The Superman and the Supernatural
As we watch the final decline, the decrescendo, the dystopian, tragic dissolution of the Bush regime, a few things remain to be said.
First, allow me to add to my comments of yesterday regarding the religious, ideological worldview it embodies. I should make clear that within the administration only Bush himself represents this ideological position. Bush is, in the terms of Louis Althusser's groundbreaking essay, "Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses," the ideological state apparatus of which Cheney is its pragmatic, cynical exploiter. Bush believes in God and Providence and that their Power is with him. Cheney believes nothing but Power and simply exploits Bush's ideological naiveté for pragmatic purposes. Bush is to Cheney as the Church is to State-as an ideological rationalization for the State's agenda of inequity and exploit.
Cheney's Nietzschean Will to Power mentality fits perfectly within Bush's belief in God and Providence.
Bush is just the varnish on the ship of state. The ship, floundering hopelessly off the coast of Domination, will finally crash on the ultimate crags of Hubris, but not until Cheney orders the discharge of every last weapon at his disposal-until Time runs out.
The end of Bush's term will be one of flaring final fireworks, as Cheney asserts his Will to Power within Bush's belief that God's will must prevail.
But because the world is not driven by design, and because no one can command absolutely in a world of various agencies, both the Superman and the Supernatural will fail.
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