About Sex, Lies and Dyslexia
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Sex, Lies and Dyslexia info
Going through the Texas school system of the 1950's and 60's it was highly unlikely for anyone to even KNOW about the disorder let alone pick out the symptoms of an at risk child. And even if they had the political dynasty of the Bush's would not have let something like this occur as it would mar the chances for GW to have a future in politics.
The part I find funny is that people who constantly berate this president for being a liar are so willing to believe this statement from George that he is not dyslexic. Even though he later said he "had dyslexia" in a later interview. But I know why they believe it... because if he isn't dyslexic then they can feel comfortable calling him stupid.
I will leave the rest of the argument to "Bush Watch" an decidedly anti-bush site but in terms of this issue a very decisive and logical argument is formed to support the claim that Bush has dyslexia. The strongest proof I would ask people to notice comes from actual experts in the field of diagnosing adults and children with dyslexia and their verdicts.
"The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. The sword is more important than the shield and skill is more important than either. The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental." - John Steinbeck
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There is more but this sums up why I believe our President is indeed dyslexic despite his and anyone else's protestations to the contrary.
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In the South, especially before the late 60s, people were very defensive and secretive of any abnormality in their children. Especially the richer, influential people. There were sanitariums that got kids who were stricken with polio, MS, ADD, and mild retardation. So anything that would cast any doubts about the sound mind and body of the family was shifted aside or hidden. Back then, Dyslexia was equated with stupidity, so it was denied. I actually heard a farmer in East Texas brag about having "ten kids and not an idiot in the bunch." I remember my older Brother being whipped in school because he was slower than the rest of his class. Our parents finally took him out of school about the sixth grade. So it's not uncommon for the truth about a human frailty to be denied under such circumstances. I did learn a valuable lesson, never tease or belittle someone who had a mental or physical problem. Polio was not uncommon when I was a kid and left a lot of kids with deformities.
“War is an ugly thing but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feelings which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.”
—John Stuart Mill
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Hell, I think Bush speaks like a normal American. I understand him without any problems.
He doesn't speak like some hig end rich boy from some upper classmen college. He speaks like a good old southern boy.
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No bull tossing ... info
I will NOT get into a bull tossing contest with you Bulldogg ... let's look at this as though your assertions are REAL.
GW has a very real problem with mustering enough attention span to stick with a discussion or decision long enough to REALLY resolve it in a timely manner (based on stories that he has broken off discussions with advisers to go take a nap). Dyslexia - maybe.
GW has 'proudly' asserted he does NOT read ANY paper or magazine articles (and) refuses to watch ANY television program about ANY issue he deals with ... the reason he gives for this conscious decision is, it confuses the issue (substitute, it confuses him). That means that EVERY important issue is decided by GW by the application of ONLY one side of the issue (you can substitute, by the application of what GW thinks is the important side of the issue without much information that doesn't fit with his decision to balance out the arguments). Dyslexia - maybe.
GW is anal when it comes to admitting that one of his decisions MAY not have been the correct decision ... hindsight is completely lacking from his vocabulary (hence the accusation that he is stubborn to the point of being unable to compromise). Dyslexia - maybe.
I can list a whole laundry list of items that would fit with your theory ... where the rub comes in, is the fact that GW has continuously and very forcefully denied the allegations he suffered from Dyslexia. Dyslexia - maybe.
I can agree, he does exhibit some of the symptoms of Dyslexia ... this DOES NOT mean that I buy into the allegations of Dyslexia though.
I will go so far as to admit that there is the POSSIBILITY of Dyslexia ... but ... barring an admission or a medical diagnosis from GW's doctors that he suffers from this affliction ... I have no choice but to say that GW also exhibits every symptom of being just plain iggorant ... and ... it appears it is a 'self choice'.
This is the man that Republican Conservatives everywhere have touted as the greatest thing since blue cheese ... what a laugh.
|July 28th, 2006||#8|
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Likewise, I am not going to get into a pissing contest with you.
Chief is right...
Bush exhibits symptoms of dyslexia, but his symtoms can ALSO be explained as from other causes as well like Ignorence. The key in Bush's case is his open hostility to anything intellictual. This is not a trait of Dyslexia. Some Dyslexics can become frustrated in learning and choose not to persue higher learning, But there have been many famous other minds that have suffered from Dyslexia such as Einstien, Churchil, De vinci, Alexander Graham Bell who have overcome dyslexia to continue to be the greatest minds in history. But none of these people became "Great" because of a hostility to intellictualism. I have never seen anybody hate intellectualism to the point that he openly and gleefully admit it. To put it simply, Bush is PROUD of being anti-intellictual. Given what he know about Bush, I'll hazard a guess and say he suffers from a large inferiority complex.
In addition some of Bush's faux-pas have not been in speaking, take the recent example with the famous backrub on Angela Merkel. That is not Dyslexia, that is exercising poor judgement because someone didnt bother to study proper etiquette. So even if Bush were diagnoised as Dyslexic it still wouldnt explain all his oddities...
Also some of Bush's temperment is certainly genetic in his family. Stubbornism and the inability to compromise can be a symptom of dyslexia, or it can also be a trait he simply inherited from his parents. During the Reagan Administration, Barbara Bush in particular was known in the Washington circles for her stubbornism and vindictiveness. Two traits the president is known to have as well. I'd say its more likely these 2 traits were inheritied then from Dyslexia. Of course, this is all a guess.
I'll agree with the Chief that its possible he's dyslexic. Its equally possible that he's ignorant (or a combination of the two) but unless either Bush or his doctor admit anything all of this is speculation.
Which brings me to another reason I don't like him, hes a phoney. He may walk, talk, and act like a normal American but he ain't. He's from money and from privilage. He has never fallen down without Dad, or a friend of Dad, to help pick him up. He has never done anything without his support network behind him, and the really sad part is he doesnt realize it, he thinks this is how all people are. Like the old saying goes "born on 3rd base, thinks he hit a triple". To me, thats even worse than the snobby liberals like Kennedy and Kerry because at least they dont pretend they arn't privilaged.
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Last edited by mmarsh; July 28th, 2006 at 13:57..
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So I can understand how bad it was for someone with a more serious problem than he had. I too would have kept any "defect" unknown. You know you can have a problem or suspect you have a problem but as long as you never take a test and get diagnosed you can always deny it.
Missileer, has it changed much now in Texas?
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