Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA—Nancy Reagan, the wife of the deceased 40th U.S. president Ronald Reagan, died Saturday, March 5, 2016 from heart failure. She was 94 years old.
White power in blackface, U.S. president Barack Obama, and his wife Michelle sent official condolences to the Reagan family.
U.S. vice president Joe Biden said of Nancy via twitter that she, “understood service as a noble endeavor.” Bill and Hillary Clinton also released a statement calling her an “extraordinary woman who left an amazing legacy.”
The imperial U.S. flags are being flown at half-staff in her honor. The colonial media of the U.S. is painting a wholesome image of Nancy and urging the population to mourn her death.
It is considered customary to say polite things about the deceased. The statements being made about Nancy Reagan in the media, however, are outright lies.
Nancy Reagan was a vile imperialist. Her death, if not celebrated, certainly should not be mourned.
The so-called “legacy” left behind by Nancy and her husband was a legacy of genocide against African people—in the form of mass incarcerations—that still haunts the African community today.
Her flashy style and expensive taste that she is being praised for was subsidized by stolen wealth and drug trafficking. If Nancy Reagan did nothing at all, she slept with the devil and conspired in his crimes of genocide against African people.
Stand by your man
Nancy Reagan was known for her fierce support and protectiveness of her husband as U.S. president. She was also known to be an influential force on Reagan and his presidency.
Ronald is heralded as a heroic figure by both republicans and democrats and Nancy is seen as the woman behind the man.
The undeserved praises and romanticizing that is being carried out over the Reagan’s term in the White House (1981-1989) cannot mask the reality of the true Reagan legacy.
Ronald Reagan was an enemy to African people in every sense of the word. He started his first presidential campaign in 1976 by demonizing African people—specifically African women—when he popularized the term “welfare queen” to describe poor African women.
Ronald Reagan violently crushed the small island of Grenada in a 1983 military attack for its ties to Cuba—who has relentlessly fought off U.S. imperialism—and for the simple fact that the Africans in Grenada wanted to be free of imperial domination.
Reagan justified this genocidal attack by calling the African people in Grenada “a brutal group of leftist thugs” during a White House conference.
The real thugs, like the ones that reigned over Occupied Azania (South Africa), were considered friends of the Reagans.
U.S. president Reagan was a full accomplice in the occupation of Azania and theft of its resources and stated in a 1983 CBS news interview that Azania is, “essential to the free world in its production of minerals.”
The Reagans’ drug war, aka war on African people
Nancy Reagan will probably be remembered the most for her catch phrase, “Just Say No to Drugs,” which she coined soon after Reagan got into office.
She used this slogan and campaign to help her husband perpetuate the lie that they were actually trying to fight growing drug abuse in the country, when in fact, they were committing genocide against African people.
The so-called “War on Drugs”—declared by Ronald Reagan in 1982—included massive sweeps through African neighborhoods that incarcerated waves of African people for nonviolent offenses. The number of African men and women incarcerated in prison camps increased dramatically from 50,000 in 1980 to 500,000 in 1999 – many, if not most, due to the war on drugs.
Nancy Reagan participated in a raid on a home in south central Los Angeles in 1989 where 14 Africans were locked away after LAPD claimed to have found less than a gram of crack.
Nancy Reagan made a statement to the local press after the raid describing the people she had assisted to incarcerate, as “having no hope for rehabilitation” and having “no life” left inside.
Nancy Reagan helped to paint the genocide against African people as a noble fight to save the country, an image that has lasted to this day.
The Reagans were in love with the “Coco”
The sick irony of the Reagan years and the “drug war” was that Ronald Reagan, along with the U.S. government, funded and enabled drug trafficking from Central America.
The Sandinistas—a revolutionary group that overthrew U.S. and imperialism-backed Nicaraguan president Anastasio Somoza Debayle and the violent Somoza Regime in 1979—were aligning with Cuba and the Soviet Union.
Reagan—in an effort to maintain Imperial domination over Nicaragua—began funding a counter-revolutionary group, known as the Contras, to overthrow the Sandinistas and return the country back to the status quo of being controlled by white power.
Supporting the Contras also meant supporting their cocaine smuggling operations through congressional and C.I.A. funding. The C.I.A. released a report in 1998, admitting its role in helping the Contras to supply and distribute cocaine.
All accounts of Nancy Reagan describe her as a devoted partner and accomplice in every other aspect of Reagan’s presidency. She must also be regarded as an accomplice in her husband’s thuggery.
Despite how she presented herself, Nancy Reagan was in love with the luxury and privilege that surrounded her regardless of the means by which the luxury was secured. She was a mafia wife.
Africans in the U.S. remember the real Reagan legacy
Not everyone is mourning the death of Nancy Reagan. Not everyone is suffering from selective memory when it comes to the life of this woman.
Minutes after her death, “Black Twitter” (word used to describe the African members of the social media site) made its feelings known.
There were tweets and comments ranging from simple phrases like “good riddance” to more detailed explanations of why African people will not mourn her passing.
Well-known former cocaine distributor Freeway Ricky Ross—who happened to get most of his product supplied by Reagan backed Contras during the 1980s—called Nancy Reagan a “Trap Queen” shortly after her death in an interview with Hip Hop DX of source magazine referring to the rap song by Fetty Wap.
The song “Trap Queen” is about a drug dealer who teaches his girlfriend how to cook and sell crack cocaine.
“Ronald was one of the biggest conspirators in the country ever. So she definitely is a Trap Queen because she held him down,” said Ross in his interview.
The title of Trap Queen seems so appropriate for the former U.S. president’s wife that a petition for Fetty Wap to perform the hit song at her funeral has appeared on change.org.
This woman who was an accomplice in the mass incarceration of Africans over accusations of small drug possession is, ironically, the epitome of a trap queen.
As entertaining as the thought of Fetty Wap singing Trap Queen at Nancy Reagan’s funeral is, there are more important petitions to sign and more important, materialist actions to take.
The genocide perpetrated during the Reagan’s reign of terror still exists today.
Africans are being incarcerated at a rate of almost 50 percent of the national prison population. According to the United Nations’ definition, this is genocide because mass incarceration “imposes measures intended to prevent births within the group.”
Young African women and men of childbearing age are incarcerated at significant rates. These young people cannot reproduce and support a family behind bars.
The AfricansChargeGenocide.org petition is an opportunity for Africans to stand up against mass incarceration and resulting genocide of our people during the Reagan administration, and thereafter.
Sign the petition now. Hold the U.S. imperial government accountable for its crimes against the African nation!
Visit AfricansChargeGenocide.org to sign and share!
Forward the revolution!