There is no easy answer to Bohne's question. There may, in fact, be no answer to Bohne's question. However, in trying to sort out an answer one finds herself standing before a precipice-an intense abysm of stuttering, sputtering, and incomplete pieces of Bush Family history. Some pieces of the Bush Family history have been cut-off from public legacy by the family itself through cover-ups, and burning of records, as in the burning of records and correspondence of Samuel P. Bush's government arms sales, under the stated excuse that it would "save space", in the National Archives.(Webster G. Tarpley-Bush: The Unauthorized Biography-Chapter 1. )
Worse, yet, from the outside looking in, it is as if the Bush Family has emotionally disconnected from some parts of their own Family History, blocking much of what could be a reservoir of insight into who they are, or in providing an explanation to their madness.
The broken up string of connectedness into the Bush Family history makes it difficult to piece a coherent answer to Bohne's question.
It is no surprise then, that when Jimmy Carter was recently asked by Paula Deen during her visit to his farm, what one key element had been most important to him in catapulting him to political life, he answered, "MY CONNECTION TO THIS FARM, TO THE PEOPLE IN PLAINS, AND TO THE CHURCHES AROUND HERE."
Is it possible that whatever piece of their own FAMILY HISTORY the Bushes are cut-off from, disconnected from, or not connected to, could be pressing down on them, hard? Could it have blocked their way forward, for several generations now?
What, indeed, makes the Bush Family so cold and uncaring? What makes them so fixated and dependent on bombs, bullets and lies to exert their will? Why is there an unceasing merry-go-round of killings and bloodshed any time they have the POWER of the oval office?
Is it that they are immune to pain? Where did that immunity to pain begin in the Bush Family? Could it be that their immunity to pain started with George Herbert Walker's cut-off from his own roots as he walked away from the seminary and the priestly life that his family of origin had wanted for him; was that cut-off or Disconnect furthered by his marrying a protestant-a marriage which was seemingly not approved of by his parents who, either chose not to attend the wedding, and/or were not invited to the ceremony? Could it be that he paid a high enough price for choosing to live life according to his will rather than to the will of his family of origin?
In IdeasToAction.com, Andrea Maloney-Schara writes,.
"Staying in contact with previous generations of our families is an emotional work out. It's like going to the emotional gym. You do it to maintain your backbone. You do it to learn to respect others and to try to be as honest as you can bout who you are..."
Wow! If I may digress for a moment, Andrea Maloney-Schara is not talking about the Walker-Bush Family, she is talking about each of us as human beings-and about our own families, and about how cut-offs and disconnects have an effect, through the generations, on who we are, what we do and maybe even on the values that we adopt or reject... Wow!
Still digressing for a moment, do the Bushes respect who we are as people? Do they respect our freedoms? Do they respect our votes and our vote counting? Do they respect our Constitutions? Do they respect how other people in other parts of the world choose to run their own government?
Is this the beginning of their "APOSTASY" from sanity, from a world filled with Peace and with people able to make their own decisions about how they want to run their governments and their countries?
Did this Disconnect, or cut-off, from his family of origin create an emotional tilt in George Herbert Walker? One that he filled with money, and power, and control? Did it create an emotional empty in his life? Was his need for love and approval part of what linked Prescott Bush so closely to him?