I found out today that Baba Wawa is having a celebration called “100 Women of the Century” and that one of the 100 women to be honored is Jane Fonda. Now…if this was a celebration of Hollywood, called “100 Actors of the Century,” I would probably just go to my room and watch something else.
But it isn’t. This is a sort of lifetime achievement award and, while Jane Fonda has undoubtably achieved some successes, like selling zillions of workout tapes, giving her an award for that would be fine and dandy with me.
But this isn’t, and now I’m going to tell you why.
Back in the late 1960′s Jane Fonda, in addition to being an actress, was an anti-war activist and quite a vocal one. She also contributed large sums of money to these movements. I also don’t have any quibble with this. As Americans we are all entitled to dissent from the prevailing view and to contribute money to organizations that dissent.
But Fonda went much further than that. She openly sided with the enemy and took an infamous trip to Hanoi in 1968, where she publicly sided with the Communists and was directly responsible for the death and torture of American prisoners of war.
Here is a story about her trip from a pilot named Jerry Driscoll. Jerry Driscoll was the former commandant of the USAF Survival School and a F4E pilot, who was shot down and imprisoned in the Hanoi Hilton.
He was dragged from a filthy stinking cell, cleaned, fed and dressed in clean PJ’s and ordered to describe…for a visiting American “Peace Activist” the lenient and human treatment he received.
He spat on Fonda, was clubbed and dragged away. During the subsequent beating, he fell forward onto the camp commander’s feet, which made the commander go beserk. In 1978, Jerry Driscoll still suffered from double vision, incurred from the beating by the camp commander.
Colonel Larry Carrigan spent 6 years in the Hanoi Hilton. His group was also cleaned up, fed and clothed in preparation for a “peace delegation” visit. They however, had devised a plan to get word to the world that they were alive and still survived. Each man secreted a tiny piece of paper, with his Social Security Number on it, in the palm of his hand.
When they were paraded before Fonda and a cameraman, she walked the line, shaking each man’s hand and asking questions like: “Aren’t you sorry you bombed babies? Aren’t you grateful for the humane treatment from your benevolent captors? Believing this had to be an act, they each palmed her their sliver of paper.
She took them all without missing a beat. At the end of the line…and once the camera stopped rolling…to the shocked disbelief of the POW’s…she turned to the officer in charge and handed him all the little pieces of paper.
Three men died from the subsequent beatings. Colonel Carrigan survived, which is how we know about this incident.
Throughout the intervening years, Fonda has refused all offers to debate survivors of the Hanoi Hilton.
She has received much favorable press in the last two decades, some of it actually praising her actions as the acts of a principled woman. But principled women do not commit acts of treason, which this very clearly was.
Baba Wawa needs to be reminded of this, and in a big way. Our current Commander in Chief would probably have gone with Fonda and done the same thing. He is only a small step away from betraying Israel, with his own people (us) not far behind. But remember, as Chris “Tingle” Matthews says, “I don’t understand why anyone would call him a socialist.” So you can see why it would be easy for him, and many others in the media, to call Fonda principled, when what she is in reality is a traitor.
To make a play on one of her movies, “They Shoot Traitors… Don’t They?” No…no we don’t. We send them to the Kennedy Center, with the President in attendance and we televise the whole disgusting spectacle.
Those of you taking my Powerhouse Omega Formula know better, because your brain is functioning much better than the average Joe. Healthy body, healthy brain. And when you get to the voting booththis November…send the incumbents home again.