The Higherside Chats
Russ Baker | Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty and America’s Invisible Government
Jun 14, 2016 · 1 hr 16 min
Play episode
You’ve probably heard Jim Morrison’s famous quote, “Whoever controls the media, controls the mind.” Journalist Russ Baker, founder of and author of Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, American’s Invisible Government, and the Hidden History of the Last Fifty Years, is striving to get news previously hidden by the media, out in the open. Today he talks to us about his book, which is based on the Bush family from the mid-1800s through today. Russ’s interest in the Bush dynasty was piqued during the Iraq war in 2003 and George W. Bush’s re-election in 2004. Why, he wondered, was a man as unqualified and secretive as G.W. Bush being re-elected to be the President of the United States? He began researching the family’s relationship to American history and found the facts to be intriguing enough to fill a book on the matter. Some of the topics you’ll hear discussed include: 9:00 How some of the patterns related to social groups and marriages present throughout the Bush family history are similar to those of a royal family. 14:00: Information about the secret society, Skull and Bones, and how the Bushes are involved. 21:45: “Poppy”’s secret life: How Russ and Joseph McBride connected the dots between George H. W. Bush and the CIA. 32:35: Details about Poppy’s war service and the inconsistencies of several accounts of how he survived the bombing raids on Chichijima. 39:40: Information about key witnesses of various Bush-family events who have gone missing or died suspiciously, most notably a young woman who was impregnated by one of the Bush men. 44:10: Speculation about why Poppy can’t remember where he was during the JFK assassination, despite being in Texas and deeply involved in politics at the time. 1:03:30: How Richard Nixon was a Bush dynasty puppet. 1:19:00: Details about how Poppy groomed and nurtured people within his oil-drilling company. 1:21:20: The rise of George W. Bush: How he used family connections to climb the political ladder despite the skeletons in his closet and lack of qualifications to run the country. 1:32:10: How the Bushes are connected to the Saudi royal family in the Middle East, and whether there is a connection to Al Qaeda and 9/11. Links and Resources: Family of Secrets WhoWhatWhy on Twitter WhoWhatWhy on Facebook Russ Baker on Twitter   Like The Higherside Chats on Facebook: Find our shows on YouTube for easy sharing: Twitter: Reddit: Review Us On iTunes:
Clear search
Close search
Google apps
Main menu