I've been contemplating the last 8 years quite a lot lately and I've started to wonder: what if the Bush Crime Family has taken on the role of necessary evil in order to provide a catalyst for the change this country needs? What if all of the shit in the last 8 years was done intentionally in order to wake up the American people?
That presents two problems: first of all that all of this shit was done intentionally. If it was, there are a few people who are going to have to serve jail time for playing the part of necessary evil.
The second problem is presented when we ask, what if it's not working? What if it's going to take a full on fascist regime to get the attention of the American people? What if they are still in such a stupor at that point that it takes a literal invasion of our land by the whole of the Civilized World in order to free us from this attempt to wake us up? Millions of people will die in meantime, and millions more lives will be destroyed.
I hope that the past 8 years have served as a catalyst and that Barack Obama wins the election thus demonstrating that the American people have woken up from the nightmare that has been the past 28 years (although, one could argue that the nightmare has been going on since Watergate). But I still wonder if it wasn't all done intentionally, in a backward sort of way, to create more progress. It's a little far-fetched, but I guess I want to entertain the notion so that I can believe that there has been a conscious purpose to the catastrophe that this country has become.