Wednesday, June 01, 2005
Innocent until WTF?
George W. Bush perfects doublethink*.
A news report from 'Myway' introduces us to as yet unknown complexities in the mind of George. Far from being empty, it's so overcrowded that many of his thoughts have apparently never met, & certainly not been introduced formally:
Regarding Guantanamo -
"President Bush called a human rights report "absurd" for criticizing the United States' detention of terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and said Tuesday the allegations were made by "people who hate America." "It's absurd. It's an absurd allegation. The United States is a country that promotes freedom around the world," Bush said of the Amnesty International report that compared Guantanamo to a Soviet-era gulag."
Then, talking about the Khodorkovsky verdict in Russia he says:
"Here, you're innocent until proven guilty and it appeared to us, at least people in my administration, that it looked like he had been ajudged guilty prior to having a fair trial," Bush said. "We're watching the ongoing case."
O'Brien explains -
"..When we navigate the ocean, or when we predict an eclipse, we often find it convenient to assume that the earth goes round the sun and that the stars are millions upon millions of kilometres away. But what of it? Do you suppose it is beyond us to produce a dual system of astronomy? The stars can be near or distant, according as we need them. Do you suppose our mathematicians are unequal to that? Have you forgotten doublethink?"
Rush agrees with George about most things. He takes a lot of drugs.
He agrees that Amnesty International hates America: (Note to Self 1: The subject has developed resistance to satire).
"Amnesty International is a bunch of extremists and anti-Americans.."
"Amnesty International is just an anti-American front organisation."
A 'front organisation'? Really. Imagine this is true. That's a pretty fucking deep cover .With all those decades of fighting for human rights and democracy and criticizing America's enemies. 'Extremists'? The word is becoming slightly debased. Consider the alternative. Could it be that the old caricature is true and Conservatives really do respond to criticism by ignoring the issue and questioning the patriotism of the source, no matter how preposterous this is?
Incidentally, Rush also agrees with George that it's unnecessary for the elements of one's nutjob political worldview to be on speaking terms. Today, Rush thinks that the Liberal Media (which ALSO hates America) is giving too much time to the revelations about Deep Throat's identity. Whilst reporting it extensively himself:
"Now, this guy is a hero to the left today. Fox isn't doing anything on this right now. CNN has gone wall to wall with this, since about 11:45. They did it wall to wall at 11:25. They're talking to Jeffrey Toobin. They're talking to Bill Schneider."
"CNN is still doing the Deep Throat story! They're coming up on an hour almost on the Deep Throat story. Developing story. What's the news?"
Rush's own acount of the Watergate scandal is that, erm.. "you have various heroes of the Vietnam War according to the left and those are the people that caused us to lose it ". Yeah right, fucking Liberals. They did the same thing to Germany in WWI.
Rush often talks about Matt Drudge. "My friend Matt," he calls him. Drudge has, of course, led with the 'Deep Throat' story all day. So I've got one tired old question for you, Mr. Limbaugh,
"Why does Matt Drudge hate America?"
* "..to hold simultaneously two opinions which cancelled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against logic, to repudiate morality while laying claim to it.."
(Note to Self 2: Orwell AND Hitler: Orginality of thought, punctuation AND spelling. Cooking, sir, cooking. )