An interesting new set of evidence shows an old controversial theory is turning out to be true: Ronald Reagan worked covertly to block American attempts to free their hostages in Iran, as a means to win the Presidency. A Jacobin magazine article writes up the core issue: [We don’t have a smoking gun for] Reagan … Continue reading New Data Proves Reagan Scuttled Iran Embassy Hostage Release — Harmed America to Win Election
A while ago I wrote about Reagan’s use of racism to win elections. Even longer ago I wrote about his cold hubris. He was undeniably more racist than even Nixon, which is a remarkable achievement for a “popular” American President. Reagan simultaneously used “dog-whistle” methods to trigger fears and also deny he was being racist. … Continue reading Encoded Tyranny: Was Reagan’s “Shining City on a Hill” Intolerance for Dissent?
It’s been interesting to read growing confirmations that Reagan was obviously a racist exaggerator and intentionally harmed Americans who did not have white skin. One of the best explanations I’ve seen so far is how latent racism in Reagan’s campaigns elevated his popularity, while his opponents actually suffered when they tried to call it out … Continue reading President Reagan’s Racist Speeches and Recordings
Ronald Reagan’s arrival to office in 1981 was accompanied by a sentiment that the prior U.S. President’s policies should be rolled back, regardless of what they were. One of the policies ended was the arms embargo on Guatemala, put in place by Jimmy Carter due to human rights abuses by that regime. We know today … Continue reading Ronald Reagan’s “Special Unit” Soldier Sentenced to 5,160 Years in Jail for Mass Murder
No kidding. In his address to the 42d Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, New York he said that we just need a common enemy (outsider, if you will) to absolve our differences. Sounds dangerously like scapegoating to me. Then he said there are aliens already among us — those who … Continue reading Ronald Reagan Speech Suggests Aliens Among Us