Dear President Bush,
As the Jewish son of a US veteran who fought in Nazi
Germany during WWII I am deeply troubled by your links to
the Third Reich, anti-Semitism and eugenics. References to
these connections can be found in many books and newspaper
articles and on thousands of websites on the internet.
I have personally done two years of research which have
convinced me of the validity of these accusations involving
three generations of your family. Among the prominent authors
that link the Bush family directly to Nazi Germany is former
US Justice Department Nazi War Crimes Prosecutor, John
Loftus, now the President of the Florida Holocaust Museum.
While I did not vote for you and feel the outcome of the 2000
election has questionable legitimacy, I fully accept that you are
now the President of the United States. Therefore, it is very
important that you personally address these issues.
Since the election I have observed a concerted public effort on
your part to "reach out" to groups such as African Americans
and the disabled - the same groups your family targeted for
elimination or sterilization in the past. I'd like to believe this
represents a dramatic change of heart on your part rather than
being a cynical public relations effort intended to make people
forget your family history - or worse - a smoke screen for more
horrors to come.
You frequently claim to be a man of faith, a born-again
Christian. Both the old and new testaments you read from each
day place great emphasis on repentance and forgiveness.
In that context it would seem appropriate that you respond to
these allegations, either by denying or acknowledging them
and if true, publicly apologize to the American people. That,
rather than empty rhetoric and political posturing, could go a
long way towards accomplishing the "healing" you seek.
For the purpose of clarity I will list and briefly summarize
some details of the four main allegations in question and ask
that you respond to each. References from books, newspapers
and the websites of think tanks and foundations associated
with you which support each allegation can be found on the
website and in the texts noted at the end of this letter.
1. THE BUSH FAMILY FINANCED HITLER
Your grandfather Prescott Bush (whose picture now hangs in
the oval office) and his father-in-law, George Herbert Walker
(who you are named after) were managing directors, stock
holders and board members of Brown Brothers Harriman, once
the most important private banking house in America. In that
capacity they personally directed a constellation of interlocking
companies including the Hamburg-Amerika Shipping Line and
the Union Banking Corporation. In 1942 a number of their
companies were seized by the U.S. Alien Property Custodian
under authority of the US Congress' Trading with the Enemy
Act, which declared them to be fronts for the Nazis.
These companies functioned as a means of channeling
hundreds of millions of dollars in cash and strategic war
materials to Nazi Germany and to IG Farben, an oil, chemical
and munitions cartel half-owned by John D Rockefellers'
Standard Oil. This same IG Farben built and operated
Auschwitz and forty other slave labor factory/death camps.
Unfortunately, this shameful corporate history did not end with
the WWII era. Many of the corporations such as GM, Alcoa,
Monsanto and the various oil companies represented so
abundantly by your cabinet appointees were also enthusiastic
supporters of Nazi Germany and in a number of instances were
directly involved in IG Farbens' slave labor factories, the
Holocaust and eugenics. The origin of your family fortune and
extensive political and corporate connections can virtually all
be directly traced to the Third Reich.
2. THE BUSH FAMILY ARE THREE GENERATIONS OF EUGENICISTS
While your public pronouncements have led many Americans
to believe you are a principled opponent of abortion and a firm
supporter of equal rights for minorities, the mentally ill and the
disabled even a little research into your family background
paints a very different picture. In close cooperation with the
Rockefeller and Harriman families - a relationship that began
with financing Hitler - your family has been at the forefront of
the American eugenics movement for almost seventy years.
Your father and grandfather were both prominently involved in
Planned Parenthood at a time when this was a very
controversial organization. Known today as an advocate for a
womens' right to choose, when your father and grandfather
were involved this organization was at the forefront of a
nationwide movement to sterilize minorities, the mentally ill
and the disabled. Its' founder Margaret Sanger enthusiastically
supported Hitlers' eugenics laws in the 1930's and sought to
established them throughout the US. Both your father and
grandfather spent many years trying to limit the population of
third world nations which they saw as a threat to the
dominance of the US. As a Congressman you father was
nicknamed "rubbers" by his colleagues because of his
obsession with limiting the birthrates of minorities.
Like you and many of your advisors, both your father and
grandfather were associated with the Pioneer Fund, a private
eugenics foundation in NYC founded by Wycliffe Draper.
Draper and other Pioneer Fund members helped Hitler draft
both Nazi Germany's racial laws and the US laws requiring
mandatory court-ordered sterilization which at one time were
on the books in 30 States. These were the very laws Hitlers'
eugenics laws - which led to the Holocaust - were inspired by.
William H. Draper III, a relative of the Pioneer Fund's Wycliffe
Draper and co-fundraising chairman for the 1980 Bush-for-President
national campaign, has also been a leader of the world eugenics movement.
His father, William H.Draper, Jr. was director of the German Credit and
InvestmentCorp, a Nazi front company associated with your grandfather,
As UN Ambassador your father worked with both William H.
Draper III and John D Rockefeller III to expand the activities
of the Office of Population Control at the US Agency for
International Development (USAID). Your father praised the
lifelong eugenics efforts of both Rockefeller and Draper in an
introduction he wrote to a 1973 book, World Population Crisis:
The United States Response. Many researchers now believe the
African AIDs epidemic was the result of one of the many
covert population control techniques employed by USAID.
While chair of the Republican Task Force on Earth Resources
and Population your father brought William Shockley, a noted
race scientist, before the US Congress to testify in support of
Shockleys' "Bonus Sterilization Plan" which proposed offering
a cash incentive to African Americans, drug addicts and the
disabled who would voluntarily be sterilized as a means of
reducing welfare, social security benefits and crime.
3. COMPASSIONATE CONSERVATISM IS THE NEW EUGENICS
Most Americans know that while Governor of Texas you
presided over more executions than any US governor or world
leader, including the executions of women, the mentally ill and
retarded prisoners. Simultaneously, under your watch Texas
has had the worst record of legal assistance to accused prisoners
of any State. Your "Guinness record" for executions is consistent
with the eugenics-based efforts of both your father and grandfather.
Numerous members of your cabinet and staff have praised or
are direct associates of Charles Murray, author of the Bell
Curve, a classic text of eugenics which attempts to prove that
African Americans are genetically inferior and thus have the
lowest IQ's of any race. This bogus theory is then used by
Murray as the justification for eliminating welfare, affirmative
action, social service programs and for building more prisons -
all of which are ideas you are closely associated with. Almost
every reference in the Bell Curve about African Americans can
be directly traced to the Pioneer Fund, a eugenics organization
with long-standing ties to your family.
Among your appointees and advisors who share an
organizational or personal association to the Bell Curve are
Stephen Goldsmith, Tommy Thompson, Elaine Chou, Myron
Magnet, Marvin Olasky, Linda Chavez, Karl Rove, Floyd
Flake, Spencer Abraham and John Ashcroft. Even your
minority advisors have a Bell Curve connection.
Your Health and Human Services Sec. Tommy Thompson,
based his welfare reforms while Governor of Wisconsin on
Murrays'' books and employed Murray as a consultant. Your
chief domestic policy advisor, Stephen Goldsmith, credits
Murray with creating the entire welfare reform movement in
the US and recently introduced him as a great scholar at a
welfare seminar at the Manhattan Institute. Myron Magnet, the
man whose book you claim has influenced you second only to
the bible, praises Murray in almost every article he writes.
Murrays'' racially-charged ideas are extensively quoted and
lavishly praised on the websites of the Heritage Foundation,
The Federalist Society and the Manhattan Institute - right wing
think tanks closely identified with you and virtually all of your
appointees. On some of these websites Murray is mentioned
hundreds of times, always as a visionary and brilliant thinker.
These foundations significantly contributed in numerous ways
to your becoming President and even a number of the US
Supreme Court Justices who ruled in your favor are members.
The Bell Curve was written at the Manhattan Institute, the very
think tank that you have publicly acknowledged as the source
of your policy ideas. Murray continues to give speeches there
to this day alongside some of your closest advisors.
Manhattan Institute senior fellows, John J. DiIulio Jr. and
Stephen Goldsmith, were just appointed by you to head up a
multi-billion dollar "faith based initiative" intended to replace
social services. Consistent with many facts addressed in this
letter, the Manhattan Institute was founded by former CIA
director, William Casey - a close associate of your father - who
spent the years following WWII bringing hundreds of former
Nazis involved in eugenics to the US.
4. YOU HOPE TO MAKE CHRISTIANITY THE DEFACTO
"OFFICIAL" RELIGION OF THE US
You have made numerous public statements both as Governor
of Texas and US President which imply that Christianity is the
official religion of this nation, a viewpoint apparently shared
by many of your staff, cabinet members and advisors. As
governor you created an official Texas State holiday, Jesus
Day. I am unable to find any reference to you creating a
corresponding Moses Day, Buddha Day or Mohammed Day
despite your state having many citizens of those faiths.
Unlike any other modern-day US President you have not
appointed a single Jewish person to your diverse cabinet which
uniquely has an Arab-American, a Chinese-American, a
Japanese-American, an African-American and a
Cuban-American. While campaigning for President you
publicly stated your belief that only those who accept Christ
can enter heaven, which implies that followers of other
religions - specifically Judaism - are condemned to hell. This
same statement has been used for centuries to justify
anti-Semitism, forced conversions and genocide. At issue is not
your beliefs but that you chose to highlight this while running
for the nation's highest office, despite knowing it's historical
use as a means of fomenting anti-Semitism.
During your father's 1988 Presidential campaign it was
discovered by a Jewish newspaper that at least ten former
Nazis, a number of them SS officials directly involved in
carrying out the Holocaust, were working in high-level
capacities within his campaign. Public pressure forced them to
resign but later many resumed working with your father.
Your father is also known to be a close friend, long-time ally
and business partner of the Saudi royal family, as is your Vice
President, Dick Cheney. During WWII this corrupt, virulently
anti-Semitic dynasty - which was set up as rulers in the 1920's
by your father's Wall Street oil business partners - were among
Hitler's most enthusiastic supporters.
Your so-called faith-based initiative "guru", Marvin Olasky,
converted from Judaism to Christianity and actively seeks to
convert other Jews as well. Unlike some participants in your
faith-based initiative, Mr. Olasky is honest enough to admit
that proselytizing will take place while social services are
performed at taxpayer expense.
In light of these facts and your families decade long efforts to finance
Nazi Germany it seems only fair to ask, are you an anti-Semite?
Mr. President, I understand that you have many important tasks
to accomplish. Nevertheless, it seems essential that you respond to
these questions in detail without further delay. If as you have repeatedly
said, you are a, "uniter not a divider", then nothing could do more to
resolve the lingering doubts millions of Americans have about you,
your agenda, your cabinet appointees and your presidency than
straightforward answers to these questions.
The American people would surely be comforted to find that
all of these charges are untrue and that you are in fact the
humble family man and born-again Christian your aides and
the corporate media are so intent on portraying to us.
Articles containing detailed references and links to sources of
information related to the above questions can be found at
and in the following books and articles among many others:
The Secret War Against the Jews, by John Loftus and Mark
Aarons, St. Martin's Press; Trading with the Enemy by Charles
Higham, 1983; The Splendid Blond Beast: Money Law and
Genocide in the Twentieth Century by Christopher Simpson,
1993; Blowback, by Christopher Simpson, Weidenfeld &
Nicolson 1988; OLD NAZIS, THE NEW RIGHT, AND THE
REPUBLICAN PARTY by Russ Bellant; Philadelphia Inquirer
article by David Lee Preston, "Fired Bush Backer One of
Several with Possible Nazi Links," 9/10/88; Author links Bush
family to Nazis Sarasota Herald-Tribune 11/11/2000
Mr. President I look forward to your response.
Robert Lederman, President of A.R.T.I.S.T.
(Artists™ Response To Illegal State Tactics)
ARTISTpres@aol.com (718) 743-3722
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