The Inauguration Speech - an interpretation...

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At this second gathering, our duties are defined not by the words I use, but by the history we have seen together. Don't fret precious I'm here, step away from the window For a half-century, America defended our own freedom by standing watch on distant borders. After the shipwreck of communism came years of relative quiet, years of repose, years of sabbatical -- and then there came a day of fire. We have seen our vulnerability, and we have seen its deepest source. For as long as whole regions of the world simmer in resentment and tyranny -- prone to ideologies that feed hatred and excuse murder -- violence will gather, and multiply in destructive power, and cross the most defended borders and raise a mortal threat. Go back to sleep America will not impose our own style of government on the unwilling. Our goal instead is to help others find their own voice, attain their own freedom and make their own way. Safe from pain and truth and choice and other poison devils Some, I know, have questioned the global appeal of liberty -- though this time in history, four decades defined by the swiftest advance of freedom ever seen, is an odd time for doubt... See, they don't give a fuck about you, like I do. All who live in tyranny and hopelessness can know: The United States will not ignore your oppression, or excuse your oppressors. When you stand for your liberty, we will stand with you. I'll be the one to protect you from your enemies and all your demons From the perspective of a single day, including this day of dedication, the issues and questions before our country are many. From the viewpoint of centuries, the questions that come to us are narrowed and few. I'll be the one to protect you from a will to survive and a voice of reason May God bless you, and may he watch over the United States of America. I'll be the one to protect you from your enemies and your choices son, they're one in the same, I must isolate you...Isolate and save you from yourself ... Lyrics from 'Pet' - A Perfect Circle

5 Responses to “The Inauguration Speech - an interpretation...”

  1. Blogger the wheel 

    Hi Paul. My name's Mark, by the way. Very effective use of a good song. Bush is talking about spreading freedom and democracy again. You know what that means----more unnecessary wars. Woo hoo! I don't think he sees the hypocrisy in saying such things while continuing to support tyrannical regimes in Saudi Arabia, China, and Pakistan.

    I feel bad for America that we have to deal with four more years of this crap, but I feel much worse for the rest of the world. For what it's worth, I'm sorry that those of us who opposed him weren't enough to prevent his reelection (though I'm still pretty sure the election was rigged).

  2. Blogger forgottenmachine 

    It's not you that needs to apologize....
    Ordinarily I'd be comforted by the thought that it's four years and no more....but four years is a long time.....

  3. Blogger nica 

    Ah yes, but four years is just enough time for the majority of people to forget what happened four years ago, making it easier for yet another heart-aching step backward in presidential elections.
    I can hear Dubya's mantra right now: "God bless those ever shortening attention spans"

  4. Blogger the wheel 

    Very good point Nica. A perfect example is that hardly anyone noticed that the word Iraq was not spoken during his whole innnauguration speech. He's counting on our short attention span regarding that mess.

  5. Blogger Hans the Destroyer 

    Ah true, his speech did not mention Iraq, and what a clever way to go about it. He put all his focus on the future, though of course he still milked 9/11, tugging at the people's heartstrings and putting them in the frame of mind to accept the material he fed them.

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