Sunday, September 26, 2021

The Battle Over Bush

Is George W. everything that's wrong with the ruling class? 

Fri Sep 24, 2021 Lloyd Billingsley 61 comments

“In their disdain for pluralism, in their disregard for human life, in their determination to defile national symbols, they are children of the same foul spirit.” That was former president George W. Bush near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on September 11, 2021. The equation of terrorist mass murderers with the January 6, 2021 protesters proved startling, even on the right.

“Can there be a more perfect synthesis of the last 20 years of disappointing American politics than this man?” wondered Lane Scott in “The Foul Stench of George W. Bush and America’s Ruling Class.” Youngstown State professor Adam Fuller responded with “In Defense of George W. Bush,” contending that Bush was “a basically decent man who rose to the difficult task of making America and the free world safer from terrorism after 9/11.” That claim invites a look back to September 11, 2001...........“The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam,” Bush said. “That’s not what Islam is all about. Islam is peace. ..........After the worst attack on America since Pearl Harbor, with nearly 3,000 dead, the president emerged as an apologist for Islam and a kind of diversity instructor. ..........

 By all indications, the rise of the murderous Islamic State failed to make made Bush wonder if Islam meant “submission” instead of “peace.” On the other hand, Bush has no problem stating that the “same foul spirit” motivated al Qaeda and the January 6 protesters...............Twenty years after 9/11, Bush has no explanations and no solutions, only rhetoric. There might be a more perfect synthesis of everything that is wrong with the ruling class, but there’s no denying that foul stench............To Read More.....

 

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