So, I'm the Conspiracy Theorist, eh?

Even when evidence is planted directly beneath your nose from a well-known (albeit, heavily unbalanced) resource, you still want to believe that such a thing could never have happened in the first place. Certainly, prominent Americans would never have supported Hitler – right? I guess the Associated Press article titled Bush’s Grandfather Directed Bank Tied to Man Who Funded Hitler is a total fabrication, even with documents supporting the assertion that some of us have been asserting for some time now?

Prescott Bush was one of seven directors of Union Banking Corp., a New York investment bank owned by a bank controlled by the Thyssen family, according to recently declassified National Archives documents reviewed by The Associated Press. Fritz Thyssen was an early financial supporter of Hitler, whose Nazi party Thyssen believed was preferable to communism. The documents do not show any evidence Bush directly aided that effort. His position with Union Banking never was a political issue for Bush, who was elected to the Senate from Connecticut in 1952.

Does it matter if he DIRECTLY did anything, though? Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists – right? Why isn’t the money trail important? Why would government-appointed commission after commission sweep facts like these aside as though they were… inconsequential? He traded evil for evil, for selfish motives – not for the good of his country.

No charges were brought against Union Banking’s American directors. The federal government was too busy trying to fight the war, said Donald Goldstein, a professor of public and international affairs at the University of Pittsburgh.

Right, because we had to make more money to give to a bank we have absolutely no control over. The world is filled with conspiracy theories. Sadly, however, most of them are accepted as gospel truth.