Neighborhood Bullies Global Thugs

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Text on Button Neighborhood Bullies grow up to be GLOBAL THUGS
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Blue and red text and an illustration of a map of the United States on a white background

Curl Text copyright 1985 DONNELLY/COLT BUTTONS BOX 188 HAMPTON CT 06247
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"Neighborhood bullies grow up to be global thugs" was a common phrase used during the Reagan era as part of punk rock political involvement. The political campaign during the Reagan administration included mudslinging towards opponents, which was met with criticism from young voters who disagreed with the tactic. As Reagan's later policies showed a strong hand towards countries in the middle east, the punk community used their platform to raise awareness for what strong arm tactics could lead to in a global arena.

Donnelly/Colt is a family-owned and operated mail order business that has been designing and distributing union-made progressive materials promoting peace, social and environmental justice and human rights since 1975.


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