Monday, September 13, 2021

Bush: "Americans are the New Terrorists"

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This weekend was rightly given to remembering 9-11-2001---an unforgettable day in America. While President Biden chose to use the day to promote diversity, most spoke directly to 9/11.

Following former President George W. Bush, Vice President Harris said this 20th anniversary "must challenge us all to look back" because that will remind us that "unity is possible."

But it was Bush's remarks that have people still talking today and underscoring just how divided this country really is.

Be informed, not misled. 

President Biden's words over the weekend, some pre-recorded--were essentially irrelevant---mumbling, sometimes unintelligible.  


Former President Bush's words were pretty clear. What he meant by them deserves a second look. 

Speaking at Shanksville, Pennsylvania where passengers steered United Airlines Flight 93 into a field in Somerset County in 2001, former President George W. Bush spoke of the threats posed by "malign forces" in our country.

He said of 9/11, "The actions of the enemy revealed the spirit of a people, and we were proud of our wounded nation."

In the aftermath of the attacks, he said he continued to lead a nation of "amazing, united and resilient people."

"For those too young to recall that clear September day, it is hard to describe the mix of feelings we experienced," he told the crowd.

"When it comes to the unity of America, those days seem distant," he said.

In the first half of his remarks, Mr. Bush paid tribute to the lives lost in the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people that day and the families whose lives are "quiet with missing voices that would never be heard again."

Then he pivoted. And said this:

"There is little cultural overlap between violent extremists abroad and those at home. In their disdain for pluralism, in their disregard for human life, in their determination to befoul national symbols, they are children of the same foul spirit...It is our continuing duty to confront them."

Of course, he was talking about Antifa and other radicals who have been looting and burning Seattle, Portland, and other US cities over the past year and a half, essentially without consequences.

Or was he?

He continued, "We have seen growing evidence that the dangers to our country can come not only across borders but from violence that gathers within."

Was he alluding to the American citizens who stormed Capitol Hill to protest the 2020 election?

Little more than 6 months ago some of the growing tensions between the ordinary citizens and the elite ruling class of career politicians---many of whom are corrupt, boiled over regarding the integrity of the 2020 election---and they visited "we the people's" Capitol on January 6.

Social media exploded yesterday as people saw the connection in Bush's remarks.

Joe Kent, a retired Army Special Forces chief warrant officer and Republican who is running against Washington State's incumbent Congresswoman Jamie Hurerra Butler in the upcoming state primary tweeted: "The only place Bush should be on 9/11 is answering to the American people for all his lies. Instead, he's just showing us that the regime is not just one party, it's the ruling class that despises us & is not done exploiting us."

Act for America tweeted, "There is no comparison between 9/11 and 1/6/2021. George W. Bush is an imbecile."

Retired US Air Force Col. Rob Maness tweeted, "I have personally overlooked many things from former President George W. Bush but this comparison between Trump voters and the Jihadists from 9/11 is an absolute disgrace."

Disclose TV wrote, "Now George W Bush compares 'domestic extremists' to Islamic terrorists in his 9/11 speech: 'They are children of the same foul spirit, and it is our continuing duty to confront them'."

Journalist Greg Price wrote, "After 20 years of a war on terror abroad, [George W Bush ] wants to now fight a new one against his fellow citizens."

Town Hall columnist Kurt Schlichter tweeted, "Bush gave a speech on 9/11 today and all I heard was that guys like me ---who went to war under him AND his father--were a terrorist threat to our country."

Steve Cordes, former Trump campaign senior adviser wrote, "When Bush condemns 'domestic extremists' he's NOT talking about Antifa or radical BLM rioters. He's talking about the Deplorables, about us. He also assails the very people he sent to fight and die in his disastrous wars. He's the worst president ever."

The late John McCain's daughter, Meghan, wrote: "I don't know what this is even designed to mean other than to be incendiary on a dark anniversary."

Dr. Sebastin Gorka, tweeted, "I didn't think George Bush could disgrace himself any more than he already has. I was wrong."

Liberals "swooned emotionally."

Journalist Glenn Greenwald wrote that Democrats praised former President Bush despite their long-time disdain for him.

He says "Liberals swooned emotionally, for the former president "because they crave his War on Terror, but just want it unleashed domestically at their political opponents."

He said hearing Bush connect 9/11 with 1/6/2021 was "ecstasy" for the Left.

It was.

President Joe Biden called Bush's speech "really good," adding that it was a "genuinely good speech about who we are."

Former President Bill Clinton thanked Bush for a "powerful" speech.

He said, "Thank you, my friend, for your powerful and much-needed words on this difficult day."

Democrat political operative said Obama staff member David Axelrod said, "Many of the same people  who are clamoring about the threat of terrorism from abroad are ignoring and even enabling the more urgent threat of domestic terrorism like the insurrection of 1/6."

The Democratic Coalition swooned, "George W. Bush is right...And we cannot rest until all of Trump's traitorous, insurrectionist foot soldiers face justice."

Keith Olbermann, former ESPN and MSNBC celebrity, wrote: "And there it is. Even George W Bush now recognizes Trump, his supporters, and those who participated in the 1/6 Coup attempt are terrorists---surely as the 9/11 ones are. I'll say it again: Trump damaged America in a way Bin Laden only dreamed of." 


Paul Wolfowitz was Deputy Sec. of Defense under President Bush on 9/11.

Appearing on News Max, Wolfowitz called News Max "the real terrorists" with their conservative views.

He said we're dealing with a different kind of terrorism now that "makes the old highjackers of 9/11 look like rank amateurs."

The purpose of the Left is to divide America. It is in division and ignorance that tyranny thrives.

Thomas Jefferson often spoke of the importance of an informed citizenry: 

  • An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people.
  • An enlightened citizenry is indispensable for the proper functioning of a republic. Self-government is not possible unless the citizens are educated sufficiently to enable them to exercise oversight.
  • A well-informed citizenry is the best defense against tyranny.

More destructive than political ignorance is spiritual ignorance.

Satan's great task in the world is to keep us ignorant and uninformed concerning the truth of God's Word. If the "Truth shall set us free," ignorance will keep us in bondage. In Eph. 4:18 Paul writes of the Gentiles who are "...alienated from the life of God because of ignorance that is in them."

Ignorance is the enemy. Every dictator knows that. And every would-be despot knows it. Satan knows it.

People of God must be informed. The effort to divide is certainly directed at our political culture.

It is also more consequencially directed at our spiritual culture---specifically at the family. Every effort to destroy the family is being put forward today through education, entertainment and even through some so-called religion.

One of Paul's most urgent statements in the epistles is: "I would not have you to be ignorant brethren."

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Engaged. Be Prayerful.