June 10, 2008

George W. Bush = John Wayne

Actor John Cusack makes an apt comparison between Bush and Wayne. In this case we're all Indians. We're all getting screwed by Bush's obsessive desire to turn over the war, the environment, etc. to corporate America.

The Real Blackwater Scandal:  Build a Frontier, You Get Cowboys, Part IIWe've had Poppa Wayne (Reagan) and Baby Wayne (Bush). Ronald Reagan was the old John Wayne...when kindness comes. But the key to the old Wayne is that he was once a killer; you can see it in his eyes... beneath the kindness lingers that hard truth: he was once a killer. He tames the natural world, but he does it with a veneer of benevolence.

Bush is the young John Wayne--Ethan from The Searchers. Obsessive. Merciless. Ethan is a deranged person. He will fight the battle no one has the guts to fight...do whatever it takes...kill whoever violates the natural law of the frontier (jungle). This cowboy is the great righter of wrongs. He is wrath incarnate. Part of the mythology is that he's wrong a lot and pig headed and stubborn, it's part of the package. But he is a force of nature and you can argue about it all you want, but you must respect a force of nature.

The protector, the son of anger is coming, with god on his side, to protect the ones he has chosen to love. In Bush's case you can substitute the damsel being raped by natives with the US corporation denied 100 percent ownership of a privatized state company.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Corporate Culture:  Rotten to the Core.

1 comment:

writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
Yes, as one Arab leader (whose name escapes) put it, "George W. Bush thinks the world is a western town and that he is its sheriff..."
All Best
Russ Bates