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OTD in 1986, Oliver North finished 5 days of shredding documents to cover up US President Ronald #Reagan's #IranContra affair, selling arms to Iran to fund a civil war in Central America https://cromwell-intl.com/cybersecurity/availability/destruction.html?s=mb #cybersecurity
Today in Labor History November 25, 1947: The "Hollywood Ten" were blacklisted by Hollywood movie studios for refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). The blacklist lasted for 13 years, when Dalton Trumbo, a former Communist Party, was finally credited as the screenwriter of the films “Exodus” and “Spartacus.” Some of the stars accused of having Communist ties included Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Katharine Hepburn and Fredric March. In 1941, Walt Disney blamed "Communist agitation" for the cartoonists and animators' strike. In 1945, Gerald L. K. Smith, founder of the fascist America First Party, began giving speeches attacking the "alien minded Russian Jews in Hollywood." Ronald Reagan, who was president of the actor’s union, testified before HUAC that a clique within the union was using "communist-like tactics." His first wife, actress Jane Wyman, blamed his allegations against friends and colleagues as a factor leading to their divorce.
Excerpt from Heather Cox Richardson's Letters from an American, 20 Nov:
"Trump’s open swing toward authoritarianism should be disqualifying even for Republicans—can you imagine Ronald Reagan talking this way?"
I say: Hmmm, what if someone used AI to make phony Ronald Reagan videos that use Trump's words?
“2024 is our final battle. With you at my side, we will demolish the Deep State, we will expel the warmongers from our government, we will drive out the globalists, we will cast out the Communists, Marxists, and Fascists, we will throw off the sick political class that hates our Country, we will rout the Fake News Media, we will evict Joe Biden from the White House, and we will FINISH THE JOB ONCE AND FOR ALL!”
How would people respond to that?
Would some people see how much the Republican party has changed since Reagan?
“If we ever closed the door to new Americans, our leadership in the world would soon be lost.”
Harriett #Tubman was born in 1822, over four years before Thomas #Jefferson died in 1826. Tubman died in 1913, when Ronald #Reagan was two years and one month old. Tubman lived during both Jefferson's and Reagan's lifetimes.
That's just nuts to me.
One would hope but, going forward, what behavior will that generate in them? Not acceptance and movement left, #reagan removed that as a possibility for them back in the 80's. History suggests that they'll double down, continue working to bring #Gilead into existence and also continue to try to bring the #rapture.
There's a cheat-code in US #antitrustm it's been increasingly used since the #Reagan administration, when the "#ConsumerWelfare" theory ("#monopolies are fine, so long as the lower prices") shoved aside the long-established idea that antitrust law existed to prevent monopolies from forming *at all*.
If you'd like an essay-formatted version of this thread to read or share, here's a link to it on pluralistic.net, my surveillance-free, ad-free, tracker-free blog:
Nell'ultimo carteggio di Jefferson ci siamo occupati dell'eredità di un Presidente divenuto il feticcio dei conservatori americani: Ronald #Reagan.
Nel mio articolo mi sono occupato di Donald #Trump, colui che più di tutti sta cercando di intestarsi l'eredità politica di Reagan. Per scopi elettorali, più che per una reale somiglianza. A tal proposito, c'è un aspetto che fa capire quanto questo paragone sia pretestuoso: la #politica sull'#immigrazione.
*Letters from an American*
#USPolitics #Politics #CommerceDepartment #EconomicGrowth #BusinessRegulation #Manufacturing #LiberalConsensus #GOP #MovementConservatives #Reagan #SupplySideEconomics #AmericanCowboy #Racism #RacismInAmerica #EconomicInequality #NRA #GOPGunObsession #Maine #MassShooting #History #Histodons
#FDA is planning a major reorganization of the Office of Regulatory Affairs, precipitated by the #Reagan-Udall Foundation report that suggested the 2022 powdered infant formula was due in part to the design of the Agency. The shortage was caused by the shuttering of one Abbott plant in Michigan.
This will impact #pharmaceuticals too.
US-Invasion 1983: Ronald Reagan und die Landung auf Grenada
Joan Quigley, who died OTD in 2014, provided #astrology advice to the #Reagan White House from 1981 through 1988, her guidance was used to schedule summits and foreign trips https://cromwell-intl.com/travel/usa/ghostbusters/?s=mb
Joan Quigley, who died OTD in 2014, provided #astrology advice to the #Reagan White House from 1981 through 1988, her guidance was used to schedule summits and foreign trips https://cromwell-intl.com/travel/usa/ghostbusters/?s=mb
Attentat in Beirut 1983: Für Marines der schlimmste Tag seit Iwojima
Today in Labor History October 20, 1980: As a presidential candidate, Ronald Reagan wrote a letter to PATCO President Robert Poli promising that if the union endorsed him, he would “take whatever steps necessary to provide air traffic controllers with the most modern equipment available and to adjust staff levels and work days so that they are commensurate with achieving a maximum degree of public safety.” The union naively endorsed Reagan and, within a few short months, President Reagan fired the air traffic controllers for engaging in an illegal walkout over staffing levels and working conditions.On August 3, 1981: U.S. federal air traffic controllers began a nationwide strike after their union, PATCO, rejected the government's final contract offer. Most of the 13,000 strikers ignored orders to go back to work and were fired on August 5 by President Reagan for participating in an illegal work stoppage. Reagan's action, and the inability of the labor movement to respond to the crisis, led to the rapid downhill spiral of union power and membership. For example, in the years immediately after the PACTO strike, other major employers chose to fire striking workers and replace them with scabs (e.g., Phelps Dodge, 1983; Hormel, 1985-1986; and International Paper, 1987). In 1970, there were 380 major strikes. In 1999, there were only 17. And in 2010, there were only 11. However, there was a 50% increase in workers going on strike between 2021 and 2022. And more than double the number of workers have gone on strike in 2023 compared with 2022, with 2 more months to go.
All the #world conflicts since 1981 follow.
This error must be corrected.
Big surprise here. The whole idea of a ‘trickle’ is ridiculous!
‘50 years of tax cuts for the rich failed to trickle down’
“#TaxCuts for the wealthy have long drawn support from conservative lawmakers and economists who argue that such measures will "trickle down" and eventually boost jobs and incomes for everyone else. But a new study from the London School of Economics says 50 years of such tax cuts have only helped one group — the rich”
by the time Clinton was elected, it was impossible for an American politician to even suggest why zionism and the whole concept of an engineered ethnostate are more than wrong. they're fascist.
In my ongoing series newly entitled “Evil Piece of Shit Ronald Reagan Was Wrong About Everything”
TIL Reagan recorded a spoken word album in 1961 called “Ronald Reagan Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine” in which he
* warns that subsidized medicine would curtail Americans' freedom
* encourages his listeners to join a letter-writing campaign to Congress with the message, "We do not want socialized medicine"
* lobbies on behalf of the American Medical Association against congressional bills that were the precursors to establishment of Medicare, a social insurance system for American seniors
Despite Reagan's paranoid disinformation campaign, Congress passed the Social Security Amendments in 1965, establishing Medicare (health insurance for persons 65+) and Medicaid (health insurance for persons with limited income) funded by state and federal sources via a tax on the earnings of employees, matched by contributions by employers.
Medicare and Medicaid WERE WELL RECEIVED, and enrolled 20 million in their first 3 years.
These programs reduced the percent of uninsured from about 24% in 1963 to 14% in 1967.
* The US did not morph into a communist country.
* The US still does not have universal health care.
* Nearly 30 million Americans remain uninsured.
* Private health insurance profiteering remains the #2 cause of personal bankruptcy in the US.
So tell me again, Reagan, how we should fear “government interference” over our ability to receive life-saving health care, you evil piece of shit.
"After the cultural upheavals of the 1960s, #Republicans could win elections through the backlash politics of Richard #Nixon or Ronald #Reagan or the demagoguery of 1988′s “Willie Horton ad.” They then turned to tactics like #VoterSuppression or extreme #gerrymandering as their electorate shrunk.
In 2024, the right sees #dictatorship as its final “Hail Mary” pass. And it just might work."
To Fix Democracy, First Figure Out What’s Broken | The New Yorker
If Margaret #Thatcher and Ronald #Reagan, elected more than once by wide margins, are not democratic leaders, then no one is. Praising the people who agree with you is the easy part of democratic government. The hard part is building a superintending architecture that wins the consent even of those you hate.
(Also, the fact that Flickr has one-click download of all the hi-rez versions of every image in a photoset is another way that it stands out as a remnant of the #OldGoodWeb, not so much a superannuated relic as an #ElegantWeaponOfAMoreCivilizedAge):
The Oligarchic Revolution Unfolds:
James Buchanan’s ideas began to have huge impact, especially in America and in Britain.
In his home country, the economist was deeply involved in efforts to #cut #taxes on the wealthy in 1970s and 1980s and he advised proponents of #Reagan Revolution in their quest to unleash markets and posit government as the “problem” rather than the “solution.”
In Britain, Buchanan’s work helped to inspire the public sector reforms of Margaret #Thatcher and her political progeny.
MacLean illustrates that in South America, Buchanan was able to first truly set his ideas in motion by helping a bare-knuckles #dictatorship ensure the permanence of much of the radical transformation it inflicted on a country that had been a beacon of social progress. The historian emphasizes that Buchanan’s role in the disastrous #Pinochet government of Chile has been underestimated partly because unlike Milton Friedman, who advertised his activities, Buchanan had the shrewdness to keep his involvement quiet.
With his guidance, the Chilean #military #junta deployed public choice economics in the creation of a new #constitution, which required #balanced #budgets and thereby prevented the government from spending to meet public needs. #Supermajorities would be required for any changes of substance, leaving the public little recourse to challenge programs like the #privatization of social security.
The dictator’s human rights #abuses and #pillage of the country’s resources did not seem to bother Buchanan, MacLean argues, so long as the wealthy got their way.
“#Despotism may be the only organizational alternative to the political structure that we observe,” the economist had written in "The Limits of Liberty".
If you have been wondering about the end result of the Virginia school philosophy, well, the economist helpfully spelled it out...
Gravy Train to Oligarchy:
Historian Nancy MacLean explains that Virginia’s white elite and the pro-corporate president of the University of Virginia, Colgate #Darden, who had married into the #DuPont family, found James #Buchanan’s ideas to be spot on.
In nurturing a new intelligentsia to commit to his values, Buchanan stated that he needed a “#gravy #train,” and with backers like Charles #Koch and conservative foundations like the #Scaife Family Charitable Trusts, others hopped aboard.
#Money, Buchanan knew, can be a persuasive tool in academia. His circle of influence began to widen.
MacLean observes that the #Virginia #school, as Buchanan’s brand of economic and political thinking is known, is a kind of cousin to the better-known, market-oriented #Chicago and #Austrian schools — proponents of all three were members of the #Mont #Pelerin #Society, an international neoliberal organization which included Milton #Friedman and Friedrich #Hayek.
But the Virginia school’s focus and career missions were distinct. In an interview with the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), MacLean described Friedman and Buchanan as yin and yang:
“Friedman was this genial, personable character who loved to be in the limelight and made a sunny case for the free market and the freedom to choose and so forth.
"Buchanan was the dark side of this: he thought, ok, fine, they can make a case for the free market, but everybody knows that free markets have externalities and other problems. So he wanted to keep people from believing that government could be the alternative to those problems.”
That a Nobel Prize was awarded in 1986 to an economist who so determinedly bucked the academic trends of his day was nothing short of stunning, MacLean observes. But, then, it was the peak of the #Reagan era, an administration several Buchanan students joined.
Buchanan’s school focused on *public choice theory*, later adding constitutional economics and the new field of law and economics to its core research and advocacy.
Today in Labor History September 21, 1976: Chilean national Orlando Letelier was assassinated in Washington, D.C. by agents of the Dirección de Inteligencia Nacional (DINA), Pinochet’s secret police. An American, Ronni Moffitt, was also killed. The CIA was aware of the plans and knew of Pinochet’s involvement in the assassinations. Letelier had been a member of the government of Salvador Allende and was living in exile in the U.S. Immediately following the CIA-orchestrated coup that murdered Allende and placed Pinochet in power, Letelier was the first high-ranking Allende cabinet minister to be arrested. He spent over a year in various concentration camps, where he was repeatedly tortured. When he made it to the U.S., he worked for the Institute for Policy Studies. He wrote several articles critical of the Chicago Boys, the South American economists trained at the University of Chicago by Milton Friedman who went on to take on positions in their home countries’ governments, including Chile’s dictatorship, where they promoted free market policies and influenced leaders like Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan.
There's nothing I love more than doing free research for strangers on the internet...
Yes, hourly wages are down, and that absolutely needs to change and #strikes are absolutely the way to do that. As well as affecting #climateChange policies, but by and large the economy is doing better under #Biden (as it has done under every #democrat president since #Reagan).
The Biden administration is a mix of appointees from the party's left #Sanders/#Warren wing, and the #corporatist, "#ThirdWay" wing associated with #Clinton and #Obama, which has been ascendant since the #Reagan years. The #neoliberal wing presided over #NAFTA, the #ForeclosureCrisis, #CharterSchools and the bailout for the bankers - but not the people.
The dumbest conservative op-eds put something they don't like next to 1980s communism or Nazi Germany and just... leave the two things next to each other as if they've made an argument.
Today the idiot who made this lame move was the son of Ronald Reagan.
As a public service to remedial conservatives, I demonstrated what making an argument that something is authoritarian with fascist overtones actually looks like. #trans #transgender #news #journalism #reagan
#Thatcher or #Reagan never once wavered in their support of Pinochet (even long after the regime fell and records and trials had made their exactions public knowledge)… And many US economists still hail Friedman as one of the most brilliant mind of the 20th century and an overall great guy, nevermind the whole "working for fascists" thing.
It is estimated that #Pinochet's regime secretly murdered at least 3,000 people, and imprisoned and tortured many times that figure.
Abruzzo has taken a series of muscular, bold moves to protect American workers, turning the tide in the #ClassWar that the #OnePercent has waged on workers since the #Reagan administration. For example, #Abruzzo is working to turn #WorkerMisclassification - the fiction that an employee is a small business contracting with their boss, a staple of the #GigEconomy - into an #UnfairLaborPractice:
The past forty years have seen the rise and rise of a right wing politics that started out extreme (think of #Reagan and #Thatcher's support for #Pinochet's death-squads) and only got worse. Liberals and leftists forged an uneasy alliance, with liberals in the lead (literally, in Canada, where today, #JustinTrudeau's #LiberalParty governs in partnership with the nominally left #NDP).
#OTD Sept 1, 1981
Alternative Tentacles Records releases the compilation album “Let Them Eat Jellybeans”
The Reagan years were a target rich environment for political bands. I mean, the guy was clearly a fascist, along with Thatcher.
Sometimes the only solace I could find amidst the cruelty and greed of 80s American culture was listening to defiant political tunes from bands like DKs, Crass, and MDC.
And compilations were how many of us discovered new bands. One album and you could sample the best of many different bands, and then go from there, buying more of the bands you liked. This is what this comp did for me, along with several others.
Includes the original (and best) version of Bad Brains’ “Pay To Cum”, and a version of “Nazi Punks Fuck Off!” that’s different from the version on their album “In God We Trust, Inc.”
"I’ve never heard anyone in the aviation world say that the 'Reagan administration' had 'replaced' the striking controllers. He fired them, and it’s worth stating that fact clearly."
Bie it noted that the New York Times will stand on its head, chew gum, and dance all at once if Republican managers tell it to accomplish that feat.
And it will show no shame at all for its disgraceful performance.
James Fallows focuses on a recent New York Times article reporting that airline close calls are more frequent than we realize.
A big problem is overworked air-traffic controllers, a problem stemming from Reagan's firing of thousands of those folks, an event the Times chooses — curiously — to call Reagan's "replacing" of them.
@Mary625 @leftfieldfarm I'm sorry too. But we were wearing our big boy & big girl pants when we chose to let that happen. Nobody said we had to elect neo-liberal oligarch-facilitators, but like do many others, that's what we did.
The price is now being paid w the short-sighted turn to fascism. Ugh.
#BillClinton was the most successful of these corporate raiders, delivering the parts of the #ReaganRevolution that #Reagan himself could never have managed: dismantling tariffs and bank regulations, passing the crime bill and welfare "reform." He came within a whisper of (partially) privatizing #SocialSecurity.
The disease, however, started in the 1930s and then wasn't eradicated: the #US Nazi movement, #AmericaFirst and the fact that the sedition trial against 25 members of congress ended in bedlam b/c the judge died. Hardly anyone was ever held legally accountable. No denazification
An excellent essay by Robert Reich about how Ayn Rand's attack on the idea of the common good has become, from Reagan to Trump, the foundation of "conservative" politics in the US, and how this philosophy undermines the very basis of American democracy with its notion of the common good.
It's depressing to read that 70% of the tattooed primitives who now constitute the American populace believe in #angels. The Founders did all they could to free us from the Divine Right of Kings, but #Reagan established a US embassy at the monastery in Rome inhabited by a thousand celibate old men. (No, a thousand old men does not constitute a country.) Now the #SCOTUS is an arm of the Vatican. What next, the POTUS getting the blessing of the Vicar of Christ?
A quick refresher. In 2017, Khan - then a law student - published #AmazonsAntitrustParadox in the *#YaleLawJournal*. It was a brilliant, blistering analysis showing how the #Reagan-era theory of antitrust (which celebrates monopolies as "efficient") had failed on its own terms, using Amazon as Exhibit A of the ways in which post-Reagan antitrust had left Americans vulnerable to corporate abuse:
*Left Behind* gets a fascinating review by #RubyRayDaily in *#PublicBooks*, where it is contrasted with *Partisans: The Conservative Revolutionaries Who Remade American Politics in the 1990s* by @pastpunditry:
Both books grapple with how the end of the #ColdWar and the #Reagan era transformed both US parties. In Hemmer's telling, Reagan wasn't the "dawn of the free-market conservative," but rather, the "late summer" of that brand of conservativism.
This was exacerbated by Reagan and Bush with their #TrickleDownEconomics born from flawed reasoning. The rich will NEVER redistribute their wealth.
The question is if and when we'll ever see a repeat of the #ProgressiveEra. I hope I see it in my lifetime.
It's been 40 years since #Reagan took antitrust out behind the Lincoln Monument and shot it in the guts, and America has turned into the kind of aristocratic #kleptocracy that Sherman railed against, where "great families" control the nation's wealth and politics and even its #SupremeCourt judges:
@GottaLaff @Dahlialith Please remember who placed #ClarenceThomas on #SCOTUS - #GeorgeBush - after the retirement of #ThurgoodMarshall. The #LongGame begun by #Reagan, actively implemented by #GHWBush, #GeorgeWBush and #Trump #orchestrated by the #FederalistSociety brought us to this #crescendo - is American now an #oligarchy?
This model-first pretense of neutrality is a key component of #neoliberalism, which saw a vast ballooning of economists in government service - #FDR employed 5,000 economists, while #Reagan relied on 16,000 of them. As the jargon and methods of economics crowded out the language of politics, this ideology-that-insisted-it-wasn't got a name: #economism.
Abt 1 steal every 1/2 generation or every 14.33yrs.
"Mr. Barnes identified four living people he said he had confided in over the years: Mark K. Updegrove, president of the LBJ Foundation; Tom Johnson, a former aide to Lyndon Johnson who later became publisher of the LA Times and president of CNN; Larry Temple, a former aide to Mr. Connally and Lyndon Johnson; and H.W. Brands, a University of Texas historian.
Given #Carter’s genuine commitment to tackling the #ClimateCrisis and everything that #Reagan’s victory unleashed on the world - four decades of #Neoliberalism and all the misery this has brought, plus total stalling on #ClimateAction and #emissions rising more rapidly than ever - I’ve long thought of the 1980 elections as a pivotal, tragic historical moment. The more we know about behind the scene manoeuvring ensuring Carter lost, the better
When Reagan was president they SAID they were causing deficits -ON PURPOSE- as a strategy. They called it "strategic deficis."
- Cut taxes to create deficits.
Scare the public about deficits.
- Force cuts in spending on things govt does to make people's lives better.
-Make people unhappy about government not working, to get votes.
-Use their power to cut taxes even more.
-Scare the public about deficits.
The collapse of competition in the US airline industry is the result of a deliberate policy, the "#ConsumerWelfare" theory of #antitrust, which says that #monopolies are "efficient" and good for the public. It's a theory that took root under #Reagan, and was reaffirmed and expanded by every president, R or D, since.