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★ Reagan, Ronald

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127,025.  The good news is the election is over.  The bad news – prepare yourself – Ronald Reagan’s library just burned down.  Both books were destroyed.  But the real horror – he had not finished colouring the cell.  (Biography & Reagan)  Gore Vidal, cited Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia  

 

 

81,114.  The CIA created, armed and financed the Contras.  My father backed them with everything he had.  It was my father’s war, and almost everyone in Nicaragua has lost somebody as a result of it.  I couldn’t go down there, being his daughter, and expect not to feel those people’s wrath.  (Nicaragua & Reagan & CIA)  Patti Davis

 

 

33,696.  He has the ability to make statements that are so far outside the parameters of logic that they leave you speechless.  Patti Davis

 

 

33,697.  I’d heard my parents [Ronald and Nancy Reagan] read their horoscopes aloud at the breakfast table, but that seemed pretty innocuous to me.  Occasionally, I read mine, too – usually so I can do the exact opposite of what it says.  But my parents have done what the stars suggested – altered schedules, changed travel plans, stayed home, cancelled appearances.  (Reagan & Astrology)  Patti Davis

 

 

94,611.  His style is one of hammy self-effacement, a wry dismay at his own limited talents and their drastic elevation.  Martin Amis

 

 

94,794.  The Reagan represents a significant advance in capitalist democracy.  For eight years, the US government functioned virtually without a chief executive.  That is an important fact.  It is quite unfair to assign to Ronald Reagan, the person, much responsibility for the policies enacted in his name.  Noam Chomsky, Deterring Democracy

 

94,795.  Reagan’s duty was to smile, the read from the teleprompter in a pleasant voice, tell a few jokes, and keep the audience properly bemused.  His only qualification for the presidency was that he knew how to read the lines written for him by the rich folk, who pay well for the service.  ibid. 

 

94,797.  It is, none the less, important to bear in mind that while the substance of democracy was successfully reduced during the Reagan era, still the public remained substantially out of control, raising serious problems for the exercise of power.  ibid.

 

94,800.  Reagan also introduced more import restrictions than the past six presidents combined; the percentage of local imports subjected to quota and restraint agreements doubled from 12 to 24 per cent under Reaganite ‘conservatism’.  (Reagan & Import)  ibid. 

 

94,806.  Sponsorship of state-guided international terrorism and economic mismanagement designed for short-term gain for the wealthy are the most notable features of the Reagan era.  ibid.

 

69,217.  Ronald Reagan was a dim hack who did horrible damage to almost everything he touched.  (Damage & Reagan)  ibid.  Charlie Pierce

 

94,829.  With their contributions to the growth and punishment of the underclass, the Reagan-Bush administrations helped to create the current drug crisis, yet another fact that merits headlines.  And the current ‘war’ may well exacerbate the crisis.(Drugs & Bush & Reagan)  ibid.

 

94,986.  After eight years of pretense about the ‘revolution’ that Reagan wrought, no one would dream of asking its standard-bearer for his thoughts on any topic, because it is understood, as it always was, that he had none.  When Reagan was invited to Japan as an elder statesman, his hosts were surprised – and, given the fee, a bit annoyed – to discover that he could not hold press conferences or talk on any subject.  ibid.

 

 

108,067.  Ronald Reagan’s death: it was treated like a king had died.  In fact you can read publications of the Hoover Institute at Stanford University - serious research outfit describing Reagan … a colossal figure whose spirit hovers over us like a warm and friendly ghost.  Noam Chomsky, In Coversation with Jonathan Freedland March 2013, Youtube 1.41.34

 

 

109,000.  Take say Ronald Reagan again – he’s called a conservative but that’s ridiculous; he was the most protectionist president in post-war American history … Government actually grew on his watch; he was an advocate of big government but government that serves the rich and the powerful.  He left the country with a huge deficit, a major crisis – the savings and loan crisis … He pressed forward the massive programme of incarceration … Reagan drove it that way.  Noam Chomsky, Who Controls the World? Link TV June 2009, Youtube 1.29.57

 

 

130,762.  December 1941: The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor plunged the United States head-first into World War II.  Fought not just against Japan but against Hitler’s Nazi Germany.  Over the course of the War sixteen million Americans would serve in active duty in the armed forces.  Eight of them would become US presidents.  (US Presidents & War & World War II & Kennedy & Bush & Reagan & Nixon)  Presidents at War: A Call to Valor I, History 2019

 

130,769.  ‘He [Reagan] became the face of the fight man, even though he never picked up a gun and had never fought.’  (US Presidents & War & World War II & Reagan)  ibid.  son         

 

 

130,851.  The US had been at war for two years.  Among the sixteen million Americans who served in active duty were eight future American presidents: Nixon, Eisenhower, Ford, Bush, Johnson, Carter, Reagan, Kennedy.  (US Presidents & War & World War II & Kennedy & Bush & Reagan & Nixon)  New Presidents at War II: Their Finest Hours

 

 

94,809.  [Reagan’s] contribution to the gaiety of nations included the Evil Empire, Star Wars, the invasion of Grenada, the bombing of Libya, the 1986 Reykjavik summit at which he almost agreed to give away America’s nuclear arsenal, and Irangate.  Plus, of course, the steady piling up of the budget and trade deficits; and when they are eventually paid for, the price to the American people will be high.  The Financial Times

 

 

64,009.  John Lennon murdered.  John Kennedy murdered.  Martin Luther King murdered.  Gandhi murdered.  Jesus murdered.  Reagan – wounded.  You know, bad fucking choice.  (Assassination & Reagan)  Bill Hicks, on stage

 

 

5,112.  Actually, what Reagan presided over was the wholesale dismantling of our industrial infrastructure.  It was done for short-term profits.  And to destroy the unions.  (Trade Union & Industry & Reagan & Capitalism)  Michael Moore, Capitalism: A Love Story

 

 

29,540.  1981: Reagan administration trains and funds Contras.  30,000 Nicaraguans die.  (Terrorism & Nicaragua & Reagan)  Michael Moore, Bowling for Columbine

 

 

48,330.  Ronald Reagan arrived in Flint and took a dozen unemployed workers out for a pizza.  (Car & Unemployment & Michigan & Reagan)  Michael Moore, Roger & Me 1989

 

 

130,769.  ‘He [Reagan] became the face of the fight man, even though he never picked up a gun and had never fought.’  (US Presidents & War & World War II & Reagan)  Presidents at War s1e1: A Call to Valor, History 2019, son   

 

 

6,453.  In 1983 Senator Byrd acted in the capacity of a pimp and prostituted me to then president Ronald Reagan.  Reagan was heavily involved in the idea of mind control.  And I often heard him say that he believed that the only way to world peace is through mind control of the masses.  (Mind Control & Ronald Reagan)  Cathy OBrien

 

 

6,606.  Holy Moly, I gotta find that brain.  If only it weren’t so small.  (Brain & Ronald Reagan)  Spitting Image s1e2, Ed at Reagan’s bedside, part of ‘The President’s Brain is Missing’ sketches

 

 

33,627.  Grecian 2000 Presidential Strength.  Spitting Image s1e4

 

 

33,628.  The most important thing is that democracy prevails, Ed.  And that whoever gets in does as we tell him.  Spitting Image s1e5

 

 

49,748.  Ronald Reagan:  In small countries like Chile, Guacamole and Pina Colada democracy is being undermined by unscrupulous men who will use any means at their disposal to achieve their ends. 

 

Ed:  That’s the CIA, sir.  (Democracy & Reagan & CIA)  Spitting Image s1e12

 

 

104,121.  You now have only your two basic phones: that one is for room service and that one is the alert hotline to Defcom Command to be used only in the event of a nuclear strike.  You got that, sir?  Spitting Image: The Ronnie and Nancy Show 1988

 

 

104,124.  When the history books come to be written, Ronald Reagan won’t be able to read them.  Spitting Image: Bumbledown: The Life and Times of Ronald Reagan, Donald Reagan, 1988

 

104,125.  As president of the Screen Actors Guild Reagan was right behind his members pushing them on to the witness stand.  ibid.

 

 

8,658.  Reagan developed a strategy to stop the nuclear threat by raising the stakes with the Soviet Union.  He would expand America’s military might and challenge the Soviet’s faltering economy to keep pace.  (Aliens & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Ronald Reagan)  Ancient Aliens: Alien Contact s2e10

 

 

8,922.  Homosexual prostitution inquiry ensnares VIP with Reagan, Bush: ‘Call boys’ took midnight tour of White House.  (Children & Prostitution & Bush & Reagan & White House & Paedophilia)  The Washington Times 29th June 1989 re Franklin Affair

 

 

23,666.  Doc:  Tell me, Future Boy, who's President of the United States in 1985?

 

Marty:  Ronald Reagan.

 

Doc:  Ronald Reagan?  The actor? [rolls eyes] Ha!  Then who’s vice-president, Jerry Lewis?  I suppose Jane Wyman is the First Lady?  (Science Fiction Films & Ronald Reagan)  Back to the Future I 1985 starring Michael J Fox & Christopher Lloyd & Lea Thompson & Crispin Glover & Thomas F Wilson & James Tolkan & Donald Fullilove & Claudia Wells & Harry Waters junior et al, director Robert Zemeckis

 

 

28,979.  During the 1980s, the years of Ronald Reagan in the White House, a trail of carnage and grief was blazed across Central America.  (United States & Reagan & Central America & Empire US)  John Pilger, The War on Democracy   

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