Symbolman: Dangerous lunatic or prophet before his time?
by Bruce Webb
Back in the day even to hint at some of the subjects of Symbolman’s brilliant flash productions was to mark you as being infected with Bush Derangement Syndrome (BDS). But now in the waning days of Bush/Cheney maybe it is time to push back against the revisionism. Warning if you ever supported Bush or this war you probably need to use your scroll bar. RIGHT NOW. Because I guarantee you are not going to feel comfortable with any of this content.
Army of One If you can watch this without tearing up you may not have any heart at all. Note that this is copyright 2003 before we had any hint that the Walter Reed situation would exist. ‘Support the Troops’? My ass.
Bush no Nazi. A little edgier, but like all of Symbolman’s work fully documented. And also well scored, in this case with Spike Jones. Chorus: “When the fuhrer says we are the master race, sieg heil, sieg heil right in the fuhrer’s face!” In any event pretty illuminating about the source of the Bush family fortune.
Triumph of the Wimp. Whatever you do stick it out to the second half with the soundtrack of ‘Fortunate Son’. Which if it wasn’t written with Bush in mind certainly could have been.
And for people tragically stuck in print mode it is worth reviewing this Onion article published days before the Bush inaugral (Jan 17, 2001). Bush: ‘Our Long National Nightmare Of Peace And Prosperity Is Finally Over’ Boy Howdy. Key paras?
During the 40-minute speech, Bush also promised to bring an end to the severe war drought that plagued the nation under Clinton, assuring citizens that the U.S. will engage in at least one Gulf War-level armed conflict in the next four years.
“You better believe we’re going to mix it up with somebody at some point during my administration,” said Bush, who plans a 250 percent boost in military spending. “Unlike my predecessor, I am fully committed to putting soldiers in battle situations. Otherwise, what is the point of even having a military?”
Shortest verse in the Bible? ‘Jesus wept’. (John 11:35)