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 Post subject: Walter Uhler: Iraq, Bush's God-Emboldened Narcissism
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:19 pm 
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Iraq, Bush's God-Emboldened Narcissism and Parasitic Militarism

Part One: Four Years In Iraq

Had Ismael Hossein-Zadeh written nothing more than his seven-page snapshot of the God-emboldened narcissism of President George W. Bush, his recent book, The Political Economy of U.S. Militarism, would still be worth its steep purchase price. But, in fact, his larger argument is much more compelling. In essence, the professor of economics at Drake University claims that the United States is currently led by a dangerous narcissistic twit, who's been duped into accelerating the degeneration of post-World War II U.S. militarism into a "parasitic militarism," which might lead to the demise of the republic.

Readers of pages 170-76 will understand immediately how the God-emboldened narcissism of George W. Bush was manipulated to initiate mass murder in Iraq. Many Americans are complicit in his mass murder. After all, it required the votes of some woefully ignorant Americans, affluent Republicans (who know on which side their bread is buttered) and partisan Supreme Court justices to put Bush in office.

Behaving as if their country was a banana republic, they put into the office an unread, ill-traveled, inarticulate, crude, callous, mean-spirited, trouble-making, revenge-seeking, Vietnam-evading, incompetent, loud-mouthed, cheap-shot, but consistently-bailed-out narcissist -- largely because Bush and his propagandists proclaimed he had found God.

Quoting from Hugh Urban, a professor of comparative religion, Mr. Hossein-Zadeh agrees: "The narrative that Bush and his biographers tell is clearly modeled on the prodigal son - the young man who fritters away his early life on alcohol [if not cocaine] and sin, only to find God and return to his rightful place in his father's former occupation." [p. 170]

And although this narrative duped a minority among the electorate, especially evangelical Christians, there is little evidence -- except for giving up the alcohol -- to indicate that finding God actually improved Bush's character. Simply recall how he and the equally flawed and evil Dick Cheney engaged in crude psychological projection in September 2000, while slandering Adam Clymer: Bush said, "There's Adam Clymer - major league asshole - from the New York Times." Cheney responded, "Yeah, big time." [Jake Tapper, Salon.com, Sept. 04, 2000]


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Can't wait for Pt Duh.
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Yet, Professor Hossein-Zadeh has still bigger fish to fry. In his view, "The moral priority is...to dismantle...the warfare state, or the socioeconomic structure that cultivates and elevates the likes of George W. Bush [and Dick Cheney] to positions of power." [p. 178] His examination of the dangers posed by that warfare state will be the subject of Part Two of this article.
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"Behaving as if their country was a banana republic, they put into the office an unread, ill-traveled, inarticulate, crude, callous, mean-spirited, trouble-making, revenge-seeking, Vietnam-evading, incompetent, loud-mouthed, cheap-shot, but consistently-bailed-out narcissist ..."

You left out the adjective that's key to understanding Smirky: "sociopathic."

Look up the diagnostic criteria for antisocial personality disorder in the DSM and you'll find Smirky meets them all. Not just some, but ALL. He's a textbook case.

It's not being stupid or unlettered or crude that has made Smirky the worst president in history; it's his sociopathic personality.

We have had quite a few bad presidents in our history and one or two who were close to being evil, but I believe GWB is the first true, genuine, bona fide, dyed-in-the-wool sociopath.

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Yes we've discussed Bush's mental state but I think jtree summed it up pretty well.

This comment as well- about who the brains behind the chimp really is-
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And, finally, no argument from me on the diagnoses of saint king dumbfuck. But I believe that this fool is simply cheney's (with input from a phalanx of other evil sources) sock puppet. Would it not be more useful and enlightening to do a scholastic diagnosis of the real evil behind the evil sock puppet?

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I've used that quote as well before. I like it! :twisted:

If he thinks he's receiving messages from great Bog in heaven and his prodigy, the Holy Cheese and Rice, Bush is one sick fuck! What a scam! How can people be so naiive as to believe this shit?

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Part Deux will come asap!

People who said things like Bush has said publicly for the last six years were once placed in straitjackets and hauled off to the looney bin where they were soon given lobotomies...or worse.


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 Post subject: Re: Walter Uhler: Iraq, Bush's God-Emboldened Narcissism
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I was just thinking that for a mass murderer, being president would be an ideal job. You could get away with it and not pay the price. It's privileges of being Commander in Chief, doncha-know, and you don't even have to pull the trigger or hold a knife handle.

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