Fonda wasn't just a shill for the Viet Cong American troops gave their lives to fight. She also shilled for communism.
Having lived through Vietnam, I’ve had an excellent window into the dishonor shown soldiers who fought in that war as well as South Vietnamese who also fought. Even Sec. of State John Kerry who fought in it made controversial claims about U.S. troops that turned out to be false.
Fonda earned the ‘Hanoi Jane’ moniker, not just for her photo sitting on a Viet Cong anti-aircraft gun as American soldiers were in a fight for their lives. She made speeches condemning President Richard Nixon, a Republican, even though that war was begun and botched by two Democrat presidents, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.
I always thought her rhetoric was as much about shilling for her political ideology rather than seeking the truth. She told college students at Berkeley about the Viet Cong evacuating people ahead of an airstrike, praising them and something else as well: “It speaks well for socialism.”
She should have used the word, “communism” to be accurate.
Easy for Fonda, child of privilege born with a gullet-busting silver spoon, to praise a system that steals from citizens to purchase votes and maintain power and kills any dissenting voices.
In an exchange on Fox and Friends on Friday, pundit Geraldo Rivera called Fonda “a great actress.” Rivera views Fonda’s participation in the film as an actress simply doing her job.
It would be 40 years before Fonda made a token apology to the troops.
Fonda’s ardor for the Viet Cong came during troubled times in the U.S. Activism took root in groups like The Weather Underground made more familiar by the involvement of Bill Ayers, friend of President Barack Obama and significant influencer on U.S. educational curricula today.
Ayers, Fonda and Kerry were typical of the anti-war-“anti-establishment” affluent kids with time on their hands, seeking purpose in lives that otherwise apparently had little purpose other than to become a professional protester.
That Fonda has been selected to play an iconic First Lady is a perfect example of the lack of respect Hollywood has for the military and for any leader who isn’t a Leftwing ideologue.
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I’m personally offended by Fonda playing any role like the one she’s playing in The Butler. I watched loved ones return from Vietnam with serious injuries. I learned of friends who died giving their lives in a war escalated by the Democrat LBJ who told a bigger lie about Vietnam than any subsequent president has told about any subsequent war or conflict including Libya.
When reports surfaced with U.S. soldiers claiming they’d been tortured by the Viet Cong, Fonda called them liars.
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Fonda has blood on her hands and her apology was hollow. Furthermore, if there was ever an antithesis of all that President Ronald Reagan stood for, Fonda is its banner child.
Government archives state there were 58,220 U.S. military fatal casualties of the Vietnam War. How many mothers lost sons? How many wives lost husbands? How many children lost fathers? None of that matters to ideologues like Fonda.
There are a number of talented actors in 'The Butler,' and it is a worthy project. Fonda tanks them all by her presence.
Asked by media to comment on controversy over her role in the film, Fonda suggested that people like Reyes "get a life."
(Commentary by Kay B. Day/April 12, 2013)
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