The Bush regime has made its budget known
to the Congress. Democrats say it doesn't make any sense,
has no basis in reality. Bush wants to spend $120 billion
in one year for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, while
eliminating 141 domestic programs, one-third of them
in education. He asks for an additional $18 billion
for Katrina-related relief, but we know that the people
who need trailer homes to return to New Orleans and
regain their residency aren't going to get them. The
Bush men can't reconstruct either New Orleans or Iraq.
Bush has to be hounded into getting sufficient armor
to the troops in Iraq, but spends billions on high tech
weapons and his version of Star Wars space gadgets.
Bush claims he will cut the budget deficit in half in
five years, but the numbers say that he will instead
add half a trillion dollars in debt.
These numbers make the head spin. However,
too often folks conclude that George Bush and his crowd
are simply incompetent. That they are too stupid to
fight wars, or to come to the relief of disaster victims.
Stupid, they may be, but that's almost irrelevant. The
Bush men are pirates, and as such, they are a very successful
crew of barbarians, indeed.
Pirates are thieves, marauders, pillagers,
lawless criminals who roam the globe in search of plunder.
That is their business - it's what they do. It's the
job of the pirate chief - whether its Bush or Cheney
or whoever - to guide the pirate ship to the most lucrative
treasures, and haul them away, and to split up the spoils
among the crew. In Bush's case, the pirate crew is the
high tech war industry, which isn't concerned with body
armor and other low-return items; the energy gang, who
make out like bandits in an environment of world chaos;
the masters of pure finance capital, who would much
rather manipulate markets than finance anything productive;
and the reconstruction industry, Dick Cheney's bailiwick,
which thrives on destruction. Put all these guys together,
and you've got a global looting spree with no regard
to the consequences, foreign or domestic.
Who said that pirates were good citizens?
These are a breed of men who create nothing, who hate
the rule of law because it impedes their pillaging.
But they do love government, because that is the greatest
pile of loot of all. George Bush and his crew are looting
the treasury of the world's biggest economy. That's
what I mean when I say they are very successful. It
does not matter if they are incompetent in things that
they have no intention of doing. As thieving pirates,
however, they are very, very good.
The Bush crowd is acting according to
their nature. It's as if Blackbeard and his pirates
were in charge of the Carnival Cruise line. The world
is in for a bad trip. For Radio BC, I'm Glen Ford.