Our Struggle

July 29, 2005 at 2:26pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in 625 Elm Street

The global war on terror has been rebranded as a “struggle” by the Bush Administration. I suppose there are lots of reasons why the change was made, including the fact that wars can be won decisively, while struggles tend to continue for a while. But how wise is it to refer to the battle against terrorism as a struggle? Doesn’t struggle invoke images of strain and difficulty, all while getting the crap beaten out of oneself? Even if you win a struggle, you’re still pretty dang wiped out in the end. That hardly seems marketable. I assume that Bush & Co. ran the word past a few focus groups. If so, they need some new focus group participants. Struggle, after all, is associated with folks that Bush ought not be mingling with, most notably Karl Marx (“class struggle”) and Adolph Hitler (”Mein Kampf” [my struggle]).

Welcome to America, former home of the War on Terror, now known as “unser Kampf.”

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Tim Sexton December 17, 2005 at 9:56pm

Well, while Bush has obviously spent a great deal of time studying the methods of Hitler, it would behoove him to study Marx.  Class struggle is something that Bush should get educated about since he obviously labors under the impression that classes don’t exist in America.  He apparently believes everyone has rich friends who will help him get jobs he’s dangerously underqualified for.

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