Too Little, Too Late

by | Jan 19, 2006 | Stress Blog | 4 comments

So here we are in 2006, and the Bush/Cheney regime, which should have been thrown out so long ago, is still sitting pretty and continues to threaten its perceived enemies with regime change. How are they being allowed to get away with this overturning of the old order without any effective opposition to them by some number or combination of the hundreds of millions of people in this country?

Obviously there are many factors at work here besides that everybody’s busy working on their own projects, living their own lives and minding their own business. There have been enough outrages committed by this government that even the most oblivious or collectivist person should have by now found something to flinch at.

One of the main challenges we face is the cult-like worship of the State’s great leader. As Will Grigg points out in his review of Jim Bovard‘s incredible new book Attention Deficit Democracy, Bush’s witlessness,

“has … refin[ed] that ritual down to its most elementary terms. His re-election campaign, and his continued effort to expand the unaccountable power of the imperial presidency, ha[s] been based on a simple implied transaction: ‘Support me, and you won’t get killed.’

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