Human beings will be happier - not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That's my utopia.
Some will argue that George W. Bush is a great leader. I would argue that he is a symbol, in more ways than one. As a leader he is literally symbolic, a figurehead. Symbols are important. He is a symbol of what happens when workers stop believing that they have a say in their rights as workers. When that happens, guys like this find themselves able to run the show. And let's face it, ladies and gentlemen: The incredible mess this Iraq war is, and is turning into, is nothing more or less than a prime example of what you get when you put the boss' son in charge of the production lines.
It is all well and good for Mr. Bush to praise the greatness of the American worker. But it behooves us to look long and hard at how the American worker has fared under his administration, and to talk long and hard about what that record means to us, and to this country.