Tuesday, July 04, 2006

If Only They Could See What Others See on This Fourth of July


O wad some Power the giftie gie us,
To see oursels as ithers see us!
It wad from many a blunder free us,



You can't help contemplate Robert Burns famous poem when thinking about the Bush administration and its disconnect from the rest of us and the world. If only the Bushies could see what the rest of us and the world sees, then perhaps there could be some changes made.

Now comes word that reinforces what most of us now know about where George Bush has lead us. A new poll in a London newspaper confirms how folks over there view not just the Bush administration, but America and Americans. Our former best friends now believe America has been lost to greed and big business.
"a majority of the Britons questions described Americans as uncaring, divided by class, awash in violent crime, vulgar, preoccupied with money, ignorant of the outside world, racially divided, uncultured and in the most overwhelming result (90 percent of respondents) dominated by big business."


But the Bushies have no capacity for introspection or to see themselves as others see them. This tragedy of an administration will see this as merely another public relations problem. A small band of determined terrorists with the aid of an incompetent administration has changed our status in the world.

Now it is up to us, a small band of activists in each and every county in America to take back what we have lost to our new King George. They did it 230 years ago with flintlocks. We must do it now in the ballot box.

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