If an idiot were to tell you the same story every day for a year,
you would end by believing it. Horace Mann
The crowd roared as George W. Bush
repeated his story: “We have to stay the course in
The dignified figure of Mayor
Anderson attracted an enthusiastic crowd of 3 thousand or so. His posture oozed of distinction,
forthrightness, and compassion. His
concerns were not limited to
Even concerns for the environment were not left out from his passionate anti-war rally. He wanted President Bush to be held accountable for lying to the public, for invading another country, to be held accountable for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent lives. No more lies, no more deaths, no more wars, he demanded. What a commendable man.
If only Mayor Anderson were in the White House.
The applause was low key for Mayor Anderson – moderates usually are. Moderates don’t need a thunderous roar to drive home logic. Respect for others and for life does not need to be driven home with a bang and a bomb. Not like the others….
It is the lies, the deception that misleads which requires the roar of applause, creating a mass frenzy to illusion ourselves into thinking we are right. The loud echo of insanity must be accompanied by the roar of applause to chase out the voice of reason, the life-vest of truth, so that drowned, deception can crawl in and propagate. It is thus that hammering home the message becomes successful – and its through this fog of ignorance that Mayor Anderson and the likes of him will have to penetrate.
In 6 years,
He is so confident of the complicity
and passivity of the people that he even delivers the same ‘misinformation’ that
was justification for the invasion of
Mr. Bush knows that unlike the story of the boy who cried wolf too many times, he can drive home his message successfully. It is the repetitiveness of his messages that will eventually give them authenticity. Once the people hear them often enough, they will not question their veracity. He is beating the drums – another war – WMD. Bush is taking us to war again. More lies, more deaths.
If only the mayor were in the White House to stop the lies…
About the author: Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich has lived and studied in
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