Being friends with war criminals is totally cool now #bipartisanship
Former first lady Michelle Obama said ex-President George W. Bush has become her “partner in crime” after years of sitting together at events.
While you all “remember” George H. W. Bush, perhaps we should all remember some of the things he and his family did:
His father Prescott was a financial backer of Hitler and the Nazis
In 1934, Prescott was involved in planning of the “Business Plot”, an organization composed of wealthy industrialists and Wall Street tycoons who tried to overthrow FDR and install a fascist dictatorship in America
This is the man who built the Bush empire.
George H.W. was Prescott’s son.
In his first camapign for U.S Senate, he actively campaigned against civil rights legislation that was being debated at the time.
He helped the John Birch Society, a far right organization funded by big business, to infiltrate and eventually take control of the Republican Party
He served as director of the CIA at a time in which the CIA was overthrowing democratically elected governments left and right.
As CIA director, and during his tenure with the national security apparatus, he advocated for and supported Operation Condor, a covert military operation to fund right wing death squads in Latin America to install military dictatorships throughout South America.
He openly supported Augusto Pinochet, the brutal dictator of Chile, who was installed after a CIA backed coup overthrew their democratically elected government in 1973
He was Reagan’s Vice President, serving in one of the most anti-worker / pro rich presidencies in our history.
He won the presidency with blatant overt racism displayed by the “Willie Horton ad”
He did nothing as the AIDS crisis escalated and reached a peak under his presidency.
He sanctioned the invasion of Kuwait by Saddam, only months before declaring war on Iraq because they…invaded Kuwait
He sold the first Iraq war to the American public with a mountain of lies and propaganda, a trick soon to be repeated by his son W
He was a war criminal. Under his command U.S troops deliberately bombed civilian populations and critical infrastructure such as Iraqi water treatment, electrical grid, and food processing facilities in order to inflict maximum damage. A clear violation of international law.
He was involved in CIA drug running operations, brining cocaine into the US to fund covert operations in South America.
He illegally sold weapons to the Iranians to funnel money to an illegal war in South America – Iran Contra
He pardoned six defendants in the Iran contra scandal. A trial in which he would have been called to court to testify
He escalated the war on drugs and fanned the flames of racism with the “crack cocaine” scare.
He was accused of groping 8 different woman, and saying sexually demeaning comments to them
This is the real legacy of George H W Bush. As the media pretends he was nice man because he held the door for people, or shook hands with the common man, let’s remember the real Bush. He was no saint, he don’t oversee a “kinder gentler America”. He was a racist, war criminal, who illegally overthrew foreign governments and trafficked drugs and weapons to fund covert operation. Let’s stop pretending we need to worship people like this.
“Because we cannot save ourselves without contesting oligarchic control, the fight for democracy and justice and the fight against environmental breakdown are one and the same. Do not allow those who have caused this crisis to define the limits of political action. Do not allow those whose magical thinking got us into this mess to tell us what can and cannot be done.”
We can no longer tinker around the edges and hope it will help, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot
“He urged privatisation of social security and many other functions of the state. He sought to break the links between people and government, and demolish trust in public institutions. He aimed, in short, to save capitalism from democracy.”
James McGill Buchanan’s vision of totalitarian capitalism has infected public policy in the US. Now it’s being exported • George Monbiot is a Guardian columnist
Every Republican hero of the Resistance™️ is going to support Kavanaugh. Trump is not the problem! The entire GOP including trump, free market fundamentalism, and neoliberals who control the Democratic Party are the problem. Hopefully the Resistance™️ warriors are beginning to understand this now.
The former president is reaching out to Republican senators who would rather hear from him than Trump.
“For the Americans who now obsess over the charade of civility, the graphic details have had little impact on their attitude towards George W. Bush, who survived his two terms immune from prosecution.”
On the laundering of a war criminal.
How many former trump campaign staffers and associates must be arrested and or indicted before Trump supporters realize he is a corrupt thief?
Ex-Donald Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos has been sentenced to two weeks in prison for lying to investigators about his contact with individuals tied to Russia during the 2016 campaign.
“The aim is to create a genuinely populist Democratic party, which neutralises Trump’s brutal demagoguery and speaks to people across the political spectrum who have been alienated by the corruption and drift of mainstream politics.”
The little-known history of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s victory hints at the coming transformation, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot