Monday, November 13, 2006

'It's Shakespeare meets Freud'

Excellent piece in the Sunday Times News Review this weekend about George W Bush and his 'Poppy', George Bush, and the tortured relationship between them, with the dauphin son seeking to eclipse his father's legacy, define homself as his own man, yet craving his father's approval

''By putting Rumsfeld, his father’s enemy, in the Pentagon he sent a signal that he was his own president and his own man. Gaining the presidency was emulating his father. But regaining it was the final moment when Bush surpassed his one-term dad. It was also the moment when this administration started falling apart at the seams''...
*more...
There's a Shakespearean quality about the two Bush nemeses as well: The son seeking meaning by killing off his father's great enemy, Saddam Hussein, whilst his own Shadow, the other spoiled, drifting son of an oil billionnaire, who found fundementalist religion later in life, and then sought to remake the world in the image of his personal, patriarchal, jealous God, delivering 'justice' and 'freedom' through redemptive violence, is still at large...
Perhaps Bush and Bin Laden's influence will wane simulataneously. They need each other after all, and their fates are intertwined...
(*Bluff Iain Dale thinks its all psychobabble though...)

2 Comments:

Anonymous Graham O'Mara said...

When I read the first paragraph of this post, I had visions of Dubwa having a romantic trist with a small red flower....

I guess I need more sleep

:)

November 13, 2006 9:56 am  
Blogger Helibags said...

I have to admit it took me a couple of readings to get this post - I thought you meant rememerance poppy! I thought it was going to be along the lines of John Snow not wearing a poppy...

I get it now though!
Hx

November 13, 2006 11:05 am  

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