|This is what I think Bush's Orthodoxy is.. he believes himself a revolutionary.
||[Feb. 19th, 2007|07:19 pm]
a.d.h.d ramblings and obsessions
Bush Compares Revolutionary, Terror Wars ( Read more...Collapse )
MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP) -- President Bush honored the 275th birthday of the nation's first president on Monday, likening George Washington's long struggle that gave birth to a nation to the war on global terrorism.
"Today, we're fighting a new war to defend our liberty and our people and our way of life," said Bush, standing in front of Washington's home and above a mostly frozen Potomac River.
"as we work to advance the cause of freedom around the world, we remember that the father of our country believed that the freedoms we secured in our revolution were not meant for Americans alone." ....
Poll sees hope in West-Islam ties
Most people believe common ground exists between the West and the Islamic world despite current global tensions, a BBC World Service poll suggests.
In a survey of people in 27 countries, an average of 56% said they saw positive links between the cultures....
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This is just kind of an observation, but it seems many intellectual factions seems to be really re-thinking the revolution, but particularly the conservatives. Lately the liberals are starting to get into the game too particular in some areas with weird vibes where there isn't much difference between the groups and it's really the vibe I've gotten out of a lot of arguments lately. It also seems to be somewhat of a generational flavor, as it seems younger intellectuals are more optomistic and into civic involvement.
Of course most normal people aren't as political, which is probably good as it should reduce tensions. As wars are often conflicts dealing with power and influence it is important to believe that normal people will be more reasonable then their leaders.