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Resist the pull of Reagan's ghost
by S.M. Gray
Tuesday Jun 8th, 2004 4:31 PM
The death of Reagan has caused a tidal wave of propaganda and amnesia.
I'm enclosing a letter to the editor which I sent out this morning. The propaganda for Reagan has been pretty sickening, especially with Bush trying to glom onto the aura of a dead President. I think there is a good chance that Reagan's death was staged/delayed/engineered like so many aspects of this administration. They were saving it for when Bush's poll numbers had sagged sufficiently.


Anything involving Reagan requires a reality check. That's why his body was flown to the East Coast for inspection, they want to verify his current status. This was the avuncular puppet who was as contradictory as an iron fist inside a velvet glove, or a string quartet in a concentration camp. Many people could not associate the man with secret arms deals and the death squads, but they went hand-in-hand (along with massive military budgets, gutted social programs, and contrived political theater). In order to win the 1980 election, the Reagan-Bush campaign made a secret pact with Iran to DELAY the release of hostages until after the election, in return for selling them weapons (culminating in the Iran-Contra scandal a few years later).
Imagine my reaction then when David Gergen appears on CNN on Sunday night (is he supposed to be objective? He used to be the Director of Communications for the Great Communicator), saying it was a sign of Reagan's "strength" that the hostages were released the day he was sworn into office. What timing, almost like a movie.

S.M. Gray

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the Teflon corpseS.M. GrayWednesday Jun 9th, 2004 12:09 PM
HmmmSongflowerTuesday Jun 8th, 2004 8:31 PM
Children, please!StewieTuesday Jun 8th, 2004 8:11 PM
"sensable liberal" [sic] has such a nice ring to it.RavenTuesday Jun 8th, 2004 7:45 PM
What The?!SongflowerTuesday Jun 8th, 2004 7:40 PM

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