Ronald Reagan's 1981 Christmas Address

Tyler Durden's picture

Things sure have changed in the past 30 years...

Abridged transcript (full version can be found here):

Good evening.

At Christmas time, every home takes on a special beauty, a special warmth, and that's certainly true of the White House, where so many famous Americans have spent their Christmases over the years. This fine old home, the people's house, has seen so much, been so much a part of all our lives and history. It's been humbling and inspiring for Nancy and me to be spending our first Christmas in this place.

We've lived here as your tenants for almost a year now, and what a year it's been. As a people we've been through quite a lot -- moments of joy, of tragedy, and of real achievement -- moments that I believe have brought us all closer together. G. K. Chesterton once said that the world would never starve for wonders, but only for the want of wonder.

At this special time of year, we all renew our sense of wonder in recalling the story of the first Christmas in Bethlehem, nearly 2,000 year ago.

Some celebrate Christmas as the birthday of a great and good philosopher and teacher. Others of us believe in the divinity of the child born in Bethlehem, that he was and is the promised Prince of Peace. Yes, we've questioned why he who could perform miracles chose to come among us as a helpless babe, but maybe that was his first miracle, his first great lesson that we should learn to care for one another.

Tonight, in millions of American homes, the glow of the Christmas tree is a reflection of the love Jesus taught us. Like the shepherds and wise men of that first Christmas, we Americans have always tried to follow a higher light, a star, if you will. At lonely campfire vigils along the frontier, in the darkest days of the Great Depression, through war and peace, the twin beacons of faith and freedom have brightened the American sky. At times our footsteps may have faltered, but trusting in God's help, we've never lost our way.

Just across the way from the White House stand the two great emblems of the holiday season: a Menorah, symbolizing the Jewish festival of Hanukkah, and the National Christmas Tree, a beautiful towering blue spruce from Pennsylvania. Like the National Christmas Tree, our country is a living, growing thing planted in rich American soil. Only our devoted care can bring it to full flower. So, let this holiday season be for us a time of rededication.

Christmas means so much because of one special child. But Christmas also reminds us that all children are special, that they are gifts from God, gifts beyond price that mean more than any presents money can buy. In their love and laughter, in our hopes for their future lies the true meaning of Christmas.

So, in a spirit of gratitude for what we've been able to achieve together over the past year and looking forward to all that we hope to achieve together in the years ahead, Nancy and I want to wish you all the best of holiday seasons. As Charles Dickens, whom I quoted a few moments ago, said so well in ``A Christmas Carol,'' ``God bless us, every one.''

Good night.

Note: The President spoke at 9 p.m. from the Oval Office at the White House. The address was broadcast live on nationwide radio and television.

h/t Jerry

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Ahmeexnal's picture

Hope and Change!

Chris Jusset's picture

As recently as 30 years ago, everybody believed that America was a great nation.  And now it is a nation of bailouts, fraud, corruption, greed, inequality, ZIRP, QE, and Barack Obama.


How times have changed.

bob_dabolina's picture

Don't forget Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, and Eric Holder

Chris Jusset's picture

Don't forget the tag-team of Ben Bernanke and Timmy Geithner!

SGS's picture

Amazing how a gigantic mannorah was erected back in 1981 too.  Fabulous.  Fucking fabulous.  If this didnt set off incredibly loud bells back then, we are FUCKED and deserve to rot in our own stupidity of piss, shit and vomit.  Only then will we learn that dealing with these vermin is why every great nation falls.  History keeps repeating itself and we stand by and let it happen. 

Hugh G Rection's picture

Careful SGS, it's okay to shit all over Islam and Christianity... but mention a mannorah and the ADL will call you a nazi.

trav7777's picture

well, global oil production hadn't peaked in 1981 and you could still mention Jesus, instead of some nebulous "personal god" or whoever you pray to with the Power of Positive Attraction

High Plains Drifter's picture

on come on trav. don't mention that "name" around here.   you know how it is with the yids. they don't like it.........

Bananamerican's picture

i can't help liking Reagan...(1st vote I ever cast)

I think he genuinely liked people

gorillaonyourback's picture

fuck reagan, all he knew was "ill get back to you on that" as he started the ascension of the filthy rich.  french revolution never needed more than now, right here right now

Platypi4Lyfe's picture

Thank you. Bring on the Denogginators.

saiybat's picture

I don't understand the downvotes. It must be some kind of nostalgia and people here thought things were better back then. They weren't. Corruption was rampant in fact Reagan had the most corrupt administration in history unrvivaled by even Obama but with another five years maybe Obama can take that prize.

Lest you forget about Reagan's involvement in the Iran Contra affair where the CIA was caught trafficking cocaine; and the War on Drugs that Reagan began along with the beginning of the militarization of the police force.

piceridu's picture

I watched that video and almost threw up in my mouth. American people are really stupid. That kind of propaganda really resonates with the bathtub gin crowd. Fucking fairy tale including corporate logos ( xmas tree and a menorah). How any sane, lucid, awake person could posibly believe in that bullshit is beyond me.

Widowmaker's picture

That's okay, the world needs soulless, unbelieving ditch diggers, too.

ISEEIT's picture

Reagan was the last American President. Every asshat to follow has been a globalist puppet.

Vendetta's picture

Though no fan of Reagan by any stretch, I tend to believe that which you wrote.  I also tend to believe the last president to actually try to return the nation to control of its own currency had his head blown off for trying.

Bangin7GramRocks's picture

You cannot be serious. That fucker was a elitist corporate shill for his entire adult life. He just took it to another higher level when his handlers bought him the presidency. Trickle down economics= give a few people all the money and they will hire more servents, tennis instructors, nannies and personal chefs. Fuck Reagan and fuck you too!

ISEEIT's picture

Oh yeah. I'm serious. Let me say it just one more time.

Reagan was the last American President.

He was but a speed bump for the globalist to follow. He was not perfect and his policies produced results both good and bad.

BUT he was an American President. We have not had another.


Hey Assholes's picture

Me thinks Grover Cleveland was the last good president.

optimator's picture

My first vote was for Barry Goldwater.  He could have stopped the direction we werre in ending in where we are now.

Ponzified Plebe's picture

Hopefully 40 years from now, we wont hear folks looking back to their days as young voters and saying the same things about Paul as you do about Goldwater. Pondering the "what could have beens" in our history is a maddening exercise for sure.

Joseph Jones's picture

Centuries ago the Pope gave the Rabbis the greatest gift of all time, permission to print the Talmud.  More recently Papism kicked Paul of Tarsus out of the assembly of believers by proclaiming that anyone who believes the Hebrews murdered Christ was cast out to hell for eternitity.

So much for the Rabbinical myth that Rome is allways against Judaism.

During one of the eras where Rome was indeed burning the Talmud, the Rabbis invented a code word for Jesus, Pantera. 

Per the Talmud:

Pantera is the name of the Roman guard who fathered Jesus through the whore Mary.  Also, Jesus boils in excrement for eternity for claiming He was God.  

Gavrikon's picture

Re: Pantera

I've always wondered about that.  Why did the Talmud explain the virgin birth in that way?  Wouldn't it have been more believable to merely claim that Joseph was the father of Jesus, and that he and Mary had been doing what many "espoused" couples did back then?  Same thing with explaining the "empty tomb."  Why claim that the disciples had stolen the body?  Just say the guy was long dead and the whole thing was a fraud.

All that said, there are plenty of conservative Jews who wish me a Merry Chrismas, and explain how glad they are that they live in christian America, where they can be free and prosper.  I guess folks are talking about the other kind?

Instant Karma's picture

I know I'm the luckiest guy around to live in America. My dad and uncles were in the military during WWII and Korea. I take care of really poor children for a living. Am I Jewish vermin too? Do you want to use my skin for a lamp shade? You do? Well, I have guns too. 

Randall Cabot's picture

I say you are vermin for spreading lies like the lamp shades made out of skin crap.

I also say the jews at CNN and the NYT and all the other jew media and their goy (jew word for cattle) puppets who are presently smearing and defaming Ron Paul are also vermin.

What do you say to that? 

Randall Cabot's picture



Here's the latest smear on Ron Paul. This Don Black "Nazi" character has got to be an operative of some nefarious group like the SPLC-remember it was the SPLC who was involved with some of the "Nazis" that McVeigh was associated with. A little research into Don Black on Wiki reveals that he was trained on computers while in federal prison. Oh really?    

"According to the Times report, Don Black, who directs the white nationalist site, cited Paul’s views on the Federal Reserve among reasons to support the lawmaker.

"Also, our board recognizes that most of the leaders involved in the Fed and the international banking system are Jews," Black told the newspaper."






caconhma's picture

Do you know that

·        Over 150,000 Jews were serving in the Nazi Wehrmacht and SS?

·        There was a very close cooperation between Zionists and Nazi SS?

·        Even Hitler’s personal chauffeur was a Jew?

·        In 1938, in the Nazi & Soviet security cooperation agreement signed by Gestapo chief Heinrich Müller and NKVD chief Beria, it was clearly stated that their mutual goal was to fight the international Jewish Banking Oligarchy. There was not a single word about "regular" Jews? No wonder, the majority of Stalin’s commissars and close associates were Jews.




SamThomas's picture

I had the pleasure of touring Israel with a group of fellow Roman Catholics a few months ago.  I was most impressed with the country, and what the Israelis have accomplished, surrounded by enemies and constantly threatened with complete annihilation, should they lose a war.  I was also struck by how small the country is--about the size of New Jersey, with a relatively small population of only a few million.   The country is beautiful--well tended, with plantations of flowers everywhere, big groves of citrus in unexpected places, obviously an industrious, educated and civilized people.  I also had the opportunity to visit Yad Vashem, the "Place of Remembrance" where the history of perhaps the singlest greatest crime against humanity in history, murder on an industrial scale, is documented in meticulous and irrefutable detail:  the systematic elimination of Europe's Jews by the Nazis and their collaborators.  As a student of history myself, I was not surprised by much that I saw there, but I was amazed by the almost compulsive attention to detail (which is why the Germans make such good cars, I suppose) which surrounded the Nazi's pursuit of their objective, which they almost accomplished.  One number stood out:  of the six million Jews murdered, roughly 1.5 million were children.   There is no question that the Holocaust occurred, and, in my opinion, the kinds of vile and vicious viewpoints expressed by some of the posters on this site are the very best justification for the continued existence of Israel, and the firm support of Israel by the United States and its allies, that I can imagine. 


saiybat's picture

Did you notice the barb wire fences surrounding the Palestinian concentration camps?

Charles Martel's picture

You mean the barbed wire encircling the Hamas rocket pits in Gaza or the PA check points in the West Bank?  Yeah, it's not easy to miss those.

Platypi4Lyfe's picture

Which allies are those, France? England? Germany? Japan? Mexico? Argentina? Italy? There are no American allies as far as Israel is concerned. Every vote in the UN is like 189 to 2, the USA & Israel.

Widowmaker's picture

It's because it isn't describing the birth, it's portraying women as catergorically inferior like it does throughout the Talmud -- ALL SLUTS..

This is validated throughout the Koran, too.

Females are a threat to man's little dick power struggle, personified in the OLD books of religious masturbation.

It was Christ that tossed that feminine-dogma out of the church, and Christianity is the only religion that does so.

The oppression of woman on religious man's behalf continues to this second over much of the earth.

That passage about pantera drips with fear, just like a coward wrote it - self preservation.

SMG's picture

What really should have set off alarm bells was the creation of a private "Federal Reserve" central bank and debt based currency.

And you want to talk about religious symbols in our government?  How about the non-Jewish Illuminati eye of Horus on the dollar bill.  And that nice obelisk right in the middle of our capital.   That religion is the source of our problems, not Jewish people.

Hugh G Rection's picture


Don't forget Molech on the front of the dollar bill, peeking out from the top right "1" numeral.

wisefool's picture

And dont forget that the last 2 secretaries of tressury/IRS  are going to have to face Al Capone at the pearly gates.

Yes. as Carlin told us, god can be a prankster when nessecary.

dark_matter's picture

Get a dollar bill and a good magnifying glass. It's a bit of fillagree and doesn't look anything like an owl at least not on the 2006 Series bill I looked at.

Stories like this make other people think it is all a joke.

Reminds me of 5th grade when my friend told me there was a camel on the back of the dollar bill. After not being able to find it he told me it was behind the pyramid taking a leak.

Instant Karma's picture

If Jews are vermin why:

1. Is Israel by far and away the most democratic and richest country per capita in the Middle East, ex-oil revenue? 

2. Is Israel a high-tech powerhouse? 

3. Does the Bible say Jews are Gods "chosen people?"

4. Was Jesus born of Jewish parents and referred to in the Bible as a Rabbi?

5. Were all the Disciples Jewish?

6. Why have Jews won Nobel prizes at at rate 100s of times their representation in the population? 

7. Was Einstein vermin? Jesus? Jonas Salk? Hans Bethe (hint, he discovered the nuclear physics of the sun).

8. Calling Jews vermin is one easy way to distract yourself from your own stupidiy and lack of ability. Go back to your cave Mr. Neanderthal. Have another drink. And wipe the food off your shirt. 

Arthor Bearing's picture

Good on you man, take these pricks to task for indulging in scapegoating like scared children. I can think of 100 things that annoy me about Jewish people, just like I can for any large group of people, because I am a Vicious Racist, but that's my problem. Still, I don't feel the need to make up absurd myths to explain how a minority of intelligent hard-working and loyal people somehow became successful (who could have thunk it?).

JW n FL's picture



The fact.. that.

1. Jews are really being pushed or have been pushed into the fore-front.

2. The Money behind the Jews is NOT! Jewish!

3. All this new (same old) information has been made so easy to find.. by Google (owned by Jews).

4. The fact that the WASPS have allowed the Jews to Jump on the Grenade for this downturn of downturns.

But that is not information being made available, thusly force fed the ignorant masses.

Dont get me wrong, those responsible are treasonous scum.. one and all.. and I dont give a fuck if they are green / purple and / or any other fucking color, creed or nationality.

ALL! of them must go.. and ALL of them are NOT! strictly Jews. Just to be really fucking clear.

but the 80% (maybe 70%) Jews running Wall Street.. they are due special service for their participation.. against their own kind, against man kind!

dont worry.. when the people get hungry! we will have us a real shindig!

cleaning up will be the fun part for some of us.


optimator's picture

One has to constantly remember to differentiate.     

all Jews are not Zionists all Russians are not Communists all Germans are not Nazis


Randall Cabot's picture



You really need a history lesson especially about the "Russians" who took over Russia:

JR's picture


130 million+ people have died under just two Communist regimes, not counting the world wars. In 1920, in a February 8 edition of the Illustrated Sunday Herald (London) Winston Churchill wrote: “From the days of Weishaupt to those of Karl Marx to those of Trotsky, Bela Kuhn, Rosa Luxembourg, and Emma Goldman, this worldwide conspiracy has been steadily growing. This conspiracy has played a definitely recognizable role in the tragedy of the French Revolution (Robespierre was Jewish and most of the wealth lost by aristocracy during the revolution ended up in the hands of the Rothschilds). It has been the mainspring of every subversive movement during the 19th century, and now at last, this band of extraordinary personalities from the underworld of the great cities of Europe and America have gripped the Russian people by the hair of their heads and have become practically the undisputed masters of that enormous empire.”

Snake Plissken's picture

Does any of that give them an excuse to act like parasites in whichever society they live, giving each other jobs and contracts, deliberately organising to build hegemonic control over the media, financial and political system? And acting in a highly racially organised manner whilst actively undermining the concept of racial identification in the majority group?

It is not that there are only two options: the gas chambers or allowing jews to completely take the piss and destroy the nation. Giving jews a free pass is not working.

JR's picture

@ Instant Karma

1.      Answer: Foreign Aid. AND Israel is a socialist government.

 2.      Jesus came for all people: Jesus said, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh to the Father but by me. God's chosen people are His New Testament Church.

5.   No. Luke, the physician, was a Greek. And all the disciples became Christians, i.e., followers of Christ.

6.   Money control of the selection committees.

7.   The widespread informed opposition to Jewish control of media and governments does not stoop to using words like vermin; it is not necessary. And it is blasphemy to equate Einstein or any man with Jesus (He who saves).

8.    One man’s vermin is another man’s Neanderthal.


Max Hunter's picture

Answers to Karma,

1. It's calle usery.. And they are very good at it.

2.  It's a desert, So, the money they have gotten as goldsmiths and silverstiens is being invested wisely.. It's not hard.

3. Jews wrote the Bible.. Imagine that.

4. See number 3.

5. See number 3.

6. Jews are giving out the prize.. It's kind of like number 3 again.

7.  I've never met Jesus.. Only heard rumors.. Einstein, i'm definately a fan of.

8. One should certainly not use blanket statements about Jews.. One should also use common sense in seeing how the problems of the world have come to be, with an open mind and serious study and without fear of being called a racist..

twinsdad's picture

noun, plural ver·min.
noxious, objectionable, or disgusting animals collectively, especially those of small size that appear commonly and are difficult to control, as flies, lice, bedbugs, cockroaches, mice, and rats. 2.
an objectionable or obnoxious person, or such persons collectively. 3.
animals that prey upon game, as coyotes or weasels.   I think within the region the third definition applies.

Monedas's picture

Don't forget David Assholerod ! Something about his mouth says cock sucker ?

LetThemEatRand's picture

Thank you, Ronald Reagan, for ushering in an era of deregulated banks and bankers, supply side economics, deficit spending, impossibly low interest rates, and endless foreign wars.  Thank you for supporting Pinochet, Thatcher, Saddam Hussein, Bin Laden (look it up), and the Kings and princes of Saudi Arabia.   And thank you for all the other Good Christian things you accomplished during your Morning in America.   

Freddie's picture

More like CFR memebrs Newt and Clinton abolishing Glass Stegall.

Don't vote for newt or the islamic.