I was compelled to manifest myself after seeing the awesome Bush’s capacity of wriggling out of thrown shoes. Actually he is an authentic leader as he’s capable to defend himself from threatening shoes as well as he is capable to overcome this situation afterwards, stating he was not hit by them. But the throwing shoes’ attitude has achieved overseas reactions- including mine- of creating a movement of supporting the journalist’s political declaration.
Despite all indiscipline and lack of education- once the acting of throwing shoes is a strong insult in Iraq- the act of throwing them is a complex manifestation. In a sole of a shoe we leave all the dirt that may carry us along our way. It is quite representative. In a novel written by a famous Brazilian writer, Jorge Amado, one of the characters, after being expulsed by her father from her homeland, dismayed all the dirt on her shoes. Then she said: “I don’t even want to carry with me the dust of this land”. It shows how meaningful is the dust of a sole’s shoes. There’s also a history register that our emperor’s wife, Carlota Joaquina, when forced to leave Brazil, hitting her shoes one against the other said almost the same thing as Jorge Amado’s character.
And what could mean the act of mixing all the dust in the Iraq journalist’s shoes with the Bush’s face?
Could it mean a naive attitude of a distempered man only inoffensively reacting- and not over-reacting- to a man who “has killed” innocent civilians like in a holocaust.
Although all mercy and comprehension may reach all these people that die – innocently- what sort of life should be guarantee to a child who’s whiteness of her own misfortune? Especially if this child has the possibility of survive and grow up as an exception of her fate, and can miraculously turn to a journalist. The entire heritage left to this child is only rage. But the weapons that he uses cannot be as mortal as some used against him before. And some people are born to be Pirates and others are meant to be slaves. We obviously know who’s who. Sovereignty of the nations is the most important legacy of democratic governs, even those which still feel owners of the world.
But recalling history we face many facts in which the Industries Countries imposed their imperialists wishes to their colonies. Bush has developed – at least has tried – the same idiot path England did in the 20 th century. They both misunderstood basic principles of how to rule nations, especially nations with different credos and races. Mostly they tried to show them how occidental patterns should be perfectly fit for administrating that region. A big mistake. The same perspective that had filled the Winston Churchill’s eyes with a pirate’s pride; has filled Bush’s eyes with the perspective of re-colonize middle-east. The biggest mistake.
That’s why Bush has not felt threatened by the menace of throwing shoes. Maybe an argument should be the proper way of provoking the debate. Maybe Bush sit at Iraq square ready to answer all the queries Iraq people are long for asking.