Tuesday, December 16, 2008

If the Sole Shines Through

Unless you’ve been under a rock the past few days, you know about the protestor throwing his shoes at U.S. President George W. Bush.

In most Arab nations, it is considered the greatest insult of all to reveal the bottom of your shoes. By throwing his shoes, he wasn’t just taking aim at a major world leader, he was expressing his deep displeasure with the American involvement in his country.

The so-called War on Terror is the biggest joke. Bush and anyone supporting the initial invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan are actually the real terrorists. Both wars were supposed to be witch hunts, finding the ultimate terrorist, Bin Laden.

Bin Laden still hasn’t turned up – though he’s probably living comfortably right under the American’s nose, yet both Iraq and Afghanistan are nations in crisis. The infrastructure of both countries doesn’t exist, poverty runs rampant, and there are so many different factions all attacking each other, peace may never exist.

The United Nations originally refused to support the War on Terror – they saw it for what it really was. Just another excuse for an American leader to bully and terrorize another part of the world, to claim their natural resources in the pursuit of global domination.

Whoa – global domination?

Yeppers – we’ve seen the American’s trying to run the world many times, just using different weasel words. The Cold War, between the good white hat wearing Americans promoting democracy and so-called freedom, versus the evil black hat wearing Soviet Union, and their communistic rule. Actually, any time the Americans claim there are fighting the good fight to banish communism from the globe, has been a disguise towards global domination.

Who the hell has the right to tell another part of the world how to function?
We may not always agree with another political system, but who are we to judge?

Obviously, the man who threw his shoes didn’t agree with Bush and the American way. He simply threw his shoes, he didn’t go out and nuke another country, destroying the lives of those living there.

But wherever the Americans go, they disrupt the lives of everyone along the way. The United Nations has sent many teams – including many Canadian soldiers – to Afghanistan to bring about order. This mission has cost the lives of over 100 Canadian soldiers, and is essentially nothing more than a mass clean-up effort, to repair the damage left by the Americans.

There are still American forces in Afghanistan, but only a handful – most of the American forces have been redeployed to Iraq, where war continues to brew in yet another American-made mess.

Throwing one’s shoes may not stop the American’s – but it does draw them under a very large microscope.

Everyone around the world, has seen the humorous footage of one of the most powerful leaders on earth, ducking and evading a pair of shoes.

As Bush leaves office and Obama takes control, maybe things will change for the better. After all, the last thing Obama wants is global attention focused on him ducking and evading a pair of shoes thrown at him.

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