. . . Monday October 18, 2004

The Church of Al Gore

In the last few weeks, we’ve seen more articles suggesting that the President is driven by his religious convinctions. Al Gore sees things in a different way:

“I’m convinced that most of the president’s frequent departures from fact-based analysis have much more to do with right-wing political and economic ideology than with the Bible. It is love of power for its own sake that is the original sin of this presidency … The essential cruelty of Bush’s game is that he takes an astonishingly selfish and greedy collection of economic and political proposals and then cloaks them with a phony moral authority, thus misleading many Americans … who have a deep and genuine desire to do good in the world … And in the process, he convinces them to lend unquestioning support for proposals that actually hurt their families and their communities. Truly, President Bush has stolen the symbolism and body language of religion and used it to disguise the most radical effort in American history to take what rightfully belongs to the American people and give as much of it as possible to the already wealthy and privileged.”

Concentration is important!