There may be a collection of fifty or sixty million blue collar NASCAR dads, fascist Christians, neo-nazis, racists, greedy pig rich people who unpatriotically refuse to pay their fair share in taxes, and the corporate traitors to humanity and the planet... even to life itself, who prefer to support money over the environment, biodiversity and a world that supports humans. These toxic takers are the vast minority of the world-- the supporters of Bush. But the rest of the USA and certainly, the rest of the planet, outside of the corporatists and fascists in other nations, consider George Bush, his verminous minions and cretinous, despicable supporters to be pariahs.
The dictionary defines a pariah as an untouchable. To me, an untouchable by caste is a person who is unjustly treated as a person to be totally avoided and to be accorded contempt. The untouchables in India are born into their caste and it is not their fault.
George Bush has grown into untouchable Pariah-hood. He has taken on the mantle of a religious fraud, the rapist of a nation, the despoiler of nations, the waster of billions, nay hundreds of billions of dollars of resources and assets, the killer of tens of thousands. The destroyer of thousands of homes.
It is very likely, much because the population of the planet has grown so much since the 1940s, when there were just over 2 billion people on the planet, to now, when there are over 6.3 billion, that George Bush is the most hated, most reviled man in the history of the planet-- more hated than Hitler.
His fellow Christianists (if we call Muslims who are fundamentalist and unable to function cooperatively in the world, treating other faiths with disrespect Islamists, then let's call Christians who can't respect other faiths Christianists,) craving early death through the end-times when the anti-christ arrives, ushering in the return of the messiah, believe he is moving them towards their life-rejecting path. But it is just as arguable, perhaps even likely, if one chooses to dance with the "rapture" story, that the ultimate evil anti-christ would masquerade as the great leader who would take the faithful to their dreamed upon heavenly glory. The ultimate antichrist would seem to be the good guy.
So.... right now, about 40 or 50 million Americans think Bush is the good guy. Maybe another 100 million Brits, Germans, Italians, Poles, Australians, Italians, Kurds, Iranians, Saudi princes and Japanese, hey, maybe even 500 million more have enough financial or political interests to also support Bush. I don't think most of those 500 million see him as a good guy. They see him as a venal scoundrel who will sell out his country in ways that support their interests.
That leaves about 5.8 billion people on this planet. The world Muslim population is close to 1.5 billion. Assume 97% of them hate Bush. The sane citizens of the rest of the planet have to see Bush and his supporters as venal, dangerous predators and leeches, fanatic religious zealot fools or duped fools.
Even NY Times centrist pundit Thomas Friedman says, "I have never known a time in my life when America and its president were more hated around the world than today. I was just in Japan, and even young Japanese dislike us. It's no wonder that so many Americans are obsessed with the finale of the sitcom "Friends" right now. They're the only friends we have, and even they're leaving."
It is tragic that such a small majority of active American voters have been able to create such a vile, reprehensible untouchable who most certainly is the most hated, most loathed man in the history of the world.
I wonder how Hitler's supporters felt when he was the most hated man. Did they realize they were supporting a monster? Were they proud to be contributing to his power? What about after Hitler fell, or Mussolini, or Idi Amin? Did their supporters realize what they'd helped to create? Did they stay loyal to their monsters? Did they see the light and experience regret? George is not the first ugly, planetary monster to be created. We should learn from his predecessors. Like dinosaur researchers, paleontologists, who study dinosaur sh*t, we should be studying the destroyed industries, the fraudulently justified actions and causes, the ecological disasters and the lies built upon lies and more lies that enabled Bush and his malignant predecessors to attain power. That way, at least we can begin to understand what enables a tiny fraction of the people on this planet to insanely ejaculate such loathsome creatures into such positions of destructive power upon our planet.
Like the puss in a pimple or infected wound, Bush is fulminating and the putrescent flesh surrounding this noxious crud-- Bush's Republican cronies-- is beginning to reject the toxic "substance." If a putrid infection is not treated soon enough, it may become gangrenous, killing the tissue around it. Bush is a disease that is highly toxic.
We see riots in France. Violent demonstrations following the path of Bush. The criminals, liars and thugs who represent the Bush administration and its supporters in congress should be facing serious protests. The right wing hate talk radio commentators should be jailed for echoing the right wing fascist government's lies. The protesters in Argentina have made clear, they don't hate Americans. They hate Bush and the Administration.
They hate the right wing Republican Theofascist, corporatist, Christianist extremists. Most of the world does. It's ironic that we can get help from the rest of the world to help take back America.