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Re: "The Government"...the dirtiest words of all.....
Posted by Marcello (Guest) - Thursday, March 31 2016, 6:13:17 (UTC)
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"You are correct.

Years ago, I watched a movie called "An Unreasonable Man", which was a documentary about Ralph Nader. In the 70s, "Nader's Raiders" were a group of idealistic progressives who would regularly be invited to Senate and Congress hearings to discuss automobile safety, food safety, environmental safety, etc.

They were welcome until (you guessed it) Ronald Reagan came to power. Then, they were no longer invited to Capital Hill and their influence waned. Fortunately for them, they were able to sow the seeds for the following laws and legislation: seat belts in cars, airbags in automobiles, consumer protection in the form of product labeling, Nuclear disarmament, and "even the free ticket you get after being bumped from an overbooked flight".

FUCK RONALD REAGAN, the actor-turned-president. LONG LIVE RALPH NADER and his legacy! Ralph Nader is one of my heroes, I look up to him for inspiration."

-- You're right, and that is a great documentary. One of "Nader's Raiders" whom you should read is the journalist, Allan Nairn who was almost killed along with Amy Goodman by the Indonesian military while documenting a massacre in East Timor. Fortunately, they both survived, Goodman almost unscathed, while Nairn took a vicious blow to the head from a soldier's M-16. Thanks for reminding me, I'm gonna watch "An Unreasonable Man" once again.



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