Guest post by John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
for the Common Constitutionalist
The progressive socialist party, commonly known as the Democrats, is firmly in the “win at all costs” mode that will lead to even more demagoguery and possibly violence. With democrat politicians calling for the harassment of Republicans and Trump supporters, confrontations will become so prevalent as to be commonplace. This is what the leftists want, and they are demanding that all follow their agenda.
Brett Kavanaugh is just the first, and if they prevail in the midterms, the power they wield will damage the fabric of this country and its citizens.
The negative effects to the nation can be traced to leftists from the past that continue to plague us to this day.
One of these people is “Hanoi” Jane Fonda. A woman who would like us to think that she has “moved on” from the damage she has done to this country – a woman who called for the execution of American soldiers during Vietnam. Today, progressive socialists speak of caring for our active duty men and women and pretend to be so concerned about our veterans, that to this day suffer every day from the actions they were asked to perform in defense of our nation.
The “pretending to care” they show to the American people is a farce, and no one epitomizes that lie more than Hanoi Jane.
In full disclosure, I was a member of our American fighting force during that time and many of my friends never came back from that hell hole, Vietnam. Hanoi Jane caused immeasurable damage to the morale of our American fighting forces. Now 80, Hanoi Jane said lately that she was thoughtless to sit atop that antiaircraft battery in 1972, an anti-aircraft battery that had been used to kill Americans.
In true progressive socialist fashion, and following the directions of Saul Alinsky, the apology comes now when Hanoi Jane hopes the American citizens have forgotten that she called for the execution of our fighting men. Her apologies have only come due to a new HBO special. This fawning account of her life is called “Jane Fonda in Five Acts.”
Well Jane, regardless of what this “documentary” says, the American people have not forgotten that you were one of the catalysts used in turning Vietnam into a conflict that the American people were forced to consider a mistake and turn our soldiers into monsters upon their return. This is the legacy you gave to us who served.
Having been in the spotlight for her activism over the years, and now that this new movie is coming out, she wants a larger audience. To get this she must think an apology, that no one but her leftist Hollywood friends are willing to believe, is required.
It was at the Television Critics Association Summer Press tour that Hanoi Jane attempted to reconstruct the meaning of her actions in Vietnam. It was there that she claimed, that until 1972, she really had no purpose in life. Her excuse was, as an anti-Vietnam activist, she really knew very little about the war, why we were there, and why our men were so willing to fight.
Stating that our government had lied to us and she supposedly wanting to expose these lies, Hanoi Jane embarked on a mission that was nothing more than the ranting of a little child, with the intention of tearing at the social fabric of the country she evidently despised.
Still, using her time in Vietnam as a progressive socialist tool, and undermining her apology, was her performance at the acceptance of a “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the Traverse City Film Festival. Socialist propagandist Michael Moore was more than willing to speak of the courage and candor of Hanoi Jane. All the progressive socialists at the festival lapped up the new HBO show about her, fawning over her anti-war activism. The uninformed liberals that were there were proud of what Hanoi Jane had done in the anti-war movement of the early 70’s.
They must have been proud of Hanoi Jane, calling the returning soldiers liars and traitors for telling of the torture and murders in captivity, but of course, that will not be in the documentary about her life. The documentary will be a sanitized version of her life, being careful not to show her calling American troops baby killers, or learn of the irreparable harm she has caused to our fellow citizens. It will not show the propaganda she initiated on Radio Hanoi, calling our military men and women “war criminals,” or how this damaged the psyche our soldiers and citizens.
In Part two, I will reveal what she actually said of our American fighting men and women.
I am obliged to say that the opinions of the author are his and do not necessarily reflect those of the Common Constitutionalist – even if they happen to.