You could say that the Bush family has it in their bones, this… badness. A BBC documentary takes a look back at Dubya’s grandpappy, Prescott Bush, and the attempted coup against the U.S. government:
The coup was aimed at toppling President Franklin D Roosevelt with the help of half-a-million war veterans. The plotters, who were alleged to involve some of the most famous families in America, (owners of Heinz, Birds Eye, Goodtea, Maxwell Hse & George Bush’s Grandfather, Prescott) believed that their country should adopt the policies of Hitler and Mussolini to beat the great depression.
Mike Thomson investigates why so little is known about this biggest ever peacetime threat to American democracy.
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[via Boing Boing]