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Drinking, Iphone, and Money: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez @AOC He can stay, he can go. He can be impeached, or voted out in 2020 But removing Trump will not remove the infrastructure of an entire party that embraced him; the dark money that funded him; the online radicalization that drummed his army; nor the racism he amplitied +reanimated 11:00 AM 3/24/19 Twitter for iPhone sliceosunshine: drinking-tea-at-midnight: typhlonectes: AOC. sure, but not having him front and center will hurt a lot of this and at the very least stop him from making things worse and allow us to actively work towards improving things. This almost kinda feels like “getting rid of the cancer won’t solve the environment that allowed the cancer to happen in the first place.” I can get how that tweet feels like that! Especially since it’s on its own here, pulled out of its original context. Originally, it was part 2/3 in response to this tweet: So in response to the question “How did a guy like this get elected?” (and the implied “How do we prevent someone like this being elected again?”) The representative said this: (x) I can understand why OP pulled the one tweet that they did, since it is, by itself, a good insight that received more attention than even the start of the thread. But it’s getting a “diagnosis” without the proposed “solution” which can make it seem like a hollow insight 
Drinking, Iphone, and Money: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
 @AOC
 He can stay, he can go. He can be
 impeached, or voted out in 2020
 But removing Trump will not remove the
 infrastructure of an entire party that
 embraced him; the dark money that
 funded him; the online radicalization
 that drummed his army; nor the racism
 he amplitied +reanimated
 11:00 AM 3/24/19 Twitter for iPhone
sliceosunshine:
drinking-tea-at-midnight:

typhlonectes:
AOC.
sure, but not having him front and center will hurt a lot of this and at the very least stop him from making things worse and allow us to actively work towards improving things.
This almost kinda feels like “getting rid of the cancer won’t solve the environment that allowed the cancer to happen in the first place.”

I can get how that tweet feels like that! Especially since it’s on its own here, pulled out of its original context. Originally, it was part 2/3 in response to this tweet:
So in response to the question “How did a guy like this get elected?” (and the implied “How do we prevent someone like this being elected again?”) The representative said this:
(x)
I can understand why OP pulled the one tweet that they did, since it is, by itself, a good insight that received more attention than even the start of the thread. But it’s getting a “diagnosis” without the proposed “solution” which can make it seem like a hollow insight 

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Apparently, Asian, and Bitch: Detroit Rep. Bettie Cook Scott orn Asian opponent: Don't vote for the ching-chong! by Violet lkonomova August 16, 2018 at 11:09 AM comment v bizarre-transmission: thettasigma: ferventfox: awesome-everyday: internetdumpsterfires: Black people can’t be racist. Ugh, okay. The remark by this black woman was disrespectful and based on race. It was rude, bigoted and uncalled for. But no, in an anti black world, black people do not have the social, political or systemic financial power to be racist. Racism implies that beyond hurting and insulting that asian woman that this black woman is connected to a system that has the power to negatively impact this woman’s existence. That dark skinned black woman who’s an incumbent running for state office likely has about the same amount of systemic power as i do. And furthermore, there could be an argument made that deteoit is chocolate city and perhaps she does have that infrastructure of black networks to truly effect her opponent, but idk I was in Detroit last year and it looks a lot like Brooklyn does now. White and gentrified. White people with money, who control our political systems, finances, and predominant social narratives are claiming urban space like they’re colonizing pioneers looking to take the new world. Detroit isn’t the same anymore. Anyway, black people can be shitty insensitive bigots but we do not have the social capital to be racist, particularly not in the united states. “That dark skinned black woman who’s an incumbent running for state office likely has about the same amount of systemic power as i do.”  Ahahaha: No. A congressperson is the definition of systemic power. You can’t bitch about lack of political power when we are talking about elected politician.  Clearly the world isn’t so anti-black that it couldn’t vote her in.  Chang is also a first generation American, while Scott, to my knowledge, is not, and she specifically made anti-immigrant comments. She also has “power” within the context of her own ethnic community and she used that power to direct racism towards other African-Americans who supported Chang by implying they were somehow traitors, essentially dictating how they ought to act based on their race, particularly Chang’s husband for his interracial marriage (I don’t give a flying fuck what race you are, negative comments about interracial marriage and mixed race people are racist. period. end of story).  Even if I did accept the prejudice + power model or racism (which I don’t as that is neither the etymology or common usage of the word) Cook’s comments would certainly fit the bill. She made race based attacks on people based on types of marginalization that she is exempt from; and did so from a position of power partially gained by the fact that she is exempt from these types of discrimination.   It’s racist. Stop making excuses.  “That dark skinned woman who’s an incumbent running for office likely has about the same amount of systematic power as I do.” Is this person on drugs? They’re claiming that… A political person… A congresswoman… Has no power in the country in which she was elected… By the populace… As a politician. That, or they’re a politician too. Apparently we can say anything now and it makes sense. Huh. Also these remarks are the absolute epitomy of racism and if anyone refuses to see it, they’re not purely misinformed. They are delusional. *literally calls an Asian person ching chong*“How dare you say I’m being racist??” Thank you for attending today’s lecture on cognitive dissonance.
Apparently, Asian, and Bitch: Detroit Rep. Bettie
 Cook Scott orn
 Asian opponent:
 Don't vote for the
 ching-chong!
 by Violet lkonomova August 16, 2018 at 11:09 AM
 comment v
bizarre-transmission:

thettasigma:
ferventfox:

awesome-everyday:

internetdumpsterfires:
Black people can’t be racist.

Ugh, okay. The remark by this black woman was disrespectful and based on race. It was rude, bigoted and uncalled for.
But no, in an anti black world, black people do not have the social, political or systemic financial power to be racist. Racism implies that beyond hurting and insulting that asian woman that this black woman is connected to a system that has the power to negatively impact this woman’s existence. That dark skinned black woman who’s an incumbent running for state office likely has about the same amount of systemic power as i do.
And furthermore, there could be an argument made that deteoit is chocolate city and perhaps she does have that infrastructure of black networks to truly effect her opponent, but idk I was in Detroit last year and it looks a lot like Brooklyn does now. White and gentrified. White people with money, who control our political systems, finances, and predominant social narratives are claiming urban space like they’re colonizing pioneers looking to take the new world. Detroit isn’t the same anymore.
Anyway, black people can be shitty insensitive bigots but we do not have the social capital to be racist, particularly not in the united states.

“That dark skinned black woman who’s an incumbent running for state office likely has about the same amount of systemic power as i do.” 
Ahahaha: No. A congressperson is the definition of systemic power. You can’t bitch about lack of political power when we are talking about elected politician.  Clearly the world isn’t so anti-black that it couldn’t vote her in. 
Chang is also a first generation American, while Scott, to my knowledge, is not, and she specifically made anti-immigrant comments. She also has “power” within the context of her own ethnic community and she used that power to direct racism towards other African-Americans who supported Chang by implying they were somehow traitors, essentially dictating how they ought to act based on their race, particularly Chang’s husband for his interracial marriage (I don’t give a flying fuck what race you are, negative comments about interracial marriage and mixed race people are racist. period. end of story). 
Even if I did accept the prejudice + power model or racism (which I don’t as that is neither the etymology or common usage of the word) Cook’s comments would certainly fit the bill. She made race based attacks on people based on types of marginalization that she is exempt from; and did so from a position of power partially gained by the fact that she is exempt from these types of discrimination.   It’s racist. Stop making excuses. 


“That dark skinned woman who’s an incumbent running for office likely has about the same amount of systematic power as I do.”
Is this person on drugs? They’re claiming that… A political person… A congresswoman… Has no power in the country in which she was elected… By the populace… As a politician. That, or they’re a politician too. 
Apparently we can say anything now and it makes sense. Huh.
Also these remarks are the absolute epitomy of racism and if anyone refuses to see it, they’re not purely misinformed. They are delusional. 
*literally calls an Asian person ching chong*“How dare you say I’m being racist??” 

Thank you for attending today’s lecture on cognitive dissonance.

bizarre-transmission: thettasigma: ferventfox: awesome-everyday: internetdumpsterfires: Black people can’t be racist. Ugh, okay. The rem...

Bad, Bad Day, and Cars: Union Thugs Thursday at 5:15 AM- THUG SELF CHECKOUT SELF CHECKOUT CHECKOUT 6 ITEM 1-6 ITEMS 6ITEMS TIT Basket Bas Basket Basket LOVE YOU LOVE YOU NEVER USE A SELF CHECKOUT 1) They kill jobs 2) Self-checkout machines don't contribute with payroll taxes 3) They are really not that convenient SHARE IF YOU AGREE! Take Back Your Power Canada <p><a href="https://reperspectivity.tumblr.com/post/176047958000/libertarirynn-conservativecathy444" class="tumblr_blog">reperspectivity</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/176047891639/conservativecathy444-doyouevenlibertybro-1" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://conservativecathy444.tumblr.com/post/176045162157/doyouevenlibertybro-1-people-have-to-service" class="tumblr_blog">conservativecathy444</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://doyouevenlibertybro.tumblr.com/post/176042387176/1-people-have-to-service-those-things-when-they" class="tumblr_blog">doyouevenlibertybro</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>1. People have to SERVICE those things when they stop working, and generally require at LEAST one person to suprevise them, and assist when needed. Jobs just don’t magically dissapear when these things are put in.<br/></p> <p>2. Not sure what else I can say about this one aside from review #1 and think about it for a few minutes.<br/></p> <p>3. “Union Thugs”, the Facebook page that posted this, clearly has never met an introvert, or someone who is having a bad day and doesn’t want to interact with people, or someone who isn’t well with social interactions, or etc… I could go on, but that’s pointless. These things ARE CONVENIENT, especially when I’m just checking out with a few items (or even 1). <br/></p>I could rant about my time at Chick-fil-A, and how these things would’ve made my life a lot easier, but I’ll spare you the paragraphs of ranting I typed out. Point is, this graphic is wrong.</blockquote> <p>Someone has to build those machines - maintain them, etc.<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>“ItS gUnNa KiLl JoBs DoH”</p> <p>No driving cars! They put carriage drivers out of work! No airplanes! They put train conductors out of work! No refrigerators! They put the iceman out of work! </p> <p>There is absolutely no sense hamstringing innovation in the name of “preserving jobs“, especially since with every wave of technology people still have jobs maintaining it.</p> </blockquote> <p>Yes, but the number of jobs is shrinking. Cars also created jobs due to improvement of infrastructure. Same with airplanes. </p><p>Self check-outs just reduce the employment from 1 per cashier to 1 per store. And in a shrinking economy that’s already being strung up by fatcats constantly funneling cash up from lower levels, self check-outs are going to have a negative impact on the general populace.</p></blockquote> <p>The number of jobs not “shrinking”. In fact it’s higher than it has been in decades. Simple research, friend: <a href="https://money.cnn.com/2018/06/05/news/economy/job-openings-unemployed-workers/index.html">https://money.cnn.com/2018/06/05/news/economy/job-openings-unemployed-workers/index.html</a></p><p>Also what fantasy universe do you live in where the stores have one cashier per store? There are usually a few pods with several self checkout machines and at least one worker per pod, plus several human check out options. And as mentioned above there are still people who work to maintain the things. The “it kills jobs” excuse is more than tired.</p>
Bad, Bad Day, and Cars: Union Thugs
 Thursday at 5:15 AM-
 THUG
 SELF
 CHECKOUT
 SELF
 CHECKOUT
 CHECKOUT
 6 ITEM
 1-6 ITEMS
 6ITEMS
 TIT
 Basket
 Bas
 Basket
 Basket
 LOVE
 YOU
 LOVE
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 NEVER USE A SELF CHECKOUT
 1) They kill jobs
 2) Self-checkout machines don't contribute
 with payroll taxes
 3) They are really not that convenient
 SHARE IF YOU AGREE!
 Take Back Your Power Canada
<p><a href="https://reperspectivity.tumblr.com/post/176047958000/libertarirynn-conservativecathy444" class="tumblr_blog">reperspectivity</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/176047891639/conservativecathy444-doyouevenlibertybro-1" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="https://conservativecathy444.tumblr.com/post/176045162157/doyouevenlibertybro-1-people-have-to-service" class="tumblr_blog">conservativecathy444</a>:</p>

<blockquote>
<p><a href="https://doyouevenlibertybro.tumblr.com/post/176042387176/1-people-have-to-service-those-things-when-they" class="tumblr_blog">doyouevenlibertybro</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p>1. People have to SERVICE those things when they stop working, and generally require at LEAST one person to suprevise them, and assist when needed. Jobs just don’t magically dissapear when these things are put in.<br/></p>
<p>2. Not sure what else I can say about this one aside from review #1 and think about it for a few minutes.<br/></p>
<p>3. “Union Thugs”, the Facebook page that posted this, clearly has never met an introvert, or someone who is having a bad day and doesn’t want to interact with people, or someone who isn’t well with social interactions, or etc… I could go on, but that’s pointless. These things ARE CONVENIENT, especially when I’m just checking out with a few items (or even 1). <br/></p>I could rant about my time at Chick-fil-A, and how these things would’ve made my life a lot easier, but I’ll spare you the paragraphs of ranting I typed out. Point is, this graphic is wrong.</blockquote>
<p>Someone has to build those machines - maintain them, etc.<br/></p>
</blockquote>

<p>“ItS gUnNa KiLl JoBs DoH”</p>
<p>No driving cars! They put carriage drivers out of work! No airplanes! They put train conductors out of work! No refrigerators! They put the iceman out of work! </p>
<p>There is absolutely no sense hamstringing innovation in the name of “preserving jobs“, especially since with every wave of technology people still have jobs maintaining it.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>Yes, but the number of jobs is shrinking. Cars also created jobs due to improvement of infrastructure. Same with airplanes. </p><p>Self check-outs just reduce the employment from 1 per cashier to 1 per store. And in a shrinking economy that’s already being strung up by fatcats constantly funneling cash up from lower levels, self check-outs are going to have a negative impact on the general populace.</p></blockquote>

<p>The number of jobs not “shrinking”. In fact it’s higher than it has been in decades. Simple research, friend: <a href="https://money.cnn.com/2018/06/05/news/economy/job-openings-unemployed-workers/index.html">https://money.cnn.com/2018/06/05/news/economy/job-openings-unemployed-workers/index.html</a></p><p>Also what fantasy universe do you live in where the stores have one cashier per store? There are usually a few pods with several self checkout machines and at least one worker per pod, plus several human check out options. And as mentioned above there are still people who work to maintain the things. The “it kills jobs” excuse is more than tired.</p>

reperspectivity: libertarirynn: conservativecathy444: doyouevenlibertybro: 1. People have to SERVICE those things when they stop working...

Church, Community, and Dude: DID YOU KNOW? G: STANDUP9 Joel Osteen's net worth is $50,000,000 USD, of which he pays no taxes on since he made it through the church. He lives in a $10.5m dollar mansion in Royal Oaks, CA, where he prays for the poor and less fortunate. Do you remember when Hurricane Harvey rolled into town and he had the nerve to say he didn’t want to open his mega church doors because it would get dirty?! There was even footage taken place outside of his MEGACHURCH of his doors shut and workers inside. I was sent two of these videos personally and my content reached 100s of thousands. (Just want to address that before his minions start to defend this scam artist) Then after multiple viral videos shared online he finally opens the doors to the community in which he says he serves under God’s oath. This dude is a straight liar and manipulator just like ALL others that own these Mega Churches. In my opinion the bigger the church the less positive intentions they have. Why build a multi-million or even billion dollar temple - church when you can create sustainable infrastructure to allow life to thrive for the longevity of humanity. The only reason why they build these structures is out of pure ego! They want to leave their mark and compete against one another to see who has the biggest or most structures standing. It’s so sad to see all this money and energy go to waste! standup911 - Back up - @_standup911 Event page - @_meetingoftheminds
Church, Community, and Dude: DID YOU KNOW?
 G: STANDUP9
 Joel Osteen's net worth is $50,000,000 USD,
 of which he pays no taxes on since he made
 it through the church. He lives in a $10.5m
 dollar mansion in Royal Oaks, CA, where he
 prays for the poor and less fortunate.
Do you remember when Hurricane Harvey rolled into town and he had the nerve to say he didn’t want to open his mega church doors because it would get dirty?! There was even footage taken place outside of his MEGACHURCH of his doors shut and workers inside. I was sent two of these videos personally and my content reached 100s of thousands. (Just want to address that before his minions start to defend this scam artist) Then after multiple viral videos shared online he finally opens the doors to the community in which he says he serves under God’s oath. This dude is a straight liar and manipulator just like ALL others that own these Mega Churches. In my opinion the bigger the church the less positive intentions they have. Why build a multi-million or even billion dollar temple - church when you can create sustainable infrastructure to allow life to thrive for the longevity of humanity. The only reason why they build these structures is out of pure ego! They want to leave their mark and compete against one another to see who has the biggest or most structures standing. It’s so sad to see all this money and energy go to waste! standup911 - Back up - @_standup911 Event page - @_meetingoftheminds

Do you remember when Hurricane Harvey rolled into town and he had the nerve to say he didn’t want to open his mega church doors because it w...

80s, America, and Children: Ronald Reagan / Died June 5, 2004, Bel-Air, Los Angeles, CA sauvamente: lkeke35: sugarbrownbabydoll: marginalised: cflat-major: louisthesixteenth: its a national holiday Celebrating someone’s death seems like a really macabre thing to do. Like I get that people don’t like him because of how his administration dealt with the AIDS epidemic, but promoting someone’s death as a good thing doesn’t sit well with me. during his administration, we had a problem with abuse of patients in mental healthcare facilities (asylums, but don’t call them that), and his response to it was just to shut down the entire system. he closed all public mental healthcare facilities because a few of them were mistreating patients, and all those mentally ill people suddenly found themselves homeless without the skills necessary to survive in the general populous. he’s the reason why our healthcare system is so terrible, and he’s to blame for the homelessness epidemic (i’ll get into the next reason why he’s responsible for our high homeless population in a sec). millions of people lost everything because of reagan. thousands died. he also completely restructured our economy. from 1776 until he became president, we had an economic system like no other (look up the American School), but he removed most of the rules and regulations we had to keep the system in place because our system at the time limited accumulation of wealth. we had a built-in buffer that kept most people middle class. when he restructured our economy so he and his friends could get richer, reagan removed the safeguards that kept us out of poverty (most of the time), so now the lower echelons of society were in freefall towards homelessness. people lost their homes and businesses because the rich could do basically whatever they wanted now. superstores like wal-mart rose to prominence and pushed out small businesses because of this. our government also greatly reduced its expenditure on infrastructure. ronald reagan’s greed is why we don’t have enough trains and all our roads are falling apart. he also expanded our already bloated military while in power. one of his slogans was “peace in strength.” his goal for our country was to get an iron grip around the rest of the world and impose our own agendas on other countries at gunpoint. One of the first things reagan did when he came to power was to ignore the supreme court’s earlier ruling, ignore the constitution, and try to enforce a mandatory daily christian prayer time in all schools. when government workers went on strike against him and his policies, he fired 11,345 people. he put 11,345 people out of a job because they didn’t like him. he lowered taxes for the rich, but increased taxes on the poor, contributing to the aforementioned lack of infrastructure and homelessness crisis. he also began privatising the government, which put thousands of jobs at risk and made wealthy capitalists the men who run our country. reagan is responsible for trickle down economics. after the great depression, our government put in social programs to help people stay afloat, like universal healthcare for the elderly and disabled, basic income (the government paid people to dig ditches if they couldn’t find any other jobs. the ditches didn’t serve any purpose, but those people needed money and the government was willing to give money to anyone who worked), and food stamps. ronald reagan slashed all these programs and more, like the EPA, which made sure we were a “green” country. as a result of these slashes, people who had been secure on government assistance programs were now having to take out loans and get into debt, which jeopardised our economy. we had a stock market crash because people were becoming too poor to buy stocks, and our national debt increased by 3 times. we went from $997 billion in debt to $2.85 trillion in 1987. he also pushed us further into the cold war. previously, our relations with russia were cooling down a bit, but during reagan’s second term, he began actively threatening russia again. ronald reagan brought us to the brink of a nuclear war that would have killed all humans on earth. Ronald Reagan and Maggie Thatcher, the most hated prime minister in UK history, were close friends. he was also personal friends with Donald Trump. Under reagan, we resumed a history of violent military imperialism in foreign countries, most notably lebanon, afghanistan, and pakistan. In lebanon, we tried to stop a revolution against an oppressive regime, and in afghanistan and pakistan, reagan ordered the CIA to train civilians and create a military force to fight russia for us. Reagan created the taliban, a militant group that even today publicly dismembers people for playing games in public. they cut off children’s hands. He also began dealing weapons with China, betraying our longstanding ally, Taiwan, destabilising politics in the pacific. Under his orders, we secretly aided african and south american military dictatorships in crushing their opposition. He assisted Ayatollah Khomeini, the leader of Iran who started the 1979 revolution, in purging political opposition from the government. in 1988 our military shot down an iranian commercial flight, killing 290 civilians. Reagan was a Nazi sympathiser and referred to slain SS officers as “victims” of the war. just to make sure you read that right: Ronald Reagan supported the Nazis. He declared the war on drugs, a movement that has greatly increased the disproportionate incarceration rates of african american and latino men in this country. During Reagan’s second term, 115,000 people were diagnosed with AIDS and 70,000 died of it. Reagan did nothing to curb the spread, despite knowing that the AIDS epidemic almost exclusively affected black people and the LGBT community. when he learned how many people were dying and who they were, he laughed. he laughed at our suffering while we were dropping dead. In short, Ronald Reagan was a wealthy, selfish, greedy, capitalistic, imperialist, racist, ableist, homophobic, genocidal, antisemitic, warmongering, backstabbing murderer. Ronald Reagan was a monster. Wow and this didn’t even cover the crack epidemic It doesn’t cover the crack epidemic, or the various wars in South America, that resulted in the refugees immigrant crisis now. There’s a book called as the band played on about the AIDS crisis in the 80s and early 90s and how the conservative movement and Reagan basically steamrolled over AIDS activists. They basically denied that aids even existed for years before they even acknowledged it. the only reason they acknowledged it was because it started to affect heterosexual people and children. before that it was just a dreaded gay disease. Ronald Reagan was the devil and we are lucky that he is dead, but we are still suffering from his policies, rampant conservatism and his being anti anyone that wasn’t a straight white male.
80s, America, and Children: Ronald Reagan / Died
 June 5, 2004, Bel-Air, Los
 Angeles, CA
sauvamente:
lkeke35:

sugarbrownbabydoll:


marginalised:

cflat-major:

louisthesixteenth:
its a national holiday
Celebrating someone’s death seems like a really macabre thing to do. Like I get that people don’t like him because of how his administration dealt with the AIDS epidemic, but promoting someone’s death as a good thing doesn’t sit well with me.

during his administration, we had a problem with abuse of patients in mental healthcare facilities (asylums, but don’t call them that), and his response to it was just to shut down the entire system. he closed all public mental healthcare facilities because a few of them were mistreating patients, and all those mentally ill people suddenly found themselves homeless without the skills necessary to survive in the general populous. he’s the reason why our healthcare system is so terrible, and he’s to blame for the homelessness epidemic (i’ll get into the next reason why he’s responsible for our high homeless population in a sec). millions of people lost everything because of reagan. thousands died. 


he also completely restructured our economy. from 1776 until he became president, we had an economic system like no other (look up the American School), but he removed most of the rules and regulations we had to keep the system in place because our system at the time limited accumulation of wealth. we had a built-in buffer that kept most people middle class. when he restructured our economy so he and his friends could get richer, reagan removed the safeguards that kept us out of poverty (most of the time), so now the lower echelons of society were in freefall towards homelessness. people lost their homes and businesses because the rich could do basically whatever they wanted now. superstores like wal-mart rose to prominence and pushed out small businesses because of this. our government also greatly reduced its expenditure on infrastructure. ronald reagan’s greed is why we don’t have enough trains and all our roads are falling apart. 


he also expanded our already bloated military while in power. one of his slogans was “peace in strength.” his goal for our country was to get an iron grip around the rest of the world and impose our own agendas on other countries at gunpoint. 


One of the first things reagan did when he came to power was to ignore the supreme court’s earlier ruling, ignore the constitution, and try to enforce a mandatory daily christian prayer time in all schools. when government workers went on strike against him and his policies, he fired 11,345 people. he put 11,345 people out of a job because they didn’t like him. 


he lowered taxes for the rich, but increased taxes on the poor, contributing to the aforementioned lack of infrastructure and homelessness crisis. he also began privatising the government, which put thousands of jobs at risk and made wealthy capitalists the men who run our country. reagan is responsible for trickle down economics. 


after the great depression, our government put in social programs to help people stay afloat, like universal healthcare for the elderly and disabled, basic income (the government paid people to dig ditches if they couldn’t find any other jobs. the ditches didn’t serve any purpose, but those people needed money and the government was willing to give money to anyone who worked), and food stamps. ronald reagan slashed all these programs and more, like the EPA, which made sure we were a “green” country. 


as a result of these slashes, people who had been secure on government assistance programs were now having to take out loans and get into debt, which jeopardised our economy. we had a stock market crash because people were becoming too poor to buy stocks, and our national debt increased by 3 times. we went from $997 billion in debt to $2.85 trillion in 1987. 


he also pushed us further into the cold war. previously, our relations with russia were cooling down a bit, but during reagan’s second term, he began actively threatening russia again. ronald reagan brought us to the brink of a nuclear war that would have killed all humans on earth. 


Ronald Reagan and Maggie Thatcher, the most hated prime minister in UK history, were close friends. he was also personal friends with Donald Trump. 


Under reagan, we resumed a history of violent military imperialism in foreign countries, most notably lebanon, afghanistan, and pakistan. In lebanon, we tried to stop a revolution against an oppressive regime, and in afghanistan and pakistan, reagan ordered the CIA to train civilians and create a military force to fight russia for us. Reagan created the taliban, a militant group that even today publicly dismembers people for playing games in public. they cut off children’s hands. He also began dealing weapons with China, betraying our longstanding ally, Taiwan, destabilising politics in the pacific. Under his orders, we secretly aided african and south american military dictatorships in crushing their opposition. He assisted Ayatollah Khomeini, the leader of Iran who started the 1979 revolution, in purging political opposition from the government. in 1988 our military shot down an iranian commercial flight, killing 290 civilians. 


Reagan was a Nazi sympathiser and referred to slain SS officers as “victims” of the war. just to make sure you read that right: Ronald Reagan supported the Nazis. 


He declared the war on drugs, a movement that has greatly increased the disproportionate incarceration rates of african american and latino men in this country. 


During Reagan’s second term, 115,000 people were diagnosed with AIDS and 70,000 died of it. Reagan did nothing to curb the spread, despite knowing that the AIDS epidemic almost exclusively affected black people and the LGBT community. when he learned how many people were dying and who they were, he laughed. he laughed at our suffering while we were dropping dead.


In short, Ronald Reagan was a wealthy, selfish, greedy, capitalistic, imperialist, racist, ableist, homophobic, genocidal, antisemitic, warmongering, backstabbing murderer. Ronald Reagan was a monster.


Wow and this didn’t even cover the crack epidemic


It doesn’t cover the crack epidemic, or the various wars in South America, that resulted in the refugees immigrant crisis now.


There’s a book called as the band played on about the AIDS crisis in the 80s and early 90s and how the conservative movement and Reagan basically steamrolled over AIDS activists. They basically denied that aids even existed for years before they even acknowledged it. the only reason they acknowledged it was because it started to affect heterosexual people and children. before that it was just a dreaded gay disease. Ronald Reagan was the devil and we are lucky that he is dead, but we are still suffering from his policies, rampant conservatism and his being anti anyone that wasn’t a straight white male.

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