The Bush Family: They were Fascists when Fascism wasn't cool

The apple rarely falls far from the tree.

It's been long known that Prescott Bush - President George W. Bush's grandfather - was an extremely dishonorable man. That he was a fascist who wanted to overthrow the U.S. government and have the U.S. join forces with Hitler and Mussolini, just show the true personality of the Bush patriarch.

From Boing Boing:

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.


Click here to go to the BBC site and listen to the report.

--WKW

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