Monday, August 08, 2005

    Jane Seymour Fonda - Legend In Her Own Mind

    From the Iowa Presidential Watch website I found this quote from Oliver North:
    "Hanoi Jane' Fonda seems to have tired of her moniker. The wilted flower child who firmly established her place in American history when she mounted a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun has decided it's time to teach a whole new generation to blame America first. If she actually goes through with her plans for a new protest movement, she may well become known as 'Jihadist Jane.' It has a better ring. More alliteration,"
    Now known as Baghdad Jane she needs to get some public attention - to sell her books or try to get an actress job or whatever. According to history she wasn't even wanted from birth - how sad is that! Her mother wanted a boy and ended up with an ungrateful twat. Her mother couldn't get over Jane and went mental - eventually killing herself. Now aging (nearing 70) and uglier than ever she's out to help America - again. Oh pleeeeeeeeeeese no brain Jane.
    According to The Observer, a United Kingdom media establishment, Fondue never takes responsibilities for her own actions (what liberal / socialist does?). The men she married (three times) have dumped her - no surprised there. I've heard rumors she's romantically involved with Michael Moore - it would a match made in liberal heaven.
    She claims she was tricked into lesbian and group sex in her first marriage (but liked it). There is more, too, especially in the (perhaps deliberately headline grabbing) account of her first marriage. She claims Vadim's insistence on bringing other women into the marital bed was abusive. Deep down she hated it, she says. Though at the same time she admits she sometimes procured the women herself, and enjoyed chats and morning coffee with them afterwards. Far from suffering from abuse, Fonda actually comes across as someone looking back with age and regret, reframing the follies of youth into victimhood. (typical liberal, always the victim)

    She has apologised many times for the infamous picture taken during her 1972 trip to Hanoi. She now says she was tricked into the shot. (but on Larry King, CNN, said she had no regrets about what she did)

    John Kerry learned that lesson. During last year's election campaign a photograph appeared on the internet that purported to show Kerry and Fonda at the same demonstration. It threw Kerry's campaign off kilter for several days, even after it emerged the picture was a fake. (I have a feeling the next campaign will not be having too much of Fonda on stage with other liberals)
    Cal Thomas from the Buffalo News summed her up in the Opinion section - some excerpts:
    The North Vietnamese used her comments as propaganda in an effort to demoralize American troops and diminish the resolve of prisoners of war. Just what does she think will be the result of her forthcoming bus tour if not to encourage the terrorists and insurgents now fighting Americans and Iraqis in Iraq?

    With high privilege also goes increased responsibility. If youthful indiscretion is an excuse she has used to explain her anti-war activities more than 30 years ago, what explanation will she have in her now mature years - temporary insanity?

    "I have not taken a stand on any war since Vietnam," Fonda was quoted as saying. "I carry a lot of baggage from that." She certainly does, which makes it all the more perplexing why she is intent on adding even more baggage. It's peculiar that Fonda only protests what Americans do to resist evil, but she led no protests against Saddam Hussein's murderous regime that practiced evil. Why is that?

    When Fonda protested the Vietnam War, there were just three television networks and few media outlets for those who opposed her actions. We are now in a new media environment. While the major networks may practice their usual celebrity suck-up, cable television and talk radio are not about to give her a free pass.

    Fonda has every right to freedom of speech, but so do those who believe she caused enough harm in the Vietnam War that they will not allow her to escape accountability or undermine America's efforts in this one. America survived its pullout from Vietnam. It cannot survive a similar outcome in this war. That's the big difference that Jane Fonda doesn't understand.


    Pundit said...

    Try again here. I get a kick out of the "youthful indiscretion" line that hanoi Jane likes to use. Unfortunately, there are many conservatives that fall for it too. If she is 70 today, then forty years ago (1965) during the 'Nam she would have in her thirties. Nobody is pointing this out. Even conservatives should know better, and stop legitimzing her excuses. If she was youthfully ignorant then, she must have been one stupid person.

    : JustaDog said...

    Ah, but what is her excuse now?

    I left out a part in the post from the Buffalo News:

    She has announced plans for an anti-war bus tour next March. Why is she waiting so long? The war might be over by then. The bus will run on vegetable oil. How 1960s! Will the riders grow their hair long, smoke pot, dress in tie-dyed T-shirts and sing "Blowin' in the Wind"?

    Maybe her mother got too many chest X-Rays when she was pregnant?

    Thanks for the comment!

    Anonymous said...

    How old was that right-wing GOP hypocrite Henry Hide when he had an adulterous affair of 'youthful indiscretion'? I believe he was in his forties or older. Newt Gingrich was boning a government secretary on the side at the same time he and Henry were both demanding that Bill Clinton be impeached over his own sexual indiscretions. Bill, of course, should have been censored for bad taste, but that's beside the point.

    Back to Hanoi Jane: she has the free speech right to say what she wants. She could power the bus with her own urine for all I care. She was right about Vietnam and she's right about Iraq, but I don't need her to tell me that.

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    : JustaDog said...

    Yes, Fonda - as always - is free to aid and give moral support to the enemy. All such liberals join her - why we will win the next presidential election!

    The USA is made up of much better people than liberals - that care about our country.

    Anonymous said...

    Expressing opposition to the government policies is not 'giving aid and moral support to the enemy.' That argument is an old one, used by the Nazis among others. In the 'land of the free' where 'free speech' is so cherished, it's ironic that the self-described patriots would be opposed to even the most vigorous expression of policy disagreement. In the land of the free you should not think for yourself, or express out loud, your deepest views about your government action?

    Laughable reasoning, but unfortunately it works on the thought-challenged among us.

    You seem also to be asserting that liberals don't care about their country. Well we don't care about your capitalistic system, that's why with the help of the ACLU socialism will take over. We don't care about your Christianity or your Jew-loving leaders. Such absurd declarations are why your blog qualifies as only Exhibit A in documenting the effect of the neo-fascist progaganda on the ignorant among us.

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