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Subject: Fw: Fwd: Barbara Walters on jane Fonda
Begin forwarded message:
Barbara Walters on Jane Fonda:
Jane Fonda was on 3 times this week talking about her new book. . .
and how good she feels in her 70's. . . She still does not know what she did wrong. . . Her book just may not make the bestseller list if more people knew.
Barbara Walters said:
Thank you all. Many died in Vietnam for our freedoms. I did not like Jane Fonda then and I don't like her now. She can lead her present life the way she wants and perhaps SHE can forget the past, but we DO NOT have to stand by without comment and see her "honored" as a "Woman of the Century."
(I remember this well.)
For those who served and/or died. . .
NEVER FORGIVE A TRAITOR. SHE REALLY WAS A TRAITOR!!
And now President Obama wants to honor her!!!!
In Memory of Lt. C. Thomsen Wieland, who spent 100 days at the Hanoi Hilton [infamous North Vietnam prison] --
IF YOU NEVER FORWARDED ANYTHING IN YOUR LIFE. FORWARD THIS SO THAT EVERYONE WILL KNOW!
A TRAITOR IS ABOUT TO BE HONORED.
KEEP THIS MOVING ACROSS AMERICA .
This is for all the kids born in the 70's and after who do not remember, and didn't have to bear the burden that our fathers, mothers and older brothers and sisters had to bear.
Jane Fonda is being honored as one of the "100 Women of the Century."
Barbara Walters writes:
Unfortunately, many have forgotten and still countless others have never known how Ms. Fonda betrayed not only the idea of our country, but specific men who served and sacrificed during the Vietnam War.
My Response to the above
excerpt of an email
For those who served their country (right or wrong) with dedication in the military --
and suffered as POWs, the enmity for "Hanoi Jane" is understandable. And now she
must endure their wrath is a sort of "balance" for what they endured back then even
in cases due to her advocacy against the war, and even presence in 'Nam.
That she used her prominence as pulpit to preach condemnation of the war (and
the undeniable atrocities committed on so many civilians by some of our troops --
was both brave and deriving from deep ethics . . . . and also a callous and even cruel
disregard for the young men who served their country's call, even if that entailed falling
for their country's leaders' frauds.
Jane was just a headliner "act-ivist" for the massive populace-performance of
protest against the Viet Nam "war". Remember the protests . . . . . . . and McNamara's
But she must bear the brunt of those bruised (and so much worse -- eve for their
lifes' duration) even indirecty due to her words, acts, activism.
But should it not be given some information for the reader . . on what basis has
Fonda been chosen for Woman of the Century? Perhaps aside from anything to do
with 'Nam she spent the many intervening years doing something commendable?
The "why an honor" should be publicized even by twit or blog . .. as well as
the "why she's held by many in dishonor..