Thursday, November 20, 2008

No One Wants To Shake Your Hand When It's Covered With The Blood Of Millions


This weekend, the kids and I rented the first Die Hard because none of had ever seen it. What I found most amazing, other than the fact that Bruce Willis actually used to have hair was the fact that the villain of the picture was German. East German to be precise, but yet still, forty years after the end of World War II, Hollywood was still using Germans as stock villains in motion pictures.
I bring this up because in the James Bond picture, America is the villain. No longer the shining city on the hill, the US is on the fast track to be stock villain for the next millennium. In seven very long years, the Bush administration and the Republican party have taken an outpouring of sympathy and turned it into vile contempt for our nation as a whole. This is their real legacy.
Now George Bush can't even get one of the members of the G20 to shake his hand. It would be sad and pathetic, if it wasn't George Bush. All his friends have deserted him. His party has turned their back on him. All that's left of his legacy are those appointees "burrowed" deep into senior civil service posts.
This is a lame duck, walking.

9 comments:

Frederick said...

Pretty god damn sad.

Agi said...

You're face to face
With the man who sold the world

Omnipotent Poobah said...

He should look on the bright side. At least no one cat-called him.

libhom said...

I wouldn't shake his hand either. Americans have even more reason not to.

libhom said...

I just gave your blog an award.

tafka said...

Have you heard the spin that this video was taken out of context, because Bush had already shaken everyone's hands, and this was his re-entry onto the stage for the photo?

I don't buy it.

Snave said...

At first I read the word "millions" in your post title as "Minions". Are the two words interchangeable in this case? I think it might, in a way related to Libhom's first comment.

Tom Harper said...

Good point about Americans being the new Germans. (I haven't seen either of those movies.) It had to happen. And like you said, these stereotypes don't happen overnight; and it takes forever for them to go away.

Dusty said...

Lame duck walking-W00t!!!

The world, like most of the American's that voted think Obama will be our savior, that he will fix everything.

I ain't so sure of that, based on his picks so far for his staff and cabinet.