I didn’t know this until I saw a retweet of this last night.
A year ago on Jan. 22, 2016, in the midst of the GOP primary battles, Jeb Bush tweeted this veiled threat at his primary election opponent Donald Trump:
Jeb Bush’s tweet provides the context for how to interpret his father George H.W. Bush’s throat-slash hand gesture a month later, at the GOP debate in Houston, Texas.
Stripped of their patrician veneer, the Bushes behave like a mafia crime family.
Barbara’s father was Marvin Pierce, president of the McCall Corporation that published McCall’s and Redbook magazines. It is alleged that in early 1924, Barbara’s mother, Pauline Pierce, visited her friend Nellie O’Hara in Paris, France. Residing in O’Hara’s home at the time was Aleister Crowley.
During Pauline’s visit, Crowley underwent an initiation into the Masonic Ipsissimus Grade — the highest magickal achievement in his Ordo Templi Orientis religious organization. The initiation rite included choosing one or more experienced attendants, charged with arousing and exhausting him sexually by every means possible.
Pauline returned to America, and on June 8, 1925, eight months after Crowley’s initiation, gave birth to a daughter she named Barbara. Barbara Pierce grew up to marry George H. W. Bush, who later became President of the United States, and gave birth to George W. Bush and Jeb Bush.
In the side-by-side pics below, Barbara Bush (top right, bottom left) does bear an uncanny resemblance to Aleister Crowley (top left, bottom right).
See also “Barbara Bush says she loves Bill Clinton“.
UPDATE (Jan. 18, 2017):
A day after I published this post, news came that both George H.W. and Barbara Bush are hospitalized: he’s in intensive care for pneumonia; she for “fatigue and coughing”.
Trump tweeted that he’s “looking forward to a speedy recovery” for the two Bushes. (CNN)