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Friday
Apr122013

‘Hanoi Jane’ boycott shines light on Fonda's dishonor to troops, praise for socialism

A U.S. Navy veteran is leading a boycott against the film 'The Butler.' Jane Fonda plays the role of First Lady Nancy Reagan. (Snip: Facebook)Larry Reyes, described as a Navy veteran, has founded the Facebook page ‘Boycott Hanoi Jane Playing Nancy Reagan.’ Jane Fonda will play the former First Lady in the film The Butler.

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.

Actress Jane Fonda stands for everything that First Lady Nancy Reagan's husband was against. (Photo: U.S. Library of Congress/Official White House photo)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.

The Boycott Hanoi Jane Playing Nancy Reagan Facebook page currently has more than 7,000 “Likes.” Hundreds of thousands of “Likes” are needed, however, to make our voices heard.

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.

Please lend Reyes your support and boycott this film and please ‘Like’ his page on Facebook. Please share this article to encourage others to boycott it. Some mistakes made when a person is young should be forgiven but they should not be forgotten.

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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Reader Comments (7)

Thank you for this article, and actually as of today (4/16) the facebook page now has over 420,000 views and over 18,000 likes!!! thank you for the support!!! loved the article, sincerely, Larry Reyes, US Navy Retired

April 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLarry Reyes

Mr. Reyes, thank you for your kind words. It was my pleasure to write about what you're doing and I hope it made a difference. Best, Kay B. Day/Ed. TUSR

April 16, 2013 | Registered CommenterKay B. Day, Editor

A minor correction. (I despise Jane Seymour Plemianikov, the name she used on her passport in 1972, as much or more than most) But facts are facts. She made a half hearted apology in an interview with Barbara Walters, I believe in 1987. I was interviewed near The Wall by ABC, asking if I wouild accept it. I turned to the camera and let them know in no uncertain terms that I would not. Don't know if it aired with the show.

April 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRamrod Bandits

I usually don't commit on articles and would like to say I agree with the concerns but find some inaccuracies in the Author's statements.
If history serves me correct, I think Truman first got involved in the 1950"s and Eisenhower started a political entity there and fabricated a government to take control for the military to train the South Vietnamese. He also sent the CIA to conduct psychological warfare against the North.
JFK then sent the Green Berets in 1961 to help teach the South to fight also. At that time there were no more than 16,000 US troops there and 100 US deaths. I believe JFK was planning to pull troops out at the time he was assassinated but when LBJ took over was when the US got committed to the war as we know it.
Seems to me that the article took the time not to only discredit Ms. Fonda but also the ole' Democrat/Republican slander. Thou I don't disagree with the Fonda discredits, I wish the US population would stop segregating ourselves like the government wants us to and join together and take our country back from both the political parties.

April 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJim Matusak

Ramrod, I called the apology 'hollow' (see above article). I stand by my assessment, but thanks for your comments.

Jim, thanks for comments. I stand by my assessment that this was largely LBJ's war, however, and I'm sure you're aware of more recent disclosures about the Gulf of Tonkin false flags the government has admitted.

I'm a registered Republican; I disclose that routinely, and you'll note my editorial bent atop every page on the site--conservatarian. I make it a point to be honest about my politics, unlike most working in media today. I would also point out that this site receives no funding from any political party, other than payments for advertising largely arranged by a third party. I do accept Democrat ads as a nod to capitalism.

Our population has actually "segregated itself" since the founding of the Republic. I doubt that will change anytime soon.

Again, thanks to all for comments.

Best, Kay B. Day/Editor

April 17, 2013 | Registered CommenterKay B. Day, Editor

There is a lilltle confusion about Pres Eisenhower 's view about a war on the Asian mainland. He was against it. He did not commit any troops at the time of the Laoian crisis. Kennedy sent military advisors in the early 1960's. But evenhe wanted a political deal. LBJ forgot the lessons of Korea.

April 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDan West

Dan, well parsed and exactly as I understand it. best, KBD

April 25, 2013 | Registered CommenterKay B. Day, Editor
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