i must confess that since posting the previous item this morning (on giving Bush the doubt of the benefit), i’ve been feeling a little bad. I completely reject the shallow and ignorant prevailing wind of anti-Americanism that is sweeping through Europe (which certainly doesn’t mean i agree with much if not most of recent US foreign policy) – and didn’t post it because of that. I also realise that Bush is not a complete idiot – there’s no way that he could be president if he was (surely?). And i really can’t stand humour at other people’s expense – humour should never be malicious – and many say that Bush is highly impressive privately (Yo, Blair!) and that he struggles with severe dyslexia (which may well explain his verbal entanglements). It is just that i found the video really scary – unfair or not. If you think i shouldn’t have posted it, i completely accept that, and apologise for any offence caused. What’s done is done though – and i have to say that i find his presidency utterly frightening for the whole world (even if he is a fellow-believer).
It was simply impossible to keep on the usual trajectory of readings with the horrors on the news. Forget the virus. Forget the Brexit car