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I agree with this comment.  

There was no great backlash in public attitudes--rather slightly the reverse.  But with media help the Government  was seized by the powers of War and of Big Money and the process of subversion and corruption has continued since.  

In reversing energy policy and undoing initiatives of conservation in 1980 the US committed itself to its present path of self-destruction--not irrevocably, but with decreasing likelihood of recovery toward survival with each passing year.  

The crisis you are seeing just this year is the leading edge of a collapse that will be at least as dramatic as that which overtook the Soviet Union.  

The Fates are kind.

by Gaianne on Thu Jul 10th, 2008 at 12:24:24 AM EST
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Attorney General Ed Meese said: "Don't pay attention to what we say, pay attention to what we do."  We didn't.

Reagan's propensity for appointing foxes to guard the chicken houses was well known from California.

His so called philosophy consisted of,literaly, a shoebox full of shibboleths, which, by dent of repetition, was elevated to the status of a philosophy.  These were little anecdotes he clipped out of the Reader's Digest, for God's sake!

I always believed that, should he ever have been accused of diminished capacity, he would have had a perfect defense in claiming that there had never been any capacity to diminish.  Jerzy Kosinski's Being There captured the effect well.  Peter Sellers was brilliant in the movie.  

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Jul 10th, 2008 at 11:59:27 PM EST
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