When we consider presidential candidates; we should ignore who they say they are and pay attention to who they really are; as evidenced by their past record in the case of many politicians and their public statements.
In the case of “Old Line Republican Families” like the Bushes; we need not and indeed should not give much credence to their public statements.
Their past record? Mostly a fabrication maintained for the simple-minded who won’t bother to dig. And let’s face it. In the case of the Bush Family, the digging can be done with a stiff paper-clip.
Scratch! Scratch! Let’s see what we found.
Apparently each Bush can be directly tied to one or another of the wars and genocides of this last century or so.
The Bushes are more than a “family”.
The Bushes are more than a “Family”
The Bushes are more than an obscenely wealthy, pampered, elitist, family.
What they are; what they have become is an “American Political Dynasty”
Dynasty; a warm, sort of comforting word at the best of times like: The Barrymores; American Theatrical Dynasty
But it doesn’t take a long list of Dynasties to run out of the warmth and head on into the sinister world of power and money.
From Dynasty to Die-nasty to Live-nasty and always to Conquer-nasty.
It’s a short trip down the list from harmless Dynasty to Criminal / Political / Industrial Dynasty like the Bush family.
Now the problem with Dynasties is that they are family run and powerful enough to insure that there is little to no choice offered the people. So the next leader may be totally different from the last; for better or worse.
Many families have tried and failed to become something like what the Bushes are.
The Romneys, come to mind. I remember George Romney from my childhood. I remember he and Nelson Rockefeller and Ronald Regan debating or discussing the issues of the day; though the details are lost to time. I remember his failed run for the Republican nomination in I guess; 1964? Now we have all seen the embarrassing attempt by his son to become POTUS.
I don’t remember if George was as stupid as his son; I can’t imagine he was as stupid as his son. And when I say stupid, I don’t mean academically stupid. As a successful corporate raider he must have some intelligence or at least a well honed animal cunning. No, I mean stupid as in so taken with himself; so sure of his superiority; so clearly floating slightly above the vast majority of the people around him that he doesn’t notice that everyone is laughing at him. He is so used to his Republican sycophants praising his every brain sputter that he really thinks everyone believes him when he speaks. A sad and useless attempt based on nothing but money.
The Kennedys succeeded in laying the ground-work for a dynasty and were set to control American politics for decades to come when parties unknown ended that dream with several well placed shots in 1963 and 1968.
The Bushes though, have succeeded and survived the political jungle when others have failed.
Perhaps, they are the reason that the others have failed. I can’t say.
What I can say is that they were involved in the predecessors of “The American Corporation”; the huge single owner companies of the industrial revolution; since the late 1800’s. A “successful industrialist” Is how Samuel Prescott Bush is described.
A “Successful Industrialist”. A heartless user of the poor and uneducated. The owner and operator of “Hell” for those unfortunate enough to work for them. The Elitist, Aristocrats and pure Capitalist Parasites that were the precursors of the Fascists of the early twentieth century. Those Uber-wealthy industrialists who were to prove the financial backbone of those Fascist parties of the World Wars.
Which brings us to Prescott Sheldon Bush who had ties to and laundered money for the Nazi Party. All was apparently forgiven and forgotten by the time he was elected to be a US Senator in 1952.
You can almost see the conversation between Samuel and his son Prescott; can’t you?
“I never wanted this for you. I work my whole life, I don’t apologize, to take care of my family, and I refused to be a fool dancing on a string held by all those big shots. I don’t apologize, that’s my life, but I thought that – that when it was your time, that, that you would be the one to hold the strings: Senator Bush, Governor Bush, something.. . .”
Wait. Wrong “family”. Anyway he did become a Senator and he did live to pass on his politics and the need for secrecy about them to his offspring. In particular; George Herbert Walker Bush.
What I can say is that George Herbert Walker Bush is a multi-billionaire with ties to the Bin Ladens and various other Saudi families of unknown political bent.
What I can say is that the Saudis and other Arab nations sided with the Nazis during WWII.
His son George H. Bush is a difficult character to read. Is he the dumbstruck President; just being informed that the first plane had struck “The Towers” or the stumbling politician; seemingly unable to speak English with clarity?
Is he the Good Old Boy in his jeans and cowboy hat; or the outgoing, friendly, father figure for the American people?
Or is he none, or all of these things because what he really is; is his father’s son. A well trained political and business machine; allowed to run a bit wild in his youth (the public likes a lively mischievous youth) but quickly corralled and groomed when his time was near.
What I can say is that shortly after GW was elected President; we were attacked by terrorists led by a Saudi named Bin Laden; a member of the very family the Bushes have been so close to for years. The same Saudis who supported the Nazis. (Anyone notice a common thread here?)
What I can say is that this attack by a Saudi was the excuse used for the attack on millions of Iraqis; the nation whose leader Sadaam Hussein had so pissed old GHWBush off back in 91.
Never a Saudi neck on the line and GW never managed to find and/or kill Osama Bin Laden. With all of the intelligence technology and resources available to our government; he wasn’t found for ten years and by a President who wasn’t in bed with Osama’s Papa.
So, what he is; as is his brother “Jeb”; is a member of a true political dynasty and they will do and say whatever is called for to further the goals of that family dynasty; including changing from a hard drinking, hard playing lady’s man to a settled and conservative behaving candidate for the highest office in the nation.
Including charming the public into believing that they have their interest at heart.
So pay no attention to what a likable and relatively moderate fellow Jeb appears to be now. When his Daddy calls and sets him on the Presidential path; his true colors will come out and he will show himself to be the same war mongering, lying bastard that his brother is and his father is and his grandfather was.
No true Americans these. Not at all. They owe their allegiance to a far larger power than the United States Government.