This article was written by Michael Krieger and originally published at his Liberty Blitzkrieg site.
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Former president George W. Bush and his clan of neocons and shadow rulers lied to the country to drag us into war; dozens of figures inside his administration appeared to have prior knowledge of 9/11 and were certainly ready (with expansive middle east war plans, the PATRIOT Act and more) to exploit it to the hilt. Their prosecution of the war killed over a million civilians, and more than 4,400 U.S. soldiers were killed in action, and hundreds of thousands were wounded. This was all for illegitimate reasons, and disgusting underlying motives that don’t even reflect the interests of the American people. Freedom was sacrificed for a trans-national empire, and the enrichment of a handful of insiders and owners, while the war fueled the rise of sectarian violence, giving rise to ISIS and guaranteeing future phases of a wider conflict.
There is blood on his hands; as there is on former President Obama and current President Donald Trump. One does not wash that evil simply because one becomes politically useful to new opposition alliances. This failed thinking partially accounts for the continued “swamp” in Washington. How many policy makers and deep state operatives are guilty of treason?
Self-Proclaimed ‘Liberals’ Are Now Fawning Over George W. Bush
by Michael Krieger
In conclusion, we need popular movements, we don’t need stupidity. If you don’t like Trump’s vision, you better have competing vision and be willing and able to articulate it. The status quo is dead. We are in a populist age, with tremendous opportunity to make the world a better place if we can take the moment and run with it. As it stands, the Democratic Party remains business as usual, and if it stays that way, will continue to lose election after election and become a increasingly irrelevant factor in American political life.
If you don’t want to be an irrelevant victim of history, the time is now to become involved in powerful political movements. This doesn’t include covering your ears, smashing windows and complaining about the Russians.
– From the post: You Can’t Resist Trump by Closing Your Eyes
I’m not a big fan of litmus tests, but here’s one I think is entirely appropriate. If you’re a self-proclaimed “liberal” who’s suddenly fawning over George W. Bush, you’re a fraud and should probably never speak again.
Unfortunately, this most recent demonstration of mindless, unprincipled liberal “ideology” continues to make the term completely useless, and the people who use it to describe themselves, increasingly irrelevant. When you stand for nothing, you’ll allow anything, including the whitewashing of war crimes. This is precisely the direction celebrities, fake liberals and the corporate media are taking us in, and it’s no accident.
Think about it. If the public can be convinced that George W. Bush is some sort of hero just because Trump is in office, what can’t we be convinced of? If torture and the destruction of a nation based on false information can now be overlooked, what can’t be overlooked? That’s why this intentional resurrection of George W. Bush seems like a psychological operation against the American public. It’s a way of saying, who cares about the horrific crimes committed by the American elite class over the past 20 years, we have to unite against Trump and Putin! To this I say: Never.
The people who knew Trump could win all along were precisely the people most aware of the endless series of crimes commented by the American elite class against the American public. Now, the people who committed these crimes and their corporate media mouthpieces are trying to brush it all under the rug in the name of fighting Trump. They’re starting with the legacy of George W. Bush, but it won’t stop there. The country is in the state it’s in because of the elitist class, not because of Trump or Putin. If we take our eye off the ball at this key moment, all will be lost.
To give you a sense of just how deranged this whole push is, take a look at the following excerpts from The Washington Post article,
Michelle Obama Isn’t the Only Liberal Embracing George W. Bush These Days:
Eight years ago, amid the financial collapse known as the Great Recession, America broke up with its 43rd president with such relief it might as well have dumped his clothes on the White House lawn and screamed from an open window “get out!”
In 2008, at the close of his second term, President George W. Bush’s approval ratings had plunged to 25 percent, among the lowest in presidential history next to Harry Truman and Richard Nixon. His would-be Republican successor, candidate John McCain, actively distanced himself from the Bush administration and comedians relentlessly mocked the man.
But in the first few months of 2017 and amid a book tour that landed him glowing spots on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” and in People magazine, Bush is at least getting a little more respect from some who deeply disrespected him.
“A little respect,” that’s putting it mildly. Ellen actually said to Bush, “I love your whole family.”
Some of the rethinking of Bush stems not from anything Bush has said or done but simply from the contrast with President Trump, a comparison bolstered by his recent appearances on talk shows and in news segments.
After the “Ellen” show posted a video of the former president joking about his inner “Rembrandt” and learning to paint, viewers flooded the comments with unexpected praise.
“A few years ago I would have rolled my eyes at the [sight] of this man, but 6 weeks of Trump makes W look like a pretty decent guy,” one woman wrote. “Perspective is a funny thing.”
Added another: “I used to be a big critic of him and still don’t agree with much of what he did while in office. But, given who is now in office and how scary 45 is making the world, I’ve come to actually like this man.”
It was an idea comedian Aziz Ansari explored in January during his monologue as host of “Saturday Night Live,” the same show that spent years writing unflattering skits of President Bush and has since turned its humor to a new GOP target.
“George W Bush made a speech after 9/11, and it really helped,” Ansari said. “Things changed. … He said Islam is peace.”
Yes, wonderful words. Unfortunately, that’s all they were, as he proceeded to murder half a million Iraqis based on false information.
“What the hell has happened?” he said during the monologue. “I’m sitting here wistfully watching old George W. Bush speeches?’ Just sitting there like, ‘What a leader he was! … He guided us with his eloquence!’”
What the hell happened? I’ll tell you what happened. You lost your fucking mind.
Joy Behar, the liberal on the daily talk show “The View,” noted after Bush’s comments that though she was “after” him for eight years, she just might purchase one of his paintings because of Trump.
“The thing about this,” she said, “is that Donald has now done something I thought he would never do. I like — I like the fact that George Bush — I like George Bush now, is what I’m trying to say. I’m having trouble saying it.”
Star Trek’s George Takei also weighed in: “You know things are bad when George W. Bush starts sounding like a member of the Resistance.”
Wrong. You know things are bad when “the resistance” is so ideologically weak and castrated it eagerly embraces George W. Bush.
At this point, I want you to watch the Ellen clip. The dancing is nauseating enough, but it’s the embrace that really sticks with you. There is a look of affection from Ellen that simply cannot be faked. It’s utterly creepy.
Moving forward, what can we do about it? I think we need to start thinking about celebrity boycotts. I’m not sure what the strategy could be though, because no one reading this actually watches The View, and the people who do are probably beyond help. So how can we strike back in a non-violent, creative way against these celebrities and their shows? I’m not sure, but if anyone has ideas, please share them in the comment section. We need to start thinking in such terms.
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The Libtards want it both ways, and they want to give it to us both ways Up or A$$ and Down our throats at the same time. sounds like an XXX rated film. LIBTARDS are X rated pieces of S#&t.
The only reason they are so pissed is because Trump is undoing all the screw jobs that Obullshit and the Libtards did to us and we are seeing them for what the Libtards really are. LEACHES!
Screw all of those leftist bastards. I hope they rot in HELL for all the hell they have up us through for the last several years!!! I can’t wait to hear one of them turds say that they want Ronny back.
GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP!!!
We will probably get to send a bunch of these idiots to hell soon.
Well maybe some day their dreams will come true and Jeb Bush will be POTUS. Yeah I’m sure they’ll finally be happy and satisfied.
Standing and ready awaiting your orders here in Texas Sgt. Dale.
Real SOL -Steve in houston.
Sgt. Dale, agreed. I still expect them to ‘take it to the streets’ more seriously than they have. They’re going to give us no other choice but to take them out. So they LIKE GWB now? I’m not surprised. the neocons are in the same sewer with libturds anyway. BTW, how’s it going with that land you’re looking at?
A few years ago I thought people like Ellen Degenerate were really the cat’s meow. Now I realize they are just has been self licking pussies.
I’d lick her pussy any day…
I know she wanted to be Frank with Lisa.
You have to push Hilary’s tongue out of the way first.
Learjet leftists of the world, UNITE!
Do yourself a favour. Just google your fav Learjet leftist hypocrite + the word “mansion.” E.g., George Clooney mansion,” then click on images (Clooney has 3 or 4 massive, zillion dollar mansions around the world), “Michael Moore mansion,” “Al Gore mansion” or global warmer John Travolta mansion (he has, or at least did have, FIVE personal airplanes and his own personal airport).
Limousine liberal Tom Hanks bought THE largest transaction mansion in LA County in 2010, a 14,500 sq ft joint in Pacific Palisades. And you KNOW not ONE illegal immigrant is being put up in just ONE of the Hollywierd hypocrite zillion room mansions for just ONE night.. but such is the hypocrisy of the left.
Check out Peter Schweizer’s Do As I Say, Not As I Do: Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy which also deals with the subject, such as classic hypocrite leftists like Pelosi, Babs Streisand, etc.
You should have said ‘6 million’ dollar mansions. Hey, I’m just trying to help you.
Operation Mockingbird, folks.
Frank Wisner, Cord Meyer, and the Congress for Cultural Freedom.
Look it up. Not “Libtards”. VERY very intelligent as in “Intelligence”.
Thanks. Good comment.
I couldn’t finish this, but I went back to try. Here’s the thing, if you don’t want to go on talk shows, you don’t go on talk shows. And hey, guess what, the people that supposedly had their votes counted back then, put GWB into office twice. And now they supposedly got their votes counted again to put a celebrity former Democrat in office. Voting for someone’s kid before, or voting for a reality show host now. How about voting for the wife of a guy that was impeached. I’m starting to see a pattern here.
The older I get the more pathetic these people have become. None of them are roll models. But they all fit the current standards for being a popular TV show. So stay tuned for next weeks episode.
I’m surprised he hasn’t started making puppets out of his socks to stick on his paintings to make them 3D. I know, don’t give him any ideas.
Yeah, anyone can grow up be president. I can see that now.
I really liked George Bush. Both he and his wife had class and brought a good vibe to the White House. I remember that time and Bush’s government ran well and was full of heavy hitters; serious people with purpose.
What we have today is a farce.
George has a good personality and likes a good laugh.
George did the right thing with radical Islam: those f-ers needed to be removed from civil society and either tortured to death or just executed. Under Obama, they were feted and treated like kings: welfare, free travel, country club-like rehabilitation. Nobody should feel shame for what we did then. Semper fi…
Do you think that sending US troops into Iraq that had not only zero to do with 911 but also that the Islamic Fundamentalists were enemies of the Saddam government was a good call? No one hits the manufacture of a fission bomb. The WMD ostensible excuse, in the absence of nuclear weapon manufacture went to chemical weapons. Iraq had a large metro-chemical industry and phosgene, chlorine and the like were either used in the process or intermediate byproducts of manufacture. Simply put the US and UK public was lied to.
Clinton, Bush, Chaney, Wolfowitz are all cut from the Neo-Conservative mold and have made or pushed US foreign policy in a very dangerous direction. I didn’t vote for Obama but am glad that he was President rather than McCain when TPTB were pushing for direct US military action in Syria.
“George did the right thing with radical Islam: those f-ers needed to be removed from civil society and either tortured to death or just executed.”
Do you realize that the US is arming and funding ISIS?
Tulsi Gabbard | Stop Arming Terrorists Act, End Regime Change And War In Syria
He had a ‘good personality’!!!!!!
Dont’t worry about WTC 7 or Bohemian Grove!
I know it’s role model. I don’t want to appear too brite hear. What?
I mean too if you don’t want to be pointed out as a mastermind don’t be like this W guy right. Didn’t they say that Cheney was always in charge. He certainly was on the most important day. Yeah, this guy was reading an occult novel upside down to grade school kids in Florida. Nothing to see there.
As soon as Trump is gone they’ll trash Bush again,count on it.
Of course they will–I think the author of this article has correctly perceived that it goes a little deeper than just being politically disingenuous.
The article and one man’s thoughtful post proves beyond a doubt that the Earth’s population is getting more stupid with the passing of time.
We are doomed, people.
Crazy world we are living in. How can so many people such as the liberals be so intent on destroying our country? Utter madness I say.
way to stand on your “principles” there lefty…that’s integrity for ya..
Here’s my perspective:
Fuck Bush. Fuck Obama. Fuck Clinton.
Fuck the New World Order.
Fuck ’em to hell.
I don’t fucking discriminate against evil.
Good posts, I enjoyed reading them. I won’t go to any movies, the majority of the actors hate Trump. I don’t watch Fox, Cnn, or any of the news channels. They hate Trump, and one news spokesperson made a tasteless joke about Trump’s jet crashing. I delve into news sources such as Drudge Report, Mac’s site, I listen to the Savage Nation radio show, sometimes go to Steve Quayle website, and The Guardian website. – I like to read and learn, and stay current with the world happenings around me. Wegmans grocery store in Virginia, had Trump wine for sale. Many shoppers were going to boycott Wegmans and Trump’s wine. The direct opposite took place, Trump supporters went in, and purchases every single bottle of Trump’s wine.
Checkout Rense.com too. His site is excellent and he has a great show.
Feb 14, 2017 Intel community trying to undermine Trump’s presidency?
Former Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) on Gen. Michael Flynn resigning as President Trump’s National Security Advisor and the divide between the intelligence community and Trump.
‘The Donald’ is proposing a form of military dictatorship, which we all hope will be benevolent and align with our own, personal, identity politics — the false, moral alternative to robbing the rich.
I am in agreement, with Pike, to extent that there would be a general, reactionary movement, acting as an equal-but-opposite counterforce.
Just black propaganda psyop to distract,hate to even call it that it’s not that good but working I guess far cry from what SOG perfected.
If bush was in they be saying they love trump all b.s..
Here’s what we need I was up late one night youtube’n and you no how things just pop up and it was this BBC documentry on Russia’s Hooligan army check it out replace Russian with American,bye bye skinny jean protesters.
Funny! Yeah, we all listen to Learjet leftist hypocrites and their idiotic political pronouncements.
When are the American sheep going to realize that no hope or help will come from its government?
America was founded by Zionist freemasons with the sole purpose of aiding a future establishment of The New World Order.
This whole fantasy about restoring a constitutional government is impossible.
The U.S. government has and always will be controlled by the Zionists.
The President is a Zionist puppet and Congress is controlled as well.
The Courts and all their judges and attorneys are all Zionist tools.
The FBI and all other law enforcement agencies hold allegiance to the Zionists.
There will never be any prosecutions or jail sentences for the Zionists and their puppets as long as they control the government.
The only hope for America is to abolish the current corrupted government and start over.
It would be better to have a country with no government that can easily be corrupted again.
Once that is accomplished, Americans can then hunt down the bankers who’ll be powerless without their corrupted politicians and puppet government to protect them.
This foolish notion that Trump will drain the swamp and save America is another dream sold by a puppet. Hillary Clinton will never be prosecuted.
Trump is a elitist who was gifted a million dollar empire by his father. How can any average American relate to Trump?
This leftist war being instigated by the media and Democrats is psychological operations.
Trump was allowed to be President because he appears to be a champion for the anti-establishment movement. The Zionists are directly disarming the anti-establishment movement by allowing someone who appears to be a “truther” to be President.
This is direct reverse reverse psychology with the end goal of permanently discrediting the anti-establishment movement with a failed Trump Presidency.
And this unprecedented military spending plan by Trump should be a wake up call.
America is going to war again to fight Israel’s enemies. How soon the American people forget 9/11 and a government who lied to them.
Just like The Gulf War and 9/11 America is repeating its past mistakes of supporting the government.
You forgot one thing. Amen. Or maybe ‘The End’. Your first line explains it all. The rest is just an explanation as to why.
Just like the police stand downs as Trump supporters are attacked across the nation. It’s a perfect example of how the government is not coming to save you. They effectually removed the concept of right and wrong. That’s for the civilian population and for the governments actions as well. Violence coming from one side is tolerated, while blaming the victims for it.
The governments of Europe are not moving to save their nations either. It’s an orchestrated a race war as just predominantly white countries are targeted for the ‘rapeugees’ and massive immigration while threatening to jail anyone that speaks out against the obvious results of this genocide. Also while the people who are being systematically destroyed by the plan just can’t wait to mistakenly think that their next vote will really make the changes needed.