I highly recomment reading this article by Dr. David Michael Greene, Schadenfreude Is My Middle Name - CommonDreams.org - Breaking News & Views for . It is a summary of the sins of the Bush Administration in it's destruction of Iraq and the United States. He celebrates the beginning of the tearing down of the Bush administration. It seems the majority of the American public have finally gotten mad at what the Bush adminstration has done on their behalf and to them.
I love the German word "Schadenfreude" for which their is no simple English equivalent. It means, taking pleasure in another's difficulty. Using the phrase in an ironic fashion, "It couldn't happen to a 'nicer' guy" is close. After the arrogance of the Bush administration in carrying out it's demonic program, seeing the wheels start to come off fills one with a sense of delight.
The slow process of turning around the American Republic has begun. It, perhaps ,started with the Democrats gaining a majority in the House and Senate. It seems the politics of fear doesn't work any more and their are growing efforts to challenge the Administration. At last, far too late for those who saw the Bush administration for what it was years ago, the wheels of adjustment built into the American political system are grinding away.
After only one public debate, I am bored and unimpressed with the leading choices for a Democratic presidential candidate. The only one I like is former Governor of Alaska, Mike Gravel, a relic, a voice from the 60's. Antiwar.com Blog · Gravel Won’t Be Buried He speaks refreshingly, the Truth, without all the political double talk. I read one of his speechs a month ago and felt the fresh breezes of his thought wash over me. Sadly, the process is not fair and the established order will not have him. It is already decided he will be dropped from the next debate. That will make it even easier for the media to ignore him. This last debate he had some of the most interesting things to say and got very little press. Why is a corporate news organization sponsoring these debates and deciding who can take part? The media should not be sponsoring news events. They should be there as fair reporters of it. I am not too hopeful that the Democrats are up to restoring American. But it is a start. Ironically, I think it is the Conservatives who can best restore American. I speak of the real conservatives not the "neo conservatives" who are unworthy of the name. True conservatives are the protectors of the tradition. Liberals role has always been to expand the bounds of understanding in the light of changing times. Conservatives remind us all of the noble tradition. The Bush Adminstration abused Conservatives with their lies, deception and attacks on political rights and freedoms. Here is a conservative organization with a program to restore American values. American Freedom Agenda Ironically, this Socialist finds little wrong with their program. I wish them well and hope they make a big contribution to reminding Americans of their traditions and to restoring Ameria to it's former nobility.