It’s no secret that American Liberals and Conservatives are all equally fanatical. That fanaticism has helped fuel conspiracy kooks from both sides. Just as there are Conservative nuts who think Obama is a Muslim sleeper agent there are Liberal nuts who spout equally insane conspiracy theories about George W Bush. And, in fact, about his whole family. Since I’ll be examining conspiracy theory as mythology in the near future the hilariously paranoid myths about the Bush family seemed a good place to start! But first some context for the title of this piece.
There’s an entire sub-genre of cheap exploitation films that use the word “madness” in their title. Reefer Madness and Sex Madness are two of the most famous and dealt with alleged hysteria over marijuana and promiscuity, respectively. These films are watched today mostly for their camp value as the audience chuckles at what they view as the paranoia of the filmmakers. So I figured Bush Madness was the perfect title to Continue reading