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Mon Dec 3, 2018, 07:54 PM

George Herbert Walker Bush... head of CIA, Operation Condor, Argentina, 1976... etc...

... George Herbert Walker Bush died on Saturday. He was 94 years old. Thanks to decisions he made throughout his career, thousands – perhaps millions – of people never got near 94. He invaded Iraq in 1991, instituted sanctions that destroyed the country. He pardoned those involved in the Iran-Contra affair and was head of the CIA when Operation Condor launched the military coup in Argentina in 1976.

None of that makes it into The Guardian‘s obituary, of course...

https://off-guardian.org/2018/12/03/the-guardians-bush-obituary-plumbs-new-depths-of-sycophantic-hypocrisy/

... George Bush Sr was a sociopath from a family of corrupt sociopaths. The world would be a far better, and much safer place if just one major newspaper was willing to say that.

Really, there are two obituaries to write here:

First – George HW Bush, corrupt patriarch of an old and malign family, passing out of this world to face whatever eternal punishment (hopefully) awaits those who sell their immortal soul in exchange for a brief taste of power.

Second – The Guardian, perhaps a decent newspaper once-upon-a-time, now a dried out husk. A zombified slave to the state, mindless and brainless and lifeless. No questions, no reservations, no hesitation. Obediently licking up the mess their masters leave behind.

It’s sickening.

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Mon Dec 3, 2018, 08:07 PM

1. yup.

Revolting pageantry. Revolting. I'm feeling as if trump were to die tomorrow he would be exalted similarly.
Revolting.

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Mon Dec 3, 2018, 09:29 PM

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Tue Dec 4, 2018, 02:30 PM

3. Three reasons why we should mourn GHWB

1. Not as bad as Trump (probably)
2. Er...
3. That's it.

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