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Noam Chomsky: Ronald Reagan's Secret, Genocidal Wars

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, abuse, cover-up, ethics, economy, freedoms, lies, military, politics, propaganda, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Israel, Chile, Argentina )

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Reagan waged a murderous assault on Central America. Are Americans reaping the effects of Reagan's assaults on other nations, particularly in Central American? Are Americans now the target of these assaults by their own government agencies?

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Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 2:47 am
Noted, thanks Lynn.

P A (117)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 6:04 am
Words fail me - the American Military, armed to the teeth, were specifically instructed not to take on men with guns, but 'soft targets' it unarmed civilians - women with babies! ARGH!!! We knew Reagan was bad, but if this is only half true I know exactly where he is spending eternity - and it isn't anywhere near Heaven! As for General Montt - he sounds like scum in human form!

pam w (139)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 6:40 am
Reagan was a jerk! He's the fool who said that ketchup was a vegetable and "if you've seen one redwood've seen them all."


Dotti L (85)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 7:59 am
Pam, those two things I remember well and a whole lot more. None of them good.

Jo S (619)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 1:17 pm
This makes me totally sick!
Noted & shared
Thanks Lynn.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 3:15 pm
Ditto to all comments!

Edwin M (346)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 3:27 pm
And this is the "idol" of the republican party.

Eternal Gardener (745)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 4:46 pm
Thank goodness we still have Noam Chomsky!

Robert Hardy (68)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 6:50 pm
Once again I must be ashamed of my Country. Will such behavior never end?

John B (185)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 7:38 pm
Thanks Lynn for posting the link to Mr. Chomsky excellent assessment of Reagan's State Departments role in the Central and South American genocide. Reagan and Kissinger were "purveyors of death". Read and noted.

Patricia N (9)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 1:40 am
The U.S. government must really detest Noam Chomsky. He tells us the truth. Too bad he didn't run for President when he was younger. It's a wonder they haven't eliminated him.

Farah Hage Ali (152)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 8:22 am
noted, thank you for sharing

Winn Adams (179)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 12:44 pm
Reagan was one of the worst presidents America has had in the last 100 years. He decimated the mental health system and put mentally ill people out on the street to fend for themselves. I could go on and on about the horrible things he did to families and to our environment. But, he's a republican so what can you expect. The Republicans of many years ago before Reagan came into power would be so ashamed of the Republicans Party of today. All I know for sure is vote ALL republicans out of office in every state at EVERY opportunity.

Mitchell D (87)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 1:38 pm
Winn, you are so on the money with your comment!

I just finished reaming Reagan out, in a comment about the single payer issue (I think it was). He destroyed the great M.H.System of which California had been rightly proud, and on and on.

He fed, and nurtured the displacement of wealth, in this country, upwards, which has not yet come to an end.
I saw an ad for a book, "The Twilight of the 1%," I believe, that is only the latest of signs that people are catching on. Another book is "Capitalism Hits the Fan," by Richard Wolff.

Liliana Garcia (200)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 9:49 pm
Who voted Reagan in twice? The Electoral College but as I remember it coincided with the Popular vote. The internalized ideal of power so great it can't be challenged is deeply ingrained in the minds of too many people in the USA. First you have to deal with this before any alternative to this horrendous killing machine, the US Govt, can have a chance.

Michael M (60)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 1:32 pm
Dudes, Reagan just wasn't smart enough to do what is attributed to him:
Karl Rove's marketing genius led many Americans to vote for him.
His advisers did all his thinking for him ( I know you understand that Obama's advisers controlled his reversal, but Reagan was so primitive in his thought that he was only a megaphone for simplistic alien thoughts coming into his head!)
While power appears to have been increased during his paid housesitting 8 years in a big house, that power was of relatively invisible people - think of Grand Viziers and Regents making decisions for incompetent kings.

Dick Cheney and some others can tell you how it's done.

To Liliana:
I think that a US prez reflects the majority of the US people. Once upon a time, Natural Selection pared down the incompetent (google "Darwin Awards"), but now, the US (including Reagan, worked out that bigger and more guns deny Nature's wisdom, and you get the President in the Mirror) is filled with exactly what you see roarking behind the Great Seal..

Lately it's "extreme deception", "compromise out of fear of loss", "pandering to the big bruiser wealthy guys." Really under the table stuff. Doesn't matter WHO looks like the boss. Some other guys are.

Michael M (60)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 1:40 pm
An actress I knew who was in Hollywood in the 30s and 40s called R "that slimy social climber."
He was really the epitome of what has since been understood about the wealthy presuming they are more worthy of life or praise because they seek power and $.

Although you realize he determined to remove all the New Deal policies, the impulse exists in many other primates who form coalitions to control. The impulse is as rawly evolutionary and noncognitive as the behavioral scientists outline.

Don't follow leaders.

Michael M (60)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 1:50 pm
By the way, Chomsky is a powerful researcher of political history. However, every action a person pursues results from personal beliefs and biases.
Orators hold most of the public anywhere enthralled (I remind you that that word literally means enslaved)

Chomsky with his interests and present goals, appears to neglect such concerns as anthropologists, who look at the past and ask WHY a civilisation collapsed.
The Maya collapsed very likely due to three factors:
overconsumption of resources
climate change

In seeking certain liberal goals, neglect of AN Y ONE of the three will bring down a society. A couple hundred years of revolutions and political stirring will not change those factors for the better, and to focus upon extension of empathy only to other humans, exacerbates two and now all three of the civilisation-destroying factors.

Lynn Squance (235)
Friday June 21, 2013, 12:49 am
@ Edwin --- Yeah! St Ronnie! The genocidal warmongerer responsible for trickle down economics, the same economics that don't work except for the rich, and are pure bunkum!

@ Hester & Patricia --- Thank goodness for Chomsky, indeed! Let's hope someone doesn't try to eliminate him.

@ John B --- Yup, and the Republican/Teabaggers are still the party of death!

@ Winn --- I would love to hear what Lincoln thinks of this current crop of insaniTea!

@ Mitchell --- You are so full of good reading recommendations! Will you quit so I can catch up! LOL!! Michael Parenti and Richard D Wolf both look like fascinating, knowledgeable authors. I am waiting for a couple of books to come in the mail.

@ Liliana --- I agree. You see it with so many people that get their 'news' from Faux Noise aka Fox News which is nothing more than the Republican/Teabagger propaganda arm. People get predigested drivel from Fox, or in other words, opinion more than news. Unfortunately it appeals to too many people who don't want to think.

@ Michael --- Thanks for the following:
"The Maya collapsed very likely due to three factors:
overconsumption of resources
climate change"
I quoted you on another thread with full credit. Hope you don't mind.

Thanks everybody.

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