Ronald Reagan

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Ronald Reagan

Born

2/6/1911, Tampico, Illinois, U.S.A.

Died

6/5/2004

Birth Name

Ronald Wilson Reagan

Gender

Male

Also Known As

Ronald Wilson Reagan, President Ronald Reagan, The Gipper, Governor Ronald Reagan
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Ronald Wilson Reagan was born on February 6, 1911 to John and Nelle Reagan. He was the second of two sons (the first was Neil). When he was 16, he got his first job by being a lifeguard for the next seven years and reportedly saved 77 people…more

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    Ronald Reagan was such a good actor and a great President. I find him as my childhood hero, I was little when he became president. But let me talk about his movie, since this is a movie site. I find alot of his movie enjoyable to watch. I just love his comdey movie 'Bedtime for Bonzo' and 'The Hasty Heart.' I think it's great that he made alot of movies, The memory live on with him in the movies and being the President. Now that he's gone, I can enjoy watching a young future President in the movies with many years to come.moreless
  • One big sham after another and one of the more parodied and lampooned Presidents of our time next to George Bush.

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    One big sham after another and one of the more parodied and lampooned Presidents of our time next to George Bush. Reagan wasn't a hero of any of that nonsense. Like many Presidents Reagan had his fair shame of disgrace and it's always hilarious to read the conservative media's view of him. They totally ignore to mention or report many of Reagan's failings and his more objectionable ones in order to sell propaganda about him.



    The Iraqi-Contra Fair-Reagan was involved in this but never took responsibility over it. Reagan much like the Bush of today liked to meddle in other countries which had no business with: Libya, Granada, Nicaragua, Salvador. During this time Central America was secretly being targeted by the U.S. , the CIA and Reagan for the same cold war type of nonsense that was so popular in the 50's. The U.S. during Reagan's term in 81 was actually condemned by the World Court for terrorism against Central America. Of course you'll never hear about this stuff publicly.. The fact that Reagan and the US ignored and supported human rights violations in many countries makes reference to him as being a hero laughable and sickening.



    It's almost fitting then for Reagan to be claiming ignorance to all of his crimes, gets Alzheimer's in the end.



    On the home front, it was a mix bag of policies that showed Reagan as would be optomist but at times a goon favoring the high class elites of Americas. He initiated the Dare Program which was great (although the Dare program has largely been ineffective now and programs is very dead). He cut welfare, yet also cut income taxes and gave subsidies to rich corporations.



    In the end, as much as the media would like to rewrite and ignore the real history of Reagan (something that you can research yourself through people like Noam Chomksky or read articles), Reagan wasn't a very decent President. While he did have a couple of success here and there, he has far more failures and that whole attack on Central America (and the U.S. being found guilty of Terrorism) is a living record of his biggest mistakes (along with Iran-Contra Affair).



    There's a great read called "Reagan the Overrated" by Mike Hersh which debunks all of the Reagan myths as well that is highly recommended reading. His passing didn’t mark the end of a hero, it marked the end of another corrupt, inept President.moreless
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