Alpine Summit

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Jane Fonda is a Moron

Jane Fonda's self-importance astounds even me (a guy who thinks people want to read his thoughts on the internet). Her latest huffing(ton) has been about how she has learned in "secret meetings" with military psychologists how our troops are trained to commit atrocities--but she supports the troops.

Fonda said "Winter Soldier" shows the psychological impact of the war on service personnel: "Starting with the Vietnam War we began training soldiers differently. In my book I talk about secret meetings I had with military psychologists who were really worried about what was happening to our combat personnel. 'We're turning them into killing machines,' one of them said to me. This began because the military discovered that in World War II and Korea, soldiers weren't killing enough (in their opinion), so they changed training procedures."

However, Fonda insists, "it's critical that we understand that the soldiers are not to blame. How they were trained, how their officers either gave the green light or turned a blind eye to what was happening on the ground is what matters. When you put young people into an atrocity-producing situation where enemy and civilian are commingled, where the 'other side' is dehumanized, we cannot be surprised by what these men report in the film."

"Our troops commit atrocities because they were trained that way, but don't blame them for it--they're just mindless automatons with no will of their own!" Real supportive, Jane. Of course, she's only talking about those who are FOR the war, I'm sure.

Fonda insists, "We have not learned the lessons of Vietnam. The returned veterans tried valiantly to tell us what the lessons were, [but] most of us turned our backs. . . . Today the returning antiwar Iraq vets are being called 'unpatriotic.' We must listen to what they have to say."

"If they are Iraq vets who don't support the war, we need to listen to them... the rest are mindless automatons." One thing I think many people HAVE learned from Vietnam (especially veterans) is to stop listening to a traitorous, lying, anti-American leftist such as Jane Fonda.