Thursday, March 29, 2012

Veterans Alert: Nancy Reagan to be defamed

Like most Veterans we are appalled at the prospect of Hanoi Jane Fonda being cast as Nancy Reagan. We have stood by silently in disgust while Hollywood has made film after film about Conservatives and portrayed them in a mockery of historical perspective. The likes of films of Oliver Stone, and the more recent efforts of HBO and the Game Change, which changes the facts into liberal fantasy about Sarah Palin. Why in the world does the mainstream media and Hollywood fear Sarah Palin, George Bush, and other conservative figures so dreadsomely that they are compelled to fudge history in order to smear them?

Now we learn that Hanoi Jane will be portraying Ronald Reagan’s First Lady Nancy. We can think of no other actress as much a miscasting as Fonda for the role.

Absolutely and utterly not! It is totally unacceptable. Some news stations report that she apologized to Veterans a number of years ago. I know of no Veterans who accepted the apology from a woman who went to the enemy capital during wartime, accused our POWs there of all kinds of crimes, and lies, and posed for pictures on a North Vietnamese Anti-Aircraft gun, pretending she was aiming at a US Aircraft. What made the apology even more ludicrous and unacceptable, Fonda did the apology just as her new movie was released!

We personally believe that Ms. Fonda should never have been allowed back into the United States after her treasonous actions in Hanoi. Once back, we felt that she should have been charged with providing aid and comfort to the enemy and tried for it. We felt that way then, and we still feel that way now. We have, since finding out about her Hanoi trip in July of 1972, boycotted all of her products.

We suspect that Mrs. Reagan is as repulsed as we are at the thought of Fonda portraying her on film.

We hope the nation will boycott Ms. Fonda’s activities. Countless Veterans will. The mere mention of her name evokes extremely negative responses in most Vietnam Veterans.


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  1. Anonymous09:42

    All Veterans and friends should boycott the movie of Former First Lady Nancy Reagan. Period

  2. Anonymous12:03

    I never held it against Fonda and others for opposing the Vietnam war, a lot of us fighting felt the same way. When she took her trip to Hanoi....she crossed the line between not approving of her country's policy (that's our right) and being a traitor to her country. She should have been denied re-entry. She couldn't be charged with aiding and abeting the enemy because actually declaring war seems to have gone out of style...a technicality yes, but one that protected her. That the American people will go see her movies speaks volumes for the attitudes in this country todat.

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  4. Jane Fonda's actions in going to North Vietnam, and to Paris were so clearly aimed at undermining the United States and the men and women who served in the US military that there can be no thought of considering her anything but a traitor to the US. Her actions when publically calling our POWs "liars" and "war criminals" was something that can never be forgotten, or forgiven. There could be no doubt in anyone's mind that Fonda knew very well what the North Vietnamese were doing to our POWs.

    Fonda did not see the need to apologize until such time as she was coming off a career hiatus with a new film due out. Her apology rang false, and understated. It was anything but heartfelt. Now, with another film in the works, we are told she has become a born again Christian. Does Hanoi Jane really expect us to accept her being 'born again' as enough to qualify her to portray former First Lady Nancy Reagan on film? Indeed, if anything she is wholly and completely unqualified for that role.

    Hanoi Jane Fonda has never atoned, or shown any interest or inclination in atoning for her crimes. And they were crimes.

    It is not a matter of our forgiving her, it is a matter of her asking for that forgiveness, and demonstrating through her actions that it is a sincere desire. Forgiveness is useless when one does not recognize she has done anything warranting forgiveness.

    Maybe she should move back to the scene of her greatest triumph, Hanoi.