10 Things You Should Know About George H.W. Bush, But You Probably Don’t
The great American memory hole has a way of swallowing up inconvenient facts with a voracious ferocity similar to how Hungry, Hungry Hippos swallow little white marbles.
But thankfully, not all things stay hidden. Here—in order of chronology—are ten facts about George HW Bush that have been salvaged from the infernal recesses of the memory hole.
1. Prescott Bush, Adolph Hitler, and an Unsuccessful American Coup D’état (1933 and 1942)
George HW Bush’s father, Prescott Bush, was one of the financial backers of the 1933 attempted coup d’état of a United States president.
The plan, known as The Business Plot, was a bonafide conspiracy to take down President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The plot was foiled, however, when retired USMC Major General Smedley Butler refused to go along with the plan and, instead, exposed it.
Remarkably, Prescott Bush avoided any repercussions for his treason, and continued his business as usual until 1942 when some of his assets were seized under the Trading With the Enemy Act for his profiting from dealings with companies that directly funded Adolph Hitler and the Nazi war machine.
2. Skull & Bones (Class of 1948) and Bohemian Grove (1973)
George HW Bush became a member of the secretive Skull and Bones Society while he was attending Yale, and later joined the Bohemian Grove.
3. Operation Zapata (1961)
The failed Bay of Pigs invasion of 1961 was a CIA regime-changing operation codenamed Operation Zapata. And — although the official historical narrative claims George HW Bush was not an employee of the CIA at that time — it just so happens that the codename Zapata was also the name of Bush’s petroleum company.
And if that isn’t enough of a coincidence, two of the ships used in the Operation Zapata invasion were named the Houston (where Bush lived at the time) and the Barbra (the name of his wife).