[February 16, 2023] During my first combat tour in Iraq, I had two photos. One of my children, nicely framed and sitting where I could see them every day. And a second of a motivational poster starring Jane Fonda sitting on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun surrounded by NVA soldiers. The poster read, “Treason. Yes, it was – still is.” In my opinion, Jane Fonda is a traitor and a hypocrite.
Alas, this is not the point of my blog post today. Yesterday in a FoxNews story, we heard that the 85-year-old confessed to dating a 90-year-old Richard Lugner, and he’s paying her to accompany him to the Vienna Opera Ball today. She admitted that she accepted the Austrian tycoon’s invitation because he offered to “pay me quite a bit of money.” In her own words, she needed the money to pay her bills.
Nothing like a Hollywood hypocrite to make us smile. But as John Adams said, “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” Mark Twain said that “Facts are stubborn things…” Ain’t that the truth?
In 1972, she traveled to North Vietnam to support the anti-Vietnam War effort by meeting with soldiers and political leaders of North Vietnam. Today, she “regrets” doing so. In a 2018 article, she says that Vietnam War veterans still confront her, and she “welcomes the encounters.” That latter comment is, of course, a lie.
Nonetheless, being the traitor that Jane Fonda is, I’m not surprised.
A good read: Shaming of Vietnam War Protesters is a Must
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