Monday, February 28, 2005

Doesn't Play Well With Others

If the world were a playground, and the world leaders were it's schoolchildren, what would George W. Bush be?

A couple weeks ago, the Kyoto Protocol was ratified, setting environmental standards for the world's developed nations to follow in an effort to reduce global warming and save the world from a Waterworld-like future.

Recently, another world initiative took effect, anti-tobacco guidelines that would limit the ability of cigarette makers to market their goods and obscure their deadly side-effects.

And today, a policy on women's equal rights in on the verge of being adopted by the world's leading nations, including China, one of the worst offenders of sex discrimination over the years.

George W. Bush, fearless leader of the United States of America, richest, most powerful country of the world, home of the free, land of the brave, must surely have had a leading role in all three of these vital world policies. No?

He does-- he's their leading opponent.

That's right, GWB is anti-saving-the-planet, pro-tobacco, and anti-women's rights.

In other words, he's the bully on the playground.

While the rest of the world tries to figure out how to make the world a better, healthier, more peaceful place, Bush gives Syria dead-legs and goes up to Iran, saying "Yeah, you want some of this? You steppin?"

Even his goodwill tour through Europe proved itself to be a charade, for the benefit of looking good in front of mommy and daddy. "Do you see, as your father did, Germany as a partner in world peace?" asked one reporter.

"Partner?" Bush replied. "That's a gay word. I'd say, Germany's a person I know that might be of some use to me."

(I'm paraphrasing)

That went over well, as you can imagine. Meanwhile, North Korea is at home putting together pipe bombs for a world-scale columbine, and GWB is busy picking on Syria for being too chummy with its next door neighbor.

But Red America loves a bully in charge. Violence and Deceit are admirable leadership qualities to the NASCAR crowd, which is why serial killer Dennis Rader was elected church president by his peers. And continues to serve as their president today. Info Here

Hey, GWB didn't "Bin, Torture, Kill" his victims like Rader did.

No, he just sent them to other countries where they'd be bound, tortured and killed.

The thing is, we're stuck with the bully for the next four years. Much like middle school. All we can do, in the face of such a constant threat, is bond together, reach out to our friends worldwide and hope that together, we are stronger than the schoolyard terrorist.

In other words, don't move to Canada, but bring Canada to us. And don't give up hope.

In the end, the bully always loses.

Lets just pray he doesn't bring us down with him.

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