Wednesday, September 20, 2006
“Talk of the devil, and his horns appear”
I listen to the Rush Limbaugh show everyday; not out of respect for his views, nor any real interest in his opinions that are always stated as fact, but more because I am too lazy to get up and change the radio station.
Today he dedicated most of the show to Chavez’ address to the United Nations.
Rush worked himself into a tizzy over Chavez’ remarks. He then said that the democrats are to blame for the lack of world respect for President Bush.
This is an excerpt from Chavez’s speech:
I think that the first people who should read this book('Hegemony or Survival: The Imperialist Strategy of the United States.)'" are our brothers and sisters in the United States, because their threat is right in their own house.
The devil is right at home. The devil, the devil himself, is right in the house. "And the devil came here yesterday.
Yesterday the devil came here. Right here." [crosses himself]"
And it smells of sulfur still today."
Yesterday, ladies and gentlemen, from this rostrum, the president of the United States, the gentleman to whom I refer as the devil, came here, talking as if he owned the world. Truly. As the owner of the world.
I think we could call a psychiatrist to analyze yesterday's statement made by the president of the United States. As the spokesman of imperialism, he came to share his nostrums, to try to preserve the current pattern of domination, exploitation and pillage of the peoples of the world.
An Alfred Hitchcock movie could use it as a scenario. I would even propose a title: "The Devil's Recipe."
As Chomsky says here, clearly and in depth, the American empire is doing all it can to consolidate its system of domination. And we cannot allow them to do that. We cannot allow world dictatorship to be consolidated.
CHAVEZ (THROUGH TRANSLATOR): The world parent's statement -- cynical, hypocritical, full of this imperial hypocrisy from the need they have to control everything. They say they want to impose a democratic model. But that's their democratic model. It's the false democracy of elites, and, I would say, a very original democracy that's imposed by weapons and bombs and firing weapons.
What a strange democracy. Aristotle might not recognize it or others who are at the root of democracy. What type of democracy do you impose with marines and bombs?
Is Bush the devil? Highly doubtful, but what a wonderful tongue and cheek response to Bush’s sanctimonious address to the UN yesterday. Clearly when the United States invaded Iraq they were in conflict with the United Nations. Yet, because the US intelligence with regard to “weapons of mass destruction” was so much better than 80% of the UN, they did it anyway.
Why would the world respect The United States at this period in time? The arrogance shown by the Bush administration is embarrassing. In light of no weapons of mass destruction being discovered in Iraq, you would like to think that Bush could have humbled himself when addressing the UN. But I guess that is simply not done. Better to keep lying to oneself by trying to keep up the appearance of being the Savior of the Middle East. I guess Bush has told himself that what he did was correct so many times that he now actually believes it.
I hope that The United States will be able to overcome the mistakes and miscalculations of The Bush Administration in 2008. It is time for the changing of the guard. The guard that we have now is surely our jailer.