Thursday, January 23, 2014

Updated 1/24/14 at 4:02am EST for: Michelle Obama Chooses Jane Fonda as Role Model




Updated 1/24/14 at 4:02am EST for: Michelle Obama Chooses Jane Fonda as Role Model
by John Nolte 22 Jan 2014, 7:41 AM PDT
In the January 27 issue of People Magazine, First Lady Michelle Obama cites Jane Fonda as a role model. "[And] there's Jane Fonda, a beautiful, engaged, politically savvy, sharp woman," Michelle Obama responded after being asked by People who she would someday want to look and live like.

PEOPLE: And there are other role models you look at and think, "When I'm 70 or 80, I want to look and live like her'?

MRS. OBAMA: Oh, yes. Every event I go to, every rope line, women are looking better with every passing year. I run into women all the time who will just happen to mention, "Oh, I'm going to be 60," and it's like, "You're kidding me!" I just went to see Cicely Tyson on Broadway. She is in her 80s and did a two-hour play with stamina and passion. I told her, "I want to be you when I grow up!" [And] there's Jane Fonda, a beautiful, engaged, politically savvy, sharp woman.

For the last fifty years, Fonda has been one of the most divisive political and cultural figures in America. Fonda earned the nickname "Hanoi Jane" after photos were released of the actress laughing it up with our enemies in North Vietnam while sitting on an anti-aircraft gun used to shoot down American flyers.

While the war was still raging, Fonda attacked the American government and our troops in propaganda radio broadcasts for the North Vietnamese.

Recently, as the Iraq War waged, Fonda resumed her anti-war activities.

Among America's veterans, "Hanoi Jane" remains one of the most reviled figures in American history. Still, America's First Lady considers Fonda a role model and sees her as "politically savvy."

When you are reminded that the First Lady and the President spent 20 years in Reverend Wright's church, Michelle Obama's choice of Fonda as a role model isn't likely to surprise anyone.

Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama is the first lady for the Barack Obama administration, and an advocate for the ONE Campaign.

Note: ONE Campaign is a partner with the International Rescue Committee.
Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the International Rescue Committee, and the Aspen Institute (think tank).
George Soros was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society.
Timothy F. Geithner was an overseer at the International Rescue Committee, the treasury secretary for the Barack Obama administration, and is David Geithner’s brother.
David Geithner is Timothy F. Geithner’s brother, and the SVP for Time Inc.
People is a Time Inc. publication.
United Nations Foundation is a partner with the ONE Campaign.
ONE Campaign is a partner with the International Rescue Committee.
Henry A. Kissinger is an overseer at the International Rescue Committee, a director at the American Friends of Bilderberg (think tank), was a lifetime trustee at the Aspen Institute (think tank), and a 2008 Bilderberg conference participant (think tank).
Ted Turner is the chairman for the United Nations Foundation, the founder of CNN, and was married to Jane Fonda A.K.A. Hanoi Jane.
Jane Fonda A.K.A. Hanoi Jane.
Jane Fonda, during her two week visit in the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
Walter Isaacson was the chairman & CEO for CNN, a managing editor for Time magazine, and is the president & CEO for the Aspen Institute (think tank).
Time magazine and People are Time Inc. publications.
Samantha Power was a foreign policy columnist for Time magazine, a director at the International Rescue Committee and is the United Nations U.S. ambassador.
ONE Campaign is a partner with the International Rescue Committee.
Michelle Obama is an advocate for the ONE Campaign, the first lady for the Barack Obama administration, and was a lawyer at Sidley Austin LLP.
Sidley Austin LLP was the lobby firm for Vietnam.
Barack Obama was an intern at Sidley Austin LLP.
R. Eden Martin is counsel at Sidley Austin LLP, and the president of the Commercial Club of Chicago.
Penny S. Pritzker is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, and married to Bryan Traubert.
Bryan Traubert is married to Penny S. Pritzker, and a director at the National Park Foundation.
Jonathan B. Jarvis is a director at the National Park Foundation, and a director at the National Park Service.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Past Research)
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
One Million Vets To March On DC 10-13-2013 (Past Research)
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Michael Elliott is the president & CEO for the ONE Campaign, and was the deputy managing editor for Time magazine.
Time magazine and People are Time Inc. publications.
Jane, Henry & Peter Fonda | Feb. 16, 1970 (On the cover of Time magazine)



1 comment:

An COL said...

If Michelle Obama really “supports” Service Members, she will immediately “clarify” her laudatory remarks about “Hanoi Jane” Fonda and repudiate Fonda’s deplorable actions during the Vietnam War. Rather than being a “role model” as Ms Obama described her, Fonda should be lumped in with the likes of Benedict Arnold, Jonathan Pollard and Edward Snowden as a traitor. As a Vietnam Vet, I’m appalled at Ms Obama’s remark.

I would mention that Newsweek’s 22 & 29 Aug 2011 Double Issue that featured an extremely laudatory piece on Fonda was one of the many faux pas that led to that once proud magazine’s demise. My favorite passage in that article began: “….her perceived antipathy for veterans during the Vietnam War ….” If “Hanoi Jane’s” actions could be described as “perceived antipathy,” as a Vietnam Vet (actually extended there) I’d hate to be around if she were to ever really get pissed off at me. At least they didn’t name here “Person of the Year!” but if you really want to hear my whole take on that article, check out my blog entry at: http://old-soldier-colonel.blogspot.com/2011/08/newsweek-article-pays-tribute-to-hanoi.html

For the record Fonda visited Hanoi in July 1972 and made several false anti-American accusations that the North Vietnamese used for propaganda. During her trip, Fonda made ten radio broadcasts in which she denounced the American military as "war criminals;" and Hanoi Jane even had the audacity to be photographed manning a NVA anti-aircraft battery used to shoot down American planes.

The Marriam-Webster Dictionary defines Traitor as: a person who is not loyal to his or her own country, friends, etc.: a person who betrays a country or group of people by helping or supporting an enemy. I believe that accurately describes Hanoi Jane!