A wounded viper smelling danger, the elder Bush turned on the woman and her applauding audience, saying, "It takes a lot of guts [you should try the word Courage instead Poppy] to tell a father what you said about his son when I just told you that the thing that matters to my heart is my family." ...
"... what matters to my heart is my family ... what matters to my heart is my family ... what matters to my heart is my family." Remember that America. The Bushes are, a Family for a Family. They are not a Family for America. They are not a Family for the World.
O, the Billy Goat was out bleating again-seeding anger, hiding tears.
And, if ever anyone wondered where George Walker Bush's insanity comes from; his constant need to deny reality, his arrogant stance, his delusional thinking, and his demand for the world to think with one brain, one has to look no further than to old dear daddy Billy-gloat whose arrogance is just as putrid, his need to force a one track reality just as bad, and his thought process just as in insane as evidenced in that Persian Gulf confrontation during which he acknowledged that he has, "strong opinions on a lot of things [while adding that if he] spoke them in public, any disagreement between the Bushes would be flashed all over the world... and that ... would be terrible..." i.e., loss of power and control, therefore dissent, would be a terrible thing for the old Billy Gloat to face. No wonder that drug abuse, behavioral bizarre behavior and delinquency have been some of the hallmarks in Junior's hall of fame... in addition to both of his son's very own sick need for power and control.
Differences would be terrible to old daddy Billy Gloat just as they are terrible to Junior, who, like Daddy Billy Gloat wants the world to think with one brain, breathe with one lung, and speak with one mouth. Although, Daddy Billy Gloat, differing voices, are not half as terrible as forcing a rigid togetherness front, or an iron hand, (also known as a dictatorship) at the expense of truth, honesty, integrity and the right to be a self (or a self governing country) and self expression.
Dear Old Daddy Billy Gloat,
Never mind that any actual dissent or disagreement between the Bushes aired publicly might be quite healing for a world which is constantly pushed and abused by Bush supremacy. Never mind that actual dissent or disagreement allowed to surface between family members, between political parties, or between the Bushes and the Bushes Not, might in itself be an exceptional step towards healing the festering of ill will sweltering in the world because of the Bushes mishandling of power, their lies, their cover-ups, their quest for supremacy, their quest for empire, their invasion and occupation of foreign lands, their power grabs, their delusions, and their denials.
What a telling statement of the severely dysfunctional homeostatic process engulfing the Bush family that in order for them to function, and in order for any power grab of theirs to stand, reality has got to be kept a prisoner not allowed to escape the homeostatic process, or to shine in the light of day.
How suffocating for anyone of them-and, how angering and suffocating too for the rest of us in the planet-that they, between themselves as family and us as a society, we have to conform to their delusional ways, their need to ignore facts and deny reality, their penchant for lies and for pulling the wool over people's eyes. How ignoble of them to make the world conform to their way or the highway, their attitudes, their values and their beliefs.
It is no wonder that differences and dissent are the real ghosts under their beds; that they fear truthful confrontations. Differences and reflections of reality in their mirrors, those are the real bogie men which haunt them at night, in crowded corners, in public speaking engagements, or in press conferences if we are lucky enough to have at least one journalist in those conferences with enough courage to do his or her job and ask hard hitting, truth uncovering questions.
The Bush family cannot allow itself any sort of healthy dissent, they are molded into one belief, one voice, and one brain-nor can the Bush family allow the world any dialogue or healthy dissent if they are to keep their equilibrium. Yet, equilibrium, a balancing act, is not a constant and neither is a homeostatic process; anything can disturb either one and any disturbance in either process will cause a reaction in the other process creating chaos and allowing for the filtering of truth, requiring a call for the Bush emergency support system to reinstate homeostasis and equilibrium.
The Bush family knows that if truth is allowed to stand they would never get to hold power in their hands-therefore, they serve us a long list of rescuers and deleterious characters, i.e., Lee Atwater, James Baker, Condoleezza Rice, Dick Cheney, Karl Rove and others who serve us a constant disfigurement of truth in their efforts to enhance the Bushes, their dynastic empire, and their power grabs. Sadly, the corporate media has joined their ranks and of lately the list of Bush deleterious characters and Bush rescuers have been joined by the likes of Lee Hamilton, Vernon Jordan, and Leon Panetta...
Twice in the last month, as the elder Bush tried publicly to present and gloat over the virtues-not, of his family, reality caused him to stumble and lose his equilibrium-twice the gathering of unbalanced steam in him found an escape valve, once in the form of anger and the second time in the form of tears.
Once in the form of anger while a speaker at the Abu Dhabi Conference where he lost his cool and turned on his audience who criticized his son, as mentioned above, and most recently in the form of tears which came tumbling down like beads in a rosary when he began to sob on the word "loss" while praising the virtues-not, of his son Jeb.
This crying spell begun at the mention of the word "loss" was a release steam valve, connecting for the Old Billy Gloat like the connected beads in a rosary or the links in a slinky, the many losses of the Bush Family which the Bush Family has never allowed itself to grieve over, from Prescott's bid for the Senate, to Poppy's loss to Reagan in l988, to his failure to earn a second term in 1992, to Jeb's loss to Lawton Chiles in 1994, to Junior's loss to Al Gore in 2000 which the family's Patch and Repairman, James Baker along with an indebted to Bush Supreme Court rerouted and repaired to seat Junior at the Oval Office
This release of steam has allowed for the truth of George Herbert Walker Bush to come out. He is deeply upset by, and deadly afraid of, people's perceptions which do not conform to his own vision of self, of his family, and of his family's struggle for power disguised in the form of compassionate benevolence to the world.
Old Billy Gloat is deadly afraid of looking at the reality that the world does not like the Bushes. He needs to deny it. His sons need to deny it and they are willing to go to any extent and measure necessary to make reality conform to their perception of it and to their will of it.
No system, familial or societal can keep such a tight seal for a long time, and such a system will explode or implode at some point in time. No wonder George Herbert Walker Bush has publicly blown his lid a couple of times, being reduced to a sputtering steam of anger, or to a spring of tears.
Any system sporting such tight, repressive circumstances as the Bush system does is bound to implode or explode sooner or later and families caught in such system will exhibit any range of mental health problems, from mild, to moderate, to severe, to any sort of addictions, to any garden variety of emotional and behavioral problems, and darn if a range of these have not been exhibited by Bush family members at one time or another.
Societies caught in such systems will also explode or implode into terrorism or civil wars.