Bush Fulfills His Grandfather's Dream
June 27, 2008
It's remarkably common for a grandson to take up his grandfather's major
project. This occurred to me when I read recently of Thor Heyerdahl's
grandson taking up his mission to cross the Pacific on a raft. But what
really struck me was the BBC story aired on July 23rd, 2007, documenting
President George W. Bush's grandfather's involvement in a 1933 plot to
overthrow the U.S. government and install a fascist dictatorship. I knew
the story, but had not considered the possibility that the grandson was
trying to accomplish what his grandfather had failed to achieve.
Prescott Sheldon Bush (1895 to 1972) attended Yale University and joined
the secret society known as Skull and Bones. Prescott is widely reported
to have stolen the skull of Native American leader Geronimo. As far as I
know, this has not actually been confirmed. In fact, Prescott seems to
have had a habit of making things up. He sent letters home from World War
I claiming he'd received medals for heroism. After the letters were
printed in newspapers, he had to retract his claims.
If this does not yet sound like the life of a George W. Bush ancestor, try
this on for size: Prescott Bush's early business efforts tended to fail.
He married the daughter of a very rich man named George Herbert Walker
(the guy with the compound at Kennebunkport, Maine, that now belongs to
the Bush family, and the origin of Dubya's middle initial). Walker
installed Prescott Bush as an executive in Thyssen and Flick. From then
on, Prescott's business dealings went better, and he entered politics.
Now, the name Thyssen comes from a German named Fritz Thyssen, major
financial backer of the rise of Adolph Hitler. Thyssen was referred to in
the New York Herald-Tribune as "Hitler's Angel." During the 1930s and
early 1940s, and even as late as 1951, Prescott Bush was involved in
business dealings with Thyssen, and was inevitably aware of both Thyssen's
political activities and the fact that the companies involved were
financially benefiting the nation of Germany. In addition, the companies
Prescott Bush profited from included one engaged in mining operations in
Poland using slave labor from Auschwitz. Two former slave laborers have
sued the U.S. government and the heirs of Prescott Bush for $40 billion.
Until the United States entered World War II it was legal for Americans to
do business with Germany, but in late 1942 Prescott Bush's businesses
interests were seized under the Trading with the Enemy Act. Among those
businesses involved was the Hamburg America Lines, for which Prescott Bush
served as a manager. A Congressional committee, in a report called the
McCormack-Dickstein Report, found that Hamburg America Lines had offered
free passage to Germany for journalists willing to write favorably about
the Nazis, and had brought Nazi sympathizers to America. (Is this starting
to remind anyone of our current president's relationship to the freedom of
The McCormack-Dickstein Committee was established to investigate a
homegrown American fascist plot hatched in 1933. Here's how the BBC
promoted its recent story:
"Document uncovers details of a planned
coup in the USA in 1933 by right-wing American businessmen. The coup was
aimed at toppling President Franklin D Roosevelt with the help of
half-a-million war veterans. The plotters, who were alleged to involve
some of the most famous families in America, (owners of Heinz, Birds Eye,
Goodtea, Maxwell Hse & George Bush´s Grandfather, Prescott) believed that
their country should adopt the policies of Hitler and Mussolini to beat
the great depression. Mike Thomson investigates why so little is known
about this biggest ever peacetime threat to American democracy."
Actually, if you listen to the 30-minute BBC
story, there is not one word of so much as speculation as to why this story
is so little known. I think a clue to the answer can be found by looking
into why this BBC report has not led to any U.S. media outlets picking up
the story this week.
The BBC report provides a good account of the basic story. Some of the
wealthiest men in America approached Marine Corps Major General Smedley
Butler, beloved of many World War I veterans, many of them embittered by the
government's treatment of them. Prescott Bush's group asked Butler to lead
500,000 veterans in a take-over of Washington and the White House. Butler
refused and recounted the affair to the congressional committee. His account
was corroborated in part by a number of witnesses, and the committee
concluded that the plot was real. But the names of wealthy backers of the
plot were blacked out in the committee's records, and nobody was prosecuted.
According to the BBC, President Roosevelt cut a deal. He refrained from
prosecuting some of the wealthiest men in America for treason. They agreed
to end Wall Street's opposition to the New Deal.
Clearly the lack of accountability in Washington, D.C., did not begin with
Nancy Pelosi taking Dubya's impeachment off the table, or with Congress'
decision to avoid impeachment for President Ronald Reagan (a decision that
arguably played a large role in installing Prescott Bush's son George H.W.
Bush as president), or with the failure to investigate the apparent deal
that George H.W. Bush and others made with Iran to not release American
hostages until Reagan was made president, or with the failure to prosecute
Richard Nixon after he resigned. Lack of accountability is a proud tradition
in our nation's capital. Or maybe I should say our former nation's capital.
I don't recognize the place anymore, and I credit that to George W. Bush's
efforts to fulfill his grandfather's dream using far subtler and more
effective means than a military coup.
Bush the grandson took office through a highly fraudulent election that he
nonetheless lost. The Supreme Court blocked a recount of the vote and
Prescott's grandson proceeded to weaken or eliminate most of the Bill of
Rights in the name of protection from a dark foreign enemy. He even tossed
out habeas corpus. The grandson of Prescott, that dreamer of the 1930s,
established with very little resistance that the U.S. government can kidnap,
detain indefinitely on no charge, torture, and murder. The United States
under Prescott Bush's grandson adopted policies that heretofore had been
considered only Nazi policies, most strikingly the willingness to openly
plan and engage in aggressive wars on other nations.
At the same time, Dubya has accomplished a huge transfer of wealth within
the United States from the rest of us to the extremely wealthy. He's also
effected a major privatization of public operations, including the military.
And he's kept tight control over the media.
Dubya has given himself the power to rewrite all laws with signing
statements. He's established that intentionally misleading the Congress
about the need for a war is not a crime that carries any penalty. He's given
himself the right (just as Hitler did) to open anyone's mail. He's created
illegal spying programs and then proposed to legalize them. Prescott would
be so proud!
The current President Bush has accomplished much more smoothly than his
grandfather could have imagined a feat that was one of the goals of
Prescott's gang, namely the elimination of Congress.
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WHO MAKES THE PROFITS FROM WAR?
WHO PAYS THE BILL FOR THE WARS?
HOW TO SMASH THIS WAR RACKET!
TO HELL WITH WAR!
Butler: Marine Corps Legend
The Coming Battle
documents from Congressional records, newspaper reports and writings by
the founding fathers and others a chronology of events long forgotten that
shaped our fledgling nation from 1776 to 1899. Read about the manipulation
of our money and its supply, the intentional creation of recessions,
depressions and panics, manipulation of the stock markets, and the
demonetization of silver.
Eustace Mullins' carefully
researched and documented treatise picks up from Walbert's expose' of
control of the money supply and the economy and
brings it to the mid 1980's.
by Eustace Mullins
How control of the world's money has inexorably led to an ever tighter
grip on control of the world's people.
Brave New World
by Aldous Huxley
Huxley presents a dystopic view of a future
in which mind-control creates a harmonized society stratified into classes
suitably manipulated and deprived to carry out work tasks with a hive
mentality. A foreign element is inserted when a high ranking Alpha brings a
Native American from a Reservation and a new perspective on freedom gnaws at
the fabric of the propaganda matrix.
by Edward Bernays
Lippmann's book, Public Opinion, published in 1922, detailed the
study in which he and Edward Bernays were involved while in London during
the First World War. It had to do with painting pictures inside people's
heads, which were cunningly and deliberately designed by expert craftsmen to
mislead not only individuals but entire societies.
This is the classic expose' of the New World Order from a Commander in
the Canadian Navy through the first half of the 20th Century.
Commander Carr was introduced to the Hidden Hand early in his life and
pursuing its mysteries became a lifelong mission.
by CH Douglas
In every country of the world the global financial system has
repeatedly been brought to the Bar of
Public Opinion as the chief factor in world unrest, and there is little
doubt that the jury of We the People has confirmed the Verdict somewhat rhetorically
expressed by Mr. William Jennings Bryan in his famous election speech: "The
money power preys upon the nation in times of peace, and conspires against
it in times of adversity. It is more despotic than monarchy, more insolent
than autocracy, more selfish than bureaucracy. It denounces, as public
enemies, all who question its methods, or throw light upon its crimes. It
can only be overthrown by the awakened conscience of the nation."
Social Credit by C.H. Douglas can clarify the issues from which we can
move forward to create a financial system that is fair and equitable.
Final Warning: A History of the New World Order
David Allen Rivera has assembled a very carefully written history that
can serve us well. To have been
ignored in the history books, by the colleges and
universities, the print and electronic media, and the entire
national and international discussion shows their power to control
the flow of information as much as they control the flow of money.
What they intend to do with this power and influence should be one
of the most vital topics of conversation.
by Dr. Albert Pastore
provides patterns that we can learn to recognize so that we can avoid
them. Properly presented, history provides any of us with
invaluable tools to help us see behind the illusions. No one who
is paying attention to the patterns and their application to today's
events would fail to miss the signals or the dog that fails to bark.
Uranium Wars by Leuren Moret
How control of the world's people has inexorably led to wider use of
depopulation methods which include spreading radioactivity in food,
water, air, and the human genome.
Taking Back Your Power
by Allen Aslan Heart
WHAT CAN YOU DO? Stop playing THEIR game. Take back
your power. Stop paying taxes that are not legal or lawful. Stop paying
bills you don't really owe. Debt Elimination! Stop using THEIR money. There ARE ways if you
open your mind and look for the gaps in their fences that keep the sheeple
in their pasture. Are you chattel or a real person? You are the one who
makes that choice.