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SHOCKER! NY Times: New FOIA reveals Pres. Reagan had been a FBI Snitch since 1946!

Reagan’s Personal Spying Machine

By SETH ROSENFELD
Published: September 1, 2012

IN 1961, when Ronald Reagan was defining himself politically, he warned that if left unchecked, government would become “a Big Brother to us all.” But previously undisclosed F.B.I. records, released to me after a long and costly legal fight under the Freedom of Information Act, present a different side of the man who has come to symbolize the conservative philosophy of less government and greater self-reliance.

When Reagan needed government help, he was happy to take it, which is particularly interesting in light of the current debate over “entitlements,” and which might give pause to members of both political parties who speak glowingly of the Reagan legacy.

The documents show that Reagan was more involved than was previously known as a government informer during his Hollywood years, and that in return he secretly received personal and political help from J. Edgar Hoover, the longtime F.B.I. director, at taxpayer expense.

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FBI goons appealed to Reagan's sense of misplaced 'patriotism' by riling up the commie-infiltration-of-liberal-groups-he-was-involved-with (well, they were half-right, we are talking Hollywood here) fear-card, and gently annealing his broken and weak psyche at a time when his marriage was on the rocks and his long-instilled political world view were in shambles.

In other words, as they say in the intelligence business: he was the perfect textbook intel asset primed for grooming:

Reagan’s F.B.I. connection is rooted in the turbulent years of post-World War II Hollywood, a time when, Reagan has written, his worldview was coming apart. His film career, his marriage to Jane Wyman and his faith in the political wisdom received from his father, an F.D.R. Democrat, were all faltering.

The timing was thus significant when, one night in 1946, F.B.I. agents dropped by his house overlooking Sunset Boulevard and told him that Communists were infiltrating a liberal group he was involved in. He soon had a new purpose; as he wrote, “I must confess they opened my eyes to a good many things.”

Another great reporting by Seth Rosenfeld:

http://www.dailypaul.com/250257/splc-continuation-of-cointel...




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I think you are more fair than the author

who of course is going to use this as a beat stick to say we need big government. Government preys on us all. We are all not perfect pure ideological angels. Reagan had serious faults; he also had good things about him.

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indeed

it seems there's almost zero NWO puppet who HADN'T been involved with either CIA or the FBI or some other intel organization, prior to 'kissing the ring' to get to where they headed, into high profile political positions of 'power.'

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

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Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul