Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Unquenchable fire from Heaven 

From Kossacks in Democracy now we at last get some serious analysis of Da Bush Code—the Biblical language in Bush's inaugural speech:

MATT ROTHSCHILD: Well, there are a lot. Here is one. Bush talked about the -- this was probably the creepiest section in the whole speech -- the untamed fire of freedom, where Bush was almost rubbing his hands together when he said, “This untamed fire will burn those who fight its progress.” That's pretty lurid, isn't it? Anyway, he talked about the untamed fire of freedom in a passage that included the phrase, "hope kindles hope." And this echoes a couple passages in Jeremiah. “I will kindle an unquenchable fire in the gates of Jerusalem.” Or, “I will kindle a fire in her towns that will consume all who are around her.” This is just all over the place. I mean, Bush talked about the day when the captives are set free. In Ephesians, it says, "He led the captives free.” The closer you look at it, the more you can see these parallels, and they are very disturbing to me.


Remember how whenever we give Bush the benefit of the doubt, we lose? Remember how whatever Bush does, it is always an order of magnitude worse than the most cynical among us could ever have imagined?

So why, when Bush talks about "untamed fires" "in towns," do I think of dirty bombs or loose nukes destroying Blue State cities, as a result of blowback from Iraq? (Reckless indifference to the nightmare scenario, back)

I mean, just because the ungodly, gays, blacks, liberals, Democratic voters, and users of public tranportation and other Socialistic practices live in the cities... Well, that wouldn't be a reason for God, acting through the person of George Bush, to cleanse them, would it?

Of course not. Sorry. I don't know what came over me. I'm going to go back to sleep now.

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