While it is true regarding Reagan's apparent approval of genocide in Guatemala, the same can be said of those presidents following him. Whether they can be considered accessories or more is to be determined in a court of law.
The case holds that there has been a planned genocide targeting the less-affluent citizens within the United States of America through making healthcare too costly and/or not available due to "preexisting conditions" for millions, which has caused many premature deaths. The U.S. now ranks 45th in infant mortality. It is also noted that for those who do survive there is an increase in the number of infants born with heart defects that have no hereditary basis and the increase in the number of those born with autism has reached a ratio of 1 in 80.
The increase in the use of genetically modified organisms in our food is, most likely, a major player in infantile deformities and deaths; however there appears to be no concern as there is no noted research done; in fact there are no regulations placed on the use of GMO foods, other than possibly the cafeterias of Monsanto, where employees have protested, and in the White House, which does not allow GMO foods to be served. Further examination might also show cafeterias where the members of Congress dine also ban GMOs from their menus. That should be "research" enough, but isn't for the rest of the citizens in the United States. Other nations have also banned GMOs. Hungary has recently burned over 1000 acres of cornfields that had been planted with GMO seeds and Peru has banned any GMOs for at least the next ten years. Is there any intelligent reason why there is more regulation on organically grown products, than there are on those grown chemically? One state, Wisconsin, has even passed a law not allowing organic foods to be purchased with food stamps.
Big Pharma has been given free rein in delivering whatever they deem necessary in order to make escalating profits. This industry, too, has few, if any, regulations. If they can invent an illness, they are free to push whatever conglomeration of chemicals they can profitably sell, at whatever price they desire. In order to ensure high profits, our Congress has made it illegal for the government, the industry's largest customer, to negotiate more reasonable prices, thus making the cost of medications to the elderly too high in most cases, thus putting these individuals at risk of premature death.
To help in the agenda to kill off the citizenry the most vital elements to life had to be considered in order for the agenda to be complete. Those elements -- air and water -- are being contaminated quite rapidly through the fracking activities that are totally destroying the air and water systems in many areas throughout our nation. In a recent case where fracking waste products were taken to a toxic-waste facility, they were rejected as being too high in radioactive materials for that facility. The radioactivity level is okay for those living in the vicinity of the drilling, but too high for a facility designed to handle toxic wastes. Only in a nation putting profits over human health.
As though the fracking activities aren't enough we are told by the Corporate Media Propagandists (CMP) and our president we have an "energy dependency" and must do the necessary thing -- feed that dependency. "Drill baby drill" has been shouted for over a decade, and continues as we are about to be told the Keystone XL Pipeline will go right through the heart of our nation, passing over the aquifer that millions of Americans depend on for their water supply. It is a matter of time before that area is too contaminated for human consumption. But, not to be concerned as former CEO Peter Brabeck-Letmathe of Nestle has stated water is not a human right, but should be considered as a foodstuff. He also goes on to tell us that there have been no illnesses or negative reactions to Monsanto's GMO foods. If it hasn't already, trust me, that premise will become a part of the discussion within the walls of Congress, and will reach the people through the CMP.
Should the health, water, and air not effectively kill citizens quickly enough something had to be done to eliminate those who happen to appear resistant to the legally imposed gun laws that enable people to kill others simply by being "threatened." This appears to be working as one can read of killings occurring in our cities daily. In the five months since the Sandy Hook mass killings there have been 71 youngsters shot and killed. Meanwhile, our legislators cannot even decide to have something as minute as background checks on people wanting to purchase guns.
If that is not enough the thirty-plus year attack on the working class is further aiding the declining life expectancy of Americans, who now rank 51st in the world. In the past decade life expectancy in America has dropped nearly 2 years. There appears to be a correlation between wealth and life expectancy as Monaco, which has the highest number of billionaires and millionaires per capita, plus the lowest poverty rate, is the highest ranking nation in life expectancy. The income level in the U.S. has been declining and will continue to drop as Congress continues its assault on the 99% of citizens.
While there is an ongoing diversion regarding, as the CMP continually calls it, "abortion" (I prefer to call it a matter of "choice" -- a personal freedom), it simply shows a bit of hypocrisy as the group who has paid the CMP is against abortion, yet they are doing little to protect one when born. It is almost as though they enjoy watching people suffer.
The question is: "If laws that are passed lead to premature death, can that be considered genocide?"
If that answer is "Yes", what is the remedy? Who is held culpable?