There were good things to come from the Baby-Boomer generation… but not many. The offspring of the Greatest Generation often differed from their parents in very-noticeable ways. The biggest difference can be seen in the sense of anti-American sentiment that has infested the Hippy generation.
The American anti-war movement did not end a war. It simply prolonged one. It obliged political leaders to consider the delicate optics of the war at a time when military might should have been wielded by military leaders. Instead, entrenched politicians attempted to conduct a war with political considerations at the forefront and as a result, Americans died, the war lingered-on and communism spread.
Evidently, I am not alone in my assessment. Vietnamese guerilla leader Madam Nguyen Thi Binh has praised America’s anti-war movement as having played an important role in “Vietnam’s victory.”
The devout communist leader addressed a letter to the anti-American protesters who gathered in Washington, D.C., on May 3rd to remember the shameful role they played in American history.
Binh’s letter gushed praise for the American traitors.
“The Vietnamese people have great appreciation for the peace and antiwar movements in the United States and view those movements’ contribution as important in shortening the war,” the letter said.
With eroding support from the U.S., South Vietnam ultimately fell as the U.S. exited. More than one million South Vietnamese citizens who had supported the Americans were forced into “re-education camps” and roughly 100,000 people were murdered in summary executions for their role in aiding the Americans.
Still, according to self-righteous aging hippies, they “saved” lives with their rhetoric. President Obama recently visited Vietnam and praised the communist leadership.
The media discovered that there was little value in reporting truthful assessments of the Vietnam War and media coverage entailed mainly anti-American and anti-Vietnam War narratives. This tradition of activist “journalism” is carried-on today in the mainstream media.
Binh was a communist delegate to the peace talks of 1973 and was one of the main leaders tasked with propaganda efforts. She successfully formed alliances with American anti-war traitors and utilized these contacts to spread defeatism and lower morale of the fighting men in Vietnam.
“The first time I met representatives of the American anti-war movement was at a week-long conference held in Bratislava in 1967, with the attendees of about forty Americans.”
“Before parting, we were shaking hands, holding hands,” she stated in her letter. “During the war years, I also met many other Americans in different places organized by U.S. citizen groups opposed to the war.”
The bitter divisions we see today can be traced back to the vehemently anti-American sentiment that was all-too common in the Baby Boomer generation. While so many young men marched off to fight, their efforts were sabotaged by entitled Hippies, blanketed in the safety and comfort provided by others.
Watch any documentary about the 1960’s and one will invariably witness smug, self-righteous applause of this generation that protested against the Vietnam War. While protest is an important part of democracy, the anti-war movement became one of the most-shameful cultural developments endured by this great nation. Spitting on soldiers, fighting cops, rioting and castigating those who killed for their country all became common practices.
Sadly, political leaders listened. While attempting to coddle these buffoons, political leaders micromanaged military operations and played whack-a-mole with the North Vietnamese and the Vietcong guerillas. Taking ground in one area and abandoning another became standard and the strategy of LBJ, McNamara and Westmoreland can best be summarized as “Try to win… but not too hard.”
While political leaders waffled and conducted a war with the optics of warfare in mind, young men died as a result of politics and for a country populated with millions of ungrateful flower children who hated them.
The anti-war movement may have begun as an “anti-war” movement; what it became, however, was simply “anti-American.” This mindset continues to linger in the politics of today as Bill Ayers’ friend Barack Obama and traitorous John Kerry ooze hatred of America from their pores.
In this view, it is hardly surprising to see a Vietcong leader praise the efforts of those who greatly aided their cause with sabotage that masqueraded as dissent.