Monday, June 15, 2015

The Blog of Bush

A Top Commenter has written a VERY insightful and historical blog about the Bush political dynasty and the nation's albatross. It states as follows:

By: Benjamin Dover

Not a single Bush ever did this country right. They have all been HORRIBLE. The trail to the wealth of the Bush family has been paved with the millions they have killed.

The Patriarch Prescott Bush

As a US Senator he collaborated with the Nazis during WWII. He was also part of a plot to over throw the US government to put a fascist dictator in charge. The oil that Prescott sold the Nazi helped them start WWII and also prolonged the war resulting 10's of millions of people killing including Americans.

GH Walker Bush

As head of the CIA he created Osama Bin Laden. He was responsible for training and arming him and his men. As President gave Saddam Hussein the impression that he could invade Kuwait which started the Persian Gulf War.

GW Bush

Cook the intelligence reports to trick Congress and the American people into an illegal invasion into Iraq which cost over $7 Trillion, completely mismanaged both wars resulting it the US defeat in both and wrecked the US economy. ISIS is the direct result of the mess GW created in Iraq along with 100's of thousands of people needlessly killed. During his reign oil prices more than doubled which was good fore the Bush family bank accounts.

Jeb Bush

As Gov. of Florida he obstructed the vote count to get his brother GW into the White House and we all know what a disaster that was. Jeb was also the man who came up with idea on how to stop people from voting in order the steal elections. Not too long ago Jeb was asked about the Iraq war which his brother lied about his response was and I quote, "it was just one of life's mistakes." I guess compared to his granddaddy Prescott 10's of millions that he was responsible for makes his brothers 100's of thousands seem minor.

Neil Bush

Banker who was deeply involved in the S&L Banking disaster back in the 1980's an 90's. He basically gave away the depositors money to his friends and family (GH, GW & Jeb) and then had the American Tax Payers pay for all the millions he gave away.


Black Like Me -- As Simple as That

Rachel Dolezal considers herself black even though her white birth parents “outed” her as 100% white. The responses to this phenomenon have been varied – some project a “who cares” attitude and some, well, frankly, both black and white, show a hostile response to her choice. Why is this white woman wanting to give up the power and dominant privilege of being white for an ethnic identification of black the status of which means historically a never-ending struggle for equality, justice, fair play and often for the privilege of living life itself? Others ask why is this white woman taking money and position away from a person of color who needs it more than she.

This motif is not unheard of in film. Gregory Peck in the 1947 movie “Gentlemen’s Agreement” takes on the persona of a Jew giving up, for the time it took him to write a newspaper article, the privilege of being Christian in a culture that judged Christian as superior and in a culture where the price for being Jewish was often rejection, exclusion, shame, even assault and even in America. The difference in the treatment of others toward him was profound including his own son beaten up because other boys found out he was a Jew or being denied – albeit politely – a hotel room when the clerk discovers he is Jewish. Signs of that era saying “No Jews or Dogs Allowed” in the swimming pool were not uncommon as were signs “No Jews or Irish Need Apply” for a job.

“Black Like Me,” a 1964 film found on IDMB, linked below is “the true account of John Griffin's experiences when he passed as a black man. In the film, John Horton takes treatments to darken his skin and leaves his home in Texas to travel throughout the South at the height of the civil-rights movement, so that he could experience the realities of a black man's life in the segregated South.”

I cannot comment as to why Ms. Dolezal awkwardly attested to her black origin nor can I armchair psychoanalyze her motivations but I can comment on my own. It may surprise some as it did when in the late 1960’s I revealed to my parents, relatives and friends that if reincarnation existed I would like to return black. Some, sadly, thought I had temporarily lost my mind. Why should I want to be black when I could be immersed in the luck and the birthright of being white in America? Few understood my reason. One can be assured that my desire to be black had nothing to do with gaining advantage either for an occupational position or for “affirmative action” entrance into a selective university but it was because my sheltered life of suburban white that said “all men are created equal” was replaced by the reality I discovered in college that only some in this country were. It was the first time I became aware of social injustices so cruel, so marginalizing and so debilitating against persons of color that I wanted to be a personal part of a movement making a colossal wrong right.

Two black women resided on my dorm room floor with whom many of us enjoyed a friendship. My heart ached that these lovely women had to suffer the cruel injustices about which I could only read but never truly experience. I wanted them to know I was part of their struggle. I told my white Jewish friend, with whom I talked radical left-wing politics incessantly, of my yearning. She said “Forget about it." "You can never, will never know what it is like to be black and they will never accept you as IF you were black because you are not." I will never forget that time.

Perhaps, if I may speculate (even if I said I would not) Rachel Donzel raised in a house with adopted black siblings and marrying a black man merely wants the same thing as I did those many years ago and that is to say I am with you, I am a part of your struggle and to prove it I will become black. Maybe it is as simple as that.

WORK for Hillary Rodham Clinton who shares our progressive ideals although she must work in a system where money must unfortunately secure for Democrats high office OR any office! GET OUT THE 2016 VOTE for HRC! I love Sanders BUT he cannot win!