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Sun Apr 22, 2018, 12:01 PM

Professor calls Barbara Bush an 'amazing racist,' says 'I can never be fired'

From the article:

"Barbara Bush was a generous and smart and amazing racist who, along with her husband, raised a war criminal," Randa Jarrar wrote on Twitter, according to the Fresno Bee.


http://www.nola.com/national_politics/2018/04/professor_barbara_bush_racist.html

From an earlier article:

Former first lady Barbara Bush said that Hurricane Katrina refugees being housed in the Houston Astrodome were "underprivileged anyway, so this is working very well for them."


https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/rating/true/

I understand being sympathetic to the family for their own loss, but Bush was an unreconstructed racist who was married to a war criminal, and who raised a war criminal. So all of this eulogizing and "fond remembrance" is a way of forgetting the real harm that the Bush family did.

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Reply Professor calls Barbara Bush an 'amazing racist,' says 'I can never be fired' (Original post)
guillaumeb Apr 2018 OP
InAbLuEsTaTe Apr 2018 #1
guillaumeb Apr 2018 #2
mitch96 Apr 2018 #6
guillaumeb Apr 2018 #7
MichMary Apr 2018 #8
Fred Sanders Apr 2018 #3
guillaumeb Apr 2018 #4
rusty fender Apr 2018 #5
malaise Apr 2018 #9
Exotica Apr 2018 #10
guillaumeb Apr 2018 #11
malaise Apr 2018 #12
guillaumeb Apr 2018 #13
malaise Apr 2018 #17
ProudLib72 Apr 2018 #14
guillaumeb Apr 2018 #15
ProudLib72 Apr 2018 #16
guillaumeb Apr 2018 #19
Lee-Lee Apr 2018 #18
guillaumeb Apr 2018 #20

Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 12:05 PM

1. Couldn't agree more... why would anybody even consider firing a tenured Professor

... or anybody else for that matter, for speaking the truth?!

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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 12:08 PM

2. Because the narrative is more important than the truth.

Bush was a nasty racist, and the family has a history of terrible behavior.

George Bush's grandfather, the late US senator Prescott Bush, was a director and shareholder of companies that profited from their involvement with the financial backers of Nazi Germany.


https://www.theguardian.com/world/2004/sep/25/usa.secondworldwar

These people are not patriots, and are certainly not good examples of anything except of the maxim "profits before everything".

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 02:15 PM

6. All of Prescott Bush's deeds are documented in the library of Congress

Him and his Nazi loving cronies tried to round up 500,000 disgruntled WW1 vets to assault Washington to oust FDR. They were stopped by Major General Smedley Butler who blew the whistle on them. The rumor has it that that's how FDR got the new deal passed, and if they did not cooperate, Butler would have put them against the wall and have them shot for treason... Good show Butler!!!
I first heard of it on a BBC Radio 4 program called "The Whitehouse Coup" back in '07.. All documented via the Library of Congress!!
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https://harpers.org/blog/2007/07/1934-the-plot-against-america/
https://timeline.com/business-plot-overthrow-fdr-9a59a012c32a
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_Plot
https://www.npr.org/2012/02/12/145472726/when-the-bankers-plotted-to-overthrow-fdr

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Response to mitch96 (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 09:59 PM

7. But all of this is "left out" of the narrative that is laughingly called "history".

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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 04:35 PM

8. Freedom of speech is one thing

Clogging a suicide hotline is a juvenile act of vandalism, and well below the expectation we should have for tenured professors. I think she will be gone, and this will be the reason why.

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 12:11 PM

3. Death always comes wth a cloak of fake news about the deceased' character, doubly in politics.

Why that is is a mystery.

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 12:16 PM

4. Not speaking badly of the dead?

I understand, but ignoring reality allows these racists to be placed on a pedestal. And when former Presidents do it..........

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 12:38 PM

5. Agree

I donít understand all the Bush Crime Family love since Barbara died. It may be that Trumpass makes somewhat ďnormalĒ Repukes look better, in comparison

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 04:37 PM

9. She's 100% correct

Last edited Mon Apr 23, 2018, 05:14 PM - Edit history (1)

Thanks - changed to she

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Response to malaise (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 04:48 PM

10. Her.

 



The Prof is a female.

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Response to malaise (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 05:48 PM

11. But she spoke a very inconvenient truth.

Thus, she must be punished.

Bush was the mother of a war criminal, wife of a traitor and war criminal, related by marriage to a Nazi, and a rich, unreconstructed racist as well. The prototypical GOP society matron.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #11)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 05:54 PM

12. I wrote that in a post last week

Also mentioned Allende in Chile

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Response to malaise (Reply #12)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 05:54 PM

13. Would you link to the post?

I might have missed it.

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 05:56 PM

14. I agree with her, but the way she comported herself was disgraceful

Taunting is not very becoming. If she had simply made her statement and left it at that, fine.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #14)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 05:58 PM

15. Bush essentially taunted the displaced people in New Orleans.

And deleting inconvenient facts allows these right wing monsters to be held up as good examples.

Bush was a typical unconcerned rich clown. I am not celebrating her death, but death does not excuse rewriting history.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #15)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 06:03 PM

16. I totally agree with you

But this professor was acting like a spoiled brat. She gave out the number to a suicide hotline for people who were upset by her remarks. That's not just snarky; it's an asshole thing to do.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #16)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 06:33 PM

19. I agree. Not good behavior in any situation.

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 06:21 PM

18. Where she crossed the line

 

Was when she decided to tweet the number of a mental health crisis hotline as her number after she ignited the firestorm over her tweed.

Maybe it would have been funny to tweet the number to some alt-right group of some confederate memorabilia shop or something like that and clog their phones as a gag.

But intentionally clogging the phone lines of a university mental health crisis line? Thatís not funny or acceptable.

If anything would stand to get her fired, it would be that behavior seperate from anything else.

I guess she was trying to somehow be funny and say that all those mad at her needed mental health treatment or something, I donít know. But if that was her intent in using the number thatís problematic in and of itself as stigmatizing mental health issues to be used as some sort of insult.

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Response to Lee-Lee (Reply #18)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 06:34 PM

20. I agree on this point.

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