Today William C. Wardlaw and Richard Stern entered the White House in a symbolic attempt to find Ronald Reagan and place him in the care of a mental facility for the criminally insane. On a practical level William and Richard hope, through their willingness to suffer the legal consequences of their actions, to demonstrate the depth of their horror at Reagan's nuclear, social, foreign and environmental policies (which are literally insane) and their hope that he will be unseated this November.
Harvest of Shame actions will continue for five weeks, with people coming from all across the country to Washington, D.C. to voice their concerns.
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DISTRICT of COLUMBIA BOARD of MENTAL HEALTH
October 4, 1984
SUBJECT: RONALD WILSON REAGAN
DIAGNOSIS: PSYCHOPATHOLOGICAL UNCONSCIOUS DESIRE FOR WORLD ANNIHILATION
DATA : IT IS CRIMINALLY INSANE TO:
- believe that first-strike nuclear weapons (e.g. MX, Pershing II and Cruise missiles) make our world safer.
- spend over $ 2/3 million every minute on a military strategy based on nuclear weapons while 2-3 million American citizens are homeless and, in Africa, 40,000 human beings die each day of starvation.
- support repressive, right-wing dictatorships in El-Salvador, Guatemala and Chile (and an overtly racist oligarchy in South Africa) which torture and slaughter thousands and force millions more to suffer the slow torture of poverty.
- sanction the ecological rape of the only planet we have via dioxins, acid rain and radio-active waste.
SUBJECT IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. PLEASE HELP US DISARM THIS MADMAN.