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Ronald Reagan applied to join the American Communist Party

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In 1937 Reagan moved to California and after a screen test with Warner Brothers was given a seven-year contract. The authors of Radical Hollywood (2002) argue that Reagan held left-wing views and applied to join the American Communist Party. According to one FBI informant "Reagan was turned down... for being too dumb."

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAreagan.htm

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Reagan Campaigns for Truman in 1948:

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Reagan on Union-Management Relations in 1958 - Part 1

In 1958, Ronald Reagan had a radio interview covering various topics, including union-management relations. This clip includes the introduction to the program and then the excerpt on labor relations. Reagan had been president of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and was still an officer of the union. He had also become a spokesperson for General Electric and the host of the General Electric Theater on TV. Much of his commentary deals with GE's labor relations policy of that era. He also talks about labor relations in Hollywood and the U.S. as a whole. Historians view Reagan's stint with GE as the period in which he moved to conservative politics. In the interview, he presents a relatively sanguine portrait of GE's labor relations policy. The picture at GE was more complicated, however. In the 1930s, GE was headed by Gerald Swope, a New Deal sympathizer. As a result, GE recognized the United Electrical Workers (UE) at a time when many other major firms were strongly resisting unionization. At the end of World War II, however, a major strike occurred at GE (and many other big firms). In response, management brought in marketing executive Lemuel Ricketts Boulware to sell GE to its workers as well as its customers and the general public. The hiring of Reagan and the GE Theater was part of that effort. Boulware's policy - which included tough bargaining - became known as Boulwarism. Aspects were found to be unfair labor practices in the late 1960s. According to Time magazine, Boulware was semi-replaced as head of labor relations in 1957, although his policies continued and he remained with the firm for several more years. GE's bargaining position starting in the late 1940s was aided by a union split. The CIO expelled the UE as communist-dominated and created a rival IUE. The contest between these two unions weakened the labor side of the bargaining table. GE let Reagan go in the early 1960s after he became more political. One element appeared to be negative comments he made about the government-run TVA, a significant customer of GE's generating equipment. This is Part 1 of the radio interview.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Corporate Citizenship..........( Obligation to fellow citizens pure BS !!!!!!!! )

Reagan on Union-Management Relations in 1958 - Part 2

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Joan LaCour was a fellow member of the Hollywood Independent Citizens Committee for the Arts, Sciences and the Professions (HICCASP), a left-wing pressure group: "I have never met a more limited man - to put it politely. He was stupid. He was an actor who made a good speaker, but talking with him before and after events, this was a man who simply was not well informed, not very knowledgeable. He was a kind of personable performer."

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Reagan epitomized an "empty suit." He was the first President who'd been divorced, was estranged from all his children in some way, and was totally dominated by his wife. Despite this, he was associated with "family values." He seldom went to church, and worked fewer hours than any modern President, yet he was defined as a "traditionalist" and espoused the value of "hard work."

Reagan himself was relatively harmless; a puppet who knew how to obey orders. His administration was deadly to most Americans, as the deindustrialization of the country and the destruction of the unions began on his watch. The neo-cons established a foothold in his White House and have controlled our foreign policy ever since.

It's a travesty that Reagan has been granted a false legacy, whereby he is credited with ending the Cold War and cutting back "gubmint." It reflects poorly on today's conservatives (and pretty much the tne entire Republican party) that they consider Reagan their ultimate hero.

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Reagan epitomized an "empty suit." He was the first President who'd been divorced, was estranged from all his children in some way, and was totally dominated by his wife. Despite this, he was associated with "family values." He seldom went to church, and worked fewer hours than any modern President, yet he was defined as a "traditionalist" and espoused the value of "hard work."

Reagan himself was relatively harmless; a puppet who knew how to obey orders. His administration was deadly to most Americans, as the deindustrialization of the country and the destruction of the unions began on his watch. The neo-cons established a foothold in his White House and have controlled our foreign policy ever since.

It's a travesty that Reagan has been granted a false legacy, whereby he is credited with ending the Cold War and cutting back "gubmint." It reflects poorly on today's conservatives (and pretty much the tne entire Republican party) that they consider Reagan their ultimate hero.

A recent poll showed that Reagan was popular with the US public because he "won" the Cold War. If that was the case, how do they explain China? Isn't it still a communist country? It could be argued that Reagan's spending on the military rather than on domestic infastructure, allowed China to pose a serious economic threat to the US.

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Raygonzo just happened to be prez when the counterrevolution allowed the expansion of market at a propitious moment.

China? Corporate Fascism? I'm sure the Wests Imperialists and lackeys can live with that.

Power is polarising again which allows a guided correction of economic contradictions.

As long as one expects the prevailing paradigms to provide a solution that is pro Earth, if that is implied from a recognition of problems as being in need of a moral content, forget it.

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DO YOU FEEL THE AWE !!!!!!!!!!!!

You might not have known it, but were all human beings down here on Earth. (no really !)

UFO - Ronald Reagan's Speech about Alien Invasion.avi

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Ronald Reagan tells three-legged chicken joke

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To be fair that's not a bad chicken gag!

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HA HA HA HA HA OH YEAH BIG JOKE....to be fair.

FAIR ???????????? FAIR ??????????? SON OF A BEECH !!!!!!!!!!

"Reagan Was the Butcher of My People:" Fr. Miguel D’Escoto Speaks From Nicaragua

http://www.democracynow.org/2004/6/8/reagan_was_the_butcher_of_my

We go to Managua, Nicaragua to speak with Fr. Miguel D’Escoto, a Catholic priest who was Nicaragua’s Foreign Minister under the Sandinista government in the 1980s. [includes transcript]

The 8 years Reagan was in office represented one of the most bloody eras in the history of the Western hemisphere, as Washington funneled money, weapons and other supplies to right wing death squads. And the death toll was staggering–more than 70,000 political killings in El Salvador, more than 100,000 in Guatemala, 30,000 killed in the contra war in Nicaragua. In Washington, the forces carrying out the violence were called "freedom fighters." This is how Ronald Reagan described the Contras in Nicaragua: "They are our brothers, these freedom fighters and we owe them our help. They are the moral equal of our founding fathers."

•Fr. Miguel D’Escoto, a Catholic priest based in Managua, Nicaragua. He was Nicaragua’s Foreign Minister under the Sandinista government in the 1980s.

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When what is called the Hollywood movie system ended,the TV was becoming bigger.

Old movies to TV was going to be big money with residuals,BUT NO !! As president of Screen Actors guild ,he sold out his own fellow actors getting near zero for RESIDUALS. BUT HE GOT TV DEAL via MOB with GE.

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SEE AT 4:50 Reagan has a history to forget under oath .....gee remind u of IRAN CONTRA ??

Moldea on MCA, the Mafia and the corruption of Ronald Reagan

HOW ABOUT CONTRA COCAINE DESTROYING WHOLE URBAN AREAS ???? HA HA HA !!!

THE DEAD CRY OUT FROM THE GROUND..............................

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