THE HOUDINI PROTOCOL
TO ELECT GEORGE W. BUSH
Contributing Editor - June, 2004
Bush has not been packaged; he has in fact - been invented
really trying to understand it. How in the world can almost
voting public still believe that George W. Bush belongs in
House? How in the world can any American, other than the most
minded member of the extreme right, believe that the man who
us into the jaws of hell deserves another term of office?
How in the
in the American psyche there has to be receptor cell that
absorbs and processes effective propaganda. Im reminded
toothpaste that sells across the nation because it promises
teeth can lead to everlasting love. Its not that Americans
unintelligent or naïve, its just that were
so extraordinarily hopeful.
Im truly convinced that the people of this country want
to believe that
good things can happen, because that makes life far more livable.
that, in a strange way, may explain how in the world tens
of millions of
people have been taken in by Karl Rove.
Houdini was the best. He could make people believe what they
was not so, and swear to it. He was the grand master of illusion
defied ones senses and betrayed ones reason. Luckily,
Houdini was a
performer and an entertainer. Had he been a political strategist,
might have had a serious competitor in Karl Rove.
presidency is often packaged for public consumption. Standard
operating procedure puts the candidates best foot forward
or hides his flaws. But George Bush has not been packaged;
he has in
fact - been invented. It is Roves ability to create
a man who does not
exist that sets him apart as the master magician. It is his
skill at selling voters an imaginary product that has to be
is vital that the American voter be startled back into reality
realizes what in the world has happened... Full