By: Brian Evans
In past years, Henry and Erika Holzer wrote an account of what happened, in regards to Jane Fonda in Vietnam, as Holzer wrote…
“I was a civilian economic development advisor in Vietnam, and was captured by the North Vietnamese communists in South Vietnam in 1968, and held for over 5 years. I spent 27 months in solitary confinement, one year in a cage in Cambodia, and one year in a “black box” in Hanoi. My North Vietnamese captors deliberately poisoned and murdered a female missionary, a nurse in a leprosarium in Ban me Thuot, South Vietnam, whom I buried in the jungle near the Cambodian border.
At one time, I was weighing approximately 90 lbs. (My normal weight is 170 lbs.) We were Jane Fonda’s ‘war criminals.’
When Jane Fonda was in Hanoi, I was asked by the camp communist political officer if I would be willing to meet with Jane Fonda. I said yes, for I would like to tell her about the real treatment we POWs received different from the treatment purported by the North Vietnamese, and parroted by Jane Fonda, as “humane and lenient.” Because of this, I spent three days on a rocky floor on my knees with outstretched arms with a large amount of steel placed on my hands, and beaten with a bamboo cane till my arms dipped. I had the opportunity to meet with Jane Fonda for a couple of hours after I was released. I asked her if she would be willing to debate me on TV. She did not answer me.”
To add insult to injury, when American POWs finally began to return home (some of them having been held captive for up to nine years) and describe the tortures they had endured at the hands of the North Vietnamese, Jane Fonda quickly told the country that they should “not hail the POWs as heroes, because they are hypocrites and liars.” Fonda said the idea that the POWs she had met in Vietnam had been tortured was “laughable,” claiming: “These were not men who had been tortured. These were not men who had been starved. These were not men who had been brainwashed.” The POWs who said they had been tortured were “exaggerating, probably for their own self-interest,” she asserted. She told audiences that “Never in the history of the United States have POWs come home looking like football players. These football players are no more heroes than Custer was. They’re military careerists and professional killers” who are “trying to make themselves look self-righteous, but they are war criminals according to law.”
Were Jane Fonda’s actions treason, or were they the exercise of a private citizen’s right to freedom of speech? At the time, the legal aspects of this question were moot: President Nixon was engaged in trying to wind down American involvement in Vietnam and had to face another election in a few months, so politically he had far more to lose than to gain by making a martyr out of a prominent anti-war activist. (No requirement in either the Constitution or federal law states that the U.S. must be engaged in a declared war — or any war at all — before charges of treason can be brought against an individual.)
On the one hand, Jane Fonda provided no tangible military assistance to the North Vietnamese: she divulged no military secrets, she gave them no money or material, and she did not interfere with the operations of the American forces. Her actions, offensive as they were to many, were primarily of propaganda value only. On the other hand, Iva Ikuko Toguri (also known as “Tokyo Rose”) was convicted of treason for making propaganda broadcasts on behalf of the Japanese during World War II (although she claimed her betrayal was forced and was eventually pardoned many years later by President Gerald Ford), and Fonda’s efforts could fall under the definition of “giving aid and comfort to the enemy.” It is also undeniable that some American soldiers came to harm as a direct result of Fonda’s actions, an outcome she should reasonably have anticipated.
In 1988, sixteen years after denouncing American soldiers as war criminals and tortured POWs as possessed of overactive imaginations, Fonda met with Vietnam veterans to apologize for her actions. It’s interesting to note that this nationally-televised apology (during which she attempted to minimize her actions by characterizing them as “thoughtless and careless”) came at a time when New England vets were successfully disrupting a film project she was working on. It’s also interesting that not only was this apology delivered sixteen years after the fact, but it has not been offered again since. More than a few have read a huge dollop of self-interest into Fonda’s 1988 apology. (Finally, in an interview in 2000, almost thirty years after the fact, Fonda admitted: “I will go to my grave regretting the photograph of me in an anti-aircraft carrier, which looks like I was trying to shoot at American planes. It hurt so many soldiers. It galvanized such hostility. It was the most horrible thing I could possibly have done. It was just thoughtless.”)
Therefore, Jane Fonda’s hatred for America, and her love for a cruel and evil communist regime, not only betrayed the men and women who served our great nation, but spat in the their face, upon thier return, IF THEY RETURNED!
Now, The Daily Mail is reporting that Democrats are once again using Hanoi Jane to promote left-wing pro-Communist ideologues, in their effort to squash pro-American idealism, and pro-American freedoms. The Daily Mail wrote…
Actress Jane Fonda reveals she’s ‘scared for our democracy’ and to raise political awareness for the upcoming election she rolled up her sleeves and went door-knocking in the swing state of Pennsylvania.
Though she has two Oscars, four Golden Globes, and immeasurable accolades to her name, the 81-year-old returned to political activism earlier this month to canvass for Working America in a working class neighborhood in Scranton.
There, she spoke to disgruntled voters who to open up about their political views, their concerns in the upcoming election, and to educated them about Trump’s policies.
‘I’m scared. I’m scared for our democracy, for our ability to live together in community across lines of race, class and religion. I’m scared for my grandchildren and for the planet. The country is contorted and polarized, with the flames of hate fanned by leaders at the highest level,’ she revealed in a Washington Post op-ed.
Therefore, Democrats are now re-employing their secret weapon to Pennsylvania to plead with swing voters to get rid of President Trump, and elect radical left-wing ideologues like herself!
The Gateway Pundit reported that Hanoi Jane Fonda was seen wearing…
an AFL-CIO T-shirt for her canvassing campaign against President Trump.
She was out campaigning against the ONE PERSON who is bringing manufacturing jobs back to America today.
In the end, the now radicalized left-wing Democrat Party is proving that they will do ANYTHING to win, so they can return America to a path that once again forgets the men and women in Middle America, in the rural regions of our nation, and those who believe in all the rights and freedoms that our great nation bestows upon ‘We the People’ of these United States of America!