Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter 1 Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
OpEdNews Op Eds    H2'ed 12/7/18

What Americans need to know about the Real Legacy of George H. W. Bush

By       (Page 1 of 3 pages)     (# of views)   1 comment
Author 94
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Melinda Pillsbury-Foster
Become a Fan


(Image by PhoneVoter TV Network)   Details   DMCA
- Advertisement -

Today, as never before in our history, Americans need the truth and choices which solve the problems we face. George H. W. Bush has passed, but the most important imprint he left on American politics remains unknown to Americans.

George H. W. Bush (HW) had a family who profited mightily from his professional life. Then and today they are joined at the bank account. As a 'public servant', HW was charged to serve us; but his loyalties were with those who have brought Americans to the tipping point of complete disaster, unprotected by the wealth Americans honestly earned. Instead, we have been rendered increasingly vulnerable through the same actions which enriched HW's own family at the expense of ordinary Americans.

If we are to correct course, and save ourselves from becoming a third world nation, we need to understand how disinformation, control of our elections, the media, and public opinion has led us to the precipice in these days before Christmas, 2018.

In this, HW's life can serve Americans by providing insights and truths desperately needed.

- Advertisement -

Read the memorial to HW written by John Fund, a 'columnist' for National Review, titled, " John Fund: Why was George H.W. Bush a one-term president? Fund is a disinformation agent attempting to continue the cover-up of what happened in 1992. The National Review was founded by yet another disinformation agent for the same interests, William F. Buckley, Jr.. Buckley served these same interests, Big Oil, by taking the agenda of those then known as 'Rockefeller Republicans' to absolute control of the Republican Party; merging the federalization of American government with big business, not free enterprise; consolidation of what we know today as the 99% vs. the 1%.

From the time he graduated from Yale, Buckley was working for the CIA. With this we move into the murky world of psy-ops, his assignment to alter the meaning of the word, "Conservative." If you read this short article, "Will the Real Conservative Please Stand?" you see how far today's definition deviates from the ideas which drove a generation of young people to support Barry Goldwater for President in 1964, and then turn their backs on the GOP, leaving it to become libertarians or non-political problem-solvers.

There was strong opposition to Buckley, because genuine conservatives knew his roots in the CIA and that his opinions were not Conservative towards smaller government, even as he railed against Liberals. Buckley was an operative, he understood the meaning of the word, "Conservative," specified a consistent viewpoint diametrically in opposition to that of Rockefeller Republicans. Therefore, the understanding of the word, "Conservative" needed to be altered so their emerging NeoConservative coalition for federalization could be carried out.

- Advertisement -

I heard about this re-branding from Joe Shell, a friend of Barry Goldwater's in 1990 when he was working on a campaign to elect free-marketeer Dolores Bender White to the 20th State Senate District in California. I heard the same, and more, from Connie Ruffley, a life-long member of United Republicans of California (UROC), the same organization which assured the election of Ronald Reagan as governor of California.

The goal was centralizing government, while talking reduction and lower taxes; and then doing the opposite. This was possible for Ronnie because his personal charm and charisma made it difficult for people to disagree with his compromises. He was fast on his feet, and his comebacks routinely neutralized an opponent who could not help liking him as a person.

I know this because my father, Dr. Arthur F. Pillsbury, a professor at UCLA who ran the Republican Club there, was one of the first people Ronnie talked to after joining the Republican Party. Dad liked Ronnie -- but would not vote for him. Ronnie often called our house to keep in touch because he wanted Dad in his administration when he went to Sacramento as Governor, and again when he was elected as President in 1980. Dad refused. He said Ronnie was not a Conservative.

The NeoConservative pattern began with Ronald Reagan, who centralized government control in California more than any Democrat could have imagined. In 1975, UROC, who had ensured Ronnie's election to Governor in California, passed a resolution begging Americans not to vote for Ronnie if he ran for President or Vice-President.

Fund's shallow and unsubstantiated praises of HW, reflect Fund's career as a disinformation agent, placed in 1984 at the Wall Street Journal to insert the spin, dictated by the same elites which included HW, then vice president of the United States, with Bush's yet unrealized hopes of becoming president himself.

Fund's words are actually intended to reinforce a falsehood he helped create in 1989, that HW, then a sitting president, was more responsible for the strategy which brought about the end of the Cold War than he was; and that in 1992 it was a string of tiny mis-steps which denied HW a second term, for instance, underestimating public reaction to his own negation of his "no new taxes" pledge.

- Advertisement -

In 1992, HW lost the presidency because he ignored the offers made to him by PhoneVoter TV Network (PVN), underwritten by Keystone Satellite Communications, to participate in their promotion of satellite and Interactive TV, allowing Americans to move from a passive to active role in politics. It was nice of the founder of PVN, Brock d'Avignon, to include HW; rude of him to ignore the offer. It is very possible the Bush Campaign lacked the technological expertise to even understand the offer they received. This, itself, is alarming and should cause you to question why you think these people are competent to made decisions about your life, suffering no worse consequences themselves than temporary ejection from the government gravy train, if they are wrong.

Technology was changing. 1992 witnessed two innovations which have transformed the TV industry. Satellite, using uplinks, could vastly increase name identification for a candidate in weeks.

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3

 

- Advertisement -

Must Read 1   Interesting 1   Valuable 1  
Rate It | View Ratings

Melinda Pillsbury-Foster Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Melinda Pillsbury-Foster is the author of GREED: The NeoConning of America and A Tour of Old Yosemite. The former is a novel about the lives of the NeoCons with a strong autobiographical component. The latter is a non-fiction book about her father (more...)
 
Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Follow Me on Twitter     Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Sociopaths - They Prey on All of Us

Restore the Constitution; Indict Thomas Anderle.

Phyllis Schlafly's career as a NeoCon

The Octopus, Promis, and their offspring, molding the future of America

Mitt Romney Desperate to Hide Truth - Debate to take place