In this, the current installment of the MWN Legends Series, we listen to excerpts of three Mae Brussell episodes from 1981. We begin with an amazing bit of foreshadowing, an episode Mae recorded days before the attempt on Reagan’s life (March 30, 1981). Then we move to episodes recorded less than six weeks after the shooting. Mae talks about the history of Alexander Haig, including his far-right sponsorships and ties, as well as his close relationship to Alexander Butterfield. We also listen to Mae wax prophetic about the Haig / Bush power grab, the rise and importance of Fritz Kraemer, the history of the John Hinckley family and their ties to the Bushes, the Neil Bush and Scott Hinckley link, and so, so much more. If you have ever herd Mae Brussell before, you know that two hours of Mae is probably the equivalent of a month of college. Get the pens and notebooks out, folks. You’re going to school. Here’s Mae….
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David White says
Mae seems oddly unaware of George Bush’s involvement in the Kennedy assassination when she mentions at the 10:00 mark that Bush was “more mild” than Haig, and “he doesn’t seem desperate” to grab power. She acknowledges that Bush had power as the previous head of the CIA, but at least before the attempted assassination, she does not seem to suspect Bush of any ulterior motives.
S.T. Patrick says
We have to remember that this was 1981. Much of the GHWB speculation in regard to JFK occurred in the 90’s, especially after Joseph McBride published Into the Nightmare in this decade. I’m not sure how much speculation there was, if any, in 1981. — S.T.
Phillip Mele says