Getting real tired of seeing Reagan being even ironically hailed as some form of hero. Reagan was a fucking butcher to Central American countries and people need to recognize this.
- At the height of his involvement with Central America Ronald Reagan funneled $1 million a day to a repressive and often brutal Salvadoran government whose thugs and death squads killed thousands of people.
- He supported the repressive military dictatorship of Guatemala, by funneling BILLIONS of dollars to them. The Historical Clarification Commission, an independent human rights body, estimated that the Guatemalan conflict claimed the lives of some 200,000.
- Based on a review of about 20 percent of the dead, the panel blamed the Reagan funded army for 93 percent of the killings and leftist guerrillas for three percent. Four percent were listed as unresolved.
- The report documented that in the 1980s, the army committed 626 massacres against Mayan villages. “The massacres that eliminated entire Mayan villages … are neither perfidious allegations nor figments of the imagination, but an authentic chapter in Guatemala’s history,” the commission concluded. The army “completely exterminated Mayan communities, destroyed their livestock and crops,” the report said. In the northern highlands, the report termed the slaughter “genocide.”
- Let me reiterate that Reagan is largely fucking responsible for the near extinction of what was left of the Mayan population.
- In 1984, the CIA faced a scandal over an “assassination manual” prepared by agency personnel for the Nicaraguan Contras.
- Reagan’s support never led to a final battlefield victory in the region. Opposing sides negotiated peace in El Salvador and the Sandinistas were voted out of office in Nicaragua. So all his fucking financial support allegedly fighting communism was legitimately white savior bullshit that only helped fuel more slaughter and death.
Reagan was an anti-communist zealot, and a supporter of death squads, whose obsession blinded him to the human rights abuses of those he supported with funding and CIA training.
And that’s in Central America, DON’T EVEN GET ME STARTED ABOUT his sheer fucking HATRED of gay people which is why the AIDS epidemic was so fucking disastrous.
Hell, he was even shitty to his kids, and abusive, and just THE WORST PERSON.
That’s goddamn right.