|By Clyde Lewis
The Reagan funeral brought me back in time and affected me more than any grainy footage of the war that is supposed to induce Shock and Awe. While many of the television talking heads believe that the funeral was overkill they are missing a very interesting irony. Reagan's funeral coverage proved something very important to me and that is the only thing more important than who your friends are is who your friends hate.
After Ronald Reagan passed away on June 5th, 2004 it was interesting to see how the media was itching to get back to reporting their boring war and how it seemed to be such a chore to give Reagan his last great moment.
I thumbed across a story in the New York Post where it was reported that both Dan Rather and Tom Brokaw agreed that coverage of his death had been a bit excessive.
Rather had told the Philadelphia Enquirer that while it was good to pay respects to the fallen leader, life goes on.
"Even though everybody is respectful and wants to pay homage to the president, life does go on, there is other news, like the reality of Iraq, it got very short shrift this weekend Dan Rather on the coverage of the Reagan Funeral
Yes the reality of the "great spectacle" needs to grace our screens again so that we can continue the double think that Oceania is continually at war with either Eurasia or Eastasia. The Reagan Funeral is putting a big dent in the ministry of hate department of our Pentagon controlled media.
In our Orwellian nightmare the creators of double think are beginning to see how the Reagan funeral is giving us a peek into the reality that all of our so called leaders are connected and that their wars and heated words are just showmanship and machination to bring about a New World Order.
In Orwell's dystopia 1984, Winston's Job in the records department was to create double think by changing records of the past so that every record of a past event the party wants to suppress is deleted.
That is why it was important to remind the serfs in the system that Oceania is at war with Eurasia. The citizenry must force themselves to "remember" that they have always been at war with Eurasia, even though they somehow escape the fact that Oceania was allied with Eurasia only four years earlier.
Even though the networks were stymied in giving us the remarkable ennui that is this war on terror it was Vice President Dick Cheney that wanted to get a word in about evil empires and in the process dropped a cloud of irony as thick as a toxic gas.
For decades, Americans had waged a Cold War and few believed it could possibly end in our own lifetimes. The president was one of those few. And it was the vision and the will of Ronald Reagan that gave hope to the oppressed, shamed the oppressors and ended an evil empire.
More than any other influence, the Cold War was ended by the perseverance and courage of one man who answered falsehood with truth and overcame evil with good.--Vice President Cheney Eulogizing President Ronald Reagan
The thick irony is that these words were delivered in the face of Michail Gorbachev who was present when Cheney gave the eulogy.
At the end of the Cold War, Reagan had thrown around the words evil empireand Secretary Gorbachev was his fiercest rival, however that was all in the past and the digging up of an old euphemism seemed a bit threadbare and in a subtle way opened up the Orwellian reminder that deep in our hearts we will always be at war and Ronald Reagan's legacy should not dampen our spirit of open ended war.
Cheney's words would have been an insult at any family funeral gathering but in the rotunda at the foot of the flag draped casket it drifted off into history and probably got lost in the moment.
I am sure that Dick Cheney's "evil empire" quip was given for the purpose of aligning the Bush administration with that of Ronald Reagan. After all, the new "axis of evil" is just an attempt at regrouping and putting a new smell on an even bigger pile of bullshit George W. Bush has rarely ever invoked Ronald Reagan or his legacy in his Presidency and yet the generous tributes continue to pour out now that he has passed away and the attempted alignment by Cheney is laughable if not gratuitously sickening.
Looking back at what I remember about Ronald Reagan, by all appearances he seemed to be a pragmatic conservative. We all knew that he came from humble Christian stock and in contrast to Bush never really pushed his personal religious agendas all that much. I am not saying he never did, but many people never really used his Christianity as a crutch for determining his character.
When he was good he was outstanding, when he was bad he was very bad.
Reagan never claimed to be a prophet. When he invoked God it seemed heartfelt and it was easy to fall for his Hollywood version of America.
The crew of the space shuttle Challenger honored us by the manner in which they lived their lives. We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for their journey and waved good-bye and slipped the surly bonds of earth to touch the face of God."--Ronald Reagan speaking about the Challenger disaster
While many worried that he was trigger happy and ready to push the button, Reagan used prudence when it came to the nuclear issue. We escaped a nuclear Armageddon while he was President.
However this article is not meant to give Reagan sainthood.
That isn't the intent.
The intent is to show the hypocrisy that politics has fallen into today. The intent is to demonstrate that Reagan is being buried by his very own betrayers.
In all of Reagan's smiles and pageantry the New World Order was being carried out by forces and ideas that have placed us in the position we are in today.
As a matter of fact the biggest irony of all is that Ronald Reagan and Bush's so called "axis of evil" don't have too many degrees of separation.
In fact Ronald Reagan and Osama Bin Laden have something in common. They both helped in bringing down the horrible threat of communism.
That alone should tell you that you are being played. The pomp and the circumstance, the flowers, the heads of state, and past enemies have bowed before his flag draped coffin. All of the big names eulogize him and give him a state funeral and he will long be remembered for his bringing down of communism.
The laughable thing is that in the era of Reagan, Osama Bin Laden, the most hated and hunted man, our very own "Emanuel Goldstein, " was praised and called a freedom fighter for bringing down an "evil empire."
Reaganís funeral demonstrates that a government is put on a pedestal for you to worship because they kill the illusory dragon or two. Dragons that are created by them, and later destroyed by them.
No matter, millions of people die, and we can all let bygones be bygones.
Prior to Reagan's reign at the Whitehouse President Jimmy Carter gave Secret orders for something called "Operation Cyclone." The Idea was to give the CIA $4 billion U.S. Tax payer Dollars to create an Islamic terrorist organization. The coaches of Operation Cyclone recruited the candidates at an Islamic college in Brooklyn, New York and then trained terrorists at camps in Pakistan and in Virginia.
The purpose of course was to train these men to fight for us and remove the scourge of the evil empire. It was Ronald Reagan who opened the door to terror for the purpose of toppling the threat of communism.
In March 1985, it was Ronald Reagan that signed National Security Decision Directive 166, which authorized a stepped-up covert military aid to the Mujahideen. It revealed that the secret Afghan war had a new goal and that was to defeat Soviet troops in Afghanistan through covert action and encourage a Soviet withdrawal.
This covert U.S. assistance began with a dramatic increase in arms supplies a steady rise to 65,000 tons annually by 1987 as well as a "ceaseless stream" of CIA and Pentagon specialists who traveled to the secret headquarters of Pakistan's ISI on the main road near Rawalpindi, Pakistan. There the CIA specialists met with Pakistani intelligence officers to help plan operations for the Afghan rebels.
"Throughout the world its agents, client states and satellites are on the defensive - on the moral defensive, the intellectual defensive, and the political and economic defensive. Freedom movements arise and assert themselves. They're doing so on almost every continent populated by man in the hills of Afghanistan, in Angola, in Kampuchea, in Central America ... They are freedom fighters." --Ronald Reagan speaking about the Mujahideen
Included in that praise was Osama Bin Laden. The US government refuses to admit that Operation Cyclone and $4 Billion dollars of our tax money spawned bin Laden, the Taliban and Islamic fundamentalist terrorists that now are being called our enemies.
Republican Senator Orrin Hatch from who is from Utah has run for president and always seems to brown nose GOP policies to the point of embarrassment was a senior member of the Senate Intelligence Committee which approved US dealings with the Mujahideen which later became Taliban.
After the September 11th attacks on the United States it was Hatch that commented that he still thinks that our dealings with the Mujahideen were in the best interest of the country even knowing what bin Laden would later become.
"It was worth it. Those were very important, pivotal matters that played an important role in the downfall of the Soviet Union."-Orrin Hatch
While we remember Reagan for his great deeds, we must learn that he was able to open the door for the devil to walk in and have his way with the United States.
Was it his fault entirely?
Reagan seemed to be an upstanding man. He was American through and through. He has been eulogized as a man of character and integrity, and even more confusing is that Reagan vowed that he would not allow anyone in his cabinet that he felt was corrupt.
It was no secret that at first Reagan had no love for secret organizations within Government. He was well aware of groups like the Trilateral Commission, and those with what can be called in conspiracy circles ties to the Illuminati.
According to Kitty Kelly's biography on Nancy Reagan.
"It is safe to say that Nancy Reagan hated Vice President George Bush--the ambitious CIA spy and former CIA director who seized the presidency without an election. This hatred was certainly a motivation as effective as any truth serum. (Former CIA director Richard Helms, one of twenty Reagan/Bush White House officials convicted in the Iran-Contra cocaine-for-guns/NATO-stockpiles-for-cash scandal, testified to Congress the CIA successfully completed over 60,000 assassinations. Mind-controlled assassins (MK-ULTRA torture/psychology program) were just one of the CIA's many underhanded specialties. Reagan and Bush's Costa Rican embassy staff--including the U.S. ambassador-was expelled from that nation for the crime of importing cocaine into the USA. As head of the CIA, Bush was certainly one of America's more ruthless government employees.)"
The question is how then did George H.W. Bush weasel his way into the Vice presidency?
Reagan had stated publicly that he would never take Bush as his vice-presidential running mate. It has been rumored that Reagan was invited to a meeting with the Rockerfellers in New York City where he was allegedly told
"If you do not take my head of the Trilateral Commission'" (George H.W. Bush) "'as your running mate, the only way you'll see the inside of the White House is as a tourist."
Many people saw trouble in the Reagan Whitehouse with the arrival of the ex CIA head.
In Reaganís first months in office, the insiders and political clique did not feel comfortable with him in the White House.
This is why theorists agree that Reagan was the target of a shadow Government hit. The assassination attempt was botched in order to send a message to Reagan that he either participates in bringing about the New World Order or dies.
After his assassination attempt in March of 1981 there has been the ever-present rumor that the Whitehouse was taken over and that Reagan became the puppet of George Herbert Walker Bush.
This brings about another Irony. It was George H.W. Bush that cried tears when he eulogized Reagan. Once again the Bushes, both father and son took advantage of the moment and even in death sized the opportunity to advertise the "New World Order."
Their sympathies are so empty, when you know the circumstances that may place the senior Bush in the loop when it comes to Reaganís attempted assassination on March 30th, 1981.
Tucked somewhere in the memory holes of most Americans is the news report that was given by NBC News correspondent John Chancellor.
NBC news reported that the brother of the man who tried to kill the president was acquainted with the son of the man who would have become president if the bullet had killed Ronald Reagan.
Chancellor reported that Scott Hinckley the brother of John Hinkley, Reaganís assailant and Neil Bush had been scheduled to have dinner together the night after the attack.
Neil Bush, a landman for Amoco Oil, told Denver reporters he had met Scott Hinckley at a surprise party at the Bush home January 23, 1981, which was approximately three weeks after the U.S. Department of Energy had begun what was termed a "routine audit" of the books of the Vanderbilt Energy Corporation, the Hinckley oil company.
In an incredible coincidence, on the morning of March 30, three representatives of the U.S. Department of Energy told Scott Hinckley, Vanderbilt's vice president of operations, that auditors had uncovered evidence of pricing violations on crude oil sold by the company from 1977 through 1980. The auditors announced that the federal government was considering a penalty of two million dollars. Scott Hinckley reportedly requested "several hours to come up with an explanation" of the serious overcharges. The meeting ended a little more than an hour before John Hinckley Jr. shot President Reagan.
Although John Hinckley Sr. was characterized repeatedly by the national news media as "a strong supporter of President Reagan," no record has been found of contributions to Reagan.
To the contrary, in addition to money given to Bush, a fellow Texas oilman, as far back as 1970, the senior Hinckley raised funds for Bush's unsuccessful campaign to wrest the nomination from Reagan.
Furthermore, he and Scott Hinckley separately contributed to John Connally in late 1979 when Connally was leading the campaign to stop Reagan from gaining the 1980 presidential nomination. The Bush and Hinckley families, of course, would do better under a Bush presidency than it would under President Reagan.
It is not known how many newspapers chose to print this AP despatch; it would appear that the Washington Post for one did not do so. The electronic media also do not appear to have devoted much attention to this story. It was reported and later ignored.
Once the cabinet had decided that there had been no conspiracy, all such facts were irrelevant anyway. There is no record of Neil Bush, George W. Bush, or Vice President George H.W. Bush ever having been questioned by the FBI in regard to the contacts described.
They never appeared before a grand jury or a Congressional investigating committee. No special prosecutor was ever appointed. Which is another way of saying that by March, 1981, the United States government had degenerated into total lawlessness, with special exemptions for the now ruling Bush family.
Government by laws had dissolved. The silent coup had arrived and Reagan was held captive. He could speak up and die, or cooperate.
How did the story of Neil Bush meeting with Scott Hinckley get lost in the annals of history?
It was a matter of a diversion tactic.
The cameras were moved to a soap opera in the situation room when Secretary of State Alexander Haig on national television declared that "he was in control of the Whitehouse."
"Constitutionally, gentlemen, you have the President, the Vice President, and the Secretary of State, in that order, and should the President decide that he wants to transfer the helm he will do so. He has not done that. As of now, I am in control here, in the White House, pending the return of the Vice President and in close touch with him. If something came up, I would check with him, of course."óAlexander Haig
Haig made a hasty blunder and soon it was all over the news.
Vice president Bush was in the air over Texas at the time of the shooting.
John Hinkley Jr. allegedly fired the shots at Reagan. The bullet that entered Reagan's body came within fractions of an inch of hitting President Reagan's heart.
George Herbert Walker Bush was literally a heartbeat away from becoming the President of the United States. The relationship between George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan was never the same after that day and it seemed that the plans for the New World order were being implemented.
Reaganís health deteriorated and it was believed that major decisions were made by George Herbert Walker Bush.
If these allegations are true, then the Bush family has been well skilled in developing and carrying out a major coup díetat in government.
Forty-four days after the attempted assassination of Reagan, there was an attempt to assassinate Pope John Paul II during a general audience in St. Peter's Square in Rome.
During those forty- four days the man in charge of the United states was George Herbert Walker Bush. The man who fired the shot at the pontiff was Mehmet Ali Agca. Agca was trained by CIA operative Frank Terpil. Terpil of course is an old associate of George Herbert Walker Bush.
Reagan may have been all that the press said he was. A good man, a man of integrity, and quite possibly a man that was coerced into sleeping with the enemy on too many occasions. His dealings with Iran-Contra, and the creation and support of Osama Bin Laden allowed for the malignant terrorism to take hold and put us in the mess we are in today.
If you want to blame Ronald Reagan for the lies, atrocities, shady deals, and all of the other horrible things that are happening right now, take a look at all of those "wonderful people" that surrounded him when he was president.
All of those people that just stepped in under his protest.
Many of the same people surround President George W. Bush in the Whitehouse today.
In our general ennui of anything historical, and in our attention deficit democracy it is a simple exercise to manipulate history and romanticize a moment in time that for three months may have been a time of great hope.
After President Reagan was shot, it seemed that his life and his Presidency began to deteriorate.
Twenty three years later, the great communicator Ronald Wilson Reagan passes away at age 93. I remember him as a good man, and in many ways I believe deep down that he wanted to be a man of principle and a man of peace.
However, I can sadly say that even great men of peace can become desperate and act warlike when they are held at gunpoint.
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