Wednesday, December 05, 2018
TKC READER CONSIDERS BUSH 41 LEGACY
Given so much chest-thumping saccharine coverage today, our blog community, of course must provide an alternative.
To wit . . .
CHECK THIS KICK-ASS CONSIDERATION OF BUSH 41 FROM AN OTHERWISE CONSERVATIVE TKC READER!!!
Here's the word and more links on the topic for edification:
TKC Reader: Bush 41 Funeral & Memorial
In watching some of the media coverage of George H.W. Bush's memorial service at the U.S. Capitol, I was reminded of a few things:
1) Despite America eschewing a formal monarchy system like that found in parts of Europe, the service on Monday bore all the trappings of a king's final farewell.
2) There's a perverse American truth that those who practice illegal/unethical acts while fighting their way to the top of a hierarchy will be absolved of wrongdoing if they reach the pinnacle of power. This is true in politics, business, and other endeavors. Americans love a winner, and winners get to write history.
3) American corporate news media absolutely reveal themselves as state propaganda agents during events like Bush's farewell. The multi-millionaire news anchors repeat the fictional sanitized version of the deceased's legacy, while surviving members of the political power structure genuflect before the family, nation, and television cameras.
The Intercept: The Ignored Legacy of George H.W. Bush: War Crimes, Racism, and Obstruction of Justice
Guardian: Vice-president of the United States, George Bush, meets Manuel Noriega in 1983. From US friend to foe -- As with Saddam Hussein, Noriega enjoyed American support until he turned into a wayward ally who had to be overthrown
Mashable: After Bush Sr.'s death, Twitter grapples with the ex-president's divisive legacy
NBC: George H.W. Bush wasn't Trump — but from Willie Horton to the AIDS crisis, we shouldn't whitewash his legacy
Politico: Is History Being Too Kind to George H.W. Bush?
You decide . . .