Fun with Fundies is being kicked up a notch with yet another weekly series called Fun with Yesterday’s Fundies. Now, I’m going to try not to go too far back into the past whenever possible, but with the last twenty years in this country and across the world, I don’t exactly have to search all that hard for plot. So let’s GET ON WITH IT!
Fun with Yesterday’s Fundies was tailor made for this man. In fact, I could probably do an entire series with just his name alone. So, this weeks Fun with Yesterday’s Fundies grand prize goes to…
Mr. George W. Bush for his 2003 dinner conference with then French President Jacques Chirac. It was reported earlier that Bush had brought up biblical prophecy at the dinner table that day, but I don’t think any of us really knew just how terrifying the conversation was. Here’s the story as it appeared in a French newspaper in September of 2007:
The story has now been confirmed by Chirac himself in a new book, published in France in March, by journalist Jean Claude Maurice. Chirac is said to have been stupefied and disturbed by Bush’s invocation of Biblical prophesy to justify the war in Iraq and “wondered how someone could be so superficial and fanatical in their beliefs”.
In the conversation, Bush brought up Christian biblical prophecy in the form of the biblical demons Gog and Magog, citing that they were afoot in the Middle East and The United States was on “charge from God” to stop them. Apparently God has given up charging 400 year old drunks to build giant yachts for dinosaurs, and then turned to the man who God’s son, according to Bush, told him specifically to be president of the United States.
Obviously, this has much to do with France’s opposition to the war. I truly don’t think that the French are against removing terrifying dictators from rule, nor are they against exterminating radical and violent religious fundamentalism. However, Chirac was left with a choice to oppose radicalism, or align with a radical to oppose radicalism. Obviously, we know which side the coin landed on there.
So, congratulations, Mr. Bush. Not only has your irrational and idiotic thinking gotten us into the mess we’re in today, but you actually pushed a country away that might have supported you. And as an honorable mention, I should note that the title change in DC from French Fries to Freedom Fries immediately after is an almost larger reason for Mr. Bush winning this week’s Fun with Yesterday’s Fundies award. And I’m leaving out his statement weeks later, claiming that “The French don’t even have a word for entrepreneur.”
God, Mr. Bush, you really were, and still are Bat-Shit Crazy!
Keep smiling everyone, because there are no biblical demons, there is no hell, and I’m on the fence with this one, but I think it’s possible that there is no Middle East either. I kid, of course. Thanks for reading.