Jane Fonda's side of the story

Discussion in 'Politics' started by billwald, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. billwald

    billwald
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2000
    Messages:
    11,414
    Likes Received:
    0
  2. righteousdude2

    righteousdude2
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2007
    Messages:
    10,468
    Likes Received:
    138
    If I Remember Right.....

    .....she sat in the seat on the righthand side of the ack-ack gun :smilewinkgrin:

    Still, thanks for the post and article.
     
  3. StefanM

    StefanM
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2004
    Messages:
    6,434
    Likes Received:
    73
    It sounds like a reasonable explanation. Even she admits it was stupid, but I can understand how things could get carried away before you realize what is really going on.
     
  4. Walguy

    Walguy
    Expand Collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2002
    Messages:
    525
    Likes Received:
    1
    An opposing view, containing many facts and quotes that Hanoi Jane conveniently doesn't mention or glosses over:

    http://frontpagemag.com/2011/07/21/jane-fonda-“i-have-never-done-anything-to-hurt-my-country”

    Here's a video that contains the actual broadcasts Jane Fonda made calling our soldiers war criminals. She now contends, "It was never my intention to cause harm. It is certainly painful for me that I, who had spent so much time talking to soldiers, trying to help soldiers and veterans, helping the anti-war movement to not blame the soldiers, now would be seen as being against our soldiers!" Compare that contention to her actual words then:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zn7g2MMzBmM&NR=1

    She is clearly continuing to try to drastically revise history, rather than admit the truth and genuinely repent of it. I think Hanlon's Razor, that the most obviously explanation is usually the right one, applies here. She simply wants to rehabilitate her image without actually repenting of her attitudes and actions at the time, because she is not at all sorry for anything - except being caught on film sitting on the antiaircraft gun.
     
  5. NaasPreacher (C4K)

    NaasPreacher (C4K)
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2003
    Messages:
    26,806
    Likes Received:
    78
    Forty years is a long time. We may never know the whole truth. One thing I do know is that I am glad we are not all held accountable for the incredibly stupid things we did in those years.
     
  6. Havensdad

    Havensdad
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2007
    Messages:
    3,382
    Likes Received:
    0
    Who cares about Jane Fonda anymore? :sleep:
     
  7. carpro

    carpro
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    20,949
    Likes Received:
    299
  8. Earth Wind and Fire

    Earth Wind and Fire
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2010
    Messages:
    18,972
    Likes Received:
    97
    Like all egotists, Jane Fonda only. alas popularity!
     
  9. Salty

    Salty
    Expand Collapse
    20,000 Posts Club
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2003
    Messages:
    22,134
    Likes Received:
    221
    Here in Syracuse, a group of Vietnman vets meeting at a ceabration, named a building after Jane. but I still just called in an outhouse
     
  10. Earth Wind and Fire

    Earth Wind and Fire
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2010
    Messages:
    18,972
    Likes Received:
    97
    ROFL :thumbs: Good one
     
  11. th1bill

    th1bill
    Expand Collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2009
    Messages:
    911
    Likes Received:
    12
    I did three tours in Nam and none of the POWs have any good to say for her and that carries a lot of weight with me. She was and she is a traitor.
     
  12. billwald

    billwald
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2000
    Messages:
    11,414
    Likes Received:
    0
    On the other hand, it turned out that the government position and the war was wrong. Back then, I was wrong. The war protestors were right.
     
  13. Walguy

    Walguy
    Expand Collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2002
    Messages:
    525
    Likes Received:
    1
    She didn't just protest the war. She slandered and demoralized our troops and directly gave aid and comfort to the enemy in their own country. That's a bit more than protesting.
     
  14. Robert Snow

    Robert Snow
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2009
    Messages:
    4,466
    Likes Received:
    0
    I see Christian forgiveness is alive and well on the Baptistboard!
     
  15. Walguy

    Walguy
    Expand Collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2002
    Messages:
    525
    Likes Received:
    1
    *sigh* It isn't about personal forgiveness. I wish no ill on Jane Fonda. I would be more than happy to let the whole thing go once and for all if she would truly repent of what she did instead of continuing to lie about it and claiming that she is the victim. As long as she keeps doing that, it is absolutely appropriate, and not at all unloving, for other people to point out what really happened.
     

Share This Page

Loading...