Thursday, January 20, 2005

All the biggel balls have been tallied and the Audio-Telly-o-Tally-o-Count is finally in: 34 mentions of the word "free" or "freedom", 16 mentions of the word "liberty" or "liberating", and 3 mentions of the word "democracy" or "democratic" making for a combined total of 53 in the President's 31-paragraph address today.

He said "America" or "American(s)" just 30 times, paling in comparison to the freedom/liberty/democracy juggernaut.

The speech was a true homage to the American God, or as Bush calls him, "the Author of Liberty" after the usage in Samuel Francis Smith's popular nationalist hymn "America". It is funny how Bush tries to deny a belief in this American God by saying
We go forward with complete confidence in the eventual triumph of freedom. Not because history runs on the wheels of inevitability; it is human choices that move events. Not because we consider ourselves a chosen nation; God moves and chooses as He wills.
yet at the same time claims
history also has a visible direction, set by liberty and the Author of Liberty
and identifies the United States as his/its ever-faithful servant,
mov[ing] forward in every generation by reaffirming all that is good and true that came before � ideals of justice and conduct that are the same yesterday, today, and forever
with the special mission which
proclaims liberty throughout all the world, and to all the inhabitants thereof.
America the New Israel, and George Bush its Isaiah.

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