Tuesday, June 02, 2020

George W. Bush Scolds Donald Trump

George W. Bush has released a statement saying this isn't a time to lecture, it's a time to listen.

He writes that he and Mrs. Bush are "anguished by the brutal suffocation of George Floyd and disturbed by the injustice and fear that suffocate our country."
It remains a shocking failure that many African Americans, especially young African American men, are harassed and threatened in their own country.

The doctrine and habits of racial superiority, which once nearly split our country, still threaten our Union. The answers to American problems are found by living up to American ideals — to the fundamental truth that all human beings are created equal and endowed by God with certain rights. We have often underestimated how radical that quest really is, and how our cherished principles challenge systems of intended or assumed injustice. The heroes of America — from Frederick Douglass, to Harriet Tubman, to Abraham Lincoln, to Martin Luther King, Jr. — are heroes of unity. Their calling has never been for the fainthearted. They often revealed the nation’s disturbing bigotry and exploitation — stains on our character sometimes difficult for the American majority to examine. We can only see the reality of America's need by seeing it through the eyes of the threatened, oppressed, and disenfranchised.
I found it. Here's the complete statement.


Northern PoV said...

The new-style rethuglican with no manners upsets the refined rethuglicans.

The Disaffected Lib said...

There's some truth to that, NPoV.

Trailblazer said...

There is something seriously wrong with this world when we become nostalgic for GW Bush.

To do so lowers the bar of human decency which slips faster than a limbo dance.


The Disaffected Lib said...

I wonder if Bush's problem is that he had two assholes, his own and Dick Cheney.

Lulymay said...

I think some of Michele Obama's human kindness and dignity have rubbed off on George, Mound. The Obamas and the Bushes seem to have become good friends and I've seen videos of George laughing his head off at Michele's humour.

The Disaffected Lib said...

True enough, Lulymay. There does seem to be a curious bond between Michelle and George. Oh well, why not?