The Graven Image of a Very Hollow Idol
Point/Counterpoint on the topic of Class B actor Ronald Reagan has been lacking.
In fact, the immortalizing of Reagan has been shoved down our throats to the point
where the incessant shoving calls for a response. In as much, Voltaire once wrote
that, if you tell a lie long enough, it will believed to be the truth. Yes, this has been
shown to be true ... but only for a temporary amount of time for each lie told. This
was proven in the demises of the British regicide trio of Cromwell/Ireton/Bradshaw,
the French revolutionist Robespierre, Prince Klemens von Metternich and his entire
system, Mussolini, Joseph McCarthy, Fulgencio Batista, Pol Pot, Idi Amin, Nicolae
Ceausescu, Slobodan Milosevic, Haiti's Jean Claude Duvalier, segregationist George
Wallace, Filipino dictator Ferdinand Marcos, and the Gaddafi who was killed in a
completely tragic scenario.
The world that identifies itself as Christian was deceived into thinking that Reagan
was the stellar example of fidelity to God and country. He was made out to be the
wisest leader in world history. In fact, he was made out to be the Pope of the Re-
publican Party. However, the actual scorecard on Reagan is much different than
the graven image displayed of him in right wing galleries.
The General Scorecard on Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan is the president who: I] tripled the national debt, II] saw the national
unemployment rate rocket to 10.8% after having signed the 1981 income tax rate re-
duction into law, III] got the national debt ceiling elevated 18 times, IV] signed into
law eleven tax increases of various types, including the elimination of a major COBRA
tax deduction, V] amongst his tax hikes was the 1986 income tax rate increase of the
lowest income earners, from 11% to 15%, while the tax rate of the rich would go from
70% (on Reagan's first day in office) to eventually 28%, VI} caused the creation of the
two-income family and the phenomenon of the latch key kid, due to the financial bur-
den that Reagan let be imposed upon anyone not amongst the richest, VII] funneled
weapons illegally to Iran, a bitter enemy of the U.S. at the time,
VIII] Opened the door to the Chinese sweatshop dictatorship (in 1986) who now owns
over a trillion dollars of the U.S. financial debt. IX] signed into law the Tax Equity and
Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 —TEFRA—the largest tax increase in the history of
the United States which was designed to raise $214.1 billion throughout a 5 yr period.
X] Vetoed the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act. XI] Signed into law to California's
highest income tax hike in its history, while he was governor of California. XII] let the
Pittsburgh steel industry go into a state of nonexistence, despite the fact that it was the
Steel Capitol of the world the day Reagan took office. XIII] increased the size of the
federal government. In fact, the number of federal legislative and executive branch em-
ployees was 2,860,000 in 1981, Reagan's first year in office. In 1988, Reagan's last year
in office there were 3,113,000 executive & legislative federal employees. XIV] actually
saw a decline in government revenue as a ratio of national income, compared to Carter's
last year in office, XV] declined to defend the right of Christians in America to not be
required to desecrate the Sabbath with unnecessary work under penalty of being fired
or not hired, despite Reagan's "Moral Majority" facade.
The list of grievances go on and on, including the fact that 138 members of Reagan's
administration were either indicted, convicted, or officially investigated for various
types of wrong doing. In fact, in having placed Watts as the head of the Department
of the Interior, Reagan assigned a fox to guard a chicken coup.
Bush Economics WAS Reaganomics and it resulted in
the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression
Ronald Reagan did what it took to kill the middle class' hope of attaining the Amer-
ican Dream and to enable China to have lien holder power over the United States
which was financially ruptured under Republican rule. We are now at the threshold
of the American Apocalypse, according to Wall Street Journalist Paul B. Farrell. In
fact, Reagan's Director of the Office of Management and Budget, David Stockman,
resigned in 1985, simply because he was dismayed at Reagan's sophomoric under-
standing of economics which was incorporated into the Republican party platform.
See the recent op-ed piece in the NY Times written by Mr. Stockman, titled, How
My G.O.P. Destroyed the American Economy.
Reagan's Repeated Increase of Various Tax Rates
As president of the United States, Reagan raised other types of taxes eleven times,
thereby compensating for the 1981 income tax rate decrease. They go as follows:
1} In 1982, he signed into law the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act, result-
ing in an added tax revenue of $37.5 billion per annum in 1980 dollars.
2} In 1982, he signed into law the Highway Revenue Act, consisting in a rise in the
gasoline tax. The added tax revenue was $3.3 billion in 1980 dollars.
3} In 1983, Reagan signed into law an increase of the Social Security Tax (FICA.)
4} In 1984, he signed into law the Deficit Reduction Act, resulting in a $44 billion
dollar per annum tax increase, when measured in today's dollars. At the time,
it was $18 billion per annum.
5} The 1985 version of the COBRA, the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconcili-
ation Act, resulted in ending an employer's health insurance costs of employees,
unless those covered remain covered a listed event occurs which would cause
said employees to lose health insurance coverage.
6} The income tax rate of the lowest income tax rate was risen under Reagan, in
1986, from 11% to 15%. Reagan taxed the working poor, while cutting the
tax rate of the rich by 42 percentage points. The rate went from 70% to 50%
in 1981, and then from 50% to 28% during Reagan's second term in office.
Ronald Reagan: His Gallery of Deceptions
Fox News once displayed a photo of Ronald Reagan in military uniform. Needless
to say, this was an unconscionable deception, being that Reagan was never in the
genuine military. Everything about him was fake, even the Illinois native's Rocky
Mountain cowboy hats. Reagan merely did war films in Hollywood during the se-
cond world war, doing so as a member of the 1st Motion Picture Unit. Now, such
a thing is an embarrassment when considering the fact that real men were overseas
doing for real what Reagan was pretending to do in California!
The Class-B actor's film assignments were briefly preceded by an assignment at a
San Francisco port of embarkation. This means that the Illinois native spent the en-
tire war in safe environs, while American men were dying by the thousands and risk-
ing their lives by the tens of thousands. Yet, the Republican Party and stereotypical
pro-corporate political operatives continue to parade Reagan around as if he were
the lion-like defender of a nation. No, no, no, no, no, no, no. When the bullets
started flying, Reagan took flight ... and hid in Hollywood. That gutless coward.
Now, according to the stereotypical right wing radio talk show host, such an indivi-
dual is categorized as a gutless coward. Therefore, pursuant to the criteria of right
wing radio talk show hosts, Ronald Reagan was nothing but a gutless coward.
The True War Heroes, as Opposed to the Class-B Actor Ronald Reagan
The American airmen who served in the European Theater of Operation regarded
Ronald Reagan as a jerk. The word, "jerk," was exactly the word used to describe
him by a recipient of the U.S. Distinguish Flying Cross. So much disrespect did the
air men have for Reagan that they called him the Hollywood Commando. In fact,
his film making can be perceived today as a draft dodger's racket.
Ronald Reagan's war films had zero training value, being that they were designed
to be "morale films." They were intended to inspire airmen to "go die for their
commanders," as was stated to me at point blank range by someone who saw
Reagan's "morale films" at an American air base in England and who repeatedly
saw fellow airman suddenly get engulfed in midair flames, while other ones simply
plummeted to the Earth in long trails smoke. Some airmen, however, were lucky
enough to hit the silks. WWII parachutes were made out of silk. So too were
many WWII wedding gowns.
No airman appreciated Reagan's films, being that each airman would come close
to death in at least 1/6 of the combat missions flown. Meanwhile, Reagan was nev-
er in harm's way, and the airmen were very much aware of this. In Europe, Amer-
ican heavy bombers were returning to England by the dozen with 10, 20, 30, 40,
50, and even 60 holes shot into them. Reagan, on the other hand, would go to his
California home unscathed. Now, Walter Cronkite, Andy Rooney, Jimmy Stewart,
and Clark Gable went on bombing missions, authentically risking their lives. Rea-
It was stated by 21st Century Reaganite propagandists that Reagan's eyestght was
too bad for him to be shipped out of the protected Hollywood were he spent the
war. Well, mechanics, logistical, personnel, journalists, and administrative per-
sonnel were known to wear eyeglasses during WWII.
It was then stated that a pistol was fired on a movie set, too close to one of Reagan's
ears, causing him to be unable to go to Europe or Asia during the war. Well, if his
hearing were as bad as his propagandists made it out to be, he would not have even
be admitted into stateside military service. Plus, I personally know what it is to be
at a firing range with a lady, and giving her the ear gear, while standing close to her
while she fired your weapon at a target. I had no ear protection at time, for a num-
ber shots, and I can still hear a pin fall on linoleum tile and/or on a wooden desk.
Incidentally, Western Pennsylvania native, Jimmy Stewart, was a squadron leader
for the Eighth Army Air Force's ill-fated 445th Bomb Group of the 2nd Air Divi-
sion. The tragic history of the 445th came as result of the fatal Kassel Mission,
where 29 of the 35 participating bombers of the group were lost in minutes. How-
ever, Jimmy was transferred to the newly founded 453rd B.G. before the tragic
Kassel mission of September 1944. None the less, he spent many a mission in
Nazi airspace, receiving the United States Distinguished Flying Cross, the U.S.
Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, and the French Croix de Guerre for his
Walter Cronkite was in a heavy bomber on D-Day. He was even in a glider land-
ing in Eindhoven, Holland. In fact, after his first bomber mission, he raced back
to the studio, to be the first person ever to report on the air war. He referred to
it as Hell in a frozen sky. The typical temperature at 24,000 feet is -23 centi-
grade. Incidentally, the word, Celsius, was not used in WWII.
Andy Rooney, of 60 Minutes fame, boarded a B-17 and took part in America's
second heavy bomber raid. He landed on Utah Beach on D-Day and entered the
city of Paris with French soldiers on August 25, 1944, the day of its liberation.
Andy was a writer for Stars and Stripes, noted for his writing on the Ball Turret
Gunner. Yet, Reagan was made out to be the military hero and Andy Rooney
was made out to be a smart aleck.
Ohio native Clark Gable was Captain William Clark Gable, observer-gunner, of
the 351st Bomb Group. In one of his five missions, an engine was shot-out and
a stabilizer was shot-up. In fact, Hitler offered a sizable reward for anyone who
could shoot down Clark Gable's bomber crew and bring Gable back to Berlin
alive and uninjured. Moreover, Clark's celebrity wife, while she was dying, sug-
gested that he serve his nation by joining the Army Air Corps. Thus, he went in-
to the European skies for Carol. Ronald Reagan stayed in Hollywood.
In comparison to those men who stood at the ground zero of human suffering,
the comfy Ronald Reagan was being an accomplished spectator. In as much,
the world of the radio talk show host, in praising Ronald McDonald Reagan as
if he were Captain America, destroyed the sum total of its credibility in the eyes
of any person even slightly familiar with WWII history.
The Lies about Reagan
Ronald Reagan was hailed by on-air political operatives as the paramount model
of conservatism and fiscal responsibility. This is a lie which is easily proven to
be one by referring to the national debt records. The undisputed fact is that the
national debt was tripled under Ronald Reagan. At the end of the Jimmy Carter
administration, the debt was approximately one trillion dollars. The day Reagan
left office, the debt was approximately three trillion dollars that remain unpaid to
In addition, the national debt ceiling limit was raised 18 times under Reagan. In
fact, when he entered the White House, the national debt was 32.5% of Gross
Domestic Product. When he left office, it was 53.1%. It elevated 28.6% per-
centage points under the Reagan administration.
Reagan was hailed as the man who ushered in lower taxes, and by doing so, he
ushered in a healthy economic boom. The truth is that Reagan raised a number
of taxes after he initially signed into law the lowering of income tax. The 1981 in-
come tax cut was followed by the 1982 unemployment rate of 10.8%, the highest
in post war America up to that time. His approval rating dropped to 49%.
He Was No Pro-life President
Ronald Reagan was hailed as a pro-life president. Firstly, if he were truly pro-life,
he would have rallied to the cause of having the law protect those members of hu-
manity who had not yet seen sunlight on their faces. Therefore, if Reagan is to be
recognized as a pro-life president, then he is to be recognized as a failure of one.
There was zero attempt at a pro-life constitutional amendment.
Secondly, after his meandering, as California governor Ronald Reagan signed into
law an abortion act that would soon reek havoc throughout California. Originally
designed to allow abortions only in cases when the mother's was in danger, the fi-
nal bill was extended, thereby opening the door for unconscionable doctors and
parents to do the typically unconscionable things. As California governor, Rea-
gan compromised. He caved.
Now, the original abortion bill was pointless in light of the fact that common law
provides for permission to save your own imperiled life. Therefore, the revised
bill that Reagan signed into law was the opening of Pandora's Box on the west
coast. The box was first opened in Colorado. Reagan only opened it wider.
The bottom line is that Reagan was NOT the iron wall of defense for children
yet to see sunlight, neon light, night lights, or any other kind of light. Reagan
was no pro-life prodigy. He said that he was pro-life, in order to secure the
The Trade Balance Deficit and Sweatshop Labor Importation
As is explained elsewhere on this site, the importation of foreign sweatshop mer-
chandise, and the ensuing trade balance deficit, is one of the factors which has
drained this economy into its present tumbleweed and tombstone status. The
Pandora's Box of the trade balance deficit was opened wide during Reagan's
second term. It was lessened under George Bush I. However, during the Clin-
ton years, the international trade balance deficit skyrocketed. Then, during the
George Bush II administration, it went to obscenely unconscionable proportions.
In 10 years, $5.5 trillion went overseas, mostly to sweatshop dictatorships, never
to return to America.
Concerning Reagan's contribution to the trade balance deficit and accompanying
decrease in per capita income, 1984 was the first time in US history that the defi-
cit rose above $100 billion in any single year. That was a notable numerical figure
for 1984 prices and wages. In the Reagan years to follow, the TBD (Trade Balance
Deficit) per year would be over $100 billion each year. Of course, under George
Bush II, it surpassed the sound barriers of obscenity, in reaching the $700 & $800
billion mark. However, Reagan was the one with zero foresight in this issue. He
wasn't a great modern-day forefather. Rather, he set us up for the kill, not realizing
that the trade balance deficit would be synonymous with the American economy.
At present, the best case scenario for the heavily indebted United States is for it to
become another 20th Century Argentina, unless manufacturing returns to America.
Keep in mind that Reagan was president from 1981 to 1988 and then refer to:
Additionally keep in mind that the well-being of a nation's citizens, or the lack there-
of, is a reflection on the head of state ruling such people. This is the case whether
the ruling person is king, prime minister, president, chairman party leader, fuhrer,
despotic dictator, war lord, chancellor, vicegerent, emperor, or czar. Photographs
of families living out of station wagons and other types of motor vehicles were tak-
en during the Reagan years, while Reagan was living comfortably.
He Was the Opposite of Family Values
Reagan was regarded as the poster president for this thing once called Family Val-
ues. However, it was during the Reagan years when moms had to go out and work,
thereby neglecting the moral upbringing of their children. There wasn't the ability to
incorporate family values during the Reagan years. In fact, people didn't have time
to incorporate a prayer life. Reaganomics stole time away from God, especially in
light of the fact that the Desecration of Sunday in christened populations began to
get rampant during the days of the astrology president who lived an adulterous re-
lationship with Nancy Davis, under the guise that she was "his second wife."
He Empowered Bin Laden. He Empowered Hussein.
America went through two protracted wars in the early 21st Century. The catalysts
of both wars were men whom Reagan supported. At this point you should see that
any praise of Ronald Reagan constitutes political treason against the United States.
Reagan did NOT have the foresight needed to protect Americans. His signing of
treaties that empowered dictatorial China is another piece of evidence. He basic-
ally betrayed America.
Reagan Kowtowed to McCarthyism
Reagan was the president of the actor's guild during the McCarthy years. He even
went as far as going to the podium, in order to address his fellow actors, stating that
some of them were communists. Well, years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, it was
admitted that the Soviet KGB had no interest and no spies in Hollywood. The KGB
was looking for technological and industrial information. In as much, Reagan was
attributed with having contributed to the destruction of lives, on account of his kow-
towing to McCarthyism. In fact, did you ever wonder why Reagan's true wife, Jane
Wyman, left the man who would one day let himself be influenced by astrology at the
Incidentally, before you continue to go about with your chest puffed out, calling Rea-
gan a great Christian, keep in mind that the Sacred Script states that he who parts
company with his wife and takes on another commits adultery. Nancy Davis never
was Ronald Reagan's wife in the eyes of the Eternal God. She was his well dressed
adulteress. So, cease and desist from referring to the astrology president as a great
Christian American. He rolled out the red carpet to sweatshop importation and the
escalating national debt. Sweatshop labor profiteering is classically known as De-
fraudment of Laborers of their Wages, one of the four sins which cry to Heaven for
Incidentally, Reagan once went up to a podium and proceeded to say that every-
thing is in Bible. The Bible expressly states that not everything is in the Bible.
This illustrates how lazy Reagan was, when it came to reading and learning.
This also shows how presumptive he was, in his failure to fact-check or to
defer statements about the Bible to those who actually studied it.
Trickle-down Economics: His Biggest Cliche. His Biggest Con Game.
Ronald Reagan coined the phrase Trickle Down Economics. The name itself shows
the fatal error in Reaganite policy. It's right in front of your face. Look at the word,
trickle. The multitudes don't need a trickle of money to come down to them. They
need a waterfall of it. So, whoever proffers the phrase, Waterfall Economics, is the
one to follow.
The concept of trickle-down economics is merely a vertical way of describing the
multiplier effect in a very sophomoric, moronic, and wrong way. Very simply, when-
ever you spend a dollar, it keeps getting passed on to other people. The effect is as
if more than one dollar is being passed around, in light of the fact that a lot of people
got their hands on the dollar. When a person receives a sum of money, he/she ends
up spending part of it, causing it to recirculate a number of times.
The equation for the multiplier effect is the total sum of money earned/received divid-
ed by 1 minus the percentage saved. Technically, it's the 1/1 - MPC (Marginal Propen-
sity to Consume.) That's 1 divided by (1 - the amount of money you will save and not
spend.) Example: If you save 20% of you disposal income and spend/investment the
other 80%, then the formula is 1 divided by .2. This equals a multiplier of 5. This
means that a dollar you spent will circulate throughout the economy five times, be-
fore it finds itself in a savings account of sorts. Such a number is NOT a trickle.
Reagan, in His Space Race Mentality, Caused the Challenge to Explode
Let us review: The o-rings ... sealants that prevent leaks. Defective ones were on
the Shuttle Challenger. Perhaps you know the account. The shuttle wasn't ready
to fly, but Reagan had to show-up them commies and applied the pressure to have
it go ... go into flames. He was no engineer. He should have kept quiet. Concern-
ing the tragedy that he provoked:
"The primary O-ring was too cold to seat properly, the cold-stiffened heat
resistant putty that protected the rubber O-rings from the fuel collapsed,
and gases at over 5000°F burned past both O-rings across seventy degrees
of arc flames ...".
At launch, the temperature was 36 °F. Yet, until that day, the lowest temperature
at a shuttle's launch was 51°F. Now, the overnight low was 18°F and the AFT field
joint located on the right-hand booster at launch time was about 28 °F. This was far
below the solid booster rocket redline temperature of 40 °F. That flight needed to
have been postponed. Reagan was locked too much in his flag-waving delusional
mind, to have considered basic scientific laws.
See also: http://www.midnightdestiny.com/2012/03/space-shuttle-challenger.html
Lebanon ... Reagan Turned Soldiers into Sitting Ducks
and the Eventual Inhabitants of Body Bags
You never send troops anywhere to serve the function of scarecrow. That's what
mandates are for. In fact, George Patton said to never dig in. Stay in motion or
you will lose troops. Reagan apparently lacked understanding of the middle east-
ern mindset, as much as he lacked the common sense of bilingual George Patton.
Reagan thought that the presence of American GI's would make nearby Middle
Easterners run away in fright. It was the U.S. presence that attracted terrorism
like flypaper. Then came an explosion and sudden tragedy.
Reagan did something insufferable the evening of the bombing. He went on nation-
al TV and said to not worry about the dead soldiers ... that they were in Heaven.
In fact, he put his hands in a stop-sign position and emphatically told Americans to
not pray for them. Firstly, who made the adulterer and astrology pagan, Ronald
Reagan, the newest version of Saint Catherine of Siena, Jean Vianney, or Padre
Pio, as if he had the power to see who went to Heaven and who went to Hell that
day? Those were diversionary words of a lying politician who, in his lack of wis-
dom, caused American soldiers to helplessly die.
Secondly, it IS a sin to tell people to not pray for the dead. One of the two Books
of Maccabees expressly states that it is good to pray for the dead, that they may be
loosened from their sins. In as much, it was a great offense against God when cer-
tain campaigners presented Reagan as the last bastion of Christian hope. In addi-
tion, it was also a sin to have claimed that Gorbachev was a closet Christian.
The bottom line is that the Reagan years were the years of lying campaign propa-
ganda. One lie was that he loved America. Well, he destroyed the world famous
Pittsburgh steel industry. That industry was an American institution, and in steel,
Pittsburgh was king of the Earth. Reagan did what it took to have the mills closed
before the end of the decade.
The evil of Reagan's anti-American actions consists in the fact that placing wealth
in the hands of the middle class prevents dictatorship. By the time the Bush II ad-
ministration was in power, America had become an Orwellian Big Brother State.
Over $700 billion went to Big Brother's big cronies in the failed corporate world.
Reagan's obsessive military spending was ironic for someone who was too much
of a coward to enlist for WWII combat duty as did B-24 bomber pilot Jimmy Ste-
wart. Then again, it's to be expected. Those who have seen combat are usually
the ones who know the horrors of war and do not go about beating the drums of
war as did the coward Ronald Reagan who was nestled in Hollywood, while air-
men regularly faced -23 degree centigrade temperatures in aircraft that sometimes
became infernos at the hands of 88mm, 108mm, and 128mm canon fire. Very sim-
ply, men who went to war try to prevent the next one.
Ronald Reagan was nothing more than the poster child of money grabbing yuppies.
He was an inspiration to those people who wanted no accountability in their ways
of amassing wealth. Ronald Reagan was the negation of conscience.
The quintessential articles which summarizes the failure known as the Reagan ad-
ministration, written while Reagan was still president is found through the follow-
An article which illustrates that Obama lower the size of the federal government and
that Reagan drastically augmented the size, is found through the following link: