Bush isn't a terrorist after all....

Oct 7, 2008 | | |

Who knew. Bush's method of ruling is actually best described as 'demagogy' or 'demagoguery', even though 'terrorism' is definitely part of it.

From Acme Online Word Lookup (inc):
demagogism, demagoguism, demagogy
The art and practice of gaining power and popularity by arousing the emotions, passions, and prejudices of the people.

A demagogue is "one who will preach doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots."

As George Bernard Shaw said: "But though there is no difference in this respect between the best demagogue and the worst, both of them having to present their cases equally in terms of melodrama, there is all the difference in the world between the statesman who is humbugging the people into allowing him to do the will of God, in whatever disguise it may come to him, and one who is humbugging them into furthering his personal ambition and the commercial interests of the plutocrats who own the newspapers and support him on reciprocal terms."[2]

Though this definition emphasizes the use of lying and falsehoods, skilled demagogues often need to use only special emphasis by which an uncritical listener will be led to draw the desired conclusion themselves. Moreover, a demagogue may well believe his or her own arguments (for example, there are good reasons to assume that Adolf Hitler - certainly one of the most successful demagogues in history - sincerely believed his own anti-Jewish diatribes.)

That also fits for a sociopath. So Bush is a sociopathic demagogue.