounts are bulging. My daughter has to work and get loans and live on Kraft Dinner in order to say in college. And 12% of America is living in poverty. They would be GLAD to have Kraft Dinner! And if China calls in its markers, we're all gonna be below the poverty line -- except of course for George Bush.
"To change how we power our homes and offices, we will invest more in zero-emission coal-fired plants, revolutionary solar and wind technologies, and clean, safe nuclear energy." This coming from the man who controls much of the world's oil and is gouging us in order to benefit his monopolies? Can you even IMAGINE Bush funding solar energy? Or asking his buddies in the coal industry to clean up their act and make the mines safe?
"A hopeful society expects elected officials to uphold the public trust." Yeah and we get Enron and Jack Abramoff? A sociopath says anything he thinks will make you happy. Are we happy now, George?
Anyway, I could go on and on here. GWB gives us enough contrasts between what he says and what he does to keep even Sigmund Freud happy. But I gotta go get ready for work...while I still have a job!