April 29, 2008 Update: Reverend Wright & gringoBro (See gringommentary below BUSH AT THE GAMES?)
April 21, 2008 Update: MUSLIMS ATTACK JOHNNY BOY. See gringommentary below BUSH AT THE GAMES?
April 12, 2008 Update: THAT CACKLE-DOODLE-DOO.(Hillary again.) See gringommentary below BUSH AT THE GAMES?
The Olympic Committee was believed to know what it's doing. It wouldn't be taken in by guarantees from Beijing, unsustainable, for a smooth operation, would it? They weren't just naive or hustling careerists, were they, willing to ignore how tainted and adulterated many of the
Meanwhile China, now emerging from its 5000-year old shell, becoming Manufacturer to the World as the West sends its plants and know-how to cheap labor, makes multiple Olympic torches to forestall "incidents" around the world. A team of special commandos in track suits run, un-invited, through Paris and London, to "guard" the "sacred flame" and knock down anyone in the way, a technique not even used by the Nazis during peacetime outside of Germany.
But it's not just Tibet. Athletes consider minimizing their time in Beijing due to the notorious air pollution. American athletes reportedly will avoid ingesting contaminants by bringing their own food, and certainly not brushing their teeth with toothpaste known for antifreeze additives. (Even the frozen dumplings from China have caused alarm in Japan recently, consumers rushed to the hospital.)
And so, will our border-busting Presidente, who has made much of "human rights" and "democracy," really attend the opening of the Beijing Olympics on 08/08/08?
Of course he will, unless the Grand Event implodes into a black hole (once believed impossible, now simply, well, maybe "unlikely.") How could he snub such a gigantic creditor? As a proper globalista with an MBA from Harvard Business School, he understands. Today's USA owes. Of course he'll go to the Free Trade commissar games. That's bidness.
People understand too, even without the MBA.
Still, a question hangs in the polluted air: Could Georgie go to Beijing, doing the pro forma inevitable, but in a way that would mark him as truly bold? Assuming he must go, could he nevertheless do it in a way that would capture the world imagination? Could he go without it being just the predictably hack, or diplomatic, thing to do?
Sure he could. Here's how....
Let our leader attend the Games in the robe of a .
Too much for our Presidente? But wait. Think again. Recall how he once wore traditional Chinese garb on a state visit---Georgie as the Cowboy ? (see foto.) Along with Vladimir Putin, he was a cultural cross-dresser for the occasion.
And note the more esoteric symbolism our Presidente would be conveying at the Games, wearing something like garb (or just common monk attire.) Note how it would address the tired cliche about "sport" and "politics" and not mixing the too (as if Beijing was doing anything but that in show-casing China, Inc.). Or another way of putting it: note how it relates to the famous passage (MATTHEW 22:20--22) where Jesus is asked to decide between the worldly and the divine. Jesus was challenged by the Pharisees to choose between Caesar(paying the Roman tax, the worldly) and God (ignoring the Romans, refusing to pay their tax, remaining only with the divine.)
In Beijing POTUS could be rendering unto Caesar what is Caesar's,(by attending the Games) and unto what is The Spirit's (by his surprising couture.)
As for whether a Christian, or any non-Buddhist, could wear a saffrom robe (the color sacred to Buddhists), we assume that President Bush could reach an understanding with the Dalai Lama, should he wish to. Special dispensation, if needed from the Buddhists or from his own church, could be attainable. Details, details. What are details between men of good will?
You want to talk legacy, and shaking the world for a moment, even soaring over Harvard Business School and the Iraq dilemna?
Is Georgie up to it?
[GRINGOMMENTARY; April 29, 2008. Reverend Wright & gringoBro.]
In the interests of diversity and reaching out, GAB (the Gringo Advisory Board) announces a new member: gringoBro....(Also posted at monicamemo as a comment to Monica Crowley's post, 'Small Change...'
"Thank you, gringoman. You might be a fool too, but at least you tryin'. (I could say 'trying'. You like that Englifocation from the Teach? That make you happy? Hee-hee.)
"Now look, you white folks cain't unnerstand black. And why can't you? (Hee-hee.) The Reverend Jeremiah Wright just told you, speaking to 10,000 brothers at that NAACP eat-out in Detroit. There is white brains and black brains. (Don't believe me? Check out the Rev on yo' video. Go to YoTube. The Rev tell you all about left brain (that be you) an' right brain (that be us). That man a real scoller.) An' guess who got the pale white stuff and who got the rich black stuff?
"Now don't get bookworm on me. Don't tell me 'bout no Hitler dude rappin'
like that in My Kamp. You cain't be a black Nazee.
Those Nazees were crackers, maybe just a little more honest than you half-a-redneck crackers an' those white libs and our Joosh "friends" bombin' the po' Palestinians.
"You got it now? You unnerstand what the 'change' is all about? It's about facin' up, actin' up, and stop chompin' on that phoney baloney you love to chomp.
"Obama's spirit father, Reverend Wright, has laid it on you. He talkin' to you. You hear? The "change" is for YOU to see what WE can see. THAT is progress in the race divide.You hear? You ready? You got to hear, not just fear.
"Black brains are here to stay. Got it? Work on it.
"Try usin' yo' white brains. You got some, right? Hee-hee."
"A COALITION OF AMERICAN MUSLIM GROUPS IS DEMANDING THAT SEN JOHN MCCAIN STOP USING THE ADJECTIVE 'ISLAMIC' TO DESCRIBE TERRORISTS AND EXTREME ENEMIES OF THE UNITED STATES."
gringoNote: It will be interesting to see whether Johnny Boy backs down from this concentrated barrage of muslims (less than 3% of the U.S. population, so far) who are now, in effect, "demanding" a speech code for the US electoral process---an American process that was born in an American revolt against what the American Thomas Jefferson called "every form of tyranny over the mind of man."
But we live in Free Trade times. Sovereign petrol muslims know how the game works.
Should we ask: How soon will Johnny back cave to this billionaire-backed pressure? (We know what Georgie Bush would do, in consultation with the State Department and "moderate" oil sheikhs.)
Anyone taking bets?
[GRINGOMMENTARY: April 12, 2008 Update. THAT CACKLE-DOODLE=DOO.]
Not very Presidential. In fact, she was unable to keep the old cackle in its box. Despite all her lessons, all the tutoring from professionals, all the Billdozing, it still escaped (and into the wide world of YouTube.) And the eyes, Deer me!