Saturday, May 21, 2022

Commenting On George W. Bush Saying "Iraq" Instead of "Ukraine"

When george dubya bush was president some people said that he was only pretending to be stupid.  They said an absolute moron could not have flown those difficult fighter jets used by the Texas Air National Guard.  (A reminder:  the TANG was the institution that bush II's family pulled strings to get him into so that he could avoid the danger of serving in the War On Vietnam which they supported.  It's also the institution from which he went AWOL from aside from stopping at a base between drunks to get free dental care.)  Assuming that dubya ever flew one of those planes would only establish that he had good reflexes (and he did, dodging those shoes thrown at him was evidence of that) and that he had a decent memory to remember how to use the plane's controls.

At no other time in his life did bush II display any particular intelligence or wisdom.  Not as young man who got a legacy appointment at Yale (where he was a C-student) and then (by hook or by crook) a Harvard MBA.  He wasn't showing intelligence or wisdom as a young man post-graduation, drinking and carousing and doing the rich white boys' drug of cocaine and going AWOL from the TANG.  He was made the figurehead of a consortium of wealthy business parasites who bought the Texas Rangers baseball team and who ripped-off the taxpayers for hundreds of millions to get a publicly financed stadium.  dubya then became governor of Texas and executed a lot of people.  At some point he sobered up and became just an asshole.  Then he stole the presidency and then 9-11 happened on his watch.  The entire time he was president he displayed a slow-wittedness and an inability to speak as anything other than a moron.

Some people said it was an act.  It wasn't, but even assuming it was for the sake of argument, it was a life-long act.  bush II was so stupid that Dick Cheney was able to pose as the brains behind their operation and Cheney himself wasn't very smart.  Cheney was a fuck-up academically and in business.  His entire career was his wife's creation.  

People are always saying that it's dangerous to underestimate these people.  I don't think that I am underestimating them.  I think that I'm giving them their due.  It's those who say that people like bush II, Cheney, Biden, stephen harper, etc., etc., are highly intelligent who are doing reality a disservice.  

I recently dallied with some internet weirdo who believes in conspiracies to the extent that he types online that COVID is actually a chemical poison spread through civilization by a globalist elite that is trying to ethnically cleanse the Ukraine to provide living space for International Jewry and that Vladimir Putin (actually a body-double since 2016 or some other year it doesn't matter because it's not true) was trained by MI-6 and various national leaders who did not allow the importation of vaccines to their countries (Haiti and some African countries I believe) were assassinated after which the vaccines came in.

Sheer insanity.  But a lot of these conspiracy theories are similar to the thinking that demands we believe that people like george dubya bush or stephen harper are intelligent.  It creates this shadowy world of genius string-pullers that allow the conspiracists to revel (simultaneously) in their ability to see the patterns and their inability to do anything about it.  These dark, sinister forces, (the Rothschilds, the Bilderbergers, the Globalists, etc., ) have pulled the wool over everyone's eyes except for these diligent, intrepid independent researchers who have their own little community where they trade their imaginary insights with each other and curse "the sheeple" for not seeing what they see.  Somehow or other the Globalists either don't know about these communities of truth-seekers and that is why they all haven't been killed, or they do know about them and ignore them because they're not a threat.  (Or, once in a while, one of these internet conspiracy researchers dies in a way that can be considered mysterious and that just shows how ruthless the Globalist Davos Soros crowd can really be.)

All of this is just my way of establishing my own view that bush II really is a moron.  That when he was speaking at the Southern Methodist University's George W Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, on the date of May 18th, 2022, and blathered stupidly and hypocritically about how the absence of democracy in Russia produced a great tragedy:

“The result is an absence of checks and balances in Russia, and the decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq. I mean, of Ukraine.”

And then he excused his stupidity on his being 75 years old and the audience laughed along with him because it was comprised of people who self-select for cretinism by wanting to go and listen to that brain-dead war criminal in the first place.

bush II's outburst was so bizarre it made me wonder (for a second) if he was actually an evil genius after all.  That he knew how counterproductive it would be to provide such a brazen example of the USA's murderous hypocrisy but that he knew the opposition against the system is so impotent that it wouldn't matter.  In the end, I had to remember that nothing was served by bush II's stupidity and that the whole power-elite of our times are idiots who only survive because the system that they've inherited was built by more capable people and it remains somewhat powerful despite the fact that the people holding the steering wheel for the past few decades are monkey-brained psychopathic incompetents.

And then it got even better. After correcting himself with a nervous chuckle, Bush broke the tension in the empire-loyal crowd with the words, “Iraq too. Anyway.” He then quipped that he is 75 years old, leaning harder on his “Aw shucks gee willikers I’m such a goofball” persona than he ever has in his entire life.

And Bush’s audience laughed. They thought it was great. A president who launched an illegal invasion that killed upwards of a million people (probably way upwards) openly confessing to doing what every news outlet in the western world has spent the last three months shrieking its lungs out about Putin doing was hilarious to them.

There are not enough shoes in the universe to respond to this correctly.

As comedian John Fugelsang put it, “George W. Bush didn’t do a Freudian slip. He did a Freudian Confession.”

One of the many, many interesting things about this occurrence is the likelihood that Bush’s words tumbled out in the way they did because he’s either heard a lot of criticisms of his invasion or has been thinking a lot about them; a familiar neural pathway would explain why his brain chose the exact worst word he could possibly swap out for “Ukraine” in that moment. This would be a small light in the darkness for we ordinary folk who oppose war and love peace, because it suggests that even the worst empire managers cannot fully insulate themselves from our criticisms.

george dubya bush really was a stupid man who stole the presidency and fabricated a "justification" for an illegal war of aggression that killed over a million people and traumatized tens of millions more and his stupid case for this illegal war was approved by Joseph R. Biden and Hillary R. Clinton and they both went on to destroy several other countries and now we're supposed to pretend that they're alarmed by Putin's "unprovoked" invasion of the Ukraine.  bush II is just a contemptible shit-head who should have been hanged by the neck until dead like the war criminals they condemned at Nuremberg.


Purple library guy said...

The bottom line when it comes to ruling classes is, they have massive advantages based on their class. Whether it's feudal lords, who stay in charge even if they're morons because they have lots of guys with plate armour and swords and horses while peasants, like, don't; or it's modern capitalist oligarchs, who stay in charge because they have billions of dollars and that will buy a lot of legislation and media and PR and think tanks and university endowments and placements of Ayn Rand books in school libraries and Latin American death squads and on and on.

The point is that they don't have to be smart, they have class advantage to make the playing field un-level enough that they still win most of the time even if they're total useless dorks. Thinking? They buy people to do that, and even if they didn't, they can make worse moves and still win. The playing field is so un-level it's practically vertical.

By the same token, conspiracy theories that explain some group being dominant based on all these bizarre moves are missing the point. The rich have a fairly well-worn toolkit of class war moves that they use over and over; it's a solid toolkit, but uninspired. They don't have to get cute with bizarro-world shit, the usual old fashioned stuff works fine, partly because they're not trying to take over, they're already in charge.

Resistance to them actually often uses better moves than they do but still loses. To actually win, the lower classes have to either totally outplay the ruling classes to a massively inspired degree, due to awesome organization or an inspired leader like Chavez, or get active at a time when the ruling class pursuit of more and more is causing some kind of collapse.

thwap said...


Amen to that brother. There's nothing mysterious/other-worldly about who is in charge. It's pretty obvious. Human beings of usually average intelligence born to privilege. Human beings with average intelligence and ruthless ambition. Human beings with above-average intelligence in some marketable area, plus (perhaps) advantages at birth and luck. Etc., etc.,

The business class ... people you can find on Wall Street or London's financial sector; industrial managers, ... the political class, ... the military class. They're all there. How they got there. What their foibles are. Pecking orders.

And occasionally you get a remarkably stupid person like george dubya bush who blurts out world-historical examples of sickening filth and hypocrisy.

Grung_e_Gene said...

W(orst President Ever) has been doing the 'Oops! Sorry about the War Crimes!!! Aw Shucks...' for 18 years now,

thwap said...


That was really something wasn't it? Absolutely disgusting. Also disgusting was how the people criticizing him in that article can only speak of US-Americans killed and wounded as a result of bush II's lies.

The same fucking narcissism and self-pity year-in, year-out.