of the Lambs:
is again quiet. She
sits looking calmly at Charlie, and then says, “Maybe Reagan wasn’t
lying. Perhaps he was
simply uninformed and didn’t intend to manipulate anyone.
Perhaps he actually believed the story he was telling.”
is definitely a possibility, but you can bet those who gave him that
story to peddle certainly were wise enough to know it was a lie.
If you’re correct and Reagan wasn’t intentionally in on the
scam, his behavior is additional evidence that he was not qualified to
is the second time you’ve said that Reagan was the not qualified to be
president. Why did
you say that.
just look at the corporation-tax thing.
Either Reagan was intentionally lying to the public or he was too
stupid to realize that he was peddling a lie.
He lacked either the intelligence or the integrity required to be
a good president. Either
way, it’s a loosing situation. Other
historical evidence, if you choose to look at it, shows that Ronald
Reagan was the least qualified to be president of any modern president.
do you say that, and what’s the evidence do you have?”
Because he was not in charge of running the government.
By default, he turned control over to those who surrounded him,
particularly during his second term, and those people did almost
anything they wanted to. He
and the country were at the mercy of the manipulators and con
Charlie say and then proceeds with: "In just eight years, Reagan and/or his handlers
doubled the defense budget, increased the national debt by over
six-hundred percent, (from 475 billion
to 4,700 billion) gutted
the government's social-service programs; invited the destruction of
the two-hundred-year-old principle of separation of church and
state; and, via the Iran-Contra Scandal, were probably directly
responsible, or at least indirectly responsible, for the greatest
threat to freedom and democratic principles since the demise of
Adolph Hitler's Third Reich.
And yet, the conservatives just loved Reagan.
They still do. They
think he is the greatest thing since horse-blinders. Jerry Falwell, creator and leader of the so-called
"Moral Majority", credited Reagan as the one man most
responsible for what Reverend Falwell calls "The Spiritual
Rebirth of the 80's."
Falwell conveniently ignored the fact that it was also the era of
the Reagan’s anti-sexual Meese Commission and intense government
efforts at sexual repression. And apparently Falwell thinks that raping our
environment, gutting our social service programs, doubling the
defense budget, inviting the fundamentalist Christians to pass their
religious beliefs into secular law, and putting us and our children
into debt by another four trillion dollars is a return to moral
then asks, "Sally, would
you agree that crooks go where the money is?”
what is the greatest money making and money laundering game on the
don’t know, but I think I’m about to find out.”
and government spending.” It’s
bigger than oil, drugs and insurance combined.
And, although he was poorly qualified to be
the president, Reagan was
obviously the most qualified to get elected.”
do you mean?”
people elected him didn’t they?
He had charm and charisma.
He was good looking. He
spoke in a pleasing manner and he had the ability to move people
emotionally. He was
actually a very nice man. He
had all attributes necessary for getting elected.
He just didn’t have the cunning, the intelligence, and the
awareness required to fill the office of president.
Because the cunning and intelligent manipulator/con-artists saw
their golden opportunity with Reagan, they promoted him and the public
bought him — at a price of only 4.2 trillion dollars.”
would the manipulators and con artists want Reagan for president?”
just told you, for 4,200,000,000,000 dollars.
That’s the amount the national debt rose during his presidency.
They wanted Reagan in the Whitehouse so they could
financially rape the country while Reagan played president. Who
is easier to control, a cleaver and cunning president like Bill Clinton
or inept, out-of-place, old man like Reagan?”
acknowledges, “Well, Reagan of course.”
continues, “And so while Reagan sat in the white house and played the
roll of president the crooks, manipulated, coned, lied, and stole
billions of dollars from the American people, much of it in the form of
debts against the public treasury.
Like I just said, during the Reagan years, the national debt went from 475
billion to 4, 700 billion -- a six-hundred increase -- an
increase of 4,225 billion dollars. That’s six times more money in debt in just eight years than
all the former president going all the way back 204 years to George
How many people lost their life saving during the Reagan
years?” How many
retirement funds were emptied of their content during the Reagan years?
How many people lost their homes because interest rates
skyrocketed in the Reagan years?
Do you remember Charles Keating and the multi-billion-dollar
savings and loan scandal?
asks, “Is he the same Charles Keating who made the big stink when the
result of Nixon’s commission on obscenity showed that exposure to
sexually explicit materials had no adverse effects upon the viewers?”
adds, “Yes indeed! That’s
the same, anti sexual, anti-abortion, anti-women’s right, Charles
Keating, a staunch supporter of Richard I’m-not-a-crook Nixon and
Ronald Reagan. When Keating got caught stealing billions of dollars,
his former buddies, like all good con artists, abandoned him and went on
to steal somewhere else.”
he still in prison?”
doubt it. He must be dead or out by now.
But getting back to Reagan, he was an actor playing the roll of
president. He even
rehearsed his lines before making public presentations.”
all presidents rehearse?”
crony, George Bush didn’t.
Rumor has it that bush privately scoffed at Reagan for doing
asks, “Charlie, I take it you don’t like Reagan.”
responds, “I hope I am speaking from the space of observing rather
than from one of condemning.
Ronald Reagan was a nice man and a likable person.
He’s the kind of person who would make a good personal friend.
I have nothing against Reagan as a fellow human being. He was just being himself.
I point no blame at him, nor do I condemn him for any of his
actions. He did
nothing to us. It’s you
and me and all the rest of the people in this country who are
collectively responsible for what occurs in our political and economic
Political ineptitude is nothing new.
Will Rogers stated it quite clearly back in the 1930’s.
Two of his best lines are ‘It’s a good thing we don’t get
all the government we pay for.’ and ‘We have the best politicians
that money can buy’.
He laughs and continues, “Bullshit and presidents go together
like fish and water. Eisenhower
peddled another great con to us in the 1950’s about inflation.”
was that?” someone asks.
a publicly televised press conference, Eisenhower said that the
government had hired the greatest economic experts they could find and
not one of them could solve the horrendous problem of inflation.”
pipes up with, “Well we still haven’t figured that one out.”
smiles at her and says, “Sally, You’ve just struck out three times.
Are you sure you want to do it again.”
She playfully splashes water at him, and he continues, “It’s
not a question of figuring out what causes inflation. That’s simple.
The problem is being willing to do what is required to eliminate
comes back with, “OK, Charlie, since you smarter than all of
Eisenhower’s experts combined, tell us what causes inflation?”
tell you quite simply, and in one sentence.
Inflation is the result of deficit spending
and is compounded by the interest charged on that debt.”
what’s your solution?”
not my solution. It’s
simply the solution. Stop
That’s it. Stop
deficit financing. Voilà!
No more inflation! It’s just that simple, yet politicians have been
conning the public on this issue longer than any of us have been
you’re saying that inflation is nothing more than a con game, then
what’s the con and why use it?”
Because it’s a great money-making scam. If you can’t steal the money, you can still steal the
value out of the money.
does that work?”
give you an example. American
workers are now taxed in higher tax brackets than they used to be
because they are receiving more dollars in our pay checks, yet the
buying power of those dollars (the goods and service one can buy with
those dollars) has dropped drastically because of inflation.”
hasn’t been that bad.”
hasn’t? That’s what the manipulators want us to believe.
When is the last time you bought a first class postage stamp?”
how much did you pay?”
1963, it cost three cents to mail a first class letter.
That an increase of over one thousand percent.
A pair of shoes that I bought in Sears Department Store in the
sixties for $3.99 now cost
about $45. Again, an
increase of over one thousand percent.
A three -bedroom apartment that I rented in 1965 for $60 per
month is now renting for about $800.
increase of over one thousand percent.
We have been and we are being regularly ripped of by those who
profess to be our servants.”
Paying interest to the Federal Reserve is the greatest financial
fraud of all times and yet this con has been going on since 1913 and
almost nobody is complaining.”
why focus on Reagan?”
his behavior is the most clear example of what not to do as president.
As another example, his response to the environmental issue can
be best summarized in his own words, and I quote,
‘If you’ve seen one redwood tree you have seen them all.’
Reagan raised mediocrity to an art form; the con artists and
manipulators sold it to us’ and we bought it.”
says, "Charlie you said there were four
areas where Reagan lied. What's the fourth
One of his campaign promises, Reagan pledged to
have his budget balanced by his last year in
he increased the deficit by over six hundred
what do we do about these things?”
responds with, “I
hope you don’t do anything about them.”
suggest you focus clearly on what you want and avoid trying to fix the
past. Use what
happened for the lessons that came out of it and with that information,
clearly state what you would have your future be.”
that going to end political misconduct.”
you stop watering a plant, what happens to it.”
withers and dies.”
the same with the old political system.
Stop watering it. Stop
supporting it. Avoid
fighting it. Avoid
trying to fix it. Instead,
focus on what you do want. See
possibilities and opportunities.
Hold a vision of the type of world you would like to live in and
then ask, “What can I do
today that will make even a small difference in my own life and in the
lives of those around me?”
says, “Charlie, you may know what to focus on,
but I’d like some help.”