I am amazed by the amount of ill-feeling that exists on many American blogsites concerning George W Bush. Finally the blinkers seem to have come off and Americans, at least a lot of them, are seeing clearly what kind of monster they have elected as President.
Quite frankly, seeing what Presidents are capable of (Nixon was another disaster) I hope that Australia never becomes a Republic. Why does any nation need yet another branch of government, one where great power is put into the hands of one flawed man (all men and women are flawed) who can over-ride the Parliament or Congress? The logic of it escapes me but then I'm part of the 'Throw another prawn on the Barbie' crowd.
However the reality is that Americans have elected a madman as President, one who could potentially bring about the end of our world. But what do Americans in the main do? They talk dejectedly about having to wait for two years and discuss possible doomsday scenarios. Talk about defeatism! Have Americans never heard of the French Revolution where the people rose up and cleansed their country of the corrupt royalty? The Bush Family is just another form of royalty who are treating them, the American voters, as peasants!
Even if their knowledge of history is limited, have they not witnessed over the past few years several despotic governments being brought down by People Power? Surely, as they drink beer and eat pretzels while lying half-asleep on the sofa, they've seen masses of people, ordinary people just like them, marching in the streets, camping outside Government Offices, holding rallies? They must have seen footage of deposed, strong-arm leaders flying the coop in fear of their lives, surely?
Is belief in THE AMERICAN WAY so strongly indoctrinated into them that they're rendered totally impotent when a serious problem arises, and can do no more that sit around and drink beer and bewail their fate while Rome and potentially the world is burning?
If they made a mistake they should get out in the streets and fix it before it's too late for them and the rest of the world!
THE DOOMSDAY CLOCK IS TICKING. MIDNIGHT IS APPROACHING...