The headline that Obama had toasted the elder Bush, while maintaining that the United States is “surely a kinder and gentler nation” because of him, epitomizes the hypocrisy of a political class which continues to crap on the rest of us. Yes, we would do well to revisit Naomi Klein’s thesis on “disaster capitalism and the shock therapy” .
However, in doing so we shouldn’t get too bogged down in the gobbledygook, unsustainable, theories of classical liberalism and instead tie how those theories are expressed by turning to one specific example of how the elder Bush and his family benefited personally from a doctrine that is in the process of destroying the planet.
In September 2008, Wayne Madsen, an online reporter and investigative journalist reported that “the Bush family, most notably former President George H. W. Bush, is reaping windfall profits from the transfer of title of public federal and state lands to private hands.” Yes, Mr Obama, “a kinder and gentler nation” where that little native elite, which you are now a part of, leave the poor poorer and themselves richer and tell all and sundry that they are doing it for the good of all. What disgusting hypocrites.