STRANGE BEDFELLOWS subtitled "Robespierre & Lenin Redux" or "Mental Arson"
Quotation from President Bush's 2005 Inaugural address: "By our efforts,we have lit a fire as well - a fire in the minds of men. It warms those who feel its power, it burns those who fight its progress, and one day this untamed fire of freedom will reach the darkest corners of our world."
(or "Robespierre and Lenin Redux")
(or "Mental Arson")
By Bob Sollod
President Bush's inaugural phrase "a fire in the minds of men" was a reference not to electroshock therapy but rather to the "revolutionary faith" that was first manifest in the French Revolution and then in the Communist Russian Revolution. Both of them ended badly.