Tuesday, June 08, 2004

President Reagan

Ok, Ok. I know this is going to sound completely insensitive, but it's been bothering me for a few days now.

Yes, it is sad when ANYONE passes away. I feel for the Prez's family. But do we have to have a "week" of mourning?

I say this because back when Reagan was President, he did not seem to give a rats ass about those people stricken with AIDS. In fact, he NEVER MENTIONED the word AIDS during his ENTIRE presidency.

For one hailed as the "great communicator" Reagan failed to take leadership on an issue that was begginning to rear its ugly head during his watch.

Why was that?

One can assume that he just plain didn't care. Why did we have to lose so many people to a disease whose lives could have been saved- or at least prolonged, if Reagan would have taken a few moments out of his busy life to talk frankly about what was happening.

That didn't happen.

I don't feel any need to honor him for honor is something that is deserved. Honor is an adhereence to principles considered right. Failing to recognize a health crisis that lead to the infections and deaths of Americans (not to mention those worldwide) is something "lacking" honor.

So for all of you Honoring such a man....remember all of those that have passed away because of what he refused to do.

I'll get off my soapbox for now.
Peace!
JPB

3 comments:

John said...
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Catchrdude said...

I didn't remove it....HONEST!

Catchrdude said...

John....if I didn't remove it.....who did? It must be the "thought police" from the Patriot Act. You better watch out...they are coming for you! They are probably at your door now!!!!!!!!!