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What struck me about the Reagan era:

  1. The Sissification of America through trumped up fear tactics. The age of the great kiddie disappearances with missing kids publicized on every milk bottle in the land. A Denver Post Pulitzer prize winning investigation debunked it all. Maybe a couple dozen kids would disappear each year- not tens of thousands. Then there were ridiculous films about the Great Red Menace, Chuck Norton stuff. America continues to live in fear of the boggeyman. It has yet to get over it.

  2. The use of state-of-the-arts disinformation techniques against the American public by employing the private sector. Law forbid the USIA to broadcast towards the US, so the best and the brightest simply retired from service and went to work for conservative think tanks.
by de Gondi (publiobestia aaaatttthotmaildaughtusual) on Mon Jul 7th, 2008 at 08:57:25 AM EST

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