Former President Bush delivered a speech on Thursday outlining some of the issues that he feels currently face our society. It wasn't long before the Corporate Media picked various pieces of his speech out of context and used them to attack President Trump. Bush's speech said nothing about President Trump; and in fact, much of what Bush said was in agreement with the current Administration.
The fake-news outlets have been focusing on a particular section of Bush's speech which in actual context warned that the polarizing politics in the European Union should not become normative here. Bear in mind, these remarks followed a nationalist victory in Austria just a few days before and also that Bush is a supporter of the European Union:
"America is not immune from these trends. In recent decades, public confidence in our institutions has declined. Our governing class has often been paralyzed in the face of obvious and pressing needs. The American Dream of upward mobility seems out of reach for some who feel left behind in a changing economy. Discontent deepened and sharpened partisan politics. Bigotry seems emboldened. Our policies seem more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication."
All of this is true: but the Media leaves out the most important qualification: Bush admits that these trends have been continuing for decades. In fact, many can be traced back to the Administration of his father. The Clintons played largely on these divisive themes to win the 1992 elections. And doubtless Bush well remembers the 9/11 Conspiracy Theories circulated by the Whacko Left from 2001 onward.
Right after this paragraph, Bush adds the following, which the Corporate Media discreetly ignores:
"There are some signs that the intensity of support for democracy itself has waned, especially among the young, who have never experienced the galvanizing moral clarity of the Cold War, or never focused on the ruin of entire nations caused by Socialist Central Planning. Some have called this 'Democratic Deconsolidation'. Really, it seems to be a combination of weariness, frayed tempers, and forgetfulness."
Does this sound like an attack on Trump's policies? When has Trump ever advocated 'Socialist Central Planning'?
What Bush is addressing here is an issue that we've spoken of several times ourselves: the radicalization of the young. Especially on both the Far Left and the Far Right---which, as correctly noted---are not American ideals at all, but imports from the political sewers of Europe. Europe has a history of Communism and Fascism: we do not. These old theories are being resurrected by malcontents over there and funneled into the United States to gain American sympathy (and money) for them. George Soros is not an American. And we've also shown that neither are the leaders of the American Far Right. Richard Spencer, Andrew Anglin, Matt Forney, Paul Ramsey, and Vox Day are in regular contact with European radicals and some of them have also relocated to Europe.
"We have seen our discourse degraded by casual cruelty." Bush continues, "At times it seems like the forces pulling us apart are stronger than the forces binding us together. Argument turns too easily into animosity. Disagreement escalates into dehumanization. Too often, we judge others by their worst examples while judging ourselves by our best intentions---forgetting the Image of God that we should see in each other."
Isn't this the very root of Trump's Make America Great Again agenda? The idea that we should be American again and not playing Identity Politics?
Bush goes onto advocate strengthening American defense, reclaiming global economic leadership, and educational reform---all things that Trump is also advocating. While some of Bush's and Trump's specific policy approaches differ, their general goals and sentiments seem to be fairly closely aligned.
"Our democracy needs a media that is transparent, accurate, and fair." Bush concluded, "Our democracy needs religious institutions that demonstrate integrity and champion civil discourse. Our democracy needs academic institutions that are examples of truth and higher learning."
Thus it can be seen that, once again, the lying media hyenas will distort anything said or done by anyone and employ it to attack the current Administration. Trying to read an attack on President Trump into Bush's speech is absurd. But the Media degenerates thrive on absurdities, which is why growing numbers of Americans are tuning them out altogether.