Ronald Reagan was a labor
leader during the era when Hollywood was a hotbed of
historians have debated exactly how
went from a self-described "hemophiliac liberal"
to America's leading small-government conservative
in little more than a decade. The answer has a lot
to do with the years 1954 to 1962, when Reagan
worked as the host of CBS's top-rated "General
Electric Theater" and served as GE's spokesman."
Reagan was hired to be
to propagandize GE workers - 'what's good for the company is
good for you'. He
worked for Lemuel Boulware who was a master propagandist -
in the same vein as Joseph Goebbels.
who had served his labor-relations apprenticeship
as deputy director of the
Production Board in World War II..."
Who was in Reagan's
Administration? Jean Kirkpatrick, a
democrat; George Schultz - his father was a prominent
communist; James Baker III - joined Mikhail Gorbachev's
State of the World Forum and these are just a few.
Karl Rove, Jack Abramoff and Grover Norquist were products of the "Young
Republicans". Grover Norquist's idol was Lenin - and
Norquist's goal has always been to make government so small
you could drown it in a bathtub... at the same time breaking
the bank on spending - bankrupting our country.
Reagan - Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, 1986
Reagan 1982 speech to the
“Let us now
begin a major effort to secure the best
-- a crusade for freedom that will
engage the faith and fortitude of the
next generation. For the sake of peace
and justice, let us move toward a world
in which all people are at last free to
determine their own destiny.” These
words by President Ronald Reagan in a
1982 speech before the British
Parliament were the inspiration that led
to the establishment of the
International Republican Institute (IRI).
historic speech, President Reagan set
America on a course of assisting those
who wanted freedom and democracy around
Quoting the United Nation’s Universal
Declaration of Human Rights, he
stated “we must be staunch in our
conviction that freedom is not the sole
prerogative of a lucky few but the
inalienable and universal right of all
And Reagan proposed a free
trade area from Argentina to Alaska during which
as it turns out was the United Nations -
International Economic Order" - communist redistribution
of wealth through regional trade agreements with a
generalized system of preferences for developing countries.
Reagan Official Announcement of Candidacy for
President, November 13, 1979, "It is no
accident that this unmatched potential for
progress and prosperity exists in three countries
with such long-standing heritages of free
government. A developing closeness among Canada,
Mexico and the United States -- a North American
accord -- would permit achievement of that
potential in each country beyond that which I
believe any of them -- strong as they are -- could
accomplish in the absence of such cooperation. In
fact, the key to our own future security may lie
in both Mexico and Canada becoming much stronger
countries than they are today."
Reagan radio address, November 20, 1982
"And here's how we're working to do
that: We insist on sound domestic
policies at home that bring down
inflation, and we look to others for no
less in their own economies. The
International Monetary Fund, the
institution that deals with world
financial issues, seeks to encourage its
member countries to follow sound
domestic policies and avoid government
restrictions on international trade and
investment to foster economic
development and raise their people's
standard of living.
remind other countries that as the U.S.
helps to lead the world out of this
recession, they will benefit as we buy
more goods from them. This will enable
them to grow and buy more goods from us.
And that will mean more jobs all around.
That is the way of free markets and free
trade. We must resist protectionism
because it can only lead to fewer jobs
for them and fewer jobs for us.
just 4 days, the Trade Ministers of
virtually all the free world countries
will meet in Geneva, Switzerland. They
will seek ways to surmount challenges to
the integrity of our international
economic system. We were instrumental in
convening this international meeting
because we believe strongly that our
trading system is at a crossroads.
Either free world countries go forward
and sustain the drive toward more open
markets, or they risk sliding back
toward the mistakes of the 1930's and
succumbing to the evils of more and more
government intervention. And this is
really no choice at all.
United States will reject protectionist
and defeatist proposals. Instead, we
will set new goals and lay out a program
for limiting government intervention in
world markets. We will lead with a clear
sense of our own commercial interests
and a quiet determination to defend
these interests. We will take actions at
home and abroad which enhance the
ability of United States industries to
compete in international trade.
the Reagan administration that launched
the Uruguay Round of multilateral trade
negotiations in 1986 that lowered global
tariffs and created the World Trade
Organization. It was his administration
that won approval of the U.S.-Canada
Free Trade Agreement in 1988. That
agreement soon expanded to include
Mexico in what became the North American
Free Trade Agreement, realizing a vision
that Reagan first articulated in the
1980 campaign. It was Reagan who vetoed
protectionist textile quota bills in
1985 and 1988."
This is most telling about
Ronald and Nancy Reagan. Who did Nancy Reagan go to
for advice and to influence Ronald Reagan on his Chief of
Robert Strauss - the 'Democratic Political Kingmaker"
who had put Jimmy Carter in office. Curiously,
after Reagan followed Robert Strauss' advice to replace Don
Regan with Howard Baker, the Iran-Contra scandal blew over.
Was that due to Howard Baker's skill as Chief of Staff?
Ronald Reagan &
Center for International
Private Enterprise (CIPE)
"The Center for International Private
Enterprise is a
non-profit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
and one of the four core institutes of the National
Endowment for Democracy."
Thomas J Donohue (R)
Mike McCurry (L)
Eliot Schrage, VP Communications & Global Affairs,
Republican Institute (IRI) (formerly National
Republican Institute for International Affairs)
"In its infancy, IRI focused
on planting the seeds of democracy in Latin America. Since
the end of the Cold War, IRI has broadened its reach to
support democracy and freedom around the globe. IRI has
conducted programs in more than 100 countries and is
currently active in more than 70 countries.
Board of Directors
John McCain, U.S. Senator
Working for Mexico
J. William Middendorf,
Ambassador to the European Community, Organization of
American States, and the Netherlands.
L. Paul Bremer,
In charge of the "hose up Iraq for perpetual war" team.
National Democratic Institute
for International Affairs (NDI)
works with democrats in every region of the world to build
political and civic organizations, safeguard elections, and
to promote citizen participation, openness and
accountability in government."
“You need something that is
transparent, something that is open, something that is
nongovernmental,” Gershman continued, supporting the
McMillan-Scott proposal, “so that you can continue to
operate without being constrained by the diplomatic concerns
and priorities of the European Union.”
for International Labor Solidarity (formerly Free
Trade Union Institute)
"To tackle the enormous
challenges workers face in the global economy, the
of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
— the national federation that represents millions
of working women and men in the United States — launched the
American Center for International Labor Solidarity in 1997."
Worker-to-Worker Solidarity Committee to AFL-CIO
"Cut All Ties with NED"
Bratislava, Slovakia – As the
promotion of democracy and human rights assumes an
increasingly important role in the United States and
the European Union (EU), democracy promotion is
experiencing a backlash in many countries around the world,
confronting deliberate measures by regimes to frustrate
freedom’s progress and suppress human rights.
It appears to this writer
that Reagan's legacy is the communist system and one-party
rule. His disciples wanted to build statues to him
everywhere but that was too obvious. Instead, they
built a monument to him
- which is now the true seat of government as the power of
government has shifted to the unseen, unelected groups
forcing their agenda on the people using the color of law.