Walker. August 28, 2010. I am so sick, just spent the entire day in the hospital, but I couldn't wait any longer to post this
Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose - and you allow him to make war at pleasure.
Recently, I have been told that my new nickname within the Walker clan is Hanoi Jane; this is a reference to Jane Fonda and her anti-war tactics during the Vietnam War, or known over here is "The American War." To better understand my new name, I had to do a little research and thought I'd share my findings. I will have to disagree with my uncle Kevin who so thoughtfully gave me that name after my UXO article (you know, the article that explains how the bombs the U.S. dropped thirty years ago are still killing children today, no big). I would like to clarify that I am not a communist, nor do I believe in communism. However, I also do not believe in war, especially the Vietnam War. I understand why we had to get involved, but the way we handled the entire situation was ridiculous and still manages to kill people today. There are many reasons I am over in southeast Asia and during my short two month stay so far, I have realized that I should write articles that many back at home do not see or know about. With that said, comparing me to a treasonous individual who betrayed her country and was disloyal to a government that allows her to express her feelings and attitudes, is insulting. Despite Jane Fonda's upsetting behaviors during the war, she has been involved in many organizations that promote woman's rights, which I have included for your pleasure. So now uncle Kevin, go get your belly button pierced and read up on some history before you fire back that I am a feminist communist because of one article I wrote describing the atrocities that still occur to young children from the U.S. bombings of Vietnam.
- On November 21, 1970 she told a University of Michigan audience of some two thousand students, "If you understood what communism was, you would hope, you would pray on your knees that we would some day become communist." At Duke University in North Carolina she repeated what she had said in Michigan, adding "I, a socialist, think that we should strive toward a socialist society, all the way to communism." WashingtonTimes July 7, 2000
Well, Mrs. Fonda, maybe you should just go live in a communist country then. Trust me, there's plenty.
- Jane Fonda personally sought out returning American soldiers from Vietnam to solicit them to publicly speak out against American atrocities against Vietnamese women and children during her broadcasts. North Vietnamese officials based in Canada allegedly coordinated her broadcasts.
Welllll, I might just have to agree with her on this one. The My Lai massacre can illustrate Hanoi Jane's concerns, but maybe she is being a little dramatic. I mean, come on now, the mass murder of 500 unarmed civilians most who were women and children including babies and the elderly, were slaughtered by an American unit on March 16, 1968 isn't THAT big of a deal. Oh, I almost forgot to mention that many of the victims' bodies were found sexually abused, beaten, tortured, and mutilated. Guess we can just say that one bad apple shouldn't spoil the bunch. Geez Jane, stop being such a drama queen. It's war, s*** happens.
- In 1972 Jane Fonda, Tom Hayden and others traveled to North Vietnam to give their support to the North Vietnamese's Government. When she returned to the United States, she advised the news media that all of the American Prisoners of War were being well treated and were not being tortured.
Ok, now I'm just offended I would be compared or nicknamed H.J. My article on the Hanoi Hilton will be out shortly and you can see my true feelings on that prison. One word for Jane: Propaganda. Look it up, it was pretty popular during WWII and maybe she should have a chat with Hitler because he seemed to know how to convince the mass of some ridiculous ideas. Our POWs being treated well would be one of those ideas. Or, we can call Nixon up because as we were bombing the s*** out of Northern Vietnam, he was telling the American public that the war was "winding down." I guess that isn't so much propaganda as it is just straight lying. Do what you got to do though I guess, Mr. Nixon was just such an awesome president, little like Bush with the Weapons of Mass Destruction, they must have had the same ideas.
The photograph of her sitting in the antiaircraft gun, symbolizing her shooting down American soldiers disgust me. My great grandfather was a POW in WWII, my ex served a tour in Iraq, and every time I see a soldier wherever I am, I make it a point to interrupt what they are doing, shake their hand, and express how grateful and thankful I am that they serve our country. Regardless of the reason of war, I would NEVER disrespect those who have served my country. I would also never want to participate in any demonstrations that could hurt those who have been affected by a war. For example: the families that lost their sons during the American War must have felt pretty horrible when they see the rallies and speeches this woman is doing during a time our government was forcing our men/boys to go fight a war that many didn't agree with.
Now for some of the better things Ms. Fonda has been involved with:
- Fonda has been a longtime supporter of feminist causes, including V-Day, a movement to stop violence against women, inspired by the off-Broadway hit The Vagina Monologues, of which she is an honorary chairperson. She was present at their first summit in 2002, bringing together founder Eve Ensler, Afghan women oppressed by the Taliban, and a Kenyan activist campaigning to save girls from genital mutilation.
- In 2001, Fonda established the Jane Fonda Center for Adolescent Reproductive Health at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia; the goal of the center is to prevent adolescent pregnancy through training and program development.
- On February 16, 2004, Fonda led a march through Ciudad Juárez, with Sally Field, Eve Ensler, and other women, urging Mexico to provide sufficient resources to newly appointed officials helping investigate the murders of hundreds of women in the rough border city.
I'm not sure why women even have the right to vote, I mean really Fonda, why go to all this trouble when you know we are just a weaker gender and should let the men handle everything. Seeing as the world is falling apart, it looks like the men are doing a phenomenal job. Silly us, here we were thinking women will all of a sudden be smarter in the 1920s, again, what were we thinking.
I'd like to point out some other activist/radicals that you may be aware of:
Abraham Lincoln (ranked our 2nd best president) Yeah, I know we had to have a war because the south was trying to pull away, then we freed the slaves, but he was considered a radical before the war.
Martin Luther King
Albert Einstein (although he invented the atomic bomb, he made many attempts to the president Truman to not drop the bomb. He dropped it ten days later. Well, at least it ended the war I guess, just cost a couple lives, that's war though, "s*** happens")
- He opposed the development of atomic weapons and the US military's intention to develop the much more powerful hydrogen bomb. He was chairman of the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists, set up in 1946; its aims were to educate the public about the dangers of atomic warfare, to promote the benign use of atomic energy, and to work for the abolition of war as the only answer to weapons of mass destruction
- Jane Goodell
Mother Theresa (my personal favorite)
Moral of the story, you need activist, they get things done. If not, you are a sheep and go with the masses and to not question the government is just stupid. The people who run the government are people. We lie, cheat, steal, and are quite often selfish human beings. Before you assume I am a tree hugging hippie, I do think there is a way to go about activism and the way I am going to choose seems to be the best: through education and awareness. I love you uncle Kevin, with all my heart, but come visit me over here and maybe you will think a little differently.
if the link doesn't open, copy and paste it...it sums up a lot :)