While I've been involved in some fairly strong anti-Bush activism over the last few months, an idea has been slowly forming in my mind, one that might ruffle a few feathers. Of course it's nothing new but it seems to have very important relevance during these increasingly troubled times.
My idea? Perhaps it's time to take America down as a world power. Perhaps it's time the rest of the world joined together and stood up to America and its crazy leader before we all become enveloped in an even greater catastrophe than that which already exists (thanks to George).
One reason why I think this should happen is because both the American people and their legal and political system do not appear capable of getting rid of George quickly hence stopping the escalating menace that he represents.
In fact I found, ironically perhaps, during my bitter-sweet experience on a large American blog (one that claims to be left-wing) that there were plenty of none-to-subtle comments based upon the rather elitist view that 'what right did I have, as a mere Australian, to be suggesting to Americans what they should be doing or not doing even if they appear to be totally impotent.' They seemed to forget that this is my bloody world too! And yours!
Now I want to make it clear that there are many genuine, down to earth, courageous Americans who are only too aware of the embarrassment and danger that Bush has created for America and are working flat out to get rid of him. They are listed in my special links. Many of them comment regularly on my blog and share my concerns!
But there appear to be just as many Americans who do a lot of talking but when it comes down to actually doing something like challenging the Government, it all gets put in the too-hard basket! Obviously their indoctrination is well entrenched and unshakable (you know, We belong to the Greatest Country in the World, etc).
There also seems to me to be a strong undercurrent of fear evident on some American blogs at what Bush and his right-wing militarists might do to people should they protest too loudly or act too aggressively. It is almost as though Big Brother is already at work. Americans are scared of being labelled as unpatriotic or sent to correction camps.
And, of course, there are still Americans who actually applaud what Herr Bush is doing as he blatantly seeks to dominate the world both militarily and economically.
You think I'm joking? Already America is the world's largest military power. It spends more on armaments than the rest of the world combined. If America succeeds in gaining control (by invasion and occupation) of the bulk of the world's oil (which is found in the Middle East) then it will control future economic growth of the world as well. It can turn off or shrink the supply of oil to countries that might be getting a bit above their station or who might pose a threat to American dominance (China and India perhaps).
Obviously, there is always a danger when any one nation becomes too strong. It is a situation that almost invites someone like Bush and his Neocons to come along and seize the vast power then use it for their own ends which is exactly what they are doing (with a little help from gullible allies like Australia and Britain).
It is time for the rest of the world to recognize the imminent danger and step up to the plate and pull America into line. They can do it economically because America has an enormous debt. And they can do it militarily if they combine forces (no, I'm not suggesting that we invade and occupy America, merely show that the world means what it says).
Superpowers of any kind are a threat to the world. No nation should ever again be allowed to become one especially one that contains only a minuscule 4-5% of the world's population.
Firstly, let's help America to get rid of Bush. Then we must ensure that it becomes and remains just another member of the world's 'United Nations'.
Power corrupts, remember! Absolute power...