Times are tense. Friends are falling out again. This picture from the 1960’s evokes sad memories of angry times. I did serve in Vietnam, and I always thought we were defending the principle that people could speak out against unpopular causes. I still think so.
The picture was forwarded as part of a “humor” distribution list by a nice person who undoubtedly thought everyone would agree with the message. The caption was “This picture is worth more than a thousand words…”
Evidently it wasn’t, because the mailing went on in a very political way to attack Kerry’s integrity and sincerity. In an unattributed attack, the text accompanying the photo painted Kerry as a coward and Fonda as a “treason queen”. I’m not going to compound the error by posting it to the web. It doesn’t matter whether you were a Fonda fan or not. I wasn’t. This brand of rhetoric was itself cowardly and un-American then. And it is now.
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