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  • holderlin66
    What follows is the real tale of the two houses tagged onto my first attempt to see how the tale, I attempted to tell, was really written between the Bush and
    Message 1 of 26 , Aug 4, 2004
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      What follows is the real tale of the two houses tagged onto my first
      attempt to see how the tale, I attempted to tell, was really written
      between the Bush and the JFK..John Kerry/Kennedy houses. One can
      smell the betrayals and the ancient karma under all this. A tighter
      story follows that reflects some of the mighty dynastic battles that
      the country is engaged in during this election. Luckily Thought and
      Intuition are living realities in the world, we think therefore we
      have the communion of humanity.

      "None of this is conservative, although it is in keeping with the
      Bush family's history. Kevin Phillips...describes in his American
      Dynasty the Bush family's rise to wealth and power through crony
      capitalism: the use of contacts obtained in public service for
      private profit. Phillips argues the Bushes don't disfavor big
      government as such: merely that part of it that regulates business,
      maintains the environment or aids the needy. Subsidizing oil-well
      drilling through tax breaks, which made George H. W. Bush's fortune,
      or bailing out financial institutions, such as Neil Bush's bankrupt
      Silverado Savings and Loan, however, is a good thing."

      holderlin wrote;

      "Two mighty houses, the Boston Brahmins and the house of Bush. One
      rooted in Texas and the other in Transcendental New England.
      Haaaahvaaard.

      And their Sons carried on the feud and their houses stood against
      each other. Who would hold the power of the dynasty? Would the
      Boston, Haaarvaard Kennedy dynasty and the torch be handed to
      Intelligence, cosmopolitan and higher Euro and transcendental
      values? The Long faced, melancholic, tall and slightly phlegmatic
      Kerry and the Sanguine, sharp Edwards..pretty boy.. and both using
      their human wits.. not hired guns from Ahriman's dark caverns.

      Or would the House of Bush, C.I.A. infected, Oil hungery Texas with
      each Son raging for the blood of a Kennedy continue their cruel
      henchmen drive for another four years. Imagine the horror, the
      egotism, what if Hebert and W were defeated in only four and other,
      lesser men had 8, eight years..Oh the horrible hunger.

      We are not afraid of terrorists, we are afraid of what Dark Bush
      Dynasty will do when the smell defeat. If it smells like a Kennedy,
      even with the name of Kerry, with a running mate who looks like a
      bright Robert Kennedy it threatens the entire Dynasty of the Karl
      Rove machine. And there is no extent of evil, machination or terror
      that they will not stoop to create for fear of losing their bid for
      power. And that is our terror threat.. That is our terror threat.
      That is our terror threat and you are ghastly fools to think
      otherwise.

      "Juliet takes the dagger from Romeo's belt and plunges it into her
      heart. The Prince arrives at this point—along with the Montague and
      Capulet parents—demanding to know what has happened. Friar Laurence
      relates the tragic tale of Romeo and Juliet's secret marriage; the
      Montagues and Capulets, when faced with the terrible price that
      their feud has exacted, vow to put an end to the enmity between the
      two houses."

      Bush and Kennedy as the Montagues and Capulets have a running blood
      feud and we are all a part of it."

      http://www.lewrockwell.com/cummings/cummings38.html

      "Summoning up all of his political energy and strength, Ted Kennedy
      has put together the Democratic ticket to defeat George W. Bush and
      restore the Kennedy dynasty through a surrogate. Without Kennedy,
      John Kerry would be nowhere, his campaign a disaster. It was Kennedy
      who told him to fire his campaign manager and take on Mary Beth
      Cahill from Kennedy's own staff as the replacement. Then, he brought
      the entire Massachusetts congressional delegation into Iowa to pull
      out a victory, deflating Howard Dean and Richard Gephardt. John
      Edwards came in a strong second, which is also what Kennedy wanted.
      The man who would be king thus has settled on being the kingmaker.

      Both Kerry and Edwards say that it was John F. Kennedy who inspired
      them to go into politics. Ted Kennedy knows this. And he also knows
      that his late brother was going to dump Lyndon Johnson and replace
      him with Terry Sanford, the governor of North Carolina, who was the
      shining light of what was called the "new south." Had this happened,
      the country might have avoided the Vietnam War and the backlash that
      led to the resurgence of Richard Nixon and, ultimately, the triumph
      of Ronald Reagan. Now, in the twilight of his own career, Ted
      Kennedy sees a similar situation. If Bush is reelected, preemptive
      war, unilateralism and hegemony will continue as the basic
      components of American foreign policy. "The only thing we have to
      fear is four more years of Bush, " Kennedy bellows.

      Kennedy rightly sees John Kerry as the Kennedy surrogate (his
      initials are JFK) and Edwards, the rising star of the Democratic
      Party from North Carolina, as the Terry Sanford surrogate. And with
      Kennedy as the ranking Democrat on the Senate Labor Committee, which
      he is likely to chair again as control of the Senate could easily
      shift, Sweeny and the Union Leaders (they sound like a Seventies
      rock group) were not going to buck him and back Gephardt. They
      pulled the plug, and Gephardt, of the old Hubert Humphrey wing of
      the Democratic Party which had never accepted the Kennedy leadership
      of the Democratic party, was sunk. This was settling old scores with
      the Humphrey camp, going back to Humphrey's challenge to Kennedy in
      1960, and his role as Johnson's vice president, a position Robert
      Kennedy had coveted.

      Likewise, the pulling of the plug on Howard Dean settled old scores
      with the Eugene McCarthy wing of the Democratic Party that had
      rallied to the Vermont doctor. Had McCarthy not run, the coast would
      have been clear for Bobby Kennedy without the chaotic primary season
      that ended with his assassination.

      In the general election, the final score to be settled is with Dick
      Cheney and the Neo-Cons, that cult group with the one big hit, "It's
      the Same Old Song." Most of these characters are Scoop Jackson
      leftovers, bearing the old grudge dating from JFK's rejection of
      Jackson for the vice presidential nomination in favor of Johnson.
      Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitz are former Jackson acolytes who
      found a home in the neo-con movement, social democrats who favor
      military action before diplomacy and who accuse the Democrats of
      being soft on terrorism. They will tell you that Kennedy sold out
      Laos, making the Vietnam War inevitable. Back with them is that
      unforgettable act, The Committee on the Present Danger, starring Max
      Kampelman and Jeanne Kirkpatrick, last seen in public playing the
      Cold War Café.

      The Kennedy argument is that JFK was right in Laos. And that Bush
      and the neo-con Jacksonite heretics are a threat to the entire
      western Imperium. Just as Kennedy waged the Cold War with an appeal
      to idealism, so Kerry and Edwards will wage the war against the
      Jihad insurrection by offering an inspirational vision of the
      future. Once more, the Peace Corps will be pushed to center stage as
      representing what America stands for, even as Kerry attempts to run
      to the right of Bush. The liberal façade of the empire, it is
      argued, is the best way to fight terror, as Paul Berman insists. In
      1960, JFK and the Missile Gap, a liberal group, pretended to be to
      the right of Nixon, saying they, not the Republicans, knew how to
      fight Communism and the Soviets. Nixon was the guy they threw rotten
      eggs at in Venezuela. Bobby Kennedy was the guy African students
      cheered and hoisted on their shoulders when he spoke to them.
      Now, "W" is Nixon, who had his Michael Moore in Emile D'Antonio.

      But what this is ultimately about is the America version of the War
      of the Roses, the House of Bush versus the House of Kennedy. Kennedy
      even compared Bush to King George III in his speech to the
      convention, so ingrained is the royal metaphor in his mind. That
      George W. Bush was able to succeed his father, with Bill Clinton,
      the ersatz Kennedy in between, has been too much to take for the
      last representative of a dynasty that was defeated not at the polls
      but through assassination. Kennedy's own run against Jimmy Carter,
      propelled by what was perceived as Carter's hostility towards
      Israel, made Ronald Reagan possible. But Carter had to go, just as
      Hillary Clinton, the heir to another potential dynasty, must be
      preempted from becoming president. No, before he steps down, Ted
      Kennedy is determined to see the new JFK in the White Housie and
      John Edwards safely installed as the next in line. This is the final
      battle, with Ohio set out as Bosworth Field ("A vote! A vote! My
      kingdom for a vote!) There, Kennedy will pull out all the stops in
      his last effort to see the Democratic Party in the Kennedy image
      back in power for the duration.

      The vilified George W. Bush is set in the role of Richard III, an
      imposter and villain who will stop at nothing to gain and keep
      power. Michael Moore is the Shakespeare of the Democrats,
      compounding the myth that Bush is the personification of evil, much
      as Shakespeare portrayed Richard. The list of Republicans and
      military brass abandoning Bush is growing, just as Richard's allies
      betrayed him. Even Kevin Phillips, the architect of Nixon's southern
      strategy, now says Bush and his entire family are corrupt and must
      be banished. He has gone so far as to offer a new southern strategy
      for the Democrats to put the liberals in power. If Kennedy has his
      way in November, history will be reversed, with the liberals, led by
      the Kennedy wing of the Democratic Party, triumphant.

      Panic has started to set in, as the GOP begins to realize that they
      are saddled with a ticket that could sink, leaving Karl Rove and the
      Hacks searching for gigs in the boondocks. All that patronage, gone.
      All the power, the perks, vanished, with the old nemesis back on
      top. This is the power struggle that characterizes all nation states
      and will continue long after these players have strutted and fretted
      their hour upon the stage. It has nothing to do with ideology, as
      Wordsworth knew. As he wrote in Rob Roy's Grave, "For why. Because
      the good old rule sufficeth them, the simple plan,/That those should
      take who have the power,/And those should keep who can."
    • holderlin66
      holderlin wrote; Two mighty houses, the Boston Brahmins and the house of Bush. One rooted in Texas and the other in Transcendental New England. Haaaahvaaard.
      Message 2 of 26 , Sep 20, 2004
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        holderlin wrote;

        "Two mighty houses, the Boston Brahmins and the house of Bush. One
        rooted in Texas and the other in Transcendental New England.
        Haaaahvaaard.

        And their Sons carried on the feud and their houses stood against
        each other. Who would hold the power of the dynasty? Would the
        Boston, Haaarvaard Kennedy dynasty and the torch be handed to
        Intelligence, cosmopolitan and higher Euro and transcendental
        values? The Long faced, melancholic, tall and slightly phlegmatic
        Kerry and the Sanguine, sharp Edwards..pretty boy.. and both using
        their human wits.. not hired guns from Ahriman's dark caverns.

        Or would the House of Bush, C.I.A. infected, Oil hungery Texas with
        each Son raging for the blood of a Kennedy continue their cruel
        henchmen drive for another four years. Imagine the horror, the
        egotism, what if Hebert and W were defeated in only four and other,
        lesser men had 8, eight years..Oh the horrible hunger.

        "Juliet takes the dagger from Romeo's belt and plunges it into her
        heart. The Prince arrives at this point—along with the Montague and
        Capulet parents—demanding to know what has happened. Friar Laurence
        relates the tragic tale of Romeo and Juliet's secret marriage; the
        Montagues and Capulets, when faced with the terrible price that
        their feud has exacted, vow to put an end to the enmity between the
        two houses."

        Bush and Kennedy as the Montagues and Capulets have a running blood
        feud and we are all a part of it."

        Just Cut Out Their Tongues
        by Thom Hartmann

        http://www.commondreams.org/views04/0920-15.htm

        The CBS/Rather/Bush/Guard affair - regardless of how it ultimately
        turns out - has brilliantly deflected the issue of George W. Bush
        having strings pulled to get him into the Guard, and then not
        fulfilling his service requirements. Anytime the issue is raised in
        the future - regardless of facts or context - partisan Republicans
        will simply dismiss it by saying, "Those documents were forged."
        That four-word sound byte will be remembered long after the details
        of Bush's failures have dimmed from popular memory. Politically, it
        was a masterstroke.

        And not only does it hurt Bush family enemy Kerry, but also gets
        back at Bush family enemy Dan Rather, against whom they've nursed a
        16-year grudge.

        The Bush family's hostility to Rather first broke the surface of
        public attention back in 1988, when Vice President George H.W. Bush
        was confronted on network television about his various roles in the
        criminal affair now known as Iran/Contra. At the time, rumors were
        flying that in the fall of 1980 then-VP-candidate Bush had
        negotiated with Iran to hold the American hostages until after the
        election. The hostages were not only held throughout the election
        campaign, but were released the very hour Ronald Reagan was sworn
        into office. The ongoing dragged-out hostage crisis (and Carter's
        failed attempt at rescue) had knocked the incumbent president down
        so far in the polls that the long-shot ticket of Reagan/Bush won.

        When it later came out, in part because of an investigation started
        by Senator John Kerry, that after the 1980 election Reagan/Bush were
        illegally selling American missiles to the Iranians "in exchange for
        hostages" at a time there were no hostages (the Iranian hostages had
        been freed, and the Lebanese hostages not yet taken), speculation
        intensified. The key to busting the whole deal open and indicting
        George H.W. Bush, some congressional investigators believed, would
        be Bill Casey. As the manager of the 1980 Reagan/Bush campaign, he
        would have known of the deal, and persistent allegations floated
        around Washington that he'd even helped organize the initial
        negotiations between Bush and Iranian representatives.

        When Reagan/Bush took the White house, they elevated campaign
        manager Casey to the role of Director of the CIA. And the
        congressional committees looking into Iran/Contra so wanted to talk
        with Casey that they took the rare step of subpoenaing a sitting
        head of the CIA.

        As White House insider Barbara Honegger wrote in her groundbreaking
        book "October Surprise," Casey "reportedly attended meetings in
        Paris, France, on October 19 and 20, 1980, with Iranian officials
        and agents of French intelligence to arrange an arms-for-hostages-
        delay deal with Iran. The morning of his first scheduled under-oath
        testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on the secret
        Iran initiative he was struck by seizures in his CIA headquarters
        office in Langley, Virginia, and underwent speech-incapacitating
        left-brain surgery shortly thereafter. Had he lived to testify,
        according to life-long friend and counsel Milton Gould, Casey would
        have told the 'entire truth.' He died on May 6, 1987."

        Since the left temporal lobe of the brain - "Broca's region" -
        controls speech, some "conspiracy minded" folks suggested at the
        time that this was simply a hi-tech version of the mob cutting out
        an informer's tongue.

        Six months after Casey was silenced, on January 25, 1988 in a CBS
        broadcast, Dan Rather cornered Vice President George H.W. Bush about
        the whole Iran issue, and Bush became furious. Barely able to speak,
        his face twisted with rage, Bush blurted out: "It's not fair to
        judge my whole career by a rehash on Iran. How would you like it if
        I judged your career by those seven minutes when you walked off the
        set in New York?" Bush's voice was cracking with hysteria as he
        added, "Would you like that?"

        Dan Rather has been on the Bush family enemies list ever since. But
        he's not alone.

        Another member of the Bush family enemies list is Senator John
        Kerry, who opened the precursor to the Iran-Contra investigations,
        which brought about the demand for Casey's testimony. Kerry then led
        inquiries into the Bank of Commerce and Credit International (BCCI),
        which broke open a tangled web that included organized crime,
        international terrorists, and members of both the Bush family and
        the Bin Laden family.

        Indeed, as The Wall Street Journal noted in a front page story on
        December 6, 1991 ("Family Ties: How Oil Firm Linked To a Son of Bush
        Won Bahrain Drilling Pact"/"Harken Energy Had a Web Of Mideast
        Connections; In the Background: BCCI" by Thomas Petzinger Jr., Peter
        Truell And Jill Abramson): "The mosaic of BCCI connections
        surrounding Harken Energy may prove nothing more than how ubiquitous
        the rogue bank's ties were. But the number of BCCI-connected people
        who had dealings with Harken -- all since George W. Bush came on
        board -- likewise raises the question of whether they mask an effort
        to cozy up to a presidential son."

        This all came into the open because of the tenacious efforts of
        former prosecutor and U.S. Senator John Kerry. As David Corn noted
        in an article first published in The Nation: "In the fall of 1992
        Kerry released a report on the BCCI affair. It blasted everyone:
        Justice, Treasury, US Customs, the Federal Reserve, [Democrats]
        Clifford and Altman (for participating in 'some of BCCI's
        deceptions'), high-level lobbyists and fixers, and the CIA. The
        report noted that after the CIA knew the bank was 'a fundamentally
        corrupt criminal enterprise, it continued to use both BCCI and First
        American...for CIA operations.' The report was, in a sense, an
        indictment of Washington cronyism. In the years since, there's been
        nothing like it."

        Which brings us to what may be the most recent Bush family political
        dirty trick.

        Back during the years when BCCI and the Bin Ladens were helping prop
        up one of George W. Bush's failing oil businesses, Karl Rove was
        perfecting the art of using misdirection to win political campaigns.
        James Moore and Wayne Slater, who wrote "Bush's Brain" - the
        unauthorized biography of Rove - noted that when Rove ran Bill
        Clements' campaign in Texas in 1986, he is alleged to have bugged
        his own office to distract voters from the real issues of the
        campaigns. "Who bugged Rove?" became the big story in the news for
        weeks, pushing other issues off the front page (and implying that
        Rove and his candidate were the victims of dirty tricks). Rove's
        candidate won an upset victory.

        Others have suggested - although there is no clear evidence one way
        or the other - that Rove was behind the appearance in the Gore
        campaign of Bush's debate prep notes. Had Bush "lost" the debates in
        a big way, the issue could have been deftly shifted to the Gore
        campaign having had advance copies of his notes.

        Perhaps it's a short leap from bugging your own office, to planting
        debate prep materials with your opponent, to placing phony documents
        to kill an issue.

        For example, Robert Sam Anson points out in a September 16, 2004
        article in The New York Observer that, "Mr. Rather's report hadn't
        been over 10 minutes when a post appeared on the right-wing Web site
        FreeRepublic.com from 'TankerKC,' saying the documents were 'not in
        the style that we used when I came into the USAF . can we get a copy
        of those memos?'"

        This was followed in a few hours by a detailed typographic analysis
        from another blogger named "Buckhead" - even though the typography
        had only been shown on television, not exactly a medium conducive to
        examining typographic nuance.

        The blog site that "broke" the story of the alleged forgery of the
        documents Dan Rather had shown the world was, to quote Robert Sam
        Anson, "the repository for anti-Jew, anti-Catholic, anti-homosexual,
        anti-John Kerry rants by Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D."

        For some, the name may sound familiar. As Anson continues: "And
        whom, you ask, is Dr. Corsi? Co-author of the best-selling 'Unfit
        for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry,'
        that's who."

        And now we learn from CBS that "Buckhead" - the blogger who posted
        to Corsi's website detailed information about the memos' typography
        just 3 hours after the story had aired on CBS - wasn't a typesetter
        or typographer at all. Instead, he's a lawyer, Harry MacDougald, who
        the LA Times notes, has "strong ties to conservative Republican
        causes who had helped draft the petition urging the Arkansas Supreme
        Court to disbar President Clinton after the Monica S. Lewinsky
        scandal" and has connections, at least institutionally, to Ken Starr
        and other senior Republicans.

        Most recently, it's been reported by The New York Times that the
        Texas man who may have passed the documents along to Dan Rather was
        Texas Air National Guard senior advisor and former Lt. Colonel Bill
        Burkett.

        In February of 2004, USA Today reported Burkett claimed to have
        witnessed and overheard senior Guard officers working to do a
        thorough "cleansing" of George W. Bush's National Guard records for
        a biography Karen Hughes was writing before his last run for
        president. If true, Burkett - another Bush family enemy - is now on
        the short list of potential fall guys in this case.

        It's enough to make you wonder who's next on the schedule for
        temporal-lobe brain surgery..."

        Bradford previously wrote:

        "Rove sits at the top of the game and the sh-- flows down hill into
        our t.v. sets where we have massive News Media giants and we have
        Washington Power brokers, movers and shakers attempting to bury the
        Brotherhood of humanity. MY opinion of Washington movers and shakers
        is that they are nothing but a slimy morass of creepy infected two
        party system Goneril and Regan's or as we have defined accurately
        here, Luciferic and Ahriman twisted soul wreckage giddy in election
        drool and puddles of power.

        But to be a spin Meister and reward or hold back the much coveted
        public exposure and rewards like Karl Rove manages for the Bush
        Administration, is to keep the giant waters of the public eye, the
        medium is the massage, looking at diversions instead of real issues.
        Imagine having the ability to call for FBI investigations or divert
        them away by having a whole Nation of secrets and liars who want in.

        Media bounty hunters are tossed beggars bones and the Lodge Podge
        operators, in particular, the Goethean observation of Lodge Podge
        directives can be studied in our time with great interest. The
        brilliant tactics of diversion can be studied in the concentrated
        diversions and spin of the Karl Rove machine. He is Ahrimanically
        inspired at what he does and he taps this one or that one and they
        jump in front of the cameras, and someone like Kerry says something
        sincere and true and Rove diverts it brilliantly in this direction
        or that. It is an amazing study and opportunity to see the Lodge
        Podge in the most intense action delivering compressed diversions as
        the election cycle comes to a head."
      • lightsearcher1
        Holderlin wrote of Dan Rather as victim -- Dan Rather is kooky -- if you ve ever seen him on Letterman and stuff, he s obvious he s been orbiting the planet
        Message 3 of 26 , Sep 22, 2004
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          Holderlin wrote of
          Dan Rather as victim --

          Dan Rather is kooky -- if you've
          ever seen him on Letterman and
          stuff, he's obvious he's been
          orbiting the planet for many moons

          http://www.ratherbiased.com/bizarre.htm
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