rberq wrote:Hambden Bob wrote:those were Americans that a supposed American Betrayed in the Enemy Camp.
Sure – IF you believe the official government line of the time, and the stories invented and embellished over the years. The clever trick of our government and military -- the Big Lie -- was to portray Fonda as attacking our soldiers rather than attacking the war itself. It amazes me that folks here who don’t believe much of anything they hear from The Establishment, are willing to swallow this tripe. Try an unbiased source:
Jane saw, before the rest of us, the horrendous stupidity and immorality of our country’s behavior, and she pointed it out. For that, of course she is vilified. Always shoot the messenger.
She wasn't hated for the "message", so much as the method the "messenger" used to say it.
Many were saying the same here in the USA. That's protesting the war which was their legal right.
She went well beyond that right by traveling - illegally I might add - to NV to let the NV use her message to prolong the fight, thus killing more of our guys. I was in the service then too and to me, that's not protesting the war, she KNOWINGLY gave aid to the enemy, which is an act of treason.