Would you fly in an airplane piloted by a suicidal, mentally deranged man?
I used to fly to Sioux Lookout on Bearskin Airlines, so the answer is yes.
What we are seeing is not just the result of George Bush's insane policies though. Politicians all over the world, especially the developed world, have been pushing these same policies for over two decades. All of the major failures have been in the developing world so far though.
When thousands, even millions, die in Africa or South America or Asia we have been trained to shrug and say, "So what?" That so much of their suffering brought us wealth in some way was immaterial, the fact is that they were poor and the wrong colour and over there someplace and the pictures didn't hit the screen a lot.
The people in New Orleans may be the wrong colour and poor, but they aren't over there and the pictures are hitting the screens. More importantly, even the mainstream press is starting to carry stories of people criticizing Bush. Since Bush's policies are so similar to those of other politicians, maybe this will serve as a wake up call for people outside the US too.