Bush Family’s Nazi Past

The best part about Bush making remarks about appeasement is the context of his grandfather Prescott:

His business dealings, which continued until his company’s assets were seized in 1942 under the Trading with the Enemy Act, has led more than 60 years later to a civil action for damages being brought in Germany against the Bush family by two former slave labourers at Auschwitz and to a hum of pre-election controversy.

While there is no suggestion that Prescott Bush was sympathetic to the Nazi cause, the documents reveal that the firm he worked for, Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH), acted as a US base for the German industrialist, Fritz Thyssen, who helped finance Hitler in the 1930s before falling out with him at the end of the decade.

Everyone forgets that while democracies may abhor dicatorships, capitalists love them for their tightly controlled economies, compliant workforce and short-sighted policies.

2 thoughts on “Bush Family’s Nazi Past

  1. Alexander1988

    More news: George Bush is not his grandfather. Kinda ruins the whole relevance of this news.

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