Friday, August 24, 2007

I think this explains why Bush has been so incompetent as president of a democracy

Remember when he said a dictatorship would be a lot easier?:

Blame it on his DNA. Remember his grandfather Prescott Bush? The BBC history radio Document ran this in July of this year:

Document uncovers details of a planned coup in the USA in 1933 by right-wing American businessmen. [snip]

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.

Tripped over this information while Googling Prescott Bush. I'll blame Sorghum Crow for mentioning him in comments! How much do you bet we won't hear a peep about this in our mainstream media?

Update: Sorghum Crow has the picture.


Sorghum Crow said...

I have the condensed version at my place

ellroon said...

HA! I will link it!