Thursday, August 22, 2013

More Reagan Than Reagan

Michael Reagan:
Portraying Ronald Reagan as a racist because he was in favor of lifting economic sanctions against South Africa is simplistic and dishonest.

If you knew my father, you’d know he was the last person on Earth you would call a racist.
Dude, you were adopted. Your adoptive father was a racist.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Ronald Prescott "Ron" Reagan: the far better son.

Malacylpse said...

Let's be fair: it is entirely possible that Reagan himself was simply okay with playing with the worst racist themes of the last 50-odd years cynically, exploiting some of the worst history this country has produced, without actually believing any of the racist tropes he invoked, over and over and over again, without himself believing in it.