Based largely on George Bush’s disdain for preserving the environment, I have believed that George Bush thought the world will end in the not so distant future. This would also fit with the belief system of some of his most ardent Far Right Christian base, many of whom believe that the apocalypse as promised in the Bible will come in the next few generations.
George Bush’s Middle Eastern policies also might lead an outside observer to think that his stance with Israel was based on putting the Jewish people into the cross hairs for the beginning of the apocalypse (during which the Jewish people would all perish of course, not being Christians themselves). This is based on some people’s beliefs that Israel occupying the ancient Jewish Kingdom would fulfill certain prophecies. Not to mention that avoiding a meaningful peace between Jews and Palestinian’s increases the chance of a war taking place at the hills of Megiddo (also known as Armageddon).
The chatter in some circles about George Bush being chosen by God (sometimes mentioned even by George himself) also leads one to believe his decisions are based on a Christian biblical world view, which would involve the eventual second coming of Christ and the end of the world as we know it.
But, I WAS WRONG.
George Bush just revealed that he thinks that the world and the American Government will continue just the way it is, forever and ever. He has recently started a public campaign against social security based on just this premise.
“….the $10 trillion figure (as the cost of social security) is the closest you can get to pulling a number out of the air. Make that the ether. Starting last year, as the groundwork was being set for the emerging debate, the Social Security trustees took the liberty of projecting the system’s solvency over infinity, rather than sticking to the traditional 75-year time horizon. That world-without-end assumption generates the scary $10 trillion estimate, and with it, Mr. Bush’s putative rationale for dismantling Social Security in favor of a system centered on private savings accounts.” From: The Social Security Fear Factor
So George Bush is making one of his lynch pins of domestic policy the enshrinement into the countries financial fabric the fact that the world will continue to infinity in such a condition that Social Security will be needed just as it is. Some of George Bush’s base religious supporters may believe that at some point Jesus would return and start taking care of at least the righteous portion of senior citizens. George doesn’t share that belief.
It’s less surprising that George Bush doesn’t believe in the scientific viewpoint that the sun will eventually burn out billions of years from now and the world as we know it will have to be abandoned (hopefully for other star systems). We know George doesn’t do science.
But I am frankly shocked that George Bush doesn’t believe in the Bible’s book of Revelations and its prediction of the end of the world. I think this will come as a surprise to many of his supporters as well…