[Marxism] "Workers in military uniforms"?
Jose G. Perez
elgusanorojo at bellsouth.net
Mon May 3 13:58:57 MDT 2004
>>As far as how we were greeted upon our return to the US, most of the
incidents of being spit on and insulted fall in the realm of urban
Not "most" of the incidents. ALL of them. There isn't a single,
documented instance of this from the 60's or early 1970's. It was all
made up by Hollywood which put it in one of its Nazi propaganda films.
From: marxism-bounces at lists.econ.utah.edu
[mailto:marxism-bounces at lists.econ.utah.edu] On Behalf Of paul bunyan
Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 2:13 PM
To: marxism at lists.econ.utah.edu
Subject: Fwd: Re: [Marxism] "Workers in military uniforms"?
Waistline2 at aol.com wrote:
:>During the Vietnam War era, or rather the era of military aggression
>American State against the people of Vietnam, perhaps several million
>people >in our country greeted the Tet Offense with joy. It is true
that many returning
>soldiers were treated with contempt, called baby killers, fascists,
>fools, spat upon and questioned about their basic humanity.
As someone you served in the military in Vietnam during the Tet offense,
many of us there began to have doubts about the possibility of a US
victory. As far as how we were greeted upon our return to the US, most
of the incidents of being spit on and insulted fall in the realm of
urban legend. Those of us who were won over to leftist politics were
given a warm welcome. What attacks that Vietnam veterans received were
at the hands of the ruling class in the form of government foot dragging
in awarding us our VA educational and other benefits, and by industry
and business engaging in discrimination, by not being overly eager to
give us employment.
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