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Thursday, May 24, 2007

A mystery solved

Today, I was sitting at my desk, staring into space, and I stumbled upon an elegant solution to one of the most vexing political puzzles of our time.

I am very proud of this discovery!

One of the reasons the current US president was able to get elected was due to his well-known and well-publicized religiosity. He is, publicly, an individual of strongly-professed faith and has expressed intentions to transform and affect the culture accordingly.

However, his policies come-up a little short of what you might expect from a religious person. I'm mainly referring to the reliance on violence in foreign affairs which has brought-about the deaths of tens of thousands of Iraqis and thousands of Afghans. Not to mention diplomatic support and military aid which has abetted the slaughter of scads of Lebanese, Somalis, Pakistanis, Palestinians, and similarly unimportant folk. Not to mention the creation of a global network of secret prisons into which hundreds of terror suspects have “disappeared”, and all the other outrages to which we are now accustomed.

None of this seems to fit-in very well with someone who claims to be “religious”.

So this quandary creates a puzzle. Strongly professed faith, coupled with behavior which can't be easily rationalized if the tenets of Judeo-Christian morality were taken at face value. Up until now, I'd simply dismissed Bush's shows of piety as being an empty bullshit pose calculated to sucker his base.

But today I discovered an answer that works because I stepped outside the box:

Mr. Bush is indeed religious... but he worships Tonatiuh, the bloodthirsty Aztec sun-god who can only be appeased with a mountain of freshly-removed human hearts.

And that's why the earth hasn't been plunged into eternal night.

Finally. An explanation that makes sense.


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