Guardian: Monsters Among Us, the Real Ronnie and Nancy

The first lady who looked away: Nancy and the Reagans' troubling Aids legacy As the nation mourns the former first lady’s death, those on the frontline of the 1980s Aids crisis remember something else: a couple who turned a blind eye

President Ronald Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan wave to onlookers at the capitol building in Washington following the swearing in ceremony of 1981.
President Ronald Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan wave to onlookers at the capitol building in Washington following the swearing in ceremony of 1981. 

The activists, in trademark Catholic drag, spent the Aids crisis fighting on behalf of infected friends and lovers – and for dying men they would never know. As much of the nation mourned the former first lady’s passing this week, their email anguish underscored the Reagan administration’s darker legacy.

Ronald Reagan, who died in 2004, was president for nearly five years before he said the word “Aids” in public, nearly seven years before he gave a speech on a health crisis that would go on to kill more than 650,000 Americans and stigmatize even more.

In recent months, published reports have revealed an administration thatlaughed at the scourge and its victims and a first lady who turned her back on Rock Hudson, a close friend, when he reached out to the White House for help as he was dying from an Aids-related illness.

“If there is a hell both Ronny and Nancy are Roasting,” wrote one Sister.

Nancy Reagan, who died at 94, will be laid to rest beside her husband on Friday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in the Los Angeles suburb of Simi Valley. Michelle Obama, Laura and George W Bush, Hillary Clinton and Rosalynn Carter are scheduled to attend the 11am ceremony, along with a list of Hollywood bold-face names including Anjelica Huston, Katie Couric, Wayne Newton and Mr T.

But as the Los Angeles area grieves the death of its famous resident – a woman lauded for her support of stem cell research and Alzheimer’s sufferers – the San Francisco Bay Area still seethes with memories of a terrible time made worse by what many consider the first couple’s calculated coldness.

Read more at Guardian.UK

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14 Responses to "Guardian: Monsters Among Us, the Real Ronnie and Nancy"

  1. disrael12a  March 12, 2016 at 9:04 am

    Worker bee, sounds like you are the perfect human being that your ET fathers send you to lecture the sinful humans, like the Prince of Peace. Do you pay tax, do you live in Russia (or perhaps Georgia), do you do any work for anyone? Then you are guilty by association.

  2. disrael12a  March 11, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    @worker bee

    Do you know how many pigs they burnt to find the treatment of battlefield injury? do you know how many cats they used to find the treatment of battlefield brain injury? Do you know how many chimps they infected with AIDS virus to find the treatment? The list goes on and on….

    Obviously you don’t know Dr. Robert Gallo. Forgive me Lord I used “you idiot” twice today.

    • Worker Bee  March 11, 2016 at 8:09 pm

      So Dr. Gallo “forgot” to tell you that he was involved in the development of offensive biological weapons at Litton Bionetics.

  3. JHolland  March 11, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are a group of gay men without any affiliation to the Catholic Church. They have been around since (I believe) the late 60’s and now have an active membership spread across many cities. They do outstanding charity work and about the only thing they do take seriously is fighting the spread of aids and other STD’s in the gay community.

  4. Jim W. Dean, Managing Editor  March 11, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    What’s the issue with bring Duff into it. This is British article to show what the coverage is over there, something we do quite a bit of. We don’t have a rule here that we only publish stuff we agree with…and never have. It’s a lot more work to cover the wide array of things that we do, versus say doing a classy weekly magazine with a few key articles.

  5. Edward Dodge  March 11, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    “” If there’s a hell, both Ronnie and Nancy are roasting”, said one Sister””,…This sister, whoever she is, is no Catholic! First, with her use of “if” she exposes herself as a non believer in Catholic doctrine, which defines there is a hell. Secondly, by condemning others to “roast”, she condemns herself. The use of the word “activists” by the author exposes these “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence’ as the marxist liberation theologists they act and sound like, and not true Catholics.

  6. Ajeocci  March 11, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    It is quite likely, according to Maureen Soloman (sp?) of the National Health Federation, that the AIDS virus is a product of the good folks at Ft. Detrick, MD, the U.S. Army’s bio warfare lab. It appears they are responsible for many of the viruses that plague the world today, Avian Flu, Swine Flu, etc. These insane madmen continue to progress toward the total destruction of all life on Earth, with funding from the U.S.G. and other madmen like Bill Gates, George Soros, and others. The bright side of all this is they will eventually succumb to their own creations.

    • ManCavePatriot  March 11, 2016 at 4:07 pm

      All of these viruses are patented. Follow the money. The CDC, a private corporation, owns most of the patents to these lab-created viruses.

    • Psychopath  March 12, 2016 at 4:37 am

      The early Male to Female infection rate mimicked the pattern of vaccination 95% gay male (Hepatitis B Vaccine in the US), 50-50% M-F Smallpox vaccine Africa. Read Dr Mary’s Monkey and Me & Lee (Judyth Vary Baker) for a bone chilling inside into the SV40 cancer causing monkey virus program of the early 60’s which paralleled the HIV program. Gay men were just used as a Trojan Horse to spread HIV in the early stages because it avoided traceability.

  7. disrael12a  March 11, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    Kind of funny VT allow you crazy to post a comment like this. You belong to the same class as Albright-you go to hell if women don’t help woman. I am a catholics and I am going to where the Lord is. You idiot!!

  8. disrael12a  March 11, 2016 at 11:20 am

    Common, don’t believe a word of this political smearing. Ronnie and Nancy got to perform their role as republican. I was working at NIAID when the AIDS was in full blowing mode. I had the chance to meet and talk to my hero, Dr. Robert Gallo, on the way to CSH conference. NIH was in a frenzy to find the cause and cure for AIDS despite the “coldness” of the president.

    Wake up people!!!

    • Jim W. Dean, Managing Editor  March 11, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      It is an election year, so both sides look for material to rile up their own troops, especially scratching old scabs.
      It is not unusual when someone dies to have old scores come up…even the “he did not do enough” kind. That is why the grass on John McCains grave will never be able to grow, from people whizzing on it at their way of saying good riddance.

    • Worker Bee  March 11, 2016 at 5:57 pm

      ” had the chance to meet and talk to my hero, Dr. Robert Gallo…”

      Did Dr. Gallo tell you what he was doing to chimps and monkeys as part of the Litton Bionetics run Special Virus Cancer Program in the 1970’s?

    • wolvenwood  March 12, 2016 at 12:29 pm

      If Gallo is your hero, I have zero respect for you. He was a liar, a fraud and just plain evil. I do hope you’re being sarcastic.

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