Congratulations to you President Bush, you may not realize this, but you and Vice President “Rabid Dog” Cheney have turned your citizens against their own country. Most Americans I come in contact with through my writing now believe that the United States is a predatory nation that kills human beings indiscriminately and takes whatever it wants, when it wants it. Don’t believe me? Just look at some of my writing in the last few weeks. There are people that feel that this nation is too far over the brink to ever be brought back to a decent republic. They feel shame over everything that has happened, not only on your watch, even though that started it, but now they have looked at the nation with a critical eye and they really don’t believe that this nation has ever stood for anything worthwhile.
I know that it isn’t true. The United States has done some noble things in its history. What you are seeing Bush baby, is something called malaise. Just so you know what I’m talking about I’ll give you the definition, I know you aren’t that smart:
Main Entry: mal·aise
Pronunciation: m&-'lAz, ma-, -'lez
1 : an indefinite feeling of debility or lack of health often indicative of or accompanying the onset of an illness
2 : a vague sense of mental or moral ill-being <a malaise of cynicism and despair.
Why do they have this condition? I don’t think that you have very far to go to see what has caused it. Look in the mirror. Call Cheney and Rice and Gates in and listen to their world-view as if you weren’t the President, but a spectator from middle America. Put yourself in the place of someone that has a hard time meeting their rent or mortgage payment, or an old lady that lost her life savings to the Enron Scandal, or to a young woman that lost her husband to an IED, or maybe someone that thought that they could get this country on the right track but now sees that it’s a Herculean task because all the cards are stacked in the governments favor. Oh that’s another word you will probably have a hard time with, its called “empathy” of which you have none.
You won’t see this malaise in the eyes of the people YOU meet. They are too busy slapping each other on the back and telling each other what a great job they have done. Most of them are making money hand over fist and don’t have a care in the world. You surround yourself with these people. They don’t see what they have done to the spirit of the people in this once-proud nation. They are in “denial”. Remember when you were drinking and snorting coke and chasing Mexican girls in Texas, and your parents told you that you had a problem? You didn’t believe them? That’s what denial is. Once you have it, you can’t see clearly at all. It’s a system of beliefs that doesn’t allow you to see reality. J ust as well, if you saw, I mean really saw what you have done to this country, you’d put a bullet in your mouth like Hitler did. Yeah, you’re that bad.
The trouble with all of this, is after most people get over they’re malaise, they get angry. A lot like I am. Once they really get angry, there isn’t much you can do after that. The thing is, after they shake the feelings off, they really don’t care what happens as long as they don’t have to go back to feeling the way they did before. Some of them will die before they get that hopeless feeling again. I know, that’s where I’m at. It only takes one spark to set them off. Take someone away from their family for writing against the things America is doing. Start your war against Iran that we know you are planning. Let the rest of your cronies put everyone on part-time so that they don’t have to pay their workers benefits and watch this nation come to a boil. Howard Zinn is wrong. If you are going by what he writes, you must feel pretty comfortable. He’s practically given up on the human race. You have to deal with people like me. I’ve told your Generals to go to hell and I’m still here. There are others like me around too. People that haven’t given up on this country, people that still believe that this country is “of the people and for the people”.
So while you are sitting back enjoying this “good life”, remember that there are many in this country that don’t wish you well. There are many in this country that at this point are ashamed to be Americans. That’s sad, That’s where you have brought us, to this place of hopelessness. J ust remember this, after depression, anger. I hope you are ready for it.