Happy Birthday Ronald Reagan (Thanks for Ruining America)

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By William Kleinknecht

A peculiar form of political amnesia bordering on idiocy —largely the handiwork of a compliant corporate media—permits the Reagan myth to sail on undisturbed by fact or due reckoning.  The continuing fallout from Reagan’s policies – the meltdown of the financial sector, widening income inequality, the emergence of lockdown America, the obscene inflation of CEO compensation, the end of locally owned media, market crashes, blackouts, drug-company scandals, rampant greed and materialism — is all around us. As D.H. Lawrence once wrote in another context, “The cataclysm has happened, we are among the ruins. [READ ON]

One comment on “Happy Birthday Ronald Reagan (Thanks for Ruining America)
  1. I think what this does is point out that it isn’t a pro/anti-gov’t stance that will solve financial sector problems per se, so much as it is attacking very specific details in the way we conduct business.

    That, arguably, does have a very strong ideological component, but the important thing is that there are no “generalized” cure-alls that will fix this country without the information and will to tackle specific thieveries like this one.

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